The “Culture in Development” Training Guide (second edition) has been produced by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU). This was launched on 1st April 2016 by Prof. Peter Kanyandago (a cultural enthusiast) of Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.
The guide is meant to enable trainers and development workers acquire hands-on knowledge and skills to incorporate culture into development initiatives.
The launch brought together participants from within Uganda and outside: from Plan International – Zimbabwe, Plan International – Uganda, ActionAid Uganda, Diakonia, PELUM-Uganda, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Mountains of the Moon University, the media, among other entities.
“…but one can ask: why should one talk about the place of culture in development since there can be no development without referring to culture? …my starting point is that there can be no development without referring to the culture of the people who are doing development…” Prof. Kanyandago
Since its inception in 2006, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda has sought different ways to achieve its mission which is to recognize the value of culture as vital for human development that reflects our national diversity and identity. Central to all these efforts was the conviction that the positive aspects of culture can be harnessed to cause meaningful and sustained transformation.
Contact CCFU for a copy of the publication