Save Watoto Building

Save Watoto Building

Symbion Uganda Limited, acting on behalf of Watoto Church, has submitted a new architectural plan to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), proposing the demolition of a historic building that houses Watoto Church Central, along Kampala road and replaced with what they have called a ‘modern’ building. The proposed 12-storeyed building

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Consultative meeting between the Batwa and district stakeholders

Consultative meeting between the Batwa and district stakeholders

With support from the Fund for Global Human Rights, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda has been facilitating a number of periodic events at which representatives of the Batwa community in Bundibugyo meet with district local government authorities and with other district stakeholders to:

Exchange views on the evolving situation

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Commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On 11th August 2020, representatives of Indigenous Minority Groups in Uganda are joined by representatives of civil society organisations, Government and the media to commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the theme ‘COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Resilience’. As we commemorate this day, it is important

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Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Buildings and Sites

Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Buildings and Sites

Launching the ‘Map of Fort Portal’s Historical Building and Sites – A Journey through Fort Portal’s History’
 On the 30th of June 2020, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) and other stakeholder including representative from Government, Tooro Kingdom, media, owners and managers of historical buildings, among others launch the ‘Map

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Covid-19: Strengthening or weakening our family values?

Covid-19: Strengthening or weakening our family values?

Last December, no Ugandan would envision the world changing in just two months. We eagerly looked forward to the weekly ‘party-after-party’: drink ups, weddings, birthdays and get-togethers. On a normal day, Veronica and Alex Irumba would wake up early morning at 5 am to hug and see off their children

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Culture and epidemics; is there a link?

Culture and epidemics; is there a link?

Culture and epidemics; is there a link?
Infectious diseases have for centuries significantly affected how and where we live, our economies, our cultures, and daily habits. They have changed our settlement patterns, the size of our communities, our marriage, and funeral traditions, with many of these effects continuing to be

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Monument of the week:  The Independence Tree

Monument of the week: The Independence Tree

Earlier known as the Freedom Tree, this tree became famous as a site of rallies in the 1950s addressed by nationalist leaders such as I.K. Musaazi and J.W.Kiwanuka, prior to Uganda’s Independence in 1962. Today it acts a location for many community functions and markets
Historical Buildings and Sites Project
Historical buildings and

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Collaborative efforts to conserve the chimpanzees

Collaborative efforts to conserve the chimpanzees

With support from the Arcus Foundation, the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is implementing a 2-year project (2019-2021) in Bunyoro and the Rwenzori sub-region to strengthen collaborative conservation of chimpanzees, not only through legal mechanisms but by reinforcing cultural institutions and resources. The project recognizes the important traditional role played

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The 4th National Heritage Awards suspended indefinitely

The 4th National Heritage Awards suspended indefinitely

Every 2 years since 2013, CCFU awards individuals, families, and organizations for their outstanding contribution to preserving and promoting Uganda’s heritage. This is built, tangible and intangible heritage. Awards are towards efforts to preserve a historical site, an endangered language or custom, an effort to preserve a threatened part of

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Happy World Heritage Day 2020

Happy World Heritage Day 2020

World Heritage Day 2020
World Heritage Day is about preserving human heritage, diversity, and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites. Also, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards it.
We all know that ancient buildings and monuments are an asset for us

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