The Festival was officially opened by Rt. Hon. Dr . Ruhakana Rugunda Prime Minister of Uganda on September 10, 2017 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds…
While the Batwa have been at the centre of national and international attention for some time and have received some support from development partners, most interventions and studies have not focused on the preservation of their heritage or the promotion of their cultural rights.
Over the past few years, traditional cultural institutions have called for their meaningful involvement in the oil and gas sector to enhance economic benefits and development for their respective communities and to protect the cultural resources located within the oil rich regions.
Culture and traditions have often been perceived in Uganda as reinforcing gender inequality. This report (which focuses on the Acholi region, specifically Gulu, Kitgum and Lamwo), explores women’s rights in Acholi not only derived from current laws, but are also defined by long standing tradition. It also discusses how these can be used to enhance women’s empowerment today .
The event was to raise the visibility of the two historical properties in Kampala, the first being the Catherine and Luke Wards at Mengo Hospital which are the very first medical wards in Uganda built in 1904.
This project has been launched in Zombo in April 2017. In 2016, CCFU embarked on an Oral History Documentation project to support the preservation of the oral history of three indigenous minority groups. The Lendu community in Zombo was selected as one of the three partners on this project.
April 17-18, 2017, CCFU conducted support visits to heritage clubs in Nebbi and Arua. The main objective was to ascertain the progress of activities as outlined in the heritage education toolkit, motivate young people in the clubs and publicise the 2017 heritage competition for youth.
This is part of the
Heritage prize giving ceremony for the youth
The East African Dec. 18th, 2015
‘Managing Diversity – Uganda’s Experience’ A CCFU Publication
The Observer Dec. 7th, 2015
Tuhwere enganda ezinagirwe enyima
Orumuri, Monday June 13th- 19th 2015
Minorities in Uganda find their voice
The East African, Monday June 13th- 19th 2015
The East African Dec. 12th, 2016 Uganda dance on UNESCO’s heritage list The New Vision Dec, 1st 2016 President calls for preservation of African culture, history PPU Nov, 19th, 2016 Media’s role in local language preservation and promotion ACME August 2016 International Cultural Fair to showcase Uganda Culture The New […]
In 2012, CCFU initiated a programme to enhance the cultural rights of indigenous minority groups (IMGs) and worked directly with the Ik, Benet and Bamba, Babwisi, Bavanoma. Three policy briefs highlighting the status of their cultural rights revealed common concerns in respect to identity and recognition; education and language;