Spurring Thinking Spaces


Kigo Thinkers is a network of academicians and practitioners of wide ranging disciplines with the sole mission to spur thinking spaces in Uganda. Kigo Thinkers are convinced that a basic ingredient of the exercise of genuine citizenship is one’s active engagement in thinking for one’s community.

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Kigo Thinkers' Profiles

4 Founding Thinkers
Oskar Semweya-Musoke
Norah Owaraga
Timothy Laku
Petwa Rwomushoro


Policy Paper Launch: Education


"CREATING A THINKING PERSON: The need for higher order skills in the Ugandan education system"


On Thursday June 16, 2016, Kigo Thinkers convened a session to diagnose and prescribe a cure to Uganda‟s education system that is feared to be stagnating. Educationalists at different levels grappled with the unearthing of the key challenges to attaining a progressive and relevant education system in Uganda. The day‟s discussions were guided by a keynote presentation by Dr Connie Nshemereirwe that was inspired by Paulo Freire's ‘Pedagogy of The Oppressed.’


This Policy Paper is the output of that Thinking Session.

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Norah Owaraga

"‘Ubuntu’ is ‘humanness’ manifested through expression of humanity towards others. Uganda’s policies are devoid of ubuntu towards Ugandans. They seem copied wholesale from exogenous sources. This kind of policy making is unacceptable to me for it hinges on the balkanisation of Ugandans in abstract numbers; omitting most aspects of our behaviour and making no reference to what we think and how feel. Policies must centre on us humans of Uganda."