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

16 June 2017

 

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.

Policy Dialogue: 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed - The need for Higher Order Skills'

16 June 2016

 

Kigo Thinkers held a Thinking Session on Thursday, 16th June 2016 with focus on Uganda's Higher Order Skills. In the session we tackled the question: "The need for Higher Order Skills" and analyzed through the lens of 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed' by Paulo Freire. Follow the launch archives on Twitter @KigoThinkers, #KigoThinkers, and #Education. For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

Policy Paper Launch: 'Uganda's National Budgetary Allocations to Agriculture in Support of Smallholder Farmers and Urban-Migration'

14 June 2016

 

Kigo Thinkers held an Online Paper Launch on 14th June, 2016. The Policy Paper titled "Uganda's National Budgetary Allocations to Agriculture in Support of Smallholder Farmers and Urban-Migration" is the output of a comprehensive Policy Dialogue that we held in June 2015. The Paper was launched on Facebook , Twitter, and our website. Follow archived debates on Twitter @KigoThinkers #KigoThinkers #AgricPaper 

Policy Paper Launch: 'How is Politics Shaping the Media?'

16 February 2016

 

Kigo Thinkers held an Online Paper Launch on 16th February, 2016. The Policy Paper titled "How is Politics Shaping the Media?" is the output of a comprehensive Policy Dialogue that we held in December 2015. The Paper was launched on Facebook , Twitter, and our website. Follow archived debates on Twitter @KigoThinkers and #KigoThinkers and #MediaPolicyPaper. For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

Policy Dialogue: 'Uganda's Education and Vision 2040'

3 September 2015

 

Kigo Thinkers held a Thinking Session on Thursday, 3rd September 2015 with focus on Uganda's Education. In the session we tackled the question: "Can Uganda's Education produce citizens who will deliver our VISION 2040?". Follow archived debates on Twitter @KigoThinkers and #KigoThinkers For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

Policy  Dialogue: 'Smallholder Farmers and The 2015/16 Budget'

25 June 2015

 

Kigo Thinkers held a Thinking Session on the 25th of June, 2015, with focus on Agricultulture and Urbanisation. In this session we tackled the question: “Can the 2015/16 budget support smallholder' farmers to improve production and stem the rapid rate of rural-urban migration?” Follow archived debates on Twitter @KigoThinkers and #KigoThinkers For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

Policy Paper Launch: 'The Land Issue'

6 November 2014

 

Kigo Thinkers held a public dialogue on Land on Thursday, 6th November 2014 at 2:30pm. The public dialogue was held inconjunction with and hosted at Makerere University Department of Political Science & Administration. In attendance was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, academicians, lawyers, Members of Parliament, Civil Society Organisations, and Human Rights activists. For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

Radio One Talk Show: 'Taxes versus susbsidies for Agriculture'

28 October 2014

 

On Tuesday, 28th October 2014, from 8:20 to 9:00 am, Norah Owaraga participated as the guest discussant on the programme: “Talk Back” on Radio One 90FM. The topic of discussion was taxes on agriculture versus subsidies for agriculture. Read part of the transcript here. For details on this talk show and to access the full transcript please fill in the contact us form.

Policy Paper Launch: 'Governance and The Tax Regime'

23 October 2014

 

Kigo Thinkers held a press conference on Thursday the 23rd October at the Shanghai Restaurant from 3pm to 6pm to launch our second paper titled 'Governance and the Tax Regime' In attendance were academicians; lawyers, members of parliament, civil society organisation leaders, human rights activists and bankers. For details on this event and to access the policy paper please fill in the contact us form.

 

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