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My Mitooma Experience-Part 3

“What are you doing this weekend­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­?” Jackie ­asked me casually.

“I am taking my son to the skin doctor” I replied.

“Because I wanted to invite you to Mitooma,” Jackie said to me in her firm but gentle voice.

  I thought for a few minutes. More

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Martyn Mugarura
Our Journey to Here

In the months just after CivSource was born, one of the things we were clear we wanted to do was to understand and tell the story of giving in Africa broadly and in Uganda in particular, since that’s where we are located.More

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Ivan Muguya
My Mitooma Experience - Part 2

After our retreat in January, we agreed to meet again in August to review and share experiences of our journeys. We had it in Mitooma where we were hosted by our very own Winnie Ngabiirwe, the Executive Director Global Rights Alert. I was happy to share my journey especially on how the January retreat had changed my life. More

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Martyn Mugarura
My Mitooma Experience - Part 1

In December 2018, I left Uganda in a blur and glided into a funk I have been staring at for almost six months now. I knew I would return to Uganda for a much-needed closure as I bade farewell to all the amazing spaces and places I had so warmly embraced. I kept going back and forth about my visit until one day I decided that August would be my month of adventure and Uganda would be my very first stop. More

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Martyn Mugarura
Meeting of Minds - Thankful Thursday

Thank you! A word which, if you are raised in Africa, is taught you by all means possible lest you shame the home from which you hail and present yourself uncultured. Knowing that in this life all we have has been given to us, we can’t be help but be thankful and on July 25th 2019 at Endiro Coffee, giving and gratitude made the theme of the day. More

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Ivan Muguya
A Day in Lira Town

The greatest of gifts are given from the heart; that tap on the back, that unexpected text/ call, a warm smile, sharing coffee beans or a cup of water on a hot day, a kind word or gesture, your precious time. More

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Ivan Muguya
Omutima Omugabi

Greek in origin, philanthropy means “love of humanity.”  The word has taken on many connotations over the years. Today, the word philanthropy evokes images of large foundations and wealthy individuals seldom found in African communities. More

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CivSource-Africa
The Intersection of Art and Human Rights.

The third annual Human Rights Convention organized by Chapter Four Uganda happened on 9th May, 2019. The overall theme of this year’s gathering was ‘Citizen Participation in Governance and Rule of Law’ and it brought together a number of partners that included Diakonia, Centre for Public Analysis (CEPA), CivSource Africa, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Uganda, Akina Mama wa Africa, Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA) and Embassy of Sweden in Uganda. More

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Ivan Muguya
Collin Ssekajugo, winner of the Human Rights Award 2019.

Mr. Sekajugo Collin, a Ugandan visual artist, is the third recipient of the prestigious annual human rights award. This award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary contributions of individuals to the field of human rights. It is given to individuals that have a stellar record in the advancement of human rights in Uganda.

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Ivan Muguya
Men's Retreat

At CivSource Africa, one of the things we are most passionate about is enabling leaders be their very best selves.  We believe critical self-reflection is core not only to our quality of practice but to our ability to withstand processes of rusting and erosion.

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Ivan Muguya
Women's day

International Women's Day #IWD2019 has just been concluded under the theme #BalanceForBetter. We, at CivSource Africa, joined in with the rest of the world to celebrate women by asking each of us to share which particular woman / women we are celebrating and why. To see who these women are, click here.

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Ivan Muguya
Executive Directors' Retreat

In January 2019, we organised a retreat for Chief Executive Officers (CEO) and Executive Directors (EDs) to connect and reflect on their leadership journeys. The 3-day retreat was attended by 19 CEOs/EDs. Here some of them reflect on the impact that had on their personal and professional lives.

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CivSource-Africa
Sharing experience on strengthening the Women’s Movement in Uganda

During the 4th Annual Uganda Women’s Week that took place at the end of October convened by Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), we were requested by UWONET to convene a 2-hour parallel session that would provide a space for development partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) to have discussions on how best to advance an inclusive and development and gender equality agenda in Uganda. More

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CivSource-Africa
Our First anniversary!

Where does time go? One year ago, on October 1st 2017, CivSource Africa was officially opened for business. Looking back, it’s been an amazing journey full of its fair share of ups and downs. More

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Ivan Muguya