It is phenomenal how much one person can change in just two months. Eight weeks post arrival in Kampala and I already feel both the rewards and challenges of living abroad. Every day is a new opportunity to learn and my ‘capacity building’ for new knowledge is constantly on overdrive. Consequently, the more time I… Read More Introspection
In light of the weekend, my fellow Mzungus and I took a gamble for some adventure. Instead of staying in the apartment, we opted for a day trip to Mpanga Forest, a National park and forest reserve located about 30 kms out of the city. The whole journey would cost about 30,000 Ugandan shillings (about… Read More A Day at Mpanga National Forest Park!
June 25th and 26th was Kampala’s fifth Civil Society Organisation Fair! Here are some photos from the Fair and from Seatini’s parallel session and presentation on “Bilateral Trade Agreements: Facilitating or hindering the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals?”
A few photos from our walk around Kampala before my camera died. Captured below is Namirembe Cathedral, a beautiful church located right behind our apartment!
After almost four weeks of living in Kampala, I was patiently awaiting an opportunity to travel out of the city and explore up-country. Though the city itself is nice, I could not wait to see more of the rural communities, green areas, and water sources (particularly the Nile River) Uganda has to offer. Luckily for Rachel, Jeremy… Read More Water Rafting on the Source of the Nile
Tomorrow benchmarks my first two weeks living in Uganda, and I am finally starting to feel settled at home, at work and in the community. Though I still have much to learn and explore, I am pleased to have established a basic routine which helps give me the capacity to focus on myself (both intellectually… Read More The Cultural Experience of Shopping for Food in Uganda