Using the Sustainability School as a tool for social transformation: A case of Uganda’s oil region

Using the Sustainability School as a tool for social transformation: A case of Uganda’s oil region

Allan Kalangi | May 2018

This article is an analysis of the factors that lead to the positive impact and spill over of community driven approaches to empowering communities facing negative consequences of hosting large land based investments in their localities. The article locates the Sustainability School approach in the global sustainable development agenda and the foundation of these approaches in scholarly works on social transformation. From conceptual perspectives, the article looks at the Sustainability School in practice, its successes and then gives an analysis of what has made the approach work for the targeted beneficiaries. Read more …

Preying on the Albertine: A spotlight over Total E&P operations in Uganda’s oil region

Preying  on the Albertine: A spotlight over Total E&P operations  in Uganda’s oil region

Allan Kalangi and Julius Kyamanwya | May 2018

Uganda is one of the new oil-rich states in the world having discovered huge commercial deposits of oil in its western Albertine graben. Against a huge power asymmetry, communities organise and speak up in an attempt to transform power relations and reclaiming justice in their struggle against the negative consequences of hosting large land based investments in their localities. In analysing the conceptual and practical approaches towards community empowerment, Allan Kalangi, Programme Manager at the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), highlights the factors that ignite and sustain social transformation in the area. Read more …

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung East African Regional Office is going green

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung East African Regional Office is going green

By Kasirye Samuel | May 2018

The African continent is endowed with enormous renewable energy prospects, varying in type across diverse geographical expanses. To further harness this burgeoning potential, the East African Regional Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) has installed a 25 Kilowatt hybrid system to cover up to 90% of its power needs from solar energy. The RLS is dedicated to contribute to sustainable and democratized alternatives for economic and social development in the East African region. Read more …

Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

Analysis: Liberation, Self-reliance and Marxism – the Tanzanian Way of Socialism

By Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami | January 2018

2018 mark several anniversaries whose significance for the critique of capitalist society is hardly to overestimate. It is the 170th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto in February 2018, and it would have been Karl Marx’s 200th birthday in May 2018. Joachim Abunuwasi Lugansya Mwami about Marxism as the ideological core of a developmental strategy emerged in Tanzania in the late 1960s.