TWO4ONE TALENT FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA
THE 2020 SUSAN OREGEDE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
CALL FOR INNOVATIONS
The ‘Two for One Talent for Change’ (also known as Two4One) Campaign is a peer-to-peer Performing Arts Competition aimed at mitigating the problem of Sexual Harassment in Universities. This is through the collaborative efforts of both men and women to safeguard any victim of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. The campaign taps into students’ talents as an agency for addressing a social challenge of sexual harassment that primarily affects them.The social innovation was successfully conducted through its first year of rollout at Makerere University from September-October 2019. A total of 64 entries were registered to compete in the categories of music, dance, drama, poetry and instrumentals and messages centered around understanding and ending sexual harassment in Universities. The 2019 activity had three stages, auditions which attracted over 500, elimination stage with over 10,000 the Grand Finale with over 15,000 members of the university community in attendance. The Campaign initiated open discussions on sexual harassment among and against students, and attracted interest from other Universities around the country. This was an interactive and highly effective mode of transmitting the message against Sexual Harassment to the student and the general University Community. The success of this campaign suggested a need to expand this campaign and the 2020 campaign has been expanded beyond Makerere University to include other Ugandan Universities.
Check out our website at https://two4onecampaign.mak.ac.ug/ for details.
2. The 2020 Two4One Talent for change Campaign
The 2020 campaign has been organized in honour of the late Susan Oregede for her outstanding contribution to the work on ending violence against women and girls in Uganda in line with the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (check the following link for more information https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism)
The Purpose of the campaign is to fight against sexual harassment in universities through students’ agency. Specifically, this campaign;
- Seeks to put to good use students’ positive energies through engaging in innovative thinking on how to solve the social problems in their communities
- Scale up awareness creation on sexual harassment prevention and response through arts. Knowledge is power!
- Tap into and strengthen students’ agency through continuous innovations on solutions to sexual harassment prevention and response
The 2020 campaign will be a music and drama competition among students from universities in Uganda on the best innovative messages and message presentations for prevention and response to sexual harassment.
3. How to join.
The 2020 Two4One contest is here! How do you join?
- Register yourself using Social Media Connection i.e. Google, Facebook, LinkedIn on https://two4onecampaign.mak.ac.ug/
- Create your profile using a set of questions provided on the page.
- Thinking innovatively, generate and record your awareness message in a song or skit.
- Upload your video (not more than 5 minutes) in mp4 format (not more than 1080p resolution).
4. The procedure of handling the competitions
- Stage I
- Contestants will submit their video clips
- The video clips shall be submitted online through the two4one website which will be immediately received and posted in the waiting room
- The team of judges shall look at the video clips for relevance to the competition and pass for posting on the website for public viewing and voting
- Through public voting, 100 contestants shall be selected for further scrutiny by the team of judges
- From the list of 100 contestants, the judges will shortlist 50 contestants who will proceed to the auditions
- Stage II
The second level of auditions shall be carried out at a venue that will be communicated to the successful contestants. This second level audition shall be on zoom for the rest of the public with only the judges and the contestants physically meeting. For all the physical meetings for the auditions, the SOPs for the prevention of COVID – 19 shall followed and adhered to.
- Preparations for the Grand Finale – 5 Day Boot Camp
Prior to the Grand Finale, the Finalists will be invited to participate in a 5 – day intensive boot Camp. At this forum, the finalists shall undergo professional creative music training on how to effectively communicate the message on Sexual Harassment using music and drama. This training shall also equip participants with skills on effective communication, confidence building, and understanding of gender. The boot Camp shall constitute a performance material that the participants may present at the Grand Finale. They will rehearse using these materials and in teams of not more than five with maximum social distancing. They will also undergo further training on sexual Harassment prevention and response. The contestants who are unable to physically interact with the trainers shall have an opportunity to be trained online.
5. Grand finale
The grand finale shall live on NBS TV. This event shall be attended physically by only contestants and the judges. The event shall be live on ZOOM, Facebook Live: Makerere University Facebook page & GMD Facebook page. A ZOOMlink shall be provided on the campaign website for virtual attendance. At this event, the finalists shall make their presentations and the three winners awarded as follows;
In addition to the cash prize for the overall winner shall be supported with an extra 5, 000,000 UGX to further develop and publish the script.
6. Schedule of events
- Deadline for submission: November, 28th 2020
- Auditions: December 1st 2020
- Grand Finale: December 9th, 2020
Please send your inquires to;
tumwesigye.eric[at]gendermainstreaming.mak.ac.ug or WhatsApp +256-757-391098
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HERS-EA Fourth Leadership Academy
The Higher Education Resource Services-East Africa (HERS-EA) provides an intensive residential one-week leadership and management development curriculum focused on women, mainly in higher education institutions and administration.
In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, HERS-EA Fourth Academy will be a totally virtual one. As such, the Academy previously scheduled to take place between June 28th – July 3rd has been postponed by one week to July 5th-9th.
Theme: “Positioning Women for Leadership in Higher Education”
A. Institutional Development
1. Managing and Leading Change
2. Reframing Organizations for effective work
3. Developing Effective Partnerships in Higher Education for Women and gender focused advancement
B. Personal Development
4. Career Mapping/building dossier/personal development
5. Professional Women’s economic empowerment through Enterprise development and management for profit maximization
6. Research and Publishing; Leadership and Fundraising for projects including research and publication.
7. The Power of Mentoring; Networking
Who Should Attend?
HERS-EA expects many diverse and dynamic women leaders to attend the ACADEMY, to share and learn from multiple institutional perspectives with guidance from women with a wealth of experience in higher education, national academic organizations, government and non- governmental organizations. Participants are expected hold mid to senior-level positions and bring expertise from all parts of a college or university. They also represent a range of national groups, ages and years of experience in higher education and other fields.
Applying to the ACADEMY:
The deadline for registration has also been extended to June 30th. For more information regarding registration, please visit the website: www.hersea.org Completed registration forms should be emailed, with a scanned payment slip to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 30th June.
A complete application includes:
b) A self-descriptive letter (not > 500 words) to include:
- Current Title (e.g. Associate Professor of Economics; Deputy Dean, e. t. c.)
- Name and Contact Information for 2 Recommenders (e.g. Vice Chancellor, Head of Department, Chief Officer in your area, and/or direct supervisor)
- Short- and long-term career goals
- Your expectations for the HERS-EA ACADEMY.
c) Passport size photograph
d) A developmental project you have been assigned or you would like to initiate at your campus (maximum 500 words)
e) Registration fee of $100, please attach a copy of the deposit slip to your application (Bank A/C details below):
If you have any further questions, please email:
info[at]hersea.org or call the HERS-EA Administrator on: +256 (0)772082011 Please,also, visit the HERS-EA website for further updates: www.hersea.org.
Payment Bank Account Details:
Account Name: Higher Education Resource Service East Africa
HERS-EA US $ ACCOUNT
Name of Bank: DFCU Bank
Makerere University Branch
A/C No: 02083553153181
Swift Code: DFCUUGKA
HERS-EA UGX ACCOUNT
Name of Bank: DFCU Bank
Makerere University Branch
A/C No: 01083553153172
Mak Commissions CoVAB@50 Celebrations, Awards Certificates
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB) on Thursday 17th June, 2021 commenced celebrations to mark 50 Years of Veterinary Higher Education, Science, Technology, Innovation and Services (HESTIS) in Uganda. The blended event held at the Industrial Livestock Research, Incubation and Skilling (ILRIS) Center at Nakyesasa, Namulonge as well as online was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma and First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports (MoES), Hon. Janet Museveni both represented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.
The event, held as part of Makerere University Centenary Celebrations (1922-2022) was a moment of celebration for 1,930 skilled livestock agribusiness entrepreneurs who were awarded certificates in recognition of completion of their respective courses. Owing to the strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) instituted by the Ministry of Health (MoH) to curb the spread of COVID-19, the students from Incubation Hubs in Atiak, Butaleja, Mubende, Nakyesasa, Sheema and Wakiso were awarded their certificates virtually.
In her remarks read by Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Hon. Janet Museveni thanked Makerere University for supporting grassroots level development through groundbreaking innovations under the Africa Institute for Strategic Services and Development-Skills for Production Enterprise Development and Accreditation (AFRISA-SPEDA) model.
“I am extremely pleased that Makerere University, through those innovative approaches, has developed and launched the alternative approach to building human capital and transferring knowledge to enterprises in communities.
“I would like to encourage all those involved in skills development to adopt methodologies that transform those trainees that go through these programs in ways that enable them also transform the societies they live in” read the Minister’s remarks.
She further noted that commissioning of the CoVAB@50 celebrations was both timely and rewarding. “The commissioning of the college innovations indeed has made meaning. This is a true path to growth of an Academic and Development College of the University, and we congratulate you again.”
Addressing the congregation as Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated CoVAB alumna and incoming Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) under the Office of the President, Dr. Monica Musenero upon her recent appointment. “We thank His Excellency the President for identifying you. Science is in good hands.”
Prof. Nawangwe urged Dr. Musenero to address the structures of managing research and innovation in Uganda, “including the role of the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology and the apparent need to establish a Research Council for Uganda.”
In the same breath he thanked the outgoing and pioneer Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumuwesigye, for his role in ensuring that the ministry is empowered to carry out its mandate.
The Chancellor congratulated CoVAB upon training the bulk of Veterinary Doctors in Uganda over the last 50 years and more recently, Laboratory Technologists at the highest level. He recognised Makerere University‘s obligation to contribute to the economic self-determination of Uganda and thanked CoVAB for conducting research that addresses hindrances to national development, especially in the livestock industry.
“The anti-tick vaccine is one of such innovations which will solve the huge problem of tick-borne diseases that have caused enormous losses to our farmers. There are many other problems on which the college is researching and we thank you for the enthusiasm” he added.
The Chancellor commended CoVAB for being the vanguard of transformation of the grassroots communities through the SPEDA model. “I urge Government to fund this important initiative so that it can more meaningfully contribute to solving the big problem of youth unemployment.”
In her remarks, Dr. Monica Musenero commended the Principal, CoVAB, Prof. John David Kabasa for fulfilling the College’s dream of enabling the masses who drop out of the education value chain as well as those who complete education but have no skills for livelihood, to attain certification in agribusiness entrepreneurship.
“Many people attain academic success and write papers, publish and they become professors but without demonstrable impact on their nation. You have shown by the thousands that you have touched nationwide that indeed you are a professor of national transformation. Congratulations,” remarked Dr. Musenero.
She therefore congratulated the teams at CoVAB and AFRISA upon successfully conceiving and executing a model that is non-traditional, informal, not easily understood and not documented in any textbooks.
As Minister, Dr. Musenero noted that witnessing thousands of individuals from across the country whose skills had been honed through a university programme receiving certificates gave her a lot of hope and material to embark on her tenure with. “I will be looking forward to harnessing these resources as we initiate work on the next leg of Science, Technology and Innovation in the country under the President’s Office.”
The invitation to the Principal, CoVAB to present students for the award of the ordinary diplomas, ordinary certificates and artisan certificates was given by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dr. Umar Kakumba. He congratulated the awardees upon successfully completing their respective courses and graduating with evidence on an enterprise.
Prof. Kabasa clarified that the approach used to train the day’s awardees was not simply a vocational skilling. “The combination of action research with knowledge transfer, skilling, plus assessment and accreditation processes done by organs like the DIT (Directorate of Industrial Training, MoES) has given us this result, for the University to provide true leadership and transformation of the community.”
Present at the celebrations were the Director, DIT, MoES-Mr. Byakatonda Patrick and the Deputy Commissioner Social Services Development, MoES Madam Elizabeth Bateme who have worked through the Academic-Community-Public-Private-Partnership model to ensure that students graduate as entrepreneurs with micro enterprises.
Prior to presiding over the ceremony, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, on behalf of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports officially commissioned the SPEDA Training, Incubation and Research Centre – Nakyesasa.
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