Interview with Robert Ssewanyana

On the 4th January 2021 an event dubbed as a “Research Dissemination Exhibition”, was launched at the Makerere University Art gallery. Read our interview with the artist and PhD candidate: Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I am an applied sculptor and Lecturer at the College of Engineering, Art, Design and Technology (CEDAT) […]

Major Rubaramira Ruranga opens Research Dissemination Exhibition

On the 4th January 2021 an event dubbed as a “Research Dissemination Exhibition”, was launched at the Makerere University Art gallery. The Makerere Institute of heritage, conservation and restoration (MIHCR) organised the exhibition on my behalf and sponsored by GCRF-CDT- Durham University. It was officially opened by Retired Major Rubaramira Ruranga, CEO of the National […]

The Rato Machhendranath chariot secured by the riot police after clashes in Lalitpur, on September 3.

Lockdown of Cultural Heritage

Indra Jatra, one of the most vibrant festivals in Kathmandu, was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only trace of this festival was the high platform raised at Naradevi, with the statue of Lord Indra facing west, with his arms stretched to either side, palms facing up and sitting in a lotus […]

Protecting Pashupatiksetra

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 23 The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has been in the process of finalising a master plan for the Pashupatiksetra. The proposed plan, which focuses on new construction projects and removal of the remaining settlements from the site, has been criticised by heritage experts. The community and local representatives have demanded that the […]

Reimagining Peace in Violent Times

Violence is a pervasive global threat. The World Health Organization report that each year 1.6 million people worldwide lose their lives to violence. Women, children and men are experiencing forms of interpersonal abuse including child maltreatment, gender-based violence, sexual harassment and neglect of the elderly, among others. These acts of visible violence impact socio-economic stability […]

Sexual Harassment in Public Transit Spaces in Kenya

Sometime in 2018… “Eh, siste!” (Hey sister) He calls out as he steps in my way, reaching out to grab my arm before I can dodge past. “Ingia hapa! Mbao tao!” (Get in here! 20 shillings to go to town!”). I can’t get loose as he shoves me roughly towards the half-filled van. I try […]

COVID-19 Overshadows Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS in Uganda

With coronavirus spreading across countries globally in the last three months since it’s out-break in Wuhan city, China, all governments the world over have passed tough preventive measures to control the spread of the pandemic. Major behavioural, clinical and state interventions have been undertaken to mitigate the pandemic, and to prevent the spread of the […]

Impact of Pandemics on Cultural Heritage

ICOMOS Nepal organized a video conference on 15 April 2020 to discuss the theme “Impact of Pandemics on Cultural Heritage” to prepare this short report for the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2020 theme of “Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility”. The paper was compiled based on contributions by ICOMOS Nepal Members. INTRODUCTION The […]

The Cohort’s reflections on COVID-19

Song ‘Save the World’   As social researcher who believes in using music as a potent tool to communicate my ideas and research outcomes, I did the attached song (audio-video) titled, SAVE THE WORLD as a way of playing my own part in complimenting the effort of state actors in sensitising the populace about the […]

Education is a key to successfully implementing the SDGs …

Where do we stand as an individual on the SDG 2030 Agenda? What role are we playing as a developing nation for a sustainable Earth?   As part of GCRF 2019 cohort, all 25 of us are trying to study and present analysis on a problem that is related to the SDGs. The cohort is […]