On the eve of the Ugandan General Elections, WorldTalks is organizing a live discussion with four bright minds from Uganda. They will give you the latest insights with regard to the local and national elections, the impact that the current situation has had on the LGBTQ+ community, the case against president Yoweri Museveni, and the perspective of the young generations. You will hear about current events in Uganda from those who are protesting against its system and aim to change it and make it more just.
Shibolo Awali SeanShibolo (Sean) is the Executive Director of The Robust Initiative for Promoting Human Rights-Triumph Uganda. Triumph Uganda is a human rights organization that focuses on protecting and advocating human rights of marginalized communities, including LGBTIQ+ communities. The organization is located in Mbale town, Eastern Uganda. As Executive Director, Shibolo is responsible for steering the organisation’s activities, including programme coordination and liaison with donors, partners, beneficiaries and other community members. Alongside his work as Executive Director, Shibolo is also heading the Legal Aid Services Division of the organization, representing LGBTIQ+ clients in courts of law, strategic litigation and actively advocating for their rights online and offline.
Fred Eddie MukasaFred Eddie Mukasa is a Human Rights defender and University Lecturer from Uganda.
- Naava Rebecca
Coordinator of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and People Power Movement Netherlands and Belgium
- Kato Musaka
Is an Economist and Lawyer by training. He is a Humanist leader,formerly a board member of Atheists Alliance International (USA) and Humanists International (UK) He is the founder chairperson and member of Humanists Association for Leadership, Equity and Accountability (HALEA) and it’s current Legal Director and he is the chairperson of Uganda Humanists Association, the first and oldest registered organisation of non believers in Africa.
As a Human Rights lawyer, Kato has defended the rights of the LGBTI community in Uganda, young mothers, Street Children, widows,the elderly, the urban and rural poor among others.
He is a poet,public speaker and author of several works on poetry, entrepreneurship, LGBTI rights and general human rights issues.
- Arne Doornebal
Arne Doornebal has been living in Uganda between 2007 and 2014, where he worked as a freelance journalist. He contributed to BNR nieuwsradio, NRC Next and press agency ANP. In December 2020 he published his book ‘Oeganda onder president Museveni,’ that focuses on political and social developments in Uganda between 1980 and 2020.
- Nuria & Akeem will moderate this evening.