Uganda: The long arms of international institutions

  Over the last few days I have been watching a conversation on Twitter between some of the Ugandans I follow. The conversation appeared to be a protest about something the electric supplier @UmemeLtd  in Uganda had or had not done to annoy a prominent Ugandan lawyer @dfkm1970 . UMEME LTD has monopoly over the supply of electricity in Uganda and has sought to … [Read more...]

Enough food IF….


  Did you make it to Hyde Park in London on 8 June 2013? If you are food poor regardless of where you live this was about you. See food poverty doesn't affect Africans only and if you thought so, think again. Here in the UK over 500,000 people rely on food banks, because the food has become so expensive The IF campaign run by several International Charities and … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day: The Thing About Women

Last Saturday 2 March 2013, I convened a meeting in Kampala the capital of Uganda, to explore the business case for women as part of global supply chains . The panelists were some of the most successful business women and executives the country has to offer including the Minister for Trade and Industry. By the end of the day I came away feeling that the meeting had in fact … [Read more...]