Uganda Transition Scenarios Thought Leadership Group – UTSTLG
Uganda Transition Scenarios Thought Leadership Group is a network of independent multi-disciplinary professionals committed to critical inquiry on contemporary and emerging governance and public policy issues in Uganda. Comprised of 25 thinkers from diverse backgrounds, members of UTSTLG are driven by a desire to be intellectually thought provoking and asking questions behind the answers. UTSTLG is hosted by the Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (www.glissafrica.org ). The views expressed in UTSTLG publications and think pieces do not represent the views of GLISS or the collective thinking of individual members but are the views of the authors.
Uganda’s next general elections (presidential, parliamentary, and local elections) is slated for February 2021 but several doubts have now been raised about its feasibility because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this think-piece, we reflect on several salient questions: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the Electoral Commission (EC) roadmap and the much-needed electoral reforms?.Download
I was recently offered the opportunity to contribute an article for the Thought Leadership Series on COVID-19 by the African Centre for the Study of the United States (ACSUS) based at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, the Africa Portal, a project of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)..Download
Museven’s Battle Against the Coronavirus. A Covidiot’s Reflection on the Future of Uganda’s Electoral Democracy. On April 8, 2020, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni addressed the country on the COVID19 pandemic, a disease caused by the Coronavirus. This was his 8th address since the country declared heightened surveillance by commencing mandatory passenger....Download
The Regionalism-Nationalism Tension and COVID-19 Pandemic Politics. One of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic the world over and in Africa is regional integration. When COVID-19 started in China, it seemed quite distant. It then spread in China, a known superpower with extensive footprints across the world..Download
Could Covid-19 be General Museveni’s Waterloo? Like most politicians of the authoritarian breed, President Yoweri Museveni has seized the opportunity that the raging pandemic has created. He has converted the government response into a campaign platform..Download