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AT I O B Uganda alumni seminar On 8 November 2017, IOB, with the support of VLIR UOS, organised the second Ugandan IOB alumni seminar. The seminar brought together IOB alumni from Uganda, IOB staff, staff from Ugandan partner universities (UCU, MUST, Kyambogo University) and Belgian development actors to get to know one another or see each other again after many years. The seminar, hosted by Prof. Nathalie Holvoet and Prof. Mesarch Katusimwe, consisted of several interesting presentations: • ‘Piloting Inclusive Education: Potentials and limitations in achieving universal access to education for children with disabilities in Uganda’ (by Rosemary Nambooze, alumna 2010) • ‘Not quite what’s on paper: information sharing networks in the Ugandan rural water service (by Sara Dewachter, IOB staff) • ‘CASH or FOOD? A Comparative analysis of the effectiveness of food assistance modalities in refugee settlements (by Hamidu Tusiime, alumnus 2009) • ‘Using machine learning to analyse radio content in Uganda’ (by Kirsten Van Camp, alumna 2009) Afterwards, other IOB alumni work was also showcased during the poster reception. This event also marked the start of a formal IOB Uganda alumni chapter. The alumni chose to elect a president (Hamidu) as well as an executive committee (Bob – Samuel- Hamidu- Betty- Gerald) to run the IOB Uganda alumni chapter. President Hamidu Tusiime closed a wonderful day with his election speech and his own … IOB song. Check out the alumni booklet grouping all Ugandan alumni ‘s profiles 10th anniversary of African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance On 2 and 3 October 2017, IOB, SOAS and the African Union organised an academic workshop on the 10th anniversary of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. Alumnus Dennis Penu presented a draft journal paper, based on his master dissertation, on the concept of ‘government of national unity’ and the African Union policy on this matter. 11