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Phionah Kesaasi is currently working with the Ministry of Gender, labour and Social Development under the Expanding Social Protection Programme a DFID and IRISH aid funded project as the SAGE Communications Officer. She loves the thrill of advocacy, strategic and critical thinking, on pertinent communication issues and crises.
Phionah is a trained communication professional with six years experience based on consistent work output managing government communication while working with the Uganda Media Centre, a Public Relations firm in the office of the president. She is a dynamic young woman who has written several articles that have been published in Uganda’s leading newspapers; New Vision, Daily Monitor, Observer promoting and explaining government policies and programmes that would have been otherwise misrepresented in the public arena.
She is also a member of several regional groupings including the Regional Multi-functional Youth Forum of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), the Pan African Youth Solidarity Movement, Initiatives of Change Movement, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network. Phionah studied at Makerere University where she obtained an honours degree in Mass Communication with a bias in Public Relations and Broadcasting. She is currently a graduate candidate of M.A in Peace and conflict studies from the same university. She has been involved in exchange studies in Berlin, Bonn and Phillips Universitat Marburg in Germany about the challenges and opportunities of development cooperation. She has been involved in panel discussions and delivered speeches in several youth conferences in different countries including; Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Kenya, Republic of South Africa among others.
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i have written about the social, political and economic issues that have been published in the local Ugandan newspapers. My name can be googled and some of the publications will be available. However am in the process of creating my own blog.
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We have been sponsored to do an International webinar on the Youth, Africa Internet and the lies of poverty. Thought you would be interested.
I was in uganda ENTEBBE last april 21-26 2008 for a training program on nonviolent conflict.It was very interesting.
let's keep in touch to share ideas and experience for also journalist at continental news and at the journal chretien of Paris.
Hey Kesaasi! What about the LRA in the north...might be not...too far...a little too early although there are aspects of it that are pretty do-able and theoretical...like the beleagured peace deal that Kony's yet to accept...the strict stance taken by the international community vis-a-vis the willingness of Government of Uganda not to charge him with crimes against humanity...Your work with government could be a great source of in4...far fetched....? Thanks for accepting my request. My very best-Cheers!
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