Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What;s up Canners?

Hello all,i hope you guys are doing great.Am Kawa.
I will be off between today and friday.I have been inivited to attend a conference on,"conflict,Development and the Participation of civil society". Briefly,it is a follow up meeting on the civil society participation in respect of the European Union Civil Society Capacity Building programme.CSOs desre to increase their co-operation in doing joint advocacy work as well as to explore opportunities for working on other developmental framework that go beyond the contonu framework.Peacebuilding and networking is one of them-suites ugandacan.

Meanwhile,i will be slow at responding to emails,but don't mind shooting one.
The web wizards,thanks for the work you are dong.You keep us going.Our website is a great resource.

Peace.

Monday, July 11, 2005

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Kids, I'll keep it short.

1) I've added a women's issues category to the U-CAN blog... it seems we have had a high volume of posts on the particular problems/torture women face, so I think a category was merited.

2) WE NEED YOUR COMMENTS ON THE UGANDA-CAN BLOG. We need to draw readers into our online community -- but so far there IS NO COMMUNITY! There will only be community if we all read the blog every day, and post lots and lots of comments. Dont worry about sounding intelligent, just post post post!! We can't hope to build a large scale coalition with such little community interaction... the comments are a "little thing" but I think it matters.Please, please, go read the blog, and comment, and then do it again tomorrow!

Your friend,

Boney

p.s. I bought my ticket to DC :-)

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Suggestion

Hello Bagandabange,

Thank you for the work you are doing.Things are really moving fast here.It's getting me talk alot and answering many questions.

I want to suggest that we need Official monthly Press releases.These will reafirm people that we are serious and we stand by what we mean.
First we can make a compreshensive analysis of the dialy news that runs on our web site.Then agree on a conclusion which then becomes our main issue of the month. Press director please, think about coordinating this activity if that's fine.

Thats all for now,from the pearl of Africa.

Wish you a wonderfull sunday.
Peace.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Contact list

Hey everybody,

I haven't been getting many emails with people's contact information. This might be because people are sending it to my ugandacan.org email address (which i don't how to check). If ya'll could send it to ari_bc@yahoo.com that would be great. Thanks,

-paul

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

"About Our Team" Page for Website

I have been thinking that it would be really cool to have an "About Our Team" page on the website that could give brief bios and photos of all of us. So, I am prematurely putting Nate in charge of putting this together. In the next few days, please send Nate both a photo of yourself and no-more-than-130 words on yourself. Make sure you mention your job/college/connection to Uganda especially. Make it interesting too - the idea of this page is to really humanize Uganda-CAN and show the faces/stories behind the movement. Nate's email is inetnate@gmail.com.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Team Contact List - Urgent

Happy Independence Day!

Paul suggested that we compile a master contact list for all of us on the Uganda-CAN team, which would include our email addresses, cellphone and homephone numbers and a brief bio of who we are (college, job, etc.). Can everyone send that info to Paul (ari_bc@yahoo.com, pronan@ugandacan.org) ASAP?

Have a good day. I will write with some updates tomorrow.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Back in Black.

Hey y'all. Sorry I have been offline for two days - I just got back in town after a family trip to Cape Cod.

I will write/email more tomorrow, but for now a couple quick updates/thoughts.

a.) With all the Live 8 and G8 talk, now is a great time to tell friends, family, local newspapers, etc. about how debt relief and aid won't solve all of Africa's problems. There needs to be peace and conflict measures too, such as intervention/action to resolve the war in northern Uganda. This is a good news peg for us - so let's use it. The ICG has already started doing this and I talked about it on BBC.

b.) NPR is doing a feature on the current realities of the conflict and political situation in Uganda, and I am going to be speaking on it Tuesday - some great coverage for us.

c.) So many people have told me or wrote to me about how much they love the website! Great work, Jimbo. But let's still be critical, if you think there are ways it can be even better at achieving our mission, bring them to the table.

d.) I am going to send out a mass email tomorrow calling for a push of volunteers and letters this week to Congress. If you have thoughts, write to me before tomorrow afternoon.

e.) If you have any ideas for things to go up on the blog of our website, email them to me. Soon others will have the capacity to post on the blog - but at the moment, it's just me, Jimbo and Andy.

That's all. Have a great holiday weekend!