14 August 2017

Davis Kawooya Presents to the IB Global Politics Class

On Friday 26 February, Mr Kyle's IB Global Politics class were fortunate to welcome guest speaker Davis Kawooya to talk about his role in the political development of Uganda. Davis is currently completing a doctorate at Notre Dame University with the focus of his research being human security in his native country, Uganda. Mr Kawooya provided us with a clear and detailed evaluation of the history and situation in Uganda. He also told us about his involvement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). Having learnt so much about the United Nations over the past term it was remarkable to have Mr Kawooya speak to us and explain his personal interactions with one of the biggest organisations in the world. He also wanted to explain the relatively unknown conflict in Northern Uganda between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), lead by Joseph Kony, and the Ugandan military. It was impossible to comprehend the impact that the conflict has had on the people of Uganda. He then talked us through the reason to why conflict was occurring in Uganda and discussed how poorly the post-independence government was being run and the dictatorship-like power of the President, Yoweri Museveni. The class was shocked at the condition the Ugandan Government was in and how, since independence in 1962, the global community had done nothing to provide it with a sustainable government. It was clear to our class how much passion Mr Kawooya has for his homeland and the need to provide a secure and bright future for the children of Uganda. On behalf of the IB Global Politics class I would like to thank Davis Kawooya for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to our class and explain the challenges facing Uganda.

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William Coad

Year 11, Cameron