East Africa

The East Africa Programme started in March 2011. The host insitution is the Center for Social Justice and Ethics (CSJE) of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi. More about our East Africa team...


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Key Issues in Global Ethics: Reflections on Uganda

The workshop "Key Issues in Global Ethics: Reflections on Uganda" took place on 4 August  2014 in Makerere University and was organised by the Department of Philosophy School of Liberal and Performing Arts in collaboration with It was attended by 35 participants including the Dean School of Head of Department Philosophy, staff of the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Media, students and the Deputy Director of Education from the Directorate of Ethics Uganda government.

The aim of the workshop was to contribute to information resources as well as to promote an academic exchange among scholars in the East African region.

The workshop was opened by the Dean of the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, who indicated interest in the aspect of harmony in the humanities and social sciences. He pointed out the importance of having scientific innovation with the human aspect. He noted that the department of philosophy was the heart for applied ethics and on that basis there should be advocates for the Uganda economy. The philosophy department should look at the aspect of humanization of the economy where capitalists give back to the communities.

The workshop was chaired by Dr. Mwanahewa and had presentations made by Herbert Makinda, Programme Executive East-Africa on, by Dr. Lajul on Ethical Reflections on the use of Food as a Weapon of War  and by Linda Lilian on her PhD thesis  "The Ethical Implications of Women in political leadership".