Delving into new forms of reflective grassroots community organizing and building. Introduction to Mayuge Community House: Mayuge Community House is as the title suggests a house located in Budhebera village/ward, in Mayuge Town Council, in the rural district of Mayuge in Easter Uganda. The house built between 2006 and 2007,… Read More »Starting and growing a community reflective space – the case of Mayuge Community House.
Mayuge Sports League Development and Sustainability Agenda 2023 Introduction: The RISE Mayuge Sports League is as of January 2023 a football (soccer) and Netball sports tournament running twice every year with each round lasting 6 months. The tournament involves eighteen sports teams including – twelve (12) football and six (6)… Read More »What has Sports got to do with it – Update on Mayuge Sports League
A concept to aid strategy and communication implementation in organizations and projects By Andrew Julius Bende – Daily Leader – Civil Connections – www.civilconnections.org With contributions from: Jesper Alstrøm – Director – SDG World – sdgworld.org Jens Larsen – Direct – True Friends Industries/Co-founder – True Storytelling Institute – https://truestorytelling.org/about/founders/… Read More »“TELL-TO-ACT” – a storytelling and protreptic dialogue concept
Dear Civil Community (our members and followers), Join us to congratulate our new members to the Executive Board, as well as bid them welcome to the new term of work 2022 – 2023. By the constitution, Civil Connections’ highest policy organ is the Executive Board. This is a 5 members… Read More »Introducing our Board for 2022 – 2023
Abstract: Over the next 20 months, we will be working with a group of 20 youths across Denmark and Norway and delve into everyday sustainability in their households and immediate communities, to build a more grounded/practical meaning to this otherwise widely used term. The best place to start we believe… Read More »Decrypting the Sustainable Development Goals for youths – what is this all about?
Written by Project Soar Project Soar and Civil Connections are beginning working together on BIGGER, a movement that aims to close legal loopholes to child marriage in Morocco by 2025. But why is this such important work? This article lays out why child marriage is such a critical issue in… Read More »Child marriage in Morocco
On 28th February 2022, we kicked off Girls Choose, a project aiming to create a conducive environment for adolescents and young people in their diversity—with specific emphasis on girls and young women in Zimbabwe—to access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights/services (SRHRs) and HIV related information freely and safely. In… Read More »Kicking-off Girls Choose with My Age Zimbabwe
This article first featured on the blog of Crossing Borders in September 2020. HackYourFuture In my experience, charities are often seen as far removed from innovation, as fusty organisations preoccupied with the ills of society, putting a damper on the exciting progress being made in other sectors. Hack Your Future… Read More »HackYourFuture: Can coding offer a different path to integration in Denmark?
As the Head of Communications at Civil Connections, I have listened to all of the episodes of Coming to the Nordics (a podcast that tells stories of migrants’ journeys and integration in Nordic countries) and I’ve had the chance to reflect on the project and its significance. I used to… Read More »Brexit and an unrepeatable time in Denmark
By Andrew Bende This article was first published on the organization Promentum’s website. In this article, I take you on a journey through my recent reading, and the points this gave to my search for more purposeful and sustainable leadership, organizations and teams. These are highlighted in four suggestions that… Read More »How to make sure your organization achieves its full potential in 2022