institute, and ground support from the Finnish Refugee Council, and Regina Theatre, Uppsala. The main idea was to have refugee artists from Nakivale refugee settlement work under the guidance of experienced Ugandan artists, with the goal of sharing skills, building relationships, and hopefully influencing integration between refugees and hosts.
The training workshops.
The workshop categories were centred around accessing the creative Economy, artistic e-marketing, experiential creative learning, collaborative artistic creation, artistic development, artistic performance. Workshops were facilitated by a combination of Ugandan and Swedish artists. The Ugandan team included Peter Kagayi(Poet, author, and teacher), Namulondo Rashida (poet, singer), Lillian Nabbagala (Dancer) Abbass Amin(Rapper). The Swedish team was composed of Swedish artists, Maria Björk(Producer) Olivia Bergdahl (poet and novelist), Sam Kessel (Poet, producer), Nils Jansson(Poet and Rapper), and Oskar Hanska(Poet). For training details, please feel free to request for the report.
In the process of the training, the youths drew on their differences (nationality, Language and others), their shared past experience, and present understanding of Nakivale as ‘home’ to learn, dialogue and work together. The result of which was a performance production at Nakivale base camp youth center.