In the middle of 2022, the entire world finally knows what it is like to face a highly contagious disease. For this reason, today more than ever the international context is capable of understanding the danger that Ebola implies in our African continent.

Although many see it as a distant horror story, for us it is a near and lurking threat. We know it, we live in a continent that little by little is trying to face the epidemic, but we lack infrastructure and resources. That, among other reasons, has brought us to the current context: the temporary closure of schools across Uganda.



A little over a month ago, November 25, 2022, the authorities in the country ordered the closure of schools throughout the country to curb the disease. Something very unexpected, especially when weeks before the Ministry of Health stated that the number of infections was declining tukif.

The government indicates that it is due to a “precautionary” measure to prevent the spread of a new strain that comes from Sudan. However, the truth is before our eyes: the deaths of 8 children almost in a row from this disease was a clear enough warning.




Mubende and Kassanda have been on “alert” since September 20, when a new Ebola outbreak was registered. By that date, the government officially registered more than 55 deaths among the 141 registered cases.

After several months applying certain biosecurity measures, official data indicates that cases are declining. Still, it’s too early to say that the outbreak has dissipated. According to the WHO, it takes at least 42 consecutive days without a single contagion to announce an official closure. These 42 days represent double the number of days it would take for the disease to incubate under ideal conditions.



Against all odds, the vaccines to control the Ebola-Sudan virus strain arrived in our country on December 9. However, the first clinical trials still need to be carried out to attack the most serious cases.

Considering that the outbreak was only declared on September 20, local authorities celebrate the recent arrival of vaccines as a record, and this is not really an exaggeration. Receiving 1,200 vaccines with just 79 days to prepare is an impressive, almost historic turnaround time, when compared to previous opportunities.

Because of the fact, specialists in the area have not been slow to make their statements. For her part, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Acero proudly affirms Uganda’s ability to organize quickly and carry out emergency-response medical studies.

To guarantee efficiency, speed and availability of resources, the clinical study will be sponsored by the WHO and other organizations dedicated to health.

At the moment, while the vaccines are evaluated and approved, the government must continue with its constant task of monitoring new cases, tracking points of infection, and making decisions to guarantee the reduction of patients at risk of death.


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ICTs are changing the way we live, in every way you can imagine. With the integration of various technological innovations into everyday life, today we cannot even imagine waking up in the morning and not checking Twitter to see the news, for example.

This integration has a special impact on the world of work, facilitating tasks that previously seemed impossible to do in such a short time and with so little effort. Social networks, data management, applications to measure productivity… the options are simply endless xnxx!

Do you want to know how you can include ICT in your daily life to be more productive at work? Take note of these everyday applications, which are adapted to most professionals and work areas.




It’s no secret to anyone that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we shop. This was thanks, in part, to ICTs that were integrated to allow us to make purchases of practically anything through a computer and with just one click.

Benefits? You have all the options at hand, than you can imagine, without having to go through stores or malls. You can make smarter purchasing decisions by comparing prices, brands and suppliers.



Currently, bank offices have fewer and fewer people. The reason? Most customers do not want to waste time dealing with processes, and prefer to do it online. Most of the big banks today have online platforms with automated processes for just about anything.

Even beyond traditional banks, the various ICTs have made possible the appearance of online banking applications or services with greater facilities for opening accounts, financial movements and even currency exchange.



This is perhaps one of the areas where ICTs have made a big difference: data management. Nowadays everything is at hand, in real time and with increasingly precise and efficient analyses.
Thanks to ICTs, data has acquired a new meaning, becoming an input for all work areas: marketing, science, business, medicine, etc.



This is perhaps one of the most obvious points on the list. Social networks, without a doubt, arrived a few decades ago to change the way people relate to each other. However, it goes beyond that.

Today, social networks are also a window to actively generate income, whether you promote a service or are a content creator. Likewise, there are social networks such as LinkedIn (to name just one), which allows you to connect with professionals in your area, exchange information or opinions and even get a job.

Now that you have read about how ICTs are changing the way we work, where do you think their impact has been the greatest? We read in the comments.


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Political Science research: mapping the future and understanding new challenges

For the First IAPSS Annual Academic Conference, jointly organized by the International Association for Political Science Students and The Romanian Center for Global Studies:
Political Science research in the XXIth century
Mapping the future – understanding new challenges
The organizers propose eight panels, a general overview of current policy issues in world and domestic affairs. Thus the paper submitted should address one of the topics below:
    1.      The New Anti-Americanism
    2.      Conflict Prevention And Resolution ( Regional Conflicts )
    3.      Wider Europe
    4.      Political Participation
    5.      Political parties
    6.      Euro skepticism   
    7.      New challenges in international security
    8.      Right-wing extremism – comparative perspective
The International Association for Political Science Students is a worldwide organization with member associations and individual members in almost forty countries. Our foreseen mission is to generate and promote opportunities for full actualization of political science students cooperating through a global communication network.

The First IAPSS Annual Academic Conference represents an opportunity for every political science student to freely express his beliefs and perspectives, within a framework of policy research provided by CRSG. This project will occasion the presenting of academic papers elaborated by students worldwide with both academic and policy concerns. Workshops are meant to offer a deeper perspective into the topics approached by the panels.
The Romanian Center for Global Studies (CRSG) is a Romanian think-tank created by a group of young Romanian IR researchers, graduates of Western Europe and North American universities, who joined forces to bring their international expertise within the domestic debate on relevant international affairs. The Center functions under the guidance of leading Romanian and international IR policy experts.  By co-organizing this event, CRSG aims at integrating academic interests of political science students into relevant policy debate both in Romania and abroad.
The best papers in each panel will be published in a special edition of Politikon – the IAPSS Journal and on the website of CRSG. CRSG will offer a prize to the best policy paper on IR or foreign policy analysis.
The requirements for the academic papers are:
• English language   
• A half page abstract
• A draft of minimum of 15 pages written in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 lines
• Bibliography (minimum 5 references, see the rules for references in the attached document.
An abstract is expected by the 21st of October 2004. On the 25th of October you will have the final answer regarding the acceptance. The paper is expected by 1st of December 2004. The abstract and draft papers should be submitted at the following e-mail address: [email protected]   

DCP’s Caldeirinha Presents Case for Greater EU Involvement in the CD

In July, 2004 DCP’s Regional Director for Europe Claudia Caldeirinha gave a presentation to key EU experts and policymakers on why greater European Union involvement is needed in the Community of Democracies. Calling the current EU policy inconsistent, Ms. Caldeirinha argues that greater involvement would be consistent with EU principles and would serve to internationalize and enhance the profile of the Community of Democracies. The Conference entitled “Enhancing the European Profile in Democracy Assistance” was hosted by The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD).
Nongovernmental Secretariat Presents Recommendations to
Convening Group

In July 2004 the NGO Executive Secretariat presented recommendations to the Convening Group Ambassadors gathered in Santiago for the quarterly meeting held on the Community of Democracies. These proposals cover such issues as criteria for invitations to the Community of Democracies meetings and democratization of the Convening Group.

To read the proposals, please click on the following links: Global Issues Group: Its Role and Proposals and Civil Society Participation at the Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies.

DCP Co-hosts two workshops on the CD process at World Movement for Democracy’s 3rd Assembly held in Durban, South Africa

DCP co-hosted two workshops on multilateral democracy promotion highlighting the role of the Community of Democracies, civil society, International Financial Institutions and the United Nations.

Read the report on Promoting Democracy Multilaterally: What can Civil Society do through the United Nations, International Financial Institutions and the Community of Democracies?

Read the report on The Non-Governmental Process for the Community of Democracies, Santiago 2005: Promoting Regional Dialogues Among Governments and Civil Society

Read the presentation given by David French, CEO of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, on the Community of Democracies, click here.

NGO Process Global Issues Group

NGO Secretariat Issues Final Report of CD Santiago NGO Process

Based on the final meeting of the Community of Democracies Santiago NGO Process, the Executive Secretariat has issued a final report to all governments invited to the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Community of Democracies. This document brings together the recommendations and proposals discussed at the final NGO meeting held in Santiago on 3-4 March 2005. The document first presents global proposals that address the overarching themes of international cooperation, political systems, corruption and accountability, civil society, and human security. The second set of proposals are based on the regional workshops held at the final NGO meeting as well as regional meetings that took place in the year preceding the 3rd Ministerial. For more information, please visit the official website of the NGO Secretariat.

NGO Process Global Issues Group

In an effort both to advise the governments of the Community of Democracies and also to strengthen the Community of Democracies process by making it more transparent and democratic, the Executive Secretariat organized a working group of non-state actors to think critically about the governmental process and develop proposals for increasing its effectiveness.

The group includes representatives from: the Democracy Coalition Project, the Council for a Community of Democracies, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Institute of Multi-Party Democracy, and the Executive Secretariat.

The group focuses on the following issues:

a)Strengthening the Democracy Caucus in the United Nations
b)Criteria for the governmental invitation process
c)Democratization of the Convening group (e.g. mechanisms of rotation, participation, transparency of decision-making, etc)
d)Formalize participation of civil society actors in Community of Democracies process, especially regarding the format of the Ministerial meeting.

The Global Issues Group based its discussion on a paper prepared by the Democracy Coalition Project with contributions and endorsements from Westminster Foundation, Institute for Multiparty Democracy and Council for a Community of Democracies.

Democracy Coalition Project

Over 100 governments participated in a landmark international political event in Warsaw, Poland in June 2000. In an effort to further consolidate their commitment to democratic principles, they agreed to endorse the Warsaw Declaration, which commits them to build a Community of Democracies as an association of democratic states dedicated to strengthening democratic values and institutions at home and abroad. Complementing the biennial ministerial gathering was a parallel nongovernmental meeting of leading democracy activists and thinkers from around the world. A Convening Group made up of Chile, the Czech Republic, India, Mali, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, South Africa and the United States organized a second ministerial meeting in Seoul, Korea in November 2002 and adopted the Soeul Plan of Action to deepen and sustain the commitments made in Warsaw; a parallel forum of civil society leaders was also convened in Seoul.

In the months leading up to the Second Ministerial, the Democracy Coalition Project worked with the civil society actors and convening group governments to assess which governments should be invited as full participants, which governments should be invited as observers and which governments should not be invited. The invitation list can be accessed by clicking here. To see a comparison of invitees between the the First Ministerial in Warsaw and the Second Ministerial in Seoul, click here.

The Democracy Coalition Project (DCP) seeks to monitor CD governments’ implementation of the Warsaw Declaration and Seoul Plan of Action through an assortment of ongoing activities. These include contributing to the Community of Democracies Ministerial Process in advance of the 2005 and 2002 meetings; actively participating in the parallel nongovernmental process; and pressing Convening Group countries to uphold criteria for participation in the Community of Democracies. DCP is also working to make the Community of Democracies a viable instrument for governments to promote democracy at home and through the institutions to which they belong, through means such as the Democracy Caucus at the United Nations and other intergovernmental institutions.