Author Archives: Carol Azungi Dralega

Elections in Norway, the ‘crisis’ of public disengagement and micro-targeting of voters

Monday 9th September is local election day in Norway. In just one week leading to the D-day, I recieved two reminders to the fact. One of these was a text message and the other, a ‘micro-targeted’ letter posted to me … Continue reading

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Wheels in motion – with ambitious SDG17 proposition

Last week, 55 senior researchers and actors from 20 countries from global North and South came together to deliver a most ambitious proposal to the EU COST ACTION Program. If awarded, the project will boost SDG17 through system thinking. It … Continue reading

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Women working with technology in rural Norway: experiences of rurality as a double-edged sword

It was a tall order, an academic exercise aimed at exploring a phantom. Tickling our curiosity were concerns whether indeed women, highly educated, pursuing tech-driven careers in academia, research, innovation and media industries were to be found in the rural … Continue reading

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Mentoring young journalists covering the UNESCO WPFD 2019 events in Addis Ababa

IT had been almost 2 decades since I worked in the busy newsroom of Uganda’s leading daily, the New Vision Corporation. That was way back in 2000, before I went for further studies in Norway and changed my professional life … Continue reading

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Why pinch when you can punch? The philosophy of a political cartoonist for peace

«If you can’t beat them, you laugh at them» These were the words of a hardened political cartoonist Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) from Malasia. According to Zunar, who has been jailed 5 times, banned from travel and has had … Continue reading

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3 Oscar wins for Black Panther cements the powerful gender statement

Find the film review that I wrote for the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology (GST) here. 2 black women win 2 of 3 Oscars for Black Panther. BBC article here on the historic win for Black Panther here. … Continue reading

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Innovation from a feminist perspective

Originally posted on NORDWIT:
Innovation, which is traditionally defined as any idea, practice, or object that is perceived as new by an individual or other unit of adoption, is a vital part of Nordwit research, as we aim to learn…

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