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ACTED, in collaboration with the embassy of Uganda in France, organised a reception at UNESCO on June 11th 2009, to launch the book Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the terms of global sustainability in a crisis region of Africa. The photo exhibition "Climate Change has an impact on food security in Karamoja" was presented at the same occasion. All speakers – the ambassador and some representatives from UNESCO, European Commission and ACTED – stressed the importance of raising awareness about a forgotten crisis such as Karamoja and of tackling the negative effects of climate change on local livelihoods. They also explained how their respective institutions are committed to support populations in either Karamoja or Uganda. More than 50 persons attended the events, mostly ambassadors to the UNESCO (Madagascar, Sénégal, Kenya to name a few) and researchers from universities, NGO representatives and members of the Ugandan community in Paris.

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Latest news on the campaign:



Mid-December, DENMARK

The art installation "Caution Border" will be re-enacted in public spaces across Copenhagen, at the occasion of COP 15 (the world summit on climate change), especially attracting attention to climate refugees and other issues linking climate change and borders.

November 10th

The video of the art installation "Caution Border" in Brussels (January 23rd) is now available online: click here

October 19th

The full version of the documentary film "Land of Thorns" is now available online as streaming video on this website!

To watch the film: Click here

October 5th-11th, CZECH REPUBLIC

In the framework of the 35th Ekofilm festival: The documentary film 'Land of Thorns' is available to viewers on request for the duration of the festival in the Kotva movie theatre (in Ceske Budejovice) and the Town theatre (in Cesky Krumlov).

September 17th, FRANCE

In the framework of "Soirées Ciné-Réseaux": Screening of 'Land of Thorns' at the Jean-Eustache Cinema (Pessac) followed by a debate with Sacha Kagan and Elise Demange, doctoral researcher at the CEAN / Sciences Po Bordeaux, specialist of AIDS prevention policy in Uganda.

July 13th, GERMANY

Information booth about Karamoja and fundraising for the ABEK partner-school, by the pupils of the Johanneum high school of Lüneburg:

Nearby the market place of Lüneburg, from 10:00 to 16:00


The exhibition "Food security in Karamoja is affected by climate change" is shown at the CORDAID meeting on pastoralism in the Hague.

After this event, the exhibition will be shown in December at the international conference on climate change in Copenhagen and will be be repatriated to Uganda to be permanently exhibited.

Download the exhibition posters

June 11th, FRANCE

Launching of the final book publication of the Karamoja campaign at the UNESCO in Paris, and opening of the exhibition "Food security in Karamoja is affected by climate change".

More info here about the book


Screening of 'Land of Thorns' at the Native and Indigenous Film Fest, in Brno, followed by a debate with Sacha Kagan and David Knaute. Pre-show of the exhibition "Food security in Karamoja is affected by climate change". Re-enactment of the Art Installation "Caution Borders" at the entrance of the Anthropology Museum.

Visit the website of NAIFF

March 28th, GERMANY

At the occasion of the conference "Lebenswert - Die Konferenz zur Nachhaltigkeit" on the University campus of Lüneburg: One session of the conference deals with "the social responsibilities of film-makers", with the Karamoja campaign as case study (students presentations) + Re-enactment of the Art Installation "Caution Borders" in the main university hall.

March 4th, GERMANY

Organisation of an awareness-raising event about Karamoja at the Johanneum Gymnasium in Lüneburg

February 4th-7th, NETHERLANDS

"Pastoralism, sustainability and the complexity of humanitarian crises in Africa: comparative analyses and case studies" : Panel organized by ACTED and the IKKK in the framework of the First World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, at the University of Groningen.

See the webpage for details

January 25th, GERMANY

Screening of Land of Thorns / Land der Dornen at the 9th 'Umweltfilmtage', Lueneburg (16:30), followed by a debate with Steffen Keulig and Sacha Kagan.

January 23rd, BELGIUM

Advocacy Visit of the European Karamoja Campaign students to the EU Commission and UN representation in Brussels.

Art installation at the European Commission (External Cooperation building), in public space and at KAAI Theatre by the students of the CCC Program of the Geneva University of Art and Design.

Download the report

January 22nd, BELGIUM

Participation of Sacha Kagan to "Burning Ice" (festival-conference on art and climate change) at KAAI Theater (Brussels): Debate on "Re-routing Mobility".

January 20th, FRANCE

Conference in Paris at the CERI (Sciences Po Paris) on "Security and Climate Change in Africa" (starting at 9:30am).



November 27th, NETHERLANDS

Conference in Groningen.

November 26th, CZECH REPUBLIC

Symposium in Prague.

October 24th-25th, GERMANY

Conference in Lüneburg. Watch video and read report on this website

October 7th, FRANCE

Karl Lakolak organizes an art performance on Karamoja in Bordeaux (Université Bordeaux 2, Place de la Victoire, at 14:00)

September 26th, FRANCE

Screening of Land of Thorns at the 5th "Biennale de l'environnement", Bobigny (at 11:30 am)

Download the programme

June 1st to June 15th, UGANDA

Visit of Lena Wäbs, a student of Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, to the three schools in Karamoja

May 30th, FRANCE

Preview screening of Land of Thorns, followed by a debate with David Knaute and Sacha Kagan, at the Salon des Initiatives de Paix, La Villette, Paris (see www.decennie.org). Time: 16h45 to 18h00

May 13th, GERMANY

Participation of Sacha Kagan to the World Congress on the future of food and agriculture; forum Indigenous livestock breeds and livelihoods in marginal areas

April 12th, GERMANY

Preview screening of the documentary film "Land of Thorns" at the Leuphana University Lüneburg  for the students, pupils and community. Introductory workshops in Lüneburg.


Preview screening of the documentary film "Land of Thorns" at the Geneva University of Art and Design for the students. Introductory workshop in Geneva.


Students and school youngsters involved in the KARAMOJA campaign in Bordeaux and Groningen participate in an introductory workshop on Karamoja.

March 15th

The website is online.