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Karamoja

An awareness raising campaign across Europe (2008-2009)


The Karamoja campaign aimed to raise awareness in Europe about the relation between European countries and developing countries, as well as requirements for sustainable development.

The Karamoja campaign advocated for improved development policies towards pastoralists populations in Eastern Africa, in particular in Karamoja, a region located Northeast of Uganda.

The documentary film ‘’Land of Thorns: struggling for survival in Karamoja ’’, released in April 2008, launched the campaign.

Several awareness-raising events took place in six European countries until June 2009: Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany the Netherlands and Switzerland. Other activities took place in Uganda.

Learn about the campaign country by country on the other sections of the website www.karamoja.eu. Find detailed reports about each conference, more than 30 press reviews, an advocacy document, a research paper, etc.

In addition, this website is also a platform to learn about Karamoja and access various resources about the region.