Art Academies ExchangeCeramics and Glass
CoCuDi facilitates exchange and residency programs of artists, designers, faculty members and students from the Ceramics and Glass Department at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and Makerere University Art School in Kampala in order to advance international artistic collaborations, research and study.
Academic Courses Facilitation
CoCuDi’s founding co-director Tamar Dekel is a lecturer at the social science faculty at Tel Aviv University and for the past three years has been teaching the ‘Social Intervention and International Development – The Case of Uganda’ course for Master Students of the faculty. CoCuDi is the facilitating platform for the course. This year (2020) CoCuDi also supports and facilitates the ‘African Activism’ visiting course from the African Studies Program at Ben-Gurion University.
Namutumba AbuyudayaAgriculture for Life
The Abayudaya (“Jews” in the Luganda language) are a community of approximately 2,000 Ugandan Jews. CoCuDi and our partners are joining the Namutumba Abayudaya Community in order to increase the household incomes of the community and their neighbours.Ultimately the project will contribute towards improved food security and nutrition; increased resilience to drought; and increased social cohesion between Jewish, Muslim and Christian families.
Early Childhood DevelopmentHoima District
In collaboration with Health Child Uganda and supported by SBC Ltd Uganda.
Karamoja Kibbutz Projectan Agromax Uganda Initiative
Community resilience through agricultural economic development in Eastern Uganda.
In collaboration with StreetLight Uganda and supported by SBC Ltd Uganda.
Art Academies ExchangeTextile and Fashion
Knowledge exchange between the textile Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Ramat-Gan and the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University Kampala. Facilitated by CoCuDi Center, in collaboration with the African Studies Gallery. The exchange includes theoretical lectures, demonstrations, online field visits and hands-on workshop for students from the textile design department in Shenkar and students from CEDAT Makerere.