Stephen O’Brien, the Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has invited Ugandan singer Angella Katatumba for a summit.
This year’s World Humanitarian Summit is slated for May 23 and 24, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The World Humanitarian Summit, an initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will be held at the highest level to reaffirm the UN’s shared responsibility to humanity, and to agree to a concrete set of actions to enable all stakeholders – including leaders of governments, humanitarian organizations, affected populations, and the private sector – to better prepare for and respond to humanitarian crises.
Angella recently topped the group of musicians in the country who spearhead charity drives.
She has a charity organisation called the Angella Katatumba Development Foundation (AKDF).
She composed a song titled “Mulago Yaffe” in 2015 and used it for a campaign that saw Shs10m donated to Mulago Hospital Special Care Unit.
The money is to buy a Phototherapy Machine and a Syringe Pump.
She is also remembered for “For you Gulu” project which rose awareness and support to help the people of northern Uganda in the wake of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war in 2005.
In 2010, the British Council appointed her as the International Climate Change Icon in Uganda.
At the same time she released her song “Lets go green”, British Council had partnered with Makerere University to re-green Uganda, starting with 30 million tree seedlings in two years.