“A society that stigmatizes other societies with the view of preserving its own values is not only perpetuating hostilities, but also alienating itself from very useful discoveries about the world beyond their frontiers.”

Dr. Laury Ocen.

How so profound his wisdom, especially in today’s Uganda when ethnic divisions are seemingly overtly intensifying. Indeed, the most important resources Uganda is gifted with are its thinkers who take the time to write. Dr. Laury Ocen is among them. Two of his books already published are: “THE ALIEN WOMAN” and “RUINS OF A STAR”

Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen (Photo taken in April 2021 during the first team meeting of the Challenging Categories project in Lira.

And we, at CPAR Uganda, are privileged that he is the Co-Investigator of the academic research project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda”, which we are hosting; and is being implemented by the School of International Development of the University of East Anglia and in Partnership with Lira University; with funding from The British Academy. Dr. Ocen is a Lecturer at Lira University.

According to his profile on spla, Dr. Ocen is a writer and an activist.

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