Employment, under-employment and unemployment, according to Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen the Co-Investigator on the “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youths as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda” Research Project, are frequently defined by the expectations of those that sponsor candidates through education (parents, government, etc.) and to a lesser extent the candidates themselves.

Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen presenting Study I of the Challenging Categories Research, which plans to follow a cohort of educated young women in the post-conflict Lango Region with a particular focus on the gendered politics of courts and land disputes. This was during the first project Team Meeting that was held at the CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre in April 2021.

The tendency to clearly articulate the desired end – employment – for the graduate by the sponsor is well documented and frequently quoted, but an equally coherent argument for the means to this end is a rarity.

  • How do youths end up gainfully employed in their communities?
  • Are there and what are the other arguments for what is possible for a graduate in the community?

Dr. Ocen expounds in the video. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

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