Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

Reacting to Robert Oluka’s video in which he shared his observations of the "futility of youth hope and aspirations when they join higher institutions of learning," a follower of our CPAR Uganda Facebook Page, “Healthy Dignified Lives”, Okello Ambrose Bob, a teacher, aptly asserted: “there are actually no jobs but a lot of work which… Continue reading Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

Leave a legacy through mentoring

It dawned on me that I was unnecessarily allowing work that can be done by others to pile up in my in-tray. And so, I decided to do something about it. Fix the problem of "I don't know accounts" and teach all our staff members bookkeeping, so that each does the bookkeeping for the transactions… Continue reading Leave a legacy through mentoring

Mindset of youth today on purpose of education

This post is in reaction to the propositions made by Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen during the first team meeting of the Challenging Categories project and that were captured in short video titled: "Education is justice, education is excellence." Click here to watch and listen to it. We first want to agree with the statement made… Continue reading Mindset of youth today on purpose of education

Video: Dr. Ocen on Employment

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… Continue reading Video: Dr. Ocen on Employment

How women reclaiming power

“You Matter: how women reclaiming their power are changing the world,” is the title of the book that Dr. Rita Jo Laker-Ojok is among the contributing authors. Rita is among the founding members of CPAR Uganda Ltd and was our first Board Chair. According to Rita, the book, "You Matter ...", comprises personal stories of… Continue reading How women reclaiming power

Creativity needed disseminating academic research

"In his thesis, "Reading Monuments: Politics and Poetics of Memory in Postwar Northern Uganda”, Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen presents monuments as material objects located on former sites of war to remember experiences of mass killings and abductions only.By so doing, other equally important experiences of war such as hunger, infant and child mortality, disease, beatings… Continue reading Creativity needed disseminating academic research

Video – Education is Justice, is excellence

In this video Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, the Co-Investigator of the “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youths as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda” Research Project opens by quoting three Greek Philosophers - Socrates, Aristotle and Plato - “Education is justice…education is excellence.” Two realities that continue to evade women of rural Uganda and indeed of the… Continue reading Video – Education is Justice, is excellence

Benefits of social media for academic research

“What interests me the most is what we can do with social and digital media. The ability to promote research directly to the public, and hear their feedback, while connecting academics and their wider audiences is an unparalleled opportunity for universities.I might not be able to persuade every academic I work with to join Twitter,… Continue reading Benefits of social media for academic research

Dr. Laury Ocen among Ugandan thinkers who write

"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… Continue reading Dr. Laury Ocen among Ugandan thinkers who write

Video – Dr. Laury Ocen on useful and useless knowledge

Families. Communities and Government invest a lot in training youths through formal education with the perceived end that they will become active contributors in community and family development. Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen giving a presentation at the first team workshop of our Challenging Categories Research Project. The reality is that this investment, however sustained, is… Continue reading Video – Dr. Laury Ocen on useful and useless knowledge