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Tag: Dr. Ben Jones

  • Being a ‘big man’ among Kumam

    Being a ‘big man’ among Kumam

    Initially in Kumam culture, being a ‘big man’ was earned from inheritance. For example, when the father died, it was the first borne male child who inherited the cattle riches; owned all of the land that was his father’s. He took over the position of the late father and automatically he became a ‘big man’ […]

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  • ‘Big Man’ in Teso is he who can ‘shake mangoes’

    ‘Big Man’ in Teso is he who can ‘shake mangoes’

    Some time ago, as I was growing up, as a young girl, a ‘big man’ in Teso was classified as one who possessed a lot of wealth in form of large herds of livestock; extensive land; married many wives; had homesteads and granaries of food stuffs; and had produced many children. This has changed in […]

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  • Research brings positive impact on daily lives

    We, at CPAR Uganda, are privileged to work closely with Dr. Ben Jones, a lecturer in development studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA). For a two year period 2021 to 2023, Dr. Jones is the Principal Investigator for our research and policy advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in […]

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  • How hard work earned me ‘big man’ status

    How hard work earned me ‘big man’ status

    In 2017, I was appointed the secretary to our small clan system called ‘DOGOLA’. During that time when the Chief was making his appointment for me to be on his cabinet, some elders said: “the position of the secretary needs someone who is matured and married.” And since I was not married, those elders were […]

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  • Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

    Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

    We are delighted to formally welcome Sarah Amongin onto our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” She effectively begun her journey with us in March 2021 when she was selected to be among the team of young innovators that are functioning as research assistants for the study that Dr. Ben Jones is carrying out in […]

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  • Photos which speak to the values of CPAR Uganda

    Photos which speak to the values of CPAR Uganda

    One of the major benefits that we are getting from our partnership with GlobalGiving is the opportunity to access great knowledge resources that challenge and inspire us to do better. This morning, for example, via email, I received GlobalGiving’s recommended “The Best of Learn:2021”; and among them an article: “16 Practical Photography Tips for Ethical […]

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  • Dr. Ben Jones on the need for a new vocabulary to describe Ugandan youth

    Dr. Ben Jones on the need for a new vocabulary to describe Ugandan youth

    There is a particular way in which people talk about young people in Uganda. There is a way they talk about people who don’t have work; and who might not have a salaried job. There is a very standard way, I think, in which often policy-makers, government officials, but also people in civil society, the […]

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  • When successful be approachable to youth, encourages Prof. Orach

    When successful be approachable to youth, encourages Prof. Orach

    Young people having access to inspiring people tends to be a matter of chance. That’s the tragedy we have. The young people may be even shy to reach out to the people they think are up there or who they may think are not even approachable. We should be able to grow, I want to […]

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  • Media Coverage on Radio Wa – Launch “Challenging Categories” Project

    Media Coverage on Radio Wa – Launch “Challenging Categories” Project

    CPAR Uganda in partnership with Lira University and the University of East Anglia, UK, today, Saturday, 17th April 2021, launched a research and advocacy project with the theme: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda”. The project will cover the two regions of Lango and Teso. It aims to find the […]

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  • Young innovators to play key role in Challenging Categories research project

    Young innovators to play key role in Challenging Categories research project

    These are the 10 young innovators who are under the mentorship of our Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, who will play a direct key role in implementing our research and advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda”– doing field work in Teso and Lango. The young innovators are: Gladys […]

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