Dr. Ben Jones on Uganda’s category: ‘Unemployed Graduate’ (Video)

First a disclaimer. The moral situation is not wholesale grim for unemployed graduate youths that get entrusted with youth development interventions in their communities, but the general attitude amongst policy makers seems to be that graduate youths without clearly visible or defined sources of income are generally unemployed, vulnerable, in need of support, are a … Continue reading Dr. Ben Jones on Uganda’s category: ‘Unemployed Graduate’ (Video)

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 … Continue reading Photos which speak to the values of CPAR Uganda

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

It isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge, says Prof. Orach

As a person who has been in the education system, as a teacher for many years, the biggest challenge that we have is our university education is so theoretical. You find that training and education at a lower level might give more practical skills to people than at a higher level. Increasingly, our focus should … Continue reading It isn’t enough to give learners only theoretical knowledge, says Prof. Orach

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 … Continue reading Media Coverage on Radio Wa – Launch “Challenging Categories” 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 … Continue reading Young innovators to play key role in Challenging Categories research project

Challenging categories: educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators in rural Uganda

In rural Uganda there is a generation of young women and men who are the first in their family to go to school. Most do not have jobs. Oluka Robert at his home in Ocelekur Village in Kalaki District. He holds a Bachelor of Development Studies degree from Ndejje University. Since joining our mentoring programme … Continue reading Challenging categories: educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators in rural Uganda