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

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

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

Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Oyam District

On Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, on our behalf, Dr. Laury Lawrence Ocen, the Co-Investigator on our research and advocacy project: Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda, delivered 45 litres of liquid soap and 350 face masks to the Oyam District Covid-19 Task Force, as our CPAR Uganda contribution towards the… Continue reading Contributing to fighting Covid-19 in Oyam District

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. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

Education is supposed to produce a certain level of agency.  It is supposed to help you innovate, to transform situations and to be relevant. We, the research team, want to know whether we have educated unemployed youth in rural Lango. We see people going to school, people graduating from school. We want to explore how… Continue reading Dr. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

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