What is useful knowledge and what may be 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 What is useful knowledge and what may be useless knowledge

Involve youth in covid19 vaccination drive – peer pressure works

My father inspired me to go for coronavirus vaccination.  At first, I was scared because some people kept saying the vaccine could kill you. And also listening to complaints people had about it. A lady in a WhatsApp group, for example, shared her experience in the hospital when her mother was vaccinated and she said … Continue reading Involve youth in covid19 vaccination drive – peer pressure works

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

Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

Our chief guest (Mr. Alex B. Okello, Permanent Secretary of the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, Office of the President and Member of the CPAR Uganda Board of Directors), I remember when he used to work with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, they interviewed me, and I lost the job. Why did I lose the … Continue reading Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

As Lira University and in particular, the Faculty of Education of Lira University, we are very deeply honoured and gratified to have this project, "Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda" associated with us. We want to say, whatever role this project needs from the Lira University Faculty of Education, we … Continue reading Lira University honored to associate with Challenging Categories Project

Resident City Commissioner for Lira City appreciates Challenging Categories Project

I see we have distinguished ladies and gentlemen. You will allow me to respect the protocol as we are. Good afternoon. I am delighted to be part of this programme. I was informed about this programme this morning and I prayed to God that I should have the opportunity to be part of it. I … Continue reading Resident City Commissioner for Lira City appreciates 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 … 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