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)

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

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

UNCST Approves Challenging Categories Research and Advocacy Project

We now have approval from the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) for our project: "CHALLENGING CATETORIES: EDUCATED UNEMPLOYED YOUTH AS INSITUTIONAL INNOVATORS IN RURAL UGANDA." From next month, April 2021 and for 21 months, we will implement this empirical research and advocacy project under the leadership of Dr. Ben Jones of the … Continue reading UNCST Approves Challenging Categories Research and Advocacy Project

Kudos to Posta Uganda

Last evening we were pleasantly surprised when some of our mail that had not successfully been redirected to Lira was now redirected to Entebbe and we received our back copies of important periodicals – D+C (Development and Cooperation); Field Exchange; and Forced Migration; among other mail.