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

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

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

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