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  • Being a ‘big man’ among Kumam

    Being a ‘big man’ among Kumam

    Initially in Kumam culture, being a ‘big man’ was earned from inheritance. For example, when the father died, it was the first borne male child who inherited the cattle riches; owned all of the land that was his father’s. He took over the position of the late father and automatically he became a ‘big man’ […]

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  • ‘Big Man’ in Teso is he who can ‘shake mangoes’

    ‘Big Man’ in Teso is he who can ‘shake mangoes’

    Some time ago, as I was growing up, as a young girl, a ‘big man’ in Teso was classified as one who possessed a lot of wealth in form of large herds of livestock; extensive land; married many wives; had homesteads and granaries of food stuffs; and had produced many children. This has changed in […]

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  • Research brings positive impact on daily lives

    We, at CPAR Uganda, are privileged to work closely with Dr. Ben Jones, a lecturer in development studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA). For a two year period 2021 to 2023, Dr. Jones is the Principal Investigator for our research and policy advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in […]

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  • Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

    Misinformation about covid-19 vaccine is really out there…

    At first, I didn’t see how dangerous the covid-19 virus was. I was seeing from TV how Chinese were suffering and I thought it would not reach us in Uganda. When wave two came in I got scared seeing our people dying.  But I felt a bit encouraged because I had gotten my first doze […]

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  • COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

    COVID-19 statistics scare people from getting vaccinated

    I got my first doze in May 2021, after so much persuasion from my dad. I remember he told me one morning not to come back to his home if I don’t go for vaccination. He insisted that I should bring him a card for evidence that I had been vaccinated. He also said the […]

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  • Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    Involve youth in Covid-19 vaccination drive

    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 […]

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  • Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide

    Ministry of Health we with mental ill-health need Risperidone begs Elwor Adelaide

    So, yesterday (25th June 2021) I visited the mental hospital, like I do every two months for review on how far I have got with dealing with bipolar depression. “Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood. Symptoms can include an extremely elevated mood called mania. They can also include episodes […]

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  • Dr. Catherine Anena, a great daughter of Northern Uganda rests

    Dr. Catherine Anena, a great daughter of Northern Uganda rests

    Dr. Catherine Anena, PhD, was a fun-loving person; a selfless and an inspirational leader. A glimpse of who she was can be gleaned from her FAVORITE QUOTES as she shared them on her Facebook wall: “The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you.” “Never let yesterday’s […]

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  • Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

    Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

    Most people in Uganda, even our parents inclusive, only think having a salaried job is the only relevant thing to have after finishing school.  I give myself as an example. After school, I used to help my dad with legal advice for making decisions in his company, but I wasn’t even appreciated. He could ask […]

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  • UNCST Approves Challenging Categories Research and Advocacy 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 […]

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