Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

Reacting to Robert Oluka’s video in which he shared his observations of the "futility of youth hope and aspirations when they join higher institutions of learning," a follower of our CPAR Uganda Facebook Page, “Healthy Dignified Lives”, Okello Ambrose Bob, a teacher, aptly asserted: “there are actually no jobs but a lot of work which… Continue reading Video: There are no jobs, but a lot of work youths can do

A grassroots communique on effective mentoring

"I am really happy that Dr. Ben Jones has reprogrammed my mindset and has made research more relaxed and very interesting," shared Innovator Jimmy Ezra Okello. Innovator Jimmy Ezra Okello and Innovator Robert Oluka relaxing in Ngora. Further insight into how and why Dr. Jones has succeeded in positively impacting our lives was provided by Innovator… Continue reading A grassroots communique on effective mentoring

Video: Dr. Ben Jones on the ‘Unemployed Graduate’

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 Video: Dr. Ben Jones on the ‘Unemployed Graduate’

Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

We are delighted to formally welcome Sarah Amongin onto our project: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” She effectively begun her journey with us in March 2021 when she was selected to be among the team of young innovators that are functioning as research assistants for the study that Dr. Ben Jones is carrying out in… Continue reading Sarah Amongin joined mentoring programme

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. 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

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’s gender lens on Ugandan’s concept of work

When I worked in a law firm, I realized that that was not my calling, because I am person who likes to support people in need. But when a person comes to a law firm, most times it is about how much money do you have for this work. And most women who would come,… Continue reading Akullo Betty’s gender lens on Ugandan’s concept of work

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

Omonya advocates the self-help think of let us do this ourselves

At school the expectation of the young people is much - I am getting out, I get a good job, I will get a good car, you know, I will have a lot of money. But from the first day, after graduation, when there is no job, the expectations begin to wane. They become frustrated… Continue reading Omonya advocates the self-help think of let us do this ourselves