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

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 … Continue reading Mass exploitation of youth who are categorized “unemployed”

Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

CPAR Uganda, Lira University and University of East Anglia, UK, are pleased to announce the inception of our research and advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” funded by the British Academy. Dr. Ben Jones giving the overview of the project during the team workshop The project leaders are … Continue reading Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

We are excited that some of the innovators participating in our “Mentoring young adults into innovators against poverty” project have specific intentions to engage in agri-business throughout a value chain. One of them is Isagara, who is originally from Kijunjubwa Village in Masindi District, is married in Acholi and is a resident of Pece Vangard … Continue reading Youth in Agriculture for Food Security – Cattle Fattening

Lesson for Success #06: Emotional Intelligence and Maturity

The Basoga have a saying that if a person has bigger genitals than yours, do not go sulking that ‘it is a hydrocele’. Emotional intelligence is the competency of understanding and mastering your own emotions and recognizing the emotions of others in a way that instils: ConfidenceMotivatesInspires Picture credit: Norah Owaraga Emotional intelligence is also … Continue reading Lesson for Success #06: Emotional Intelligence and Maturity