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Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas

Empowering young talent to (re)build communities
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At first sight, the small town of Gulu in northern Uganda is a lively meeting place bustling with activities. There is a huge market, an expanding university and one can get a good cup of coffee. The summer school gives participants the chance to get a deeper understanding of the area which was once the battle ground of the infamous Lord’s Resistance Army. Young people who were abducted or threatened to be abducted by this army are now struggling to find their way in education and work, also contributing to the development of their community.  

The summer school will be oriented by academics from the region and from other (post-)conflict areas. Participants will conduct fieldwork together with Ugandan students. The programme includes the sharing of research results on youth initiatives, field visits, and data collection in and around Gulu town. This will give participants an opportunity to engage with the youth, their dreams and difficulties, but also their resilience and strength in an area where conflict has never been far away.

Dates 20 - 30 July 2018
Location Gulu, Uganda
Level Researchers, policy makers, practitioners, undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
Academic coordinators Prof. Jacques Zeelen (UNESCO Chair Gulu University and Globalisation Studies Groningen)
Prof. George Openjuru (Gulu University)
William Amone (Gulu University)
Dr Cuthbert Tukundane (Uganda Martyrs University)
Dr. Josje van der Linden (Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen)
Fees €350 (including local transport)

"The summer school offered an excellent range of speakers and participants, providing a space full of knowledge, enquiry and learning. I would absolutely recommend this summer school to others, especially those looking to bridge the areas of academia and practice - to become active 'pracademics'. "
Sally, participant of the 2017 summer school on Youth, education and Work


Gulu University
Gulu University
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Youth, Eduction and Work
Youth, Eduction and Work
Globalisation Studies Groningen
Globalisation Studies Groningen
Laatst gewijzigd:05 februari 2018 09:00