Uganda’s Lost Generation: “A Double Strand Approach to Education Could Be the Best Option”

13 years ago, the armed conflict in Northern Uganda ended. Government forces fought the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. Local and international groups have invested a lot of resources in the region in an attempt to return it to decency. Today, perhaps nothing worries them more than the children of the war and their offsprings, described as The Lost Generation.
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Director of DUCED, Niels Thygesen: ‘A well-functioning educational sector is the key to…

'When it comes to capacity building in higher education systems, it is much harder to show direct evidence of the development effect in society' says Niels Thygesen, Director of DUCED I&UA almost 20 years ago, 'the effect of the DUCED/LUCED programme was massive in the targeted countries; the initiatives implemented almost 20 years ago have rubbed off even to this day'.
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“You are not criminal. It is the state criminalising you”

It is an October morning at Gulu University in northern Uganda. Outside Agatha Alidri’s office clouds start to gather. We expect it to rain any time from now.  A Problem Based Learning (PBL) workshop is going on in the block opposite, facilitated by two professors from Aalborg University in Denmark. Alidri paces up and down. She is fast in her steps and when she stops to listen to someone she gives them maximum attention. The will to help is written all over her face.
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