Beyond War Compensation: Gender Justice, Livelihood and Land Rights in Northern Uganda

Josephine Ahikire
Highest Qualification: 
Associate Professor
Terms of Employment: 
Women and Gender Studies
Women and Gender Studies
Granting agency: 
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)
GBP 351,000
2019 to 2024
Project Details: 

PROJECT TITLE: Beyond War Compensation: Gender Justice, Livelihood and Land Rights in Post war Northern Uganda

Funding: The project is funded under by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) - Gender Justice and Security Hub, led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  The GCRF-Gender Justice and Security Hub is composed of four thematic streams i) Transformation and empowerment, ii) Land, livelihoods and rights iii) Migration and displacement and iv) Masculinity and sexuality.

Period:   5-years running from - 13 February 2019 to 12 February 2024. 

Goal and Objectives and goals:  “Beyond war compensation” project in Acholi Sub-region is under the Land, Livelihoods and Rights stream. The research is examining the existing post-conflict conflicts  the dynamics within the rights claims on land from a gendered perspective and the place of women’s agency. The study is also documenting existing traditional/customary justice approaches to address post-conflict conflicts. Ultimately the project will propose creative ways of harnessing community oriented approaches, as well as create a critical mass of young people with understanding of transitional justice so as to promote sustainable peace in the region and beyond. 

Activities: Key activities include; Field work and Data Collection, Video Production Training & documentary production, Dialogues, Publication & Dissemination Workshops and Summer Schools.

Partner Organisation in Uganda: Amani Institute Uganda (located in Gulu) 
Project PI: Associate Prof. Josephine Ahikire (also co- director of on the Hub)

The team: At Makerere University: Dr.  Amon Ashaba Mwine, Ms. Acayo Gloria & Ms.Harriet Pamara 
At Amani Institute Uganda: Mr. Stephen Oola, Ms. Lydia Lanyero,  & Mr Courage Ssewanyana

Total Funding to Makerere University: GBP 351,000 

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