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