The silence of guns does not necessarily mean the end of conflicts. Like many other war-affected regions, Northern Uganda continues to grapple with challenges of post-conflict conflicts resulting from among other issues, disagreements over land acquisition and ownership. On 6th September 2019, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with Amani Institute Uganda launched a collaborative research project titled, “Beyond War Compensation: Gender Justice, Livelihood and Rights in Northern Uganda” to investigate and find lasting solutions to challenges that continue to undermine peace in the region.
The launch followed an impact workshop held by the collaborating institutions at Acholi Inn in Gulu District to seek views of local leaders in Northern Uganda on the intractable development challenges of attaining gender justice and inclusive security. Participants at the workshop included Local Government Leaders, researchers, students, media personnel and representatives from NGOs and CSOs.
The five-year research project led by Dr Josephine Ahikire, Principal, CHUSS and Mr. Stephen Oola, Director Amani Institute Uganda is supported by the London School of Economics and Political Science under the UK Research and Innovation and Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI-GCRF). It will focus on four districts in Northern Uganda namely; Gulu, Pader, Amuru and Nwoya.