A multi-disciplinary team of experts from Makerere University School of Psychology, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts and the Department of Performing Arts and Film are working together to start up a Makerere University Regional Psycho-Trauma Project. This was revealed during a half day stakeholders meeting held at the University on 30th April to launch the project.
The project that will last five years is aimed at addressing psycho-trauma related challenges in the East African region, South Sudan and Eastern DR Congo through a Psycho-Trauma Regional Centre that will be located at Makerere University. It is expected to cost USD 1,819,300.
The project will provide avenues for enhancement of standardized training for collaborators and organizations involved in psycho-social activities. It will also coordinate partnerships and networks of entities involved in psycho trauma work; coordinate the implementation of psychosocial interventions and enhance therapeutic healing of communities as well as multidisciplinary research in the area of psycho-trauma.