Dr. William Tayeebwa wins UN grant for continental research on peace radio

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (UN-SDGF) has awarded to Dr. William Tayeebwa and five of his continental research associates USD 339,650 towards his research project titled “Airwaves for Building Peace and Inclusive Societies: The Case of United Nations Peacekeeping Mission Radio Networks in Africa”.  Dr. Tayeebwa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication, College ofDr William Tayeebwa Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University.

This continental research project examines how the programming of nine United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission supported radio networks has addressed issues of ‘national integration and security’ in the respective countries. It also probes how the radio programmes have covered the implementation of the 17 SDGs and the country-specific targets. The goal and main output of the project will be a book tentatively titled “United Nations Radio Framing of Peacebuilding in Africa” that has already been solicited by Palgrave McMillan Publishers based on previous research on Burundi and DR Congo by Dr. Tayeebwa.

The project will also provide four scholarships to four continental Masters students as well as two post-doctoral researchers. The research associates and authors in the book are; Dr. Amanda Coffie at University of Ghana, Dr. Tharcisse Musabyimana at University of Rwanda, Mr. Anthony Ochan at University of Juba in South Sudan, Ms. Nobantu Taylor at Internews Monrovia in Liberia, and Dr. Charlotte K. Ntulume at Makerere University in Uganda.

Congratulations to Dr Tayeebwa and team!

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