In November last year, we announced that a team of young Karimojong are about to embark on a new piece of research into the relationship between culture and development in Karamoja, Northern Uganda. Last year the team, which is made up of 12 young Karimojong men and women from a range of backgrounds, researched young people’s livelihoods in the Moroto and Napak districts of Karamoja, focussing on their strength and creativity in finding a living. You can find the report here.
Since December 2012, the young researchers have visited several different communities across Napak and Moroto districts in Karamoja, Northern Uganda, to understand what issues different people consider important. The team have recruited new members, enabling them to reach out to another District. They have also begun exploring the stories collected in the first phase in more depth and, in doing so, have chosen land, peace and customary law as their focus for the year ahead.
Now, they will find out evidence for and against this in the next phase of their research. More information can be found here.
The team will be supported by Restless Development in Uganda, the Institute of Development Studies and PCI. Irish Aid is funding the research.