Education and Peacebuilding in Uganda

The UNESCO Centre at Ulster University is delighted to introduce the first in a series of reports exploring education and peacebuilding in specific country contexts from the Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding, a partnership between UNICEF and the University of Amsterdam, the University of Sussex, Ulster University and in-country partners, which addresses one of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) key objectives – ‘contributing to the generation and use of evidence and knowledge in policies and programming related to education, conflict and peacebuilding’.

Written by researchers from the Ulster University team, in partnership with local researchers from Gulu University and Makerere University in Uganda, the report explores education and peacebuilding in Uganda from three viewpoints:

  • The Integration of Peacebuilding into Education Policies and Programmes.
  • The Role of Teachers in Peacebuilding.
  • The Role of Formal and Non Formal Youth Education Initiatives.

Consortium teams carried out research in four countries over the course of the project: Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda.

Each team will produce a specific country report which, alongside thematic Literature Reviews, will form the basis for three synthesis reports addressing the three areas outlined above.

In addition, throughout the research project and as a cross cutting theme in all three areas, the research project aims to understand the dynamics and impact of various forms of direct and indirect violence in relation to education systems and educational actors in situations of conflict. Each thematic focus will also include a gender analysis.

The Full Uganda Country Report can be accessed here: Full Report

A 40 page Summary Document is also available: Summary Paper

A 5 page Executive Summary can also be accessed: Executive Summary

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