Gulu University asked to do more Research on Refugee Operations.

Gulu University asked to do more Research on Refugee Operations.

Office of the Commissioner for refugees in Uganda has asked Gulu University to carry out more research work on refugee operations.

Titus Jogo, the Refugee Desk Officer in Office of the Prime Minister Adjumani district who represented the Commissioner for Refugees Douglas Asiimwe during the Building Stronger Universities-BSU phase 4 project launch on Tuesday 4th June, 2024 at the University New Library called upon the university to give more support to refugees especially in the areas of research on refugee operations and forced migration studies.

“Co-produced research with displaced people can lead to new ways of understanding, and contribute to more democratic and inclusive research production. Demographic studies of migration often consider issues such as migration health, welfare, employment and education in relation to non-migrant population” Jogo said.

He however brought to the attention of researchers, the need to be considerate and do no harm as they carry out their research work. “The Office of the Prime Minister puts emphasis on ethical issues in refugees research. There is need therefore, for adaptable approaches to research with refugee populations that challenge strict compliance with the traditional principles of do no harm” he emphasizes.

Mr. Jogo appreciated Gulu University under the BSU project for supporting the refugees in the areas of youth reproductive health.

The Danish Ambassador to Uganda H.E Signe Winding Albjerg commended the different universities for the commitment and strong partnerships and collaborations that saw the previous BSU project phases successful including the phase 4 launch. She advised researchers at Gulu University to take interest and do research in all Danish interventions in Uganda. The Gulu University Secretary Mr. Obol David Otori who described the relationship between the university administration and BSU project team as perfect and pledged continuous support to the project to see it successful. Visit Our Gallery 

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