In their presentations, Jok Madut Jok, Louis Picard, and Pamela DeLargy will focus on different aspects of the challenges associated with the efforts to empower South Sudanese women and girl refugees in Uganda and the East African region in general.
Friday, February 28, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11360 Charles E. Young Research Library
YRL Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Today, we are experiencing a refugee crisis of global proportions. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa where governments find themselves becoming host to increasing numbers of refugees from neighboring countries and are challenged to find ways of directly developing and managing more efficient and effective refugee policies. This is a grave concern for Eastern African countries where the United Nations and national governments have formed partnerships around a novel refugee relief strategy, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). A primary objective of the CRRF is to “empower” women and girl refugees, and to protect their livelihoods. Uganda is widely praised for its refugee policies in this regard, but to what extent is the objective of empowering refugee women and girls truly being met by sustainable development policies related to CRRF? The three presentations in this forum focus on different aspects of the challenges associated with the efforts to empower South Sudanese women and girl refugees in Uganda and the East African region in general.
Jok Madut Jok, Professor of Anthropology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Louis A. Picard, Professor and Director Public Administration Program (MPA) and Professor of Public and International Affairs and African Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela DeLargy, Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies
Event made possible by the Charles E. Young Research Library
*This event is part of the African Studies Center “Refugee Worlds, Refugee Lives: In and Out of Africa” workshop and lecture series.
James S. Coleman African Studies Center
Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Immigration
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
UCLA Department of African American Studies
UCLA Department of Political Science
USA for Africa
Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($13) parking available in lot 3.
UCLA African Studies Center310-825-3686 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of African American Studies, Chancellor's Advisory Council on Immigration,
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment,
USA for Africa