Awareness raising of Europeans on issues of sustainability in semi-pastoral societies of developing countries: the case of the Karimojong people in North-Eastern Uganda

Project: Transfer (R&D project)

Project participants

  • ACTED-Agence d´Aide à la Coopération Technique et au Développement, Paris
Partner-Coordinator for the European project „Awareness raising of Europeans on issues of sustainability in semi-pastoral societies of developing countries: the case of the Karimojong people in North-Eastern Uganda“, together with ACTED (Paris). The project was supported by the European Commission (DG External Cooperation). As part of this project, Sacha Kagan carried out background research and conducted interviews in Karamoja, co-realizing a documentary film with Steffen Keulig. He contributed in partnership with ACTED to the overall project coordination as well as to introductory “awareness-raising” workshops held at 4 universities (Lueneburg, Groningen, Bordeaux, and Geneva). He also coordinated the project seminar at Leuphana in the Summer Semester 2008 and Winter Semester 2008/2009, as well as several research & awareness-raising events across Europe in 2008 and 2009 (4 international conferences, an art performance, an art intervention repeated multiple times, a research paper and an advocacy paper for the EU Commission, and poster exhibitions) and supported the highschool 'Johanneum' in Lueneburg that carried out a cultural exchange with Karimojong youngsters in Uganda. Finally, Sacha Kagan designed and carried out a qualitative evaluation of the outcomes of the project among participating students across Europe, and co-edited (with David Knaute of ACTED) the final book publication "Sustainability in Karamoja? Rethinking the terms of global sustainability in a crisis region of Africa" (Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2009).
StatusCompleted
Period01.01.0814.07.09
URLhttp://www.karamoja.eu/

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