NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.
Examine contemporary development debates that focus on globalization and its impact on Uganda, with case studies on environment, health, gender, and civil society in the vibrant city of Kampala.
WHY STUDY DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA?
After a difficult past and decades of reforms, Uganda has established itself as a model for contemporary global development. Witness how this African nation has implemented fascinating economic development programs and attracted significant financing from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Perched on Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, the cosmopolitan capital city of Kampala offers opportunities to visit reforestation projects, small-scale farming communities, and the diverse wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park as you examine political, economic, and environmental issues related to development. Explore what makes Uganda’s refugee policy one of the most internationally recognized in the world with visits to refugee camps such as Nakivale refugee settlement. Meet Ugandan university students; study environmental, health, and human rights projects; and develop practical skills like community mobilization, project monitoring, and policy analysis. During the program, you’ll also visit Rwanda, with one of the fastest growing economies in the region, to see its unique development model. This excursion leads us to a critical analysis of the development nexus of the two countries.
KEY TOPICS OF STUDY
- Natural resources, the modern state, and political conflicts
- Gender, women’s empowerment, and development
- History, politics, geography, land rights and food security
- Economic development, health, and society
- Models of eco-tourism, conservation, and natural resource management
- Collaborations and case studies with Ugandan university peers
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for details on the program courses (including syllabi), program sites, and housing.
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