Briefing Notes and Special Reports

Aside from working papers and seminars the RLP produces a range of publications for multiple purposes. The research is targeted at a range of audiences (eg academia, government officials or the public) and aims to produce information quickly on time-sensitive issues. These result in special reports compiled either through individual consultancies or for external publications, including briefing notes that represent immediate but preliminary observations from the field, letters sent to the national newspapers or advocacy briefs that attempt to bring attention to specific thematic areas.

The Peace Recovery Development Plan (PRDP) was launched in 2009 after an elongated planning process which began in 2007. It was designed to address the needs of Northern Uganda as it emerged from two decades of conflict. The multi-donor framework, focused on four areas: consolidation of state authority, rebuilding and empowering communities, economic revitalisation and peacebuilding and reconciliation. However, the document has struggled to achieve its stated ambitions.

This baseline study addresses the impact of PRDP I as a way of providing a baseline for the second phase, which began in July 2012. The study was done under the auspices of the Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity (ACCS). This looks to deliver contextual analysis of the overall recovery process focusing on conflict
indicators, actors and dynamics, identifying early warning messages for advocacy purposes.

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Refugee Law Project organized a roundtable discussion with Police officers and Police Surgeons that took place on Wednesday 19th April 2013. The roundtable was a result of key issues emerging from the various trainings, which suggested a need to conduct several follow-ups, including the roundtable, to maximize effective response to and prevention of Sexual Gender Based Violence and Persecution.

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“In the service of the Lord’s army” is a biography about Norman Okello; a young man from northern Uganda who was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army at the age of twelve and forced to become one of its harbingers of death. This book will tell a true story of epic proportions, about severe hardships and extreme strength and resilience in events that happened in a strange but real world about fifteen years ago. The book tells the tale of how one of the most brutal rebel groups in the world changed the life of one individual irreversibly. It will show how a young child was able to cope in this hostile environment and navigate through all the hardships.

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ACCS Project activity brief. This report is a follow up on the developments associated with Nodding Syndrome (NS) in northern Uganda. It serves as a catalyst in advocacy for sufficient response to the plight of NS patients in post conflict northern Uganda. It calls for the establishment of conditions that can meet the basic needs and aspirations of the victims as was observed in the International Scientific Meeting on Nodding Syndrome in August 2012 in Kampala. Though the report is limited to developments associated with Nodding Syndrome disease in Kitgum district, it serves as a reminder to concerned stakeholders that the NS remains a challenge and needs an adequate response.
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A collaborative initiative of the RLP and the Kitgum District Local Government. The NMPDC is located in Kitgum district town council - Northern Uganda an area ravaged by over two decades of armed conflict and is struggling to recover in the post-conflict era...
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