Ms. Caroline Paparu

Research Fellow/Documentation Officer

I am a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Scholar (QES:2018) serving as a Research Fellow in the Centre for African Studies under auspices of the School Postgraduate Studies and Research, where I am academic member of the Editorial Committee of the UMU Book Series. I also facilitate teaching and learning for undergraduate courses in the Department of Development Studies under the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

I have a series of academic qualifications including a Certificate in Instructional Skills Workshop in University Teaching from Saint Marys’ University, Halifax, NS, Canada; a Certificate in From Disaster Management to Sustainable Development from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada; a Masters in Arts (International Development Studies) specialized in Development Policy from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada; A Masters in Arts (Refugee and Migration Studies) from Uganda Martyrs University and; a Bachelor of Arts (Ethics and Development Studies) from Uganda Martyrs University.

I have been privileged to engage in a number of Research project collaborations including as a Research Assistant, for The Resilient Africa Network – Makerere University School of Public Health USAID Uganda Mission project on impact of COVID-19 on communities where we conducted a rapid assessment on the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on communities in Uganda through regional university networks -the central region coordinated through Uganda Martyrs University; Co- Principal Investigator, Visualizing Youth Futures, a  Joint research project by Northumbria University and Uganda Martyrs University  were I Supported the delivery of a shared literature review which explores the experiences of young refugees’ experiences of mobile phone use in Uganda, specifically in the context of the Nakivale refugee camp; Documentation Analyst for a  USAID Research on Perceptions of Youth on Democracy in Dakar, Senegal; Documentation Volunteer at the  Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the Discussion on the Story of Africville at the Black Community Center Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Data Analyst for African Social Development and Health Initiative on the project Role of VHTs in Palliative Care and HIV/Aids Peer Education in Fishing Communities in Uganda. I have also engaged as the Program Coordinator UMU Human Rights Association Organize and coordinate student activities for human rights advocacy like facilitate community dialogues on women, children’s and human rights; debate, community outreach activities; for instance, Organized and hosted two national university debate championship competition on Human rights with about 700 students in attendance.

A member of the organizing committee for the International Conference Africa Institute on Peace and Justice Studies Program Development within the Catholic Social Tradition and; in 2017 as an Evaluation Assistant for the Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion – Equator Peace Academy Program (CEDAR-EPA) Uganda, a Summer school program.

My research Interests include: Identity, Culture and Development; Refugee Youth and Sustainable Livelihoods through Skills development and modern technology; Refugee Adolescents and SGBV; Teenage Pregnancy, Child protection.