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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa

Global Youth Dynamics and‘reality’negotiation in Eastern Africa

Keywords

  • Youths
  • Eastern Africa
  • ICT
  • high education
  • ‘realityʼ
  • career
  • overseas
  • foreigners
  • future vision
  • immigration
  • traditional society

Areas

  • Sub-Saharan Africa

Website

https://www.aajoint.live-on.net/en/

About the Project

Project term: April, 2021–March, 2024

  This project employs an ethnographic approach to explore how African youths are trying to build their careers while negotiating their surrounding “reality” and attempting to put future plans into practice. In African countries where growth, tourism, ICT, and higher education are advancing (partly due to recent educational policies), young people disobey traditional authority and seek freedom in the vast opportunities offered through contact with foreigners beyond Africa’s boarders. With the shrinking of the globe facilitated by expanding information networks, young people have to deal with dynamic problems in an opportunistic and situational manner. By describing and analyzing young Africans’ “current” perceptions and practices, we will clarify the dynamics of young people in eastern Africa in the global era.

Wakana SHIINO, Project Coordinator
(Associate Professor, ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA)

ILCAA Staff

  • Daiske SHINAGAWA

Joint Researchers

  • Midori DAIMON
  • Seera GEORGINA
  • Takuya HAGIWARA
  • Keiya HANABUCHI
  • Eri HASHIMOTO
  • Ian KARUSIGARIRA
  • Laban Kithinji KINYUA
  • Yukiko KONDO
  • Isao MURAHASHI
  • Takuma OTANI
  • Soichiro SHIRAISHI

Outputs

Meetings

The 6th meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 23 Jul 2022 14:00–17:00
  • Venue: online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Organized by ILCAA
  • 1. Mwanika Kassim (Gulu University)
    “Permits of Punishment: A tale of Formalizing Informal Processes of Sugarcane Farming on Youth Livelihoods in Uganda”.
    2. Constance Mudondo (Makerere University)
    “Negotiating livelihoods in complex contexts: Young people's experiences in transboundary conflict zones in Eastern Uganda”.

The 5th meeting

  • Date/Time: Sun 12 Jun 2022 14:00–17:00
  • Venue: Room 303, ILCAA/ online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countries” (Principal Investigator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA) Project Number: 17K02002)
  • 1. Iaso MURAHASHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Shizuoka Prefectural University)
    “Exploring a sense of belonging and community: Refugee youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp”
    2. Enos Kitambo (Makerere University)
    “Politics, Youth Entrepreneurship, and Empowerment in Developing Countries” (tentative)

The 4th meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 26 Feb 2022 14:00–17:30
  • Venue: Room 303, ILCAA/ online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa”,Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countries” (Principal Investigator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA) Project Number: 17K02002)
  • 1. Takuya HAGIWARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
    “Becoming a Self-reliant Man Through Their Experiences in the Athletic Group: The Case of Kenyan Youth in Competitive Cycling”
    2. Rebecca BABIRYE (Tokyo Christian University)
    “Neither Here nor There: Exploring East African Youth in Flux”

The 3rd meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 20 Nov 2021 14:00–17:00
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA/ online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa”,Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countries” (Principal Investigator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA) Project Number: 17K02002)
  • 1. Kinyua Laban Kithinji (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Sophia University)
    “Towards a Political Ethnography of Digital Media Platforms in Rural Africa: Theoretical Underpinnings”
    2. Midori DAIMON (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido University)
    “Music and Education: How Karaoke Makes Ugandan Youth Open their World” (tentative)

The 2nd meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 31 Jul 2021 13:00–16:00
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA/ online meeting
  • Language: English
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa”,Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countries” (Principal Investigator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA) Project Number: 17K02002)
  • 1. Keiya HANABUCHI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hokkaido Medical University)
    “Migration and Solidarity: Comorian Youth Diaspora in Transnational Social Space”
    2. Takuma OTANI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Graduate School of Kyoto University)
    “Formation of group norms and maintenance of order by voluntary organizations for motorcycle taxi drivers in urban Uganda” (tentative)
    Moderator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA)

The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time: Sat 12 Jun 2021 13:00–16:00
  • Venue: Online meeting
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Global Youth Dynamics and ‘reality’ negotiation in Eastern Africa”,Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) “The study of ‘Cohabitat family’ with elite single and house girl in the cities of East African countries” (Principal Investigator: Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA) Project Number: 17K02002)
  • 1. Wakana SHIINO (ILCAA)
    Introduction
    2. All members of this project
    “The condition of Youths in my field: concerning this project”
    3. All members
    Bibliography on African Youths studies

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