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This is the final published version of a report that has been published in its final definitive form by Newcastle University, 2020.
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Young people aged 16-25 represent a high proportion of the refugee population in Uganda. While mobile phone technology is considered useful for enhancing youth livelihoods, there has been limited research on how refugee youth use mobile phones in their day-to-day lives and how they could be harnessed to better build sustainable livelihoods. In this review we outline directions for future research to develop participatory youth-led refugee projects in Uganda to understand the opportunities and challenges of increased mobile phone connectivity and its impacts on young people’s livelihoods. We argue supporting young refugees to work with local NGOs to inform future policy on employment, mobile infrastructure and services is key. We outline how this could be achieved by developing future research and engagement projects that aim to: (a) Use participatory and visual methods to improve understanding of how young refugees use mobile technologies in their everyday lives. (b) Identify capacity building opportunities that focus on mobile phone usage in delivering learning and access to employment. (c) Co-create participatory learning and employment resources to support collective wellbeing and economic development that stems from grassroots innovation and equitable access to technology.
Author(s): Humble D, Tukundane C, Paparu C, Clarke R
Publication type: Report
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/12/2020
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
Institution: Newcastle University
Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne
ePrints DOI: 10.57711/jf6w-rk56