Evelyn Amony, Chairperson of the Women’s Advocacy Network, speaks at the Sept. 27 conference

On September 27th, the College of Architecture hosted the Symposium on Women, Peacebuilding, and Community Transformation in Post-Conflict Environments. The symposium was sponsored by the Bruce Goff Chair of Creative Architecture and brought together grassroots advocates striving for justice and quality of life for women in post-conflict northern Uganda. Speakers included Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe, Director of the St. Monica’s School in Gulu; Evelyn Amony, Chairperson of the Women’s Advocacy Network; and Michael Otim, founder of the Justice and Reconciliation project and Executive director of the Uganda Fund.

The symposium was part of the launch of OU’s new Center for Peace and Development, which is dedicated to working with and learning from local partners in their efforts to address the long term needs of post-conflict communities

To learn more about OU’s new Center for Peace and Development, co-directed by CoA’s own John Harris, click here.