Post-conflict reconstruction

Key information

This tour provides a rare opportunity for students to explore the complexities of a post-conflict situation and to develop an understanding of the accompanying reconstruction and development processes. It also provides an insight into local provision for new and long-term refugees. The aim of the tour is to enhance students’ learning and broaden their experience in preparation for work in the field. The tour is accompanied by Jessica Hawkins, (Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute [HCRI], University of Manchester). There is also a chance to relax and enjoy a game drive & Nile boat cruise in Murchison Falls national park.


Dates: 30th May – 8th June 2015   (if you have a group who would like to take this study tour at another time, please complete our Enquiry Form).

Minimum group size: 15

Application deadline: 30th January 2015

For information please complete an Enquiry Form  or Apply now


Provisional Tour Itinerary

Date Activities
Sat 30/5/15 Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in the evening. Transfer to Kampala.
Sun 31/5/15 Travel to Bweyale (approx. 6 hours).
Mon1/6/15 Refugee settlements: Meet local leaders. Tour a settlement: reception centre, NGOs, clinic, households. Travel to Gulu
Tues 2/6/15 Regional overview: Gulu university / district leaders / community members
Wed3/6/15 Meet a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captives enterprise group. Hear about their experiences of war and what they are doing now. Negotiating peace: Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative
Thurs4/6/15 Justice & reconciliation. Visit organisations working on issues such as land disputes and gender-based sexual violence. Visit informal courts and cultural institutions providing mediation.
Fri5/6/15 Education & child welfare: hear about the impact of conflict on district social service delivery, and reconstruction efforts, with a special focus on education. Visit a local school. Visit and NGO providing psychosocial support for children.
Sat6/6/15 Therapy: visit a forest project providing Outdoor Therapy to rebuild trust and confidence among war affected youth. Travel to Murchison Falls national park.
Sun7/6/15 MFNP: Game drive to see animals like elephant, giraffe, antelope, buffalo. Boat cruise along the River Nile. Alight and trek to top of falls. Travel to Masindi.
Mon8/6/15 Return to Kampala. Afternoon swimming & shopping in craft market/art gallery.Travel to Entebbe for flight home.

  Programme subject to availability of speakers, visits & hotels.











£1,800 per person

You can choose to pay in full now or pay by installment using the following schedule. Please let us know your preference when you compete the booking form.

Payment schedule
30th  January 2015 Non-refundable commitment fee which secures flights £800
16th  March 2015 Deposit £500
11th  May 2015 Final payment £500
  • Return flights from UK to Uganda
  • Academic tour leader
  • Uganda airport transfers
  • A private vehicle with driver & fuel for itinerary
  • Accommodation (non-air conditioned), sharing twin rooms
  • Half board basis: breakfast and lunch provided each day
  • All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary
  • Mineral water during journeys
  • All government taxes


  • Entry and/or transit visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal items such as bar drinks and laundry services
  • Gifts, crafts & other personal shopping
  • Tips and gratuities (5-10% is normal in restaurants/lodges. The level of tips for guides is up to you.)