Planning field research CAR
Just a quick word to let you know that my field research in the Central African Republic is finally taking concrete shape… I have booked a flight to go Aug 2 – Sept 1 (I intend to go twice, a second time around november), the UN OCHA has offered to send an official letter of invitation and to support me where possible, also I am looking to work together with local offices of UNICEF, Cordaid and Caritas. The best thing is that the people who are currently working there seem very happy for me to come. They explained that whereas neighboring countries are often visited by researches, CAR is not, while there is a great need for knowledge. And this is especially true for the field of education; someone told me the current lack of education in the country is truly dramatic. This is why they are happy to offer their support and advice.