Field Research Trip to the DRC

January 27th

UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis and Program Manager Aaron Pangburn traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 27 to February 4 for a field visit to meet with UVC partners, Congolese civil society, government actors, and MONUSCO, the UN peace operation in the Congo. They visited the capital Kinshasa and Gemena in Sud-Ubangi province, where they met with the ex-combatant community to discuss their experiences of return, and a number of local authorities on the challenges of decentralization.