MAP podcast – episode 4

Episode 4 focuses on MAP activities in Rwanda, specifically on a medium grants project: “Gira Ingoma – One Drum Per Girl.” MAP’s Principal Investigator, Prof. Ananda Breed, whom we spoke to in Episode 1, interviews artist and project founder Gakire Katese Odile about this fascinating project and how it aims to address persistent gender stereotypes and discriminatory norms that prevent girls in Rwanda from engaging in non-traditional activities/roles in the creative and cultural industries….

March-April 2024 Newsletter

Here is a snap shot of our recent activities, including spotlighting the recent fourth edition of the One Drum Per Girl festival in Huye, Rwanda, project updates, news of our forthcoming hybrid MAP International ‘Celebration’ Conference in May, and launching our third podcast episode! …

Creating a Mithila art focused Local Curriculum in Nepal: Process Notes

Introduction This article briefly outlines the process that JWAS is applying in the creation of a Mithila art focused local curriculum in Nepal. Scholars believe that Mithila art originated in Janakpur (Nepal), the capital city of the ancient Mithila kingdom. Even now, Janakpur is the hub of Mithila arts in Nepal, as well as a…

Creating a Mithila art focused local curriculum in Nepal: An Introduction

The JWAS team with the executives of Laxminiya rural municipality. Photo- Credit: Chandan Jha  Project introduction Janaki Womens Awareness Society (JWAS), a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nepal, has received funds from the University of Lincoln/Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) for creating a Mithila art local curriculum in the Laxminiya rural municipality of Dhanusha district, Madhesh…

February 2024 Newsletter

In this issue we cover: Podcast series: Episode #2, WCCAE, project updates, forthcoming events, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)/…

MAP Webinar: Creating Dialogue to Inform Policy

Welcome to Creating Dialogue to Inform Policy! Join us for an engaging online event where we will discuss the importance of open dialogue in shaping effective policies. Through interactive sessions and expert panel discussions, we aim to foster a collaborative environment where diverse perspectives can be shared and heard. Whether you are a policymaker, researcher, or…

Youth Mental Health Film Screenings

Three mental health films, written and directed by young Rwandans and produced by the Kwetu Film Institute and Uyisenga Ni Imanzi, were launched on 12 December as part of the Visualising Peace project. The films focus on mental health in families, schools, and on the streets….

November 2023 Newsletter

Featuring SPOTLIGHT on the Revitalising Tradition Webinar, the launching of our NEW Podcast series, MAP project updates, and upcoming events….

MAP podcast – episode 1

What’s in the name of the ‘Mobile Arts for Peace’ (MAP) project? Prof Ananda Breed, its principal investigator, joins us to explore this name, the project’s methods, the connections between ‘everyday peacebuilding’ and ‘mobilities’ and how does MAP advance dialogue for peacebuilding via participatory arts….

Visualising Peace: first screening of 3 films (November 2023)

On Sunday, November 12th, the Visualising Peace project had its first screening, which took place at the Kwetu Film Institute offices and the Rwanda Cinema training centre. This was the first opportunity for the Kwetu team—the Uyisenga Ni Imanzi team of teachers, facilitators, students, and young people—to come together to watch the films and give feedback….

Using a Mural and Well-being Thermometer: a creative MEL journey in Hetauda, Nepal 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Note in Hetauda, Nepal by Juhi Adhikari and Sapana Lama  In August 2023, Juhi Adhikari (YAB*/Lead YAAR**) and Sapana Lama (YAB), together with a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, conducted a two day baseline monitoring, evaluation and learning activity with young participants in Hetauda, Nepal. The activities used…