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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Social Cohesion in Kenya

Gordon Ogutu is a student at the Dublin City University in Ireland. His SMGP project is entitled "Social Cohesion in Enduring Refugee Crisis: Researching Peace and Cohesion Initiatives in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kakuma, Kenya"

Social Cohesion in Enduring Refugee Crisis:

Researching Peace and Cohesion Initiatives in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kakuma, Kenya

  Student Media Grant Program 

by Gordon Ogutu

A Kenya police lorry parked along a street in Lodwar

Gordon Ogutu



Gordon Ogutu

Dublin City University, Ireland

PhD student in Intercultural Studies (Refugee Integration) 


Social Cohesion in Enduring Refugee Crisis: Researching Peace and Cohesion Initiatives in Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement in Kakuma, Kenya

Project Site: Kenya

Timeline: May-Nov 2023

Thematic Focus 

Under the theme of the refugee crisis, Gordon Ogutu photographed social cohesion related activities. He created a series of blogs about his experience in Turkana, Kenya. Through this series of blogs, he hopes to expose the realities of refugees and host communities in Kakuma refugee camps, Kalobeyei Settlement, and the nearby towns. 


Blog link: Experienceturkana.blogspot.com

This blog is about Gordon Ogutu's field work experience in Turkan, Kenya. It is part of an ethnographic field study conducted in Kakuma, Kenya from May 2023 to July 2023, and describes how social cohesion manifests among communities in a displacement context in the global south.

Program Blogs & Links  

Journey Through Kakuma Refugee Camp (Aug 15, 2023)

What Makes Up the Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement (July 9, 2023)

Celebrating World Refugee Day in Kakuma-Kalobeyei: Hope Away From Home (June 30, 2023)

Kakuma Culture: Home Away From Home (June 16, 2023)

The Turkana People and Culture: Pastoralism, Cattle Riding and Peace (June 4, 2023)

From "Down Kenya" to the North: A Journey from Nairobi to Lodwar (May, 2023)



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