Author Carolien Jacobs
Ending phase 1
From June to early September, the local researchers Innocent, Joachim and Stanislas continued data collection in Bukavu for two days per week. During this period they sent regular reports to Carolien and these reports were then discussed during Skype sessions.
In September, Carolien spent another two weeks in Bukavu. The aim of this visit was twofold; to wrap up phase 1 of the research, and to start phase 2. To end phase 1, we sat together again for two days and talked about the findings thus far and the extent at which differences and similarities were found in the different suburbs of Bukavu. We also prepared a workshop to inform a wide range of stakeholders about our findings thus far.