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Mark Okello Oyat

Project Director, Dadaab Response Association

Degrees:BA, MEd (York)

Mark Okello Oyat is a Ugandan refugee residing in Dadaab, Kenya. He is the director of a community-based research organization, the Dadaab Response Association (DRA), that positions Mark and his team as refugee scholars in encampment. Some of their work on refugee education has been published in LERRN’s Working Paper Series, such as Mark’s Working Paper “Investigating Corporal Punishment in Refugee Secondary Schools in Dadaab, Kenya.”

Mark is a graduate of the Master of Education and a research-based study in Language, Culture and Teaching, from York University through the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project in 2020. He had a Bachelor of Arts at the same University and passed with the highest honour, Summa Cum Laude.