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‘To engage or not to’: translating civic education to civic engagement

‘To engage or not to’: translating civic education to civic engagement

This paper draws from a broader study on citizenship education in Western Uganda to explain how civic education knowledge translates into civic engagement through people’s lived experiences. The paperaddresses two questions, that is the contextual understandings of civic education and civic engagement by the partner NGO. Secondly, what explains people’s decision to engage or not to engage. We employed critical research methodologies with multiple data collection methods as a means of empowering rural community members to dialogue with stakeholders in civic education. We present the findings based on three themes, that is rationality, power dynamics, and mutual interests. We draw on Rational Choice Theory to theorise reasons for civic engagement. […]

Rwenzori Region Conflict Analysis Report

Rwenzori Region Conflict Analysis Report

The conflict mapping for the Rwenzori region in 2020 was a prelude to the launch of the Networks for Peace Project that heralded the prevention and resolution of conflicts through early warning mechanisms in Africa, focusing on the Basongora and Batuku Minority Communities in Rwenzori Sub-region of Uganda. So, three years in a row (2020, 2021 and 2022), KRC Uganda in partnership with Minority Rights Group International, with financial support from UKAID has been conducting annual situational reviews of conflicts in region with particular interest in Kasese District where the minority Basongora pastoral community co-exists alongside other larger ethnic groups, mainly the Bakonzo who are predominantlycrop farmers. From the past […]

Briquettes Market Study Promoting Solar Powered Energy Efficient Stoves (PROSPER)

Briquettes Market Study Promoting Solar Powered Energy Efficient Stoves (PROSPER)

The following are the objectives of this strategyi. To ensure accessibility of quality briquettes for wider use at ease-of-reach pointii. To ensure affordability of quality briquettes by bringing down it priceiii. To create awareness and sensitize masses on feasibility of using quality briquettesiv. To support scaled up quality briquettes production as a panacea to bring down the pricev. Strengthening public private partnerships in quality briquettes production andmarketingvi. Integrate and mainstream cross-cutting issues in wider quality briquettes production (including women, children, persons with disability, reducing gender based violence, saving the environment from degradation as well as contributing to reduction of HIV/AIDS) … Click to access Full Report

KRC CONFLICT MAPPING REPORT Northern Uganda

KRC CONFLICT MAPPING REPORT Northern Uganda

This study was commissioned by KRC Uganda working in consortia with the Centre for Economic Social Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA) and Women and Rural Development Network (WORUDET) with funding from The European Union. The purpose was to understand the conflict dynamics pertaining the refugee settlements of Palabek, Bidi Bidi and Rhino where they intended to conduct peaceful coexistence activities, with a view to realigning the project to suit the conflict resolution and peace building needsof the target groups. The objectives of the analysis included assessing the nature of conflicts, mitigation and resolution measures to address the conflicts, the existing conflict management infrastructure, the drivers to the conflict, interventions gaps […]

The Annual African CITY FOOD month campaign

The Annual African CITY FOOD month campaign

By Bernard Bwambale, Nutritionist and Program Manager, KRC On 29th July, Kabarole Research and Resource Centre joined Health Food Africa and Hivos to participate in the African City Food Month campaign webinar, that focused on the Multiplicities of entry points into urban food governance through the lenses of “Food Sensitive Urban Planning” and the “City Food Systems”. The annual event is organized by ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), a global network working with numerous local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. The African City Food Month campaign highlights diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems. During the event, KRC presented operations of the Fort Portal Food System Lab to […]

A CONFLICT MAPPING REPORT

A CONFLICT MAPPING REPORT

This is a report of the Conflict Mapping for the Network for Peace: Preventing and ResolvingConflicts through Early Warning Mechanism in Africa Project being implemented in Kaseseand Ntoroko Districts located in the Rwenzori Sub Region of Western Uganda. The projectis jointly implemented by Community Development Resource Network (CDRN) and KabaroleResearch & Resource Centre (KRC Uganda) in Ntoroko and Kasese Districts respectively,with financial support from the UK aid in partnership with Minority Rights Group International(MRGI) …Click to access Full Report

A Report on the Assessment of Societal Norms, Values & Attitudes that promote or fight Corruption in Rwenzori Region

A Report on the Assessment of Societal Norms, Values & Attitudes that promote or fight Corruption in Rwenzori Region

This study sought to find out the societal norms, values and attitudes that promote or fight corruption in Rwenzori region. The study was commissioned by Kabarole Resource and Research Centre (KRC) with the funding from Democratic Governance Facility (DGF). The scope extended to include the eight districts (Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Bunyangabu, and Kasese) … Click to access The Full Report

THE IMPACT OF THE CREATION OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS ON SERVICE DELIVERY IN RWENZORI REGION

THE IMPACT OF THE CREATION OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS ON SERVICE DELIVERY IN RWENZORI REGION

Kabarole Research Center (KRC), with funding from Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), is implementing a three year Civic Education Project in the Rwenzori region under the title “Enhancing People Power for Transformative Leadership in the 8 Districts of the Rwenzori region”. The project aims at achieving a civically competent citizenry with ability to demand for a more responsive and accountable state; to increase citizens’ knowledge on civil and political rights and to increase government capacity to respond to citizens demands. To achieve these aims, KRC conducted researches on pressing governance issues in order to generate evidence that can be used by citizens and leaders to make appropriate choicesand decisions in planning, […]

THE MELTING POT: Land Conflicts in the Rwenzori Region

THE MELTING POT: Land Conflicts in the Rwenzori Region

This study examines the centrality of land in the conflict situation in the Rwenzori region of western Uganda. By exploring the factors underlying the incidences of land conflicts, the study derives vital implications of these conflicts to the region’s peace and security situation. The findings indicate that land remains at the centre of the prevailing conflict narrative in the Region. Notwithstanding the narratives that may mask land, such as references to ethno-political and sociolinguistic pluralities and antagonisms, land is the fulcrum around which these struggles revolve. Narratives like ethnic tensions have been researched and told time and again, thus masking the fundamental problem: land governance. Land conflicts tend to draw […]