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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 […]