The introduction of popular, recognizable symbols can be described as the first step towards the creation of a viable social network around which political parties can base their mobilization efforts. Therefore, the choice of a symbol matters and in order to manipulate the power of symbols, it is important for the users to identify a particular symbol, conduct research at the grassroots levels with an aim of identifying the different interpretations and audience perception a particular symbol holds for a particular community. Symbols have increasingly been used as branding tools in political communication and social mobilization. In Uganda, political party symbols have been used by politicians to flag post their identities and policies. Moreover, the increasing use of symbols has informed voters about the brand identity and character of the politicians.
Tourism development is increasingly getting recognition as a sustainable option to simultaneously reduce poverty and ensure environmental conservation. Current trends indicate that various organizations from the international, regional, national and local levels have increasingly teamed up into partnerships to perform and maintain tourism. This thesis treads through the intricacies of the processes through which multilevel partnerships (MLPs) have been formed to produce and maintain gorilla tourism in Uganda s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP). The research focuses on two case studies (BCRC a community tourism enterprise and CMGL-a private-community partnership tourism enterprise) to analyse the extent to which tourism contributes to livelihoods. The research undertakes this task by combing Actor Network Theory s process of translation and the sustainable livelihood approach as a methodological point of entry. This entirely qualitative research indicates that the story of establishing gorilla tourism and related community projects at BINP is also a story of how conservation discourses have been translated into the local realities of BINP. The case studies reveal how the glob
After the phase-out of external support, many community based development organizations in Uganda find hardship in running the project towards achieving the main goal of the project while others get stuck.The study explored the significance of capacity building practices on the Uganda Youth at risk Development Network (UYDNET) project sustainability. The study found out a generally low consideration of top down, bottom up, Partnership community organization capacity building approaches in UYDNET. The study equally found a low level of project self-reliance and goal achievement. Capacity building had a significant relationship with project performance and it predicted 54.7% of the variance in project performance. This infromation would help project leadership/management, to explore and create awareness of capacity building best practices which they may need to adopt to enhance achievement of their desired performance expectations and mandate. To the community members and leaders, the study would offer an opportunity to express their concerns, views and experiences on the UYDNET capacity building efforts that the project leadership needs to address.
Tuberculosis remains a public health problem of global proportions with approximately one-third of the population of the world infected, mostly in the developing world. Challenges continue to exist in the delivery of TB treatment in Kampala city, Uganda including limited successful adoption of WHO recommended Community-Based Directly Observed Treatment short-course strategy (CB-DOTS). TB patients social network and social support systems can influence treatment seeking in Kampala, Uganda under modified WHO approved CB-DOTS. In describing social networks and social support systems of TB patients seeking treatment in Kampala over the course of treatment, the study identified factors influencing TB patients choice of DOT strategy and compared social network characteristics between TB patients by DOT strategies. It further evaluates treatment outcomes among TB patients in relation to patients social network characteristics and DOT strategy. An anthropological implication of this study is that the nature and substance of social networks and support exchange during the treatment process shifts over time with important ramifications for ensuring appropriate care during longterm care.
Relationships and interests are critical to our understanding of the NGO advocacy work in Uganda. However, more often the focus is on the technical rather than the relational problems in development. It is on this basis that most attention has focused on the agency of the donors. Through applying feminist research principles, this study examined the agency not only of donors but the various actors in the NGO gender advocacy nexus. The specific focus was on three gender focused organisations that is Uganda Women''s Network, Uganda Land Alliance and Federation of Uganda Women Lawyers in Uganda. The study findings showed that all actors in the gender focused NGO advocacy nexus in Uganda are economically, socially and politically rational. They would like to reduce their transaction costs and maximise their interests. While donors use financial and development discourse knowledge resources, NGOs and government use their identities and status to negotiate and maximise their interests. Although not necessarily the determining factor, negotiation of interests influences both the agenda and the relationships among the various actors.
A Training Module on Potato Production and Management has been produced by the Open and Distance Learning Network (ODLN) team from Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK) with support from Commonwealth of Learning and and innumerable network of partners. It was produced to respond to a number of challenges faced by Lifelong Learning potato farmers in south western Uganda but could be used for the same purpose in other areas. MUARIK and her partners identified the training gaps in the areas covered in this manual, during the long interactions with farmers ever since the L3F project started in Uganda. Since then, deliberate efforts have been made to address such challenges and the production of this Manual is one of the strategies.
If I had a choice I would like to live in a world where payments are completely pushed to the background. That belief was re-enforced after using Mobile Phone Money launched in Uganda in 2009. Every transaction I have done was via mobile phone. Sending money or paying was so easy, it was just SMS away, courtesy of Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) Mobile Money, the widely celebrated mobile money payment system launched in 2009. Currently, about 50% of adult population in Uganda transact through Mobile Phone money. One thing cool about Mobile Phone Money is that it allows payments between private individuals which credit cards don't usually allow. If done right, it is much easier to sell the idea of Mobile Money to the poor than selling the idea of banking and other complicated financial services. Every time their airtime balance runs out they go to the nearest shop and recharge talk time. They trust the system much more than they understand it. If there is one thing Uganda showed to the world beyond a shadow of doubt is if done right, mobile phone money can be a real catalyst of a developing economy ensuring financial inclusion of those at the bottom of the pyramid in the true sense.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Uganda Landmine Survivors Association (ULSA) is a non-governmental organization, focused primarily on advocacy and victim assistance throughout Uganda. The organization was founded in April 2005 in order to campaign against the use, production and transfer of landmines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war (ERWs). ULSA also serves as a peer to peer support network for survivors, providing them with training in vocational, leadership and advocacy skills in partnership with other organizations throughout Northern and Western Uganda.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Uganda Conflict Action Network (sometimes referred to as Uganda-CAN) was an advocacy organization seeking to raise awareness of the suffering caused by the Lord's Resistance Army insurgency of northern Uganda. In early 2007, Uganda-CAN became Resolve Uganda, a full-scale organization aimed at securing the US leadership needed to end the war through grassroots efforts and lobbying initiatives. The campaign began in 2005.