FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR JUNE2006-JULY

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					                   FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT FOR JUNE 2007-JULY 2008

Title of the Project:                                Reporting Period:
Consolidating Peace And Development In The           1st July 2007 – 24th October 2008
Lake Victoria Regions And Its Environs: The
National And Local Responses To
Transformation For Sustainable Development
Sida/SAREC Ref:                                      Date of Submission :
2001 – 4600                                          (each section of the form must be filled in)
                                                     October 2008
                                                     Sida funding (SEK):3,264,593(July 07- June 08)
                                                     National funding (USD):
                                                     Other contribution (USD): Space, human resource, counterpart funding*
Submitted by:                                        Name of collaborating institution(s):
Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University Department of Human & Economic Geography, Göteborg University
P.O. Box 7062 KAMPALA, Uganda                    P O Box 630, SE 405 30 Göteborg
Name of Principal Investigator:                 Name of Principal Investigator:
Prof. Edward K. Kirumira                             Dr. Margareta Espling
Faculty of Social Sciences, Makerere University      Department of Human & Economic Geography, Göteborg University
P O Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda                        P O Box 630, SE 405 30 Göteborg
Telephone: 256 41 545040 / 256 71 545040             Tel: 46-31-773 1403
Fax:         256 41 530185                           Fax: 46-31-773 1398
E-mail:      deanfss@ss.mak.ac.ug; or                E-Mail: margareta.espling@geography.gu.se
       ekirumira@ss.mak.ac.ug

OBJECTIVES : Summarise the specific objectives stated in your original proposal. Indicate and explain any modifications
made during the reporting period
Human Resource Capacity Building through Strengthening Senior Researchers’ capacity for Ph.D. supervision, linked with Ph.D. students support
* The Faculty continues to commit matching funds for seminars, workshops and coordination meetings.




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                                                                     PROJECT SUMMARY

Capacity objectives:                                                                                                    Start Year:   Final Year:
                                                                                                                        July 2005     June 2009
     To enhance mutual collaborative research and related academic pursuits between Ugandan and Swedish Senior
      Researchers and Institutions.

     To promote joint publishing by Swedish and Ugandan researchers.

     To generate empirical findings that illuminate theory and practice.

     To develop new research methodologies relating to collection, analysis and presentation of data.

     To enable senior researchers improve their research capabilities in their respective specialties, and to expose
      them further to state of the art research methodologies, including the application of Geographical Information
      Systems (GIS) to social science research.

     To increase supervisory capabilities of senior researchers.

     To enable students acquire theoretical and practical research and writing skills and PhD and Masters awards.

     To build the foundation for young academic staff by widening their exposure and initiating them into analysis
      of wider developmental issues through inter-disciplinary studies, particularly the course on Development
      Studies.

     To open channels with other academic collaborators and partners within Uganda, Sweden and beyond.

     To promote the development of the wider social sciences research and teaching in the Lake Victoria Region
      and its environs, through regional conferences, workshops and brainstorming.

    Note: The overall capacity objectives have not changed through the life of the programme support both in the
          First and Second Phase with the emphasis on enhancing supervisory and networking capabilities of senior
          researchers. Specific emphasis is given to tapping the capacities of the Swedish counterparts in providing
          theoretical and methodological input especially to the students.



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   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

OBJECTIVES        PLANNED               STATUS/PROGRESS                                            BUDGET                       EXPENDITURE               BALANCE                                     OUTPUT                                IMPACT
                 ACTIVITIES                                                                       (1000 SEK)                        (1000 SEK)            (1000 SEK)                             (ANNUAL AVERAGE)
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To Enhance and   Minor               Benefited                     Lap-tops       168,000               1,012,000   173,963               604,981     -5,963               407,019     No new        Six laptops     17 laptops           Influencing
Enrich           Equipment           from DICTS-                   purchased                                                                                                           equipment     purchased       available for        public debate
Institutional                        purchased 35                  for 9 PhD                                                                                                           purchased                     researchers          on topics of
Research         Purchase of         desktop                       students and                                                                                                                      3 Heavy duty    & PhD                national
Capacity         research related    computers                     8 senior                                                                                                            Most          Network         students             importance
                 equipment                                         researchers/                                                                                                        equipment     Printers                             through the
                                     4 printers and                supervisors.                                                                                                        obsolete.                     Access to 3          created greater
                 Purchase of new     2 laptops                     3 Network                                                                                                                                         Faculty              capacity to
                 printers, laptops   procured                      printers                                                                                                                                          computer             carry out
                                                                   purchased                                                                                                                                         labs                 research and
                 Consumables         Consumables                   Consumables    797,032               2,921,738   670,905               1,212,256   126,127              1,709,482   Limited and   Consumable      Institutionali       produce
                                     included                      included                                                                                                            individual    in-puts         zed                  evidence-base
                 Purchase of         computer                      computer                                                                                                            access to     available but   consumable           for dialogue.
                 consumables as      accessories,                  accessories,                                                                                                        consumable    still limited   in-puts
                 in-puts for         cassette tapes,               tape                                                                                                                              to individual   within and           Evidence based
                 research            stationery.                   recorders,                                                                                                                        researchers     beyond the           decision
                                     PhD student                   stationery                                                                                                                        and the three   core research        making through
                                     fees at Mak                                                                                                                                                     PhD students    team                 combining
                 Part of Minor                                                                                                                                                         No capacity   Periodic        Periodic             research
                 Equipment and                                                                                                                                                         for           servicing of    servicing of         capacity on the
                 Consumables         Laptops                                                                                                                                           equipment     equipment       equipment.           needs in the
                                     servicing and                 Equipment                                                                                                           replacement                                        region
                 Equipment           parts                         and                                                                                                                                               Replaced
                 servicing &         replacement                   programmes                                                                                                                                        Anena’s              Quality of
                 replacement         e.g. RAM                      replacement                                                                                                                                       Laptop that          graduates who
                                     replacement                   as requested                                                                                                                                      was stolen           will positively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          impact on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          socio-economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fabric due to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          results of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          research being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          incorporated in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          teaching




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      EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (CONTD)
OBJECTIVES             PLANNED                                  STATUS/PROGRESS                         BUDGET                EXPENDITURE                            BALANCE                                     OUTPUT                               IMPACT
                      ACTIVITIES                                                                       (1000 SEK)                     (1000 SEK)                     (1000 SEK)                             (ANNUAL AVERAGE)




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To increase          Supervision of        A total of 8 senior           A total of 8 senior                                                                                                Limited PhD        3 senior        8 senior             Research
supervisory          PhD students          researchers are               researchers are                                                                                                    supervision        researchers     researchers          culture
capabilities of                            actively engaged              actively engaged                                                                                                                      supervising     actively             entrenched
senior researchers                         in supervision of             in supervision of     N/A                  N/A       N/A                  N/A       N/A                  N/A                                          engaged in           among senior
                                           PhD students                  PhD students                                                                                                                                          graduate             researchers and
                     Supervision of        All senior                    All senior            N/A                  N/A       N/A                  N/A       N/A                  N/A                                          students             PhD students
                     Masters students      researchers are               researchers                                                                                                                                           supervision
                     and other PhD         supervising at                supervising                                                                                                                                                                Contribution to
                     students outside of   least two Masters             Masters students                                                                                                                                                           questioning the
                     the Sida/SAREC        students and 3                and 5 senior                                                                                                                                                               development
                     support               senior researchers            researches                                                                                                                                                                 thinking as well
                                           are supervising               supervised other                                                                                                                                                           as examining
                                           other PhD students            PhD students                                                                                                                                                               issues of policy
                     Attendance and        All the 8 senior              All 10 senior                                                                                                      On average 2       3 senior        All 8 senior         and practice in
                     presentation of       researchers                   researchers                                                                                                        staff with         researchers     researchers          relation to post-
                     papers at             presented at least            attended and                                                                                                       access to          attended        participated in      conflict
                     conferences           one paper at                  presented papers                                                                                                   international      international   local and            situations,
                                           national and                  at local and                                                                                                       conferences        conferences     international        emergent
                                           international                 international                                                                                                                                         conferences          diseases, and
                                           conferences                   conferences                                                                                                                                                                poverty
                     Attendance of         4 of the 8 senior             All senior                                                                                                         No PhD             No PhD          2 PhD                eradication
                     PhD lunchtime/        researchers                   researchers have                                                                                                   supervision        supervision     supervision
                     supervision           attended seminars             so far attended                                                                                                    seminars           seminars        seminars held
                     seminars              for supervisors of            seminars for
                                           PhD students                  supervisors of
                                                                         PhD students




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     EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (CONTD)
OBJECTIVES           PLANNED                        STATUS/PROGRESS                                          BUDGET                       EXPENDITURE                           BALANCE                        OUTPUT                               IMPACT
                    ACTIVITIES                                                                              (1000 SEK)                        (1000 SEK)                        (1000 SEK)                (ANNUAL AVERAGE)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                PRE-
To Enhance         Field Work            7 PhD students                11 PhD               331,800               1,419,600   687,285               1,170,998   -355,485              248,602   Limited       3 Mak and 3    8 Mak and 5          Research and
Mutual                                   jointly                       students jointly                                                                                                         institution   Swedish        Swedish              supervision
Collaborative      Joint supervision     supervised with               supervised and                                                                                                           al            senior         senior               capacity of Mak
Research and       of PhD students       one at stage of               are at varied                                                                                                            academic/     researchers    researchers          senior
Related Academic   including visits to   writing up her                stages of                                                                                                                research      collaborate    collaborate          researchers
Pursuits Between   field sites and       thesis. One has               completion of                                                                                                            collaborat                                        greatly
Ugandan and        support for student   defended his                  their                                                                                                                    ion           3 PhD          9 new PhD            enhanced
Swedish            data analysis         thesis                        programme                                                                                                                              students       students plus
Researchers &      PhD students’         All 4 Swedish                 All Swedish                                                                                                              No joint      jointly        the 3 from           Building on the
Institutions       joint field work      counterparts                  counterparts                                                                                                             PhD           supervised     Phase 1              experiences
                   support               and 5 senior                  and senior                                                                                                               students                     jointly              from the sub-
                                         researchers                   researchers                                                                                                              supervisio    3 senior       supervised.          programmes to
                                         involved in                   involved in                                                                                                              n within      researchers    Lost One of          formulate a
                                         field site visits             field site visits                                                                                                        the           engaged in     the Students         specific
                   Involvement in        All the 8 senior              8senior                                                                                                                  Faculty       active                              approach to
                   community and         researchers                   researchers                                                                                                                            research.      Level of             tackling the
                   institutional based   carried out field             actively                                                                                                                 Highly                       conference           issue of poverty
                   fieldwork             work                          involvement in                                                                                                           individual    1 senior       participation        alleviation for
                                                                       research                                                                                                                 ized          researcher     greatly              example
                   PhD students          All carried out               All carried out                                                                                                          senior        published in   improved             contributing to
                   fieldwork and data    field-based data              field-based data                                                                                                         staff         peer-                               developing a
                   analysis              collection. All               collection                                                                                                               involved      reviewed       8 senior             Result Based
                                         PhD students                                                                                                                                           in active     journals       researchers          PRS M&E
                                         have been fully                                                                                                                                        research.                    engaged in           system aimed at
                                         registered.                                                                                                                                                          Book Gala      active               linking resource
                   Travel                                              All senior           548,800               1,319,050   97,125                383,258     451,675               935,792   Virtually                    research.            outlays with
                                         4 PhD student                 researchers and                                                                                                          no                                                results
                   PhD students          spent 1-2                     students made                                                                                                            publicatio                   Although not
                   travel to Swedish     months at                     at least one visit                                                                                                       ns and no                    necessarily
                   collaborating         Gothenburg and                either way                                                                                                               promotion                    project
                   institutions          Vaxjo Univ                    (Sweden or                                                                                                               s                            specific, all
                                                                       Mak)                                                                                                                                                  the 8 senior
                   Subsistence for                                                          170,000               512,500     35,355                219,750     134,645               292,750                                researchers
                   Sen. Researchers                                                                                                                                                                                          have began




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5
                                         All senior          All senior                                                                                                         active
                     Attendance and/or   researchers and     researchers and                                                                                                    publishing
                     presentation of     all PhD             all students                                                                                                       (see
                     papers at local &   students have                                                                                                                          narrative for
                     international       attended (see                                                                                                                          publications
                     conferences         narrative)                                                                                                                             within the
                     Subsistence for     4 students spent    9 students spent                                                                                                   reporting
                     Students            time in Sweden      average 1                                                                                                          period)
                                         others              month in
                     PhD students stay   postponed to        Sweden per
                     in Sweden (SI)      start 2nd half of   alternate year
                                         3rd year
                     Administrative                                              235,000   960,000     272,145   648,488   -37,145   311,512
                     Funds
                     Unforeseen Funds                                            184,799   743,715     19,628    299,018   165,171   444,697
FACULTY              Theory and          40 Graduate         All PhD             829,163   3,580,029   464,490   660,915   364,673   2,919,114   No            Limited          Links with
RESEARCH             methodological      students on         students                                                                            regional      collaboration    Gothenburg,     Enhanced spirit
FUNDS                courses and         Faculty progs       attended cross-                                                                     collaborat                     Lund and        of regional and
                     special sessions    attended cross-     cutting courses                                                                     ion           13 Research      Växjö           international
Build the                                cutting courses                                                                                                       reports in the   Universities’   scholarly
foundation for                                               Swedish                                                                             No open       public           library         collaboration.
young academic                           Swedish             counterparts                                                                        access to     domain           systems
staff by widening                        counterparts        input registered                                                                    individual
their exposure and                       input registered                                                                                        research      No support       Participation   Research
initiating them      Writing skills      4 PhD students      All PhD                                                                             reports       to Masters       in related      capacity greatly
into analysis of     development         attended SGS-       students have                                                                                     program          research        enhanced.
wider                                    run workshop        attended at least                                                                   No            students         initiatives
development                                                  one writing                                                                         support to                     like VicRes,
issues                                   3 PhD students      skills workshop                                                                     Masters       Establishing     I@mak and
                                         invited to                                                                                              program       the              NORAD
                                         CODESRIA                                                                                                students      framework        funded Good
                                         workshops                                                                                                             for data base    Governance
                     Masters students    8 Masters           30 Masters                                                                          No            development      project
                     partial funding     students            students                                                                            database
                                         supported           supported                                                                           for                            7 research
                     Research            Research            2 research                                                                          research                       reports
                     Inventory           Inventory for       inventory                                                                           undertake                      produced
                                         Mak and other       exercises done                                                                      n in social
                                         research                                                                                                sciences                       9 of the MAs
                                         institutions                                                                                                                           supported
                                         updated                                                                                                                                have
                     Thematic and        3 Senior            7 Inter-                                                                                                           graduated
                     Interdisciplinary   Research and 3      disciplinary and                                                                                                   and 3 due for
                     Research studies    junior Research     6 Thematic                                                                                                         Jan. 2009
                                         studies have        studies were                                                                                                       graduation
                                         been approved       completed and
                                         for funding         reports                                                                                                            Draft Social
                                         from 1st half       available                                                                                                          Sciences



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funds                                                                                  Research
                                                                                       data base
                 3,264,593   12,468,63   2,420,896   5,199,664   843,697   7,268,968
        TOTALS               2




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Narrative for Report Period: July 2007 – June 2008

1. Publications & Accepted Conference Presentations (alphabetical)
   Atekyereza, P. Living with HIV/AIDS amidst deprivation in Northern Uganda: Choosing between death. Conference paper to be published

   Bantebya Kyomuhendo G. Health Sector Reforms: implications for reproductive health in Hoima district. A paper at Gender Festival in Tanzania Dar-es-
      Salaam

   Bantebya Kyomuhendo G. The Care economy implications for reproductive health outcomes. A paper at the Women’s World Congress in Madrid Spain
      July 2008

   Bwana C.N “Voting Patterns in Uganda: Towards the End of the National Resistance Movement’s (NRM) Domination in Uganda’s Politics?” A paper
      presented at Workshop organized by IFRA on Twenty Years of Democratization in East Africa, Held at Kenya Comfort Hotel, Nairobi, from 2-3
      October 2008

   Kabonesa, C. "Health Sector Reforms; and Gender Relations and HIV/AIDS in Hoima District" at The 4th Annual Scientific Conference held at Hotel
      Africana, Kampala, Uganda September 17-19, 2008.

   Katahoire, Anne R. and Edward K. Kirumira. 2008. The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Higher Education Institutions in Uganda. Paris: International
      Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO

   Kirumira, E.K. 2008. The Politics of Coordination and Management of the Multi-Sectoral Response to HIV/AIDS in the Context of Global Funding:
       Experiences from Uganda. In: Follér, Maj-Lis and Thörn, Håkan (eds.) The Politics of AIDS: Globalisation, the State and Civil Society. London:
       Palgrave

   Madanda A. Gender in E-Governance Development – Best Practices, Benchmarks and Way Forward, Presented At The African E-Gov Forum 2008,
      March 4th – 6th 2008, Serena Hotel, Kampala Uganda (PPT)

   Madanda Aramanzan, Consolata Kabonesa and Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo (2007)”Challenges to Women’s Empowerment Through ICTs: The Case of
      Makerere University” Agenda Journal Issue No 70

   Murindwa-Rutanga et al. Research Methods and the Supervision of Graduate Programmes, Fountain Publishers (Forthcoming)




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       Olago, D., E.K. Kirumira et.al. 2007. Climatic, Socio-economic and Health Factors Affecting Human Vulnerability to Cholera in the Lake Victoria Basin,
          East Africa. Ambio, Vol. 36 No. 1

2. Conferences Attended
   The individual reports contain the specifics of the dates, nature and titles of presentations (where applicable) in the conferences attended

3. Research Reports
   i.     Robert Kabumbuli (Ph.D)
               Title: “Reducing Plastic Waste in the Urban Environment: A Participatory Search for sustainable Options”
  ii.     Paul Omach (Ph.D)
               Title: “Conflict and Livelihood in Gulu District”
 iii.     Florence Kyoheirwe Muhanguzi (Ph.D)
               Title: “A Gender Dimension of Community Involvement in Sexuality Education in contemporary Uganda”
 iv.      Tabitha Mulyampiti (Ph.D)
               Title: “Effective Participation of Women and Party Politics: An Analysis of Women in Leadership and Elected Political Positions
  v.      Innocent Kamya
               Title: “Enhancing Access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Services through the Private Sector as a tool for Strengthening
               HIV/AIDS Control in hard to reach areas: A Case Study of Kalangala District”
 vi.      Anthony Mugeere
               Title: “Decongestion of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Uganda and Eastern Uganda: challenges and Opportunities for Health
               Delivery”
vii.      Okiria, Edith (PhD) and Zerupa Okello
               Title: “Combating Sexual Harassment at Makerere University”




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