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  • Community Information
    The collections in this Community are comprised of Indigenous Knowledge emanating from communities in the neighborhoods of Kabale University. These are communities in the great Kigezi Region.
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    This community holds students (Graduates) dissertation and Thesis, Staff field reports, Students (undergraduate) study reports
  • Research Articles
    The community includes research article publications in journals both local and international, conference papers in proceedings and reports, abstracts and reviews by Kabale University Staff and Students
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    This community archives publications by individual University Staff and Students, Faculty and Departmental Publications (i.e. University Journal, Newsletters, University official publications etc.), groups and Association operating in the University (i.e. Convocation and Staff and Students Association}

Recent Submissions

Classroom Streaming and Academic Achievement Among Atudents in Aecondary Achools in Uganda: Evidence from Apac and Jinja Districts.
(Kabale University, 2023) Karuhanga, Samuel; Chama, Julius; Bantu, Edward; Tibesasa, Ruth; Turyasingura, Benson
Several studies have been conducted to ascertain the impact of ability grouping on academic attainment over the past 20 years, but little effort has been made. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of classroom streaming on academic achievement and self-esteem of secondary school students and the relationship between streaming and academic achievement among students in secondary schools in Apac and Jinja districts. The researcher involved four secondary schools from the Apac and Jinja districts. The 240 subjects, both boys and girls, with 30 subjects drawn from each of the selected streams, were drawn from the four schools. The sample chosen was large enough to be representative of the whole student population in the two districts. The analysis of the relationship between streaming and academic achievement revealed that the p-calculated value was found to be 0.0001 with df = 238. Since 0.0001 is far less than 0.05, which is the P-critical value at which the researcher tested the hypothesis, the conclusion is that streaming has an effect on academic achievement. The study confirmed that ability grouping has a strong bearing on the academic achievement of secondary school students.
Gender Responsive Climate Financing as a Strategy to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: a Legal Analysis.
(Kabale University, 2023) Kabaseke, Charlotte
Women have been noted to be key contributors in seeking strategies to mitigation and adaptation in respect to climate change. Research has acknowledged that due to women’s socially constructed gender roles, enhancing their access to economic and social resources is a key contributor to the promotion of better mitigation and adaptation outcomes. It has, however, been observed that despite this realization, climate finances are usually unequally distributed and with unequal participation of men and women during the distribution or consideration for distribution. The available research has, however, not adequately analyzed the role of law in ensuring that equal distribution is achieved. It is therefore important for the barriers against women’s equal access to climate finance to be eliminated, from a legal perspective. Although various strategies have been developed for ensuring the realization of climate finance, there is need to legally strengthen the financing through more gender-equitable ways. This article therefore employs the doctrinal research method to analyze the adequacy of the existing climate change legal framework in ensuring equal distribution of climate finance with respect to women. The article also analyzes a few of the non-legal factors that are contributors to the unequal distribution of climate finance. The article concludes that legal recognition of equitable climate finance distribution will go a long way in contributing to the realization of climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, the chapter makes recommendations on improved ways of ensuring equitable distribution of climate finance.
Analysis of Viability of Core Inflation Components Based on Excluded Items in Uganda.
(Kabale University, 2023) Munyambonera, Ezra; Mukiza, Chris Ndatira; Niyimpa, Ediga Mfite
The motivation behind this study was to investigate the viability of core inflation components based on traditionally excluded items of the consumer price index in Uganda. Particularly, this was achieved through subjecting all Energy, Fuel and Utilities (E,FU) and Food crops to volatility and persistence tests. The study used time series data obtained from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) for the period July 2010 to June 2017 and covered all the 10 baskets monitored by UBOS. The measurement variables included volatility and persistence. In this paper, the sum of the coefficients of an AR (q) model is used as a measure of persistence. In the study, food and related items are noted to be more volatile than EFU items. Particularly tobacco leaves, peas, matooke and malewa recorded the highest volatility with a low persistence while cassava fresh, water melons, apples, ground nuts and french beans recorded the least price volatility during the study period. On the other hand, the EFU items namely petrol, diesel, paraffin, Uganda National Water (UNW), firewood and electricity recorded the least variation in prices with a high persistence during the study period. The study further indicated that inclusion of the EFU and food items found to be less volatile and highly persistent, did not yield significantly different results when comparing means of the recompiled and existing core index at 5 percent level of significance. However, the recompiled core index was more precise than the existing core index because the standard error was reduced by 7 percent. In light of the findings, this study recommends a periodical review of the core inflation components based on both volatility and persistence in order to improve estimates.
The Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Digital Literacy for Community Empowerment in Western Uganda.
(Kabale University, 2023) Rwotolonya, Sarah Kakuru
Digital literacy has become a concern in this era that is characterized by heavy dependence on the usage of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). To evidence this, in Uganda, 36% of the non-internet users are digitally illiterate, and the digital literacy index is still low at 20%. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of public libraries in promoting digital literacy for community empowerment in the western part of Uganda. The study was guided by the specific objectives which include; establishing the strategies undertaken by public libraries; and the challenges they encounter in promoting digital literacy for community empowerment in western Uganda. A case study design was used to gather qualitative data on the availability of library facilities, the strategies undertaken by public libraries; and assessing the challenges encountered by public libraries in promoting digital literacy for community empowerment in western Uganda. The study found out that public Libraries in Uganda are in the front line of promoting digital literacy within their communities through community outreach, face to face, and hands on training. Through these, members within the community are taught mobile phone literacy, computer skills and other life and vocation skills in liquid soap, and shoes making. These libraries also provide information and internet access in a bid to close the access gap. However, they encounter a number of challenges such as limited funding, unstable power supply, few ICT facilities, and few staff within the libraries. There is therefore a need for the government of Uganda to increase funding, recruit more staff, develop a national digital skills framework, mandate internet service providers to support public libraries with free internet access if a digital literate society is to be realised.
Unleashing Women Entrepreneurial Potential in Uganda: Challenges Facing Women Entrepreneurs in their Quest for Business in Maziba Sub-county, Kabale Municipality, Kabale District.
(Kabale University, 2023) Murezi, Caroline Masiko; Akankwasa, Alex
Worldwide, the contribution of women to the process of development is accepted. An entrepreneur is a person who has confidence, strong vision, willing to take risks, generating new ideas and innovations. Women conduct business and contribute to the nation’s growth as much as their male counterparts. Women own and run businesses in numbers that would have been hard to imagine a few decades ago. However, women entrepreneurs face challenges in business; they are more disadvantaged than men. Existing research focuses on other areas than the main challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Maziba Sub-county, Kabale District; this needed an assessment. The objective of this study was to investigate challenges women entrepreneurs face in their quest for business. The study was guided by the Gender Theory. The study used a case study research design utilizing both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Using random sampling, a total of 180 respondents were selected for the study. Primary data was collected using survey questionnaire, in-depth interviews, focus groups, with randomly selected women entrepreneurs, and secondary data was obtained from reports. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed for data analysis using SPSS Version 26. The challenges that were highlighted include; lack of education and training, restricted financial access, gender discrimination, negative views, insufficient resources, legal concerns, cultural norms, attitudes about women's roles, limited mobility, and women's varied domestic needs and obligations. To boost assistance for female entrepreneurs, conclusions and recommendations have been made to the government, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. Directions for future research were also stated.