CENTRE FOR BASIC RESEARCH

Centre for Basic Research (CBR), is a leading independent research Centre in Uganda, established in 1987 an educational trust and subsequently registered in 1988 as an NGO. CBR is a member institute of the Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) based in Dakar, Senegal. The broad aim of CBR is to conduct research on issues of basic social significance.

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Qualified Team

CBR has a cohort of researchers with qualifications in various fields in the humanities, law and social sciences

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Daily monitor 20th/October/2020

The Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) has advised political parties to stop relying on funding from government but instead, find alternatives sources to finance their election activities. Mr. Fred Musisi, the ACFIM treasurer, said once the suggestion is implemented, it will help political parties overcome the contention and inequality caused by the current form of financing which is based on a party’s representation in Parliament…Read more on page 5

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Executive Director

Dr. FRANK EMMANUEL MUHEREZA

The broad aim of CBR is to conduct research on issues of basic social significance. In pursuing this goal, we also document materials on these issues; publish research results; organize training for interested groups and; liaise with institutions with which CBR broadly shares similar objectives. Research at CBR covers a broad range of fields and interests. These include History, Political Economy, Sociology, Political Science, Law, Education and the Sciences. From 1988 to-date, CBR research agenda has included the following studies: Rights and constitutionalism; civil society and governance; labour (peasant, plantation, factory and artisanal); social movements and democratic struggles; appropriate technology in peasant farming; pastoralism in Karamoja; land tenure and land use; the informal sector; gender; environmental accountability in decentralized contexts; non-profit organizations, impact of structural adjustment programmes and aspects of cultural studies.

 

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MAJOR

Workshops

CBR

31

MAY

2019

24

OCTOBER

2018

08

AUGUST

2005

Youth Employment and Migration in Eastern and Southern Africa

The  workshop at which research findings were disseminated at the national leve. It was a regional workshop held at CBR

Enhancing Agribusiness Economic Opportunities of Rural Women and Girls

Regional inception workshop funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Nairobi, held at Esella Country Hotel, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District

Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge: millennium reflections on the cultural frontiers and conditions of knowledge production

International Cultural Studies Workshop held at Makerere University. It had participants from ENRECA co- operation countries of Denmark, India & Uganda

Services offered

Research on issues of social significance

Centre for Basic Research has undertaken the following commissioned research studies among other:

1. July 2018 –June 2021: Centre for Basic Research was contracted by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Nairobi to carry out research on Enhancing Agribusiness Economic Opportunities of Rural Women and Girls

Networking


1. The Coalition of Civic Education in Uganda (CECU)

CBR is a member of the Coalition of Civic Education in Uganda (CECU), whose secretariat is based at the Uganda Project Implementation and Management Centre (UPIMAC). CBR has since June 2018 been implementing a project titled ‘Strengthening evidence-based democratic governance agenda

Collaboration

CBR collaborates and networks with a number of organizations with which it shares similar objectives. The list of collaborating organizations has been growing over the year. CBR has collaborated with the following international and regional academic research institutions and Universities: the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA);

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Publication and dissemination of research results

Centre for Basic Research organized a regional workshop on ‘Youth Employment and Migration in Eastern and Southern Africa’. The workshop at which research findings were disseminated at the national level was held at CBR on 31st May 2019.

Documentation of materials on research issues


As far as documentation of materials on research issues is concerned, CBR has published several books, working papers, occasional papers,workshop reports,consultancy and commissioned reports as well as alarm workshop reports.

Research capacity building

 

CBR provides an institutional umbrella for multi-disciplinary research in a wide range of fields and interests. These include Basic Research that is intended to inform/influence policy as well as national agenda and general consultancy and technical support

Collaborations and Partners

CBR collaborates and networks with a number of organizations with which it shares similar objectives. The list of collaborating organizations has been growing over the years

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