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.
CBR has a cohort of researchers with qualifications in various fields in the humanities, law and social sciences
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Daily Monitor 12th/January/2021
US, EU asks govt to unblock NGOs bank accounts
The United States (US) and the European Union (EU) missions in Uganda have condemned the continued freeze on bank accounts of civil society organizations operating in the country. The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) blocked bank accounts of the National NGO Forum and the Uganda Women’s Network in December, accusing them of terrorism financing…Read more on page 12
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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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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
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
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
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);
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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