July 2017
[ELLA Community blog series] Beyond Stated Objectives: How a south-south research project developed the skills of a university department
This article was written by Oyewole Adekunle Oladapo, doctoral student and tutorial assistant in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was part the research team at Ibadan University that led, alongside colleagues from FundaUngo in El Salvador, the ELLA comparative research on community-based crime prevention.
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May 2017
[ELLA Community blog series] Pastoralism and Culture in Karamoja Region
This article has been written by Loupa Pius of the Dodoth Agro-pastoralist Development Organization (DADO). Pius is a member of the ELLA Community; he has taken part in the Learning Alliance and Study Tour on Pastoralism and Land Tenure, and was an ELLA LEAP Award recipient. The following article discusses the plight of pastoralists in the Karamoja in the face of changing public policies regarding land tenure in Uganda.
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May 2017
[ELLA Community blog series] Where is the Problem? Skepticism about Uganda’s “Oil 2020″ dream
This article has been written by Sabastiano Rwengabo, research fellow at the Kampala-based regional think tank Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE). He has taken part in the Learning Alliance and Study Tour on Oil and Gas Local Content, and was an ELLA LEAP Award recipient. In the following article, he examines the skepticism of part of Uganda's population about the plans to start oil explotation by 2020, after a series of complications and delays.
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March 2017
Community scorecards for Cape Town’s townships
Citizen participation principles seem easy to grasp in theory but, how can translate into practice? This is the story about how South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council adapted Latin American models of citizen participation to pilot programmes to improve local services in Cape Town’s informal settlements
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January 2017
Using water efficiently to tackle climate challenges in Nepal
This is the story of how a Nepalese expert took ideas on efficient water use technologies from Pintadas in North East Brazil to Manang District in Western Nepal.
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