Recent Submissions

  • Rural (low income) housing: inspiring communities to shape their future: Paper presented at PLEA 2015 Conference 

    Ahimbisibwe, A.; Ndibwami, Alex; Niwamara, T (PLEA, 2015)
    This paper details patterns of energy consumption for domestic buildings in urban areas of Uganda. The paper shows the range of energy sources employed by households, the level of consumption of energy, as well as common ...
  • A study of thermal comfort and thermal preferences in the upland tropical climate of Uganda, Proceedings of 9th Windsor Conference: Making Comfort Relevant, Cumberland Lodge 

    Olweny, Mark; Mugagga, L.L; Nedala, T (Windsor, 2016)
    Upland tropical climates, are often regarded as ‘benign’, but are of increasing concern, particularly with regard to thermal comfort in the context of climate change induced thermal comfort of university students in the ...
  • Joint development of courses for energy efficient and sustainable housing in Africa (JENGA), Uganda 

    Tusubira, Y.; Kateega, J.; Kigozi, J (Architecture and Construction in the Global South, 2016)
    The JENGA project was intended to develop courses for energy efficiency and Sustainable housing in Africa. Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) as one of the partner universities, had over 100 students participating in the ...
  • Training for professionalism: 

    Kamweri, J. M. M. (2016-09-30)
    If we are in search for proof of the grand ingenuity of modern engineering, we need look no further than the success of the recent JUNO mission to Jupiter. That engineers and scientists can capture our remotest imaginations ...
  • Stewards of the Natural Environmental Resources: 

    Kamweri, J. M. M. (Duquesne University, 2015-09)
    The slogan often used to describe the scenic beauty of Uganda’s natural environment is ‘Gifted by Nature.’ Rightly so, Uganda is home to Lake Victoria and four other lakes, not to mention crater lakes. Of the 241,550 sq ...
  • Survival Fate’ or ‘Livelihood Option’? : 

    Kabiito, Bendicto (2016-03)
    Uganda boasts of her natural resource wealth by day, and groans over its mismanagement by nightfall! Expectation and suspicion paradoxically typify the state of affairs of Uganda’s natural resource stock; flora, fauna and ...
  • The African Centre of Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE): 

    Mwine, Julius (The World Bank, 2016-10-17)
    Africa in general and East Africa in particular is faced with problems of low production and productivity, little or no value addition to the few products but also lack of ethical values in management of business. These ...
  • Ethics, Human Rights and Healthcare in Uganda 

    Luswata, Albert (2015)
    This paper attempts to show the linkage between Ethics, Human Rights and Healthcare. In the first place, it argues that healthcare needs ethics to guide it and make it humane; otherwise it is used against the person. This ...
  • Memory and Forgiveness: 

    Angucia, Margaret (2016-03)
    Memories of conflict experiences can be problematic in building social relationships between victims and perpetrators in post conflict communities. The challenge of negative memories to constrain living together in the ...
  • Assessment of Somali refugees’ wellbeing: The centrality of the human needs 

    Balyejjusa, Moses Senkosi (2015-09)
    There is a substantial body of literature on psychological wellbeing of refugees in psychology, especially in relation to refugee acculturation. However, very little research has been carried out on refugee wellbeing by ...
  • Excluded youth and skills training in Uganda. 

    Tukundane, Cuthbert (2015-02)
    This paper shares insights into how the youth population in Uganda that is excluded from education can best be helped to develop skills necessary for the labour market and for other livelihood opportunities, such as ...
  • Learning for sustainable futures: 

    Tukundane, Cuthbert (2015-09)
    With 70% of Uganda’s population of 34.9 million below the age of 30 and 56% below 18 years, the country has one of the youngest populations in the world. The youth bulge that the country is experiencing demands for educational ...
  • Long-term socio-economic development through harnessing the demographic dividend:. 

    Tukundane, Cuthbert (2015)
    In the last thirty years, Sub Saharan Africa has undergone a remarkable demographic transition. The region now has the youngest population in the world with some 600 million people under the age of 25. This young and ...
  • Embracing values beyond the Financial Value: 

    Kabiito, Bendicto (2015-10)
    The dominant discourse upholds an idea that accumulated financial capital (money) can reliably address climate change challenges. What is often neglected is the fact that since the current trends of climate change is ...
  • A democratic political order after violence: 

    Tshimba, David-Ngendo (East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, 2015)
    This article delves into the predicaments of elections after violent armed conflicts as a means to rebuild broken political structures and restore a democratic political order. The article acknowledges that elections are ...
  • In-Sample Spatio-temporal Predictions by Multivariate Singular Spectrum Analysis 

    Awichi, Richard (Elsevier, 2015)
    In this paper, we present a method of utilizing spatial information, usually intrinsic in spatial data sets, to improve the quality of temporal predictions within the framework of singular spectrum analysis (SSA) techniques. ...
  • Learning in architecture: Students’ perceptions of the architecture studio 

    Tumusiime, Harriet (2013)
    In architecture education, the design studio has long been regarded as the centre of teaching and learning. As a learning environment, the studio is the physical site for learning and teaching, where active interaction ...
  • Socialisation:a perilous transition from novice to architect 

    Olweny, Mark R. O. (Architectural Education Otherwhere, 2014-08-06)
    Architectural education includes both formal and informal learning components, instrumental in the transformation of novices into architects. The informal component incorporates tacit aspects of education that can’t be ...
  • Socialisation in Architecture Education 

    Olweny, Mark R. O. (2013)
    Architecture education is an engaging process; long hours in the design studio, a high level of one-on-one instruction, and intense peer review. The process, which extends over the years of formal education, is instrumental ...
  • Environmental Sustainable Design and Energy Efficiency in Architecture Education in East Africa 

    Olweny, Mark R. O. (2013)
    The inclusion of Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD) in architectural education is an important paradigmatic shift for contemporary architecture education, in view of growing concerns for Energy Efficiency (EE) and ...

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