Dastan Bamwesigye

Dastan Bamwesigye
Mendel University in Brno · Department of Forest and Wood Products Economics and Policy

Ph.D. Renewable Resources Economics and Management
Natural Resources Economics, Ecosystems services, Smart City/Urban, Energy, Zero Deforestation & Climate change.

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Introduction
A multidisciplinary researcher with years of experience in international research. I have dare interest in Natural resource economics. I am interested in forest biodiversity and ecosystem conservation economics, clean and renewable energy as alternatives, and sustainable development. Expert in Non-market and behavioral valuation, and resource governance. CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR POSTDOC OPPORTUNITIES & RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS
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September 2016 - September 2020
Mendel University in Brno
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2014 - July 2016
Mendel University in Brno
Position
  • Master's Student

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Publications (65)
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The effects of COVID-19 have significantly interrupted countries and the social order across the globe. However, the developing countries which could not manufacture or even buy the most wanted commodity: COVID-19 Vaccine, looked on as the situation got worse even in the rich nations. Diplomacy seems a ray of hope among developing countries as rich...
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Uganda possesses natural rainforests that serve enormous environmental ecosystems and biodiversity services. Moreover, the country is known for its various tropical rainforest hardwoods, birds, and animal species. Over the years, the trend in the natural forest land has declined at an alarming rate; hence need to investigate the possible drivers. T...
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Dear Colleagues, The year 2021 is soon coming to an end, and at this point in time, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 5.2 million lives and caused over 266.2 million infections globally. These occurrences have left many people worldwide with socioeconomic, mental, and psychological welfare issues. The constant lockdowns, though necessary, hav...
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COVID-19 has overtaken human freedom of movement and association. Moreover, the infection has claimed numerous lives of more than a million people by the middle of 2021. Given the numerous forest ecosystems services and benefits to humans and biodiversity, urban forests and parks provide a significant part by offering urban dwellers recreational an...
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Uganda, located in the Tropical region of Africa, is blessed with natural forests that serve enormous environmental ecosystems and biodiversity. Moreover, the country is known for its tropical rain forests and various hardwood, birds, and animal species. Over the years, the Trend in the natural forest land has declined at an alarming rate; hence ne...
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At the height of climate change, the world target of zero deforestation by 2030 seems like a dream in Africa's developing nations, where over 90% of household energy needs depend on wood fuels and charcoal. This is followed by time series increasing demand for round wood. This study conducts a Willingness to Pay for Energy Alternatives (WTPEA) in U...
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Forest ecosystems provide numerous services and benefits to both humans and biodiversity. Similarly, urban forests services play a vital role by providing urban dwellers with recreational and leisure space, mental health relief, and meditation. In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, many people living in the urban areas could benefit from the forest...
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This study aimed to explore the case study of Brno city regarding smart city models. We analyzed Brno considering smart and sustainable city elements, i.e., smart mobility/public transport, smart technology, smart people, smart governance, smart economy, smart living, and smart environment based on transport, energy, and environment referred herein...
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Uganda is one of the countries in Tropical Africa endowed with natural tropical rain forests. Even though Uganda's Government manages these forests on behalf of Uganda's people legally, these forests continue to decline at an alarming rate. Therefore, understanding the people's state of knowledge on property rights and other challenges facing prope...
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Forest ecosystems provide numerous services and benefits to both humans and biodiversity. Similarly, urban forests and park services play a vital role by providing urban dwellers with recreational and leisure space, mental health relief, and meditation. In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, due to lockdown rules, many people in the urban areas coul...
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The study is an element of symbiosis with nature and the environment. The study aimed to identify the best practices in the European Union (EU), including sharing knowledge and experiments to achieve Protected Areas' sound management and sustainability (PAs). These practices could reduce direct pressures on unique ecosystems and increased access to...
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Herbaceous vegetation within artificially-expanded gaps was studied in two years under a temperate mixed-species forest in Křtiny, Czech Republic. Ten gaps categorized as small (LESS-THAN OR EQUAL TO700 m2) and big (GREATER-THAN OR EQUAL TO700 m2) sizes were used as an alternative to the regular shelterwood and selection systems to create uneven-ag...
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The study addresses sustainable development in the forest and recreational park of Germia in the Capital City of Kosovo. The park serves the residents and other visitors’ socioeconomic and environmental needs, such as leisure, sports, meditation, and biodiversity and ecological roles. Sustainable management and the development of natural resources...
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this N = 173,426 social science dataset was collected through the collaborative COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey-an open science effort to improve understanding of the human experiences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic between 30th March and 30th May, 2020. The dataset allows a cross-cultural study of psychological and behavioural responses to the Coronavir...
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Forests in Uganda are very vital for commercial purposes ranging from wood fuels to high-quality timber. Forests are also the reason that Uganda is among the top tourist destinations in Africa with enormous species of wildlife and trees/plants which lovers of nature would want to visit or see. However, forest degradation and deforestation have sinc...
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Forests in Uganda are very vital for commercial purposes ranging from wood fuels to high-quality timber. Forests are also the reason that Uganda is among the top tourist destinations in Africa with enormous species of wildlife and trees/plants which lovers of nature would want to visit or see. However, forest degradation and deforestation have sinc...
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The COVIDiSTRESS global survey collects data on early human responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic from 173 429 respondents in 48 countries. The open science study was co-designed by an international consortium of researchers to investigate how psychological responses differ across countries and cultures, and how this has impacted behaviour, copin...
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The COVIDiSTRESS global survey collects data on early human responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic from 173 429 respondents in 48 countries. The open science study was co-designed by an international consortium of researchers to investigate how psychological responses differ across countries and cultures, and how this has impacted behaviour, copin...
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This N = 173,426 social science dataset was collected through the collaborative COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey-an open science effort to improve understanding of the human experiences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic between 30th March and 30th May, 2020. The dataset allows a cross-cultural study of psychological and behavioural responses to the Coronavir...
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this N = 173,426 social science dataset was collected through the collaborative COVIDiSTRESS Global Survey-an open science effort to improve understanding of the human experiences of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic between 30th March and 30th May, 2020. The dataset allows a cross-cultural study of psychological and behavioural responses to the Coronavir...
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Charcoal and firewood fuel biomass utilization is thought to be the main cause of deforestation in Uganda. Moreover, the practice of utilizing charcoal and wood fuel in Uganda is said to impact the health of many women and children in the region. The goal of this study was to comprehensively analyze charcoal and wood fuel utilization processes in U...
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Charcoal and firewood fuel biomass utilization is thought to be the main cause of deforestation in Uganda. Moreover, the practice of utilizing charcoal and wood fuel in Uganda is said to impact the health of many women and children in the region. The goal of this study was to comprehensively analyze charcoal and wood fuel utilization processes in U...
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Charcoal and firewood fuel biomass utilization is thought to be the main cause of deforestation in Uganda. Moreover, the practice of utilizing charcoal and wood fuel in Uganda is said to impact the health of many women and children in the region. The goal of this study was to comprehensively analyze charcoal and wood fuel utilization processes in U...
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This study assesses the wood waste generation, its management practices, and its effects on the forests in Ghana. The rate of logging in Ghana has increased and this can be attributed to the increase in the establishment of Sawmilling companies in the country. Increased in the installation of sawmilling companies has increased the sawn timber produ...
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The study reviewed and examined reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in East Africa. At the helm of Deforestation at its biting implication by the early 2000s, REDD+ was first suggested as a prospective climate change moderation arrangement in 2005 at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNCCC) at the CoP...
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This study focused on the willingness to pay (WTP) for forest existence values in Uganda. The study hypothesized that WTP for forest existence values depends on the preference for forest non-use values.
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Forests have enormous economic values. Mostly, these values have been viewed in terms of wood products monetary values and non-wood forest products (NWFPs) such as mushrooms and herbs. The total economic values (TEV) of forests can be divided into two broad values i.e. the use vales (UV) and the non-use values (NUV). However, the total forest econo...
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Uganda commonly known as the pearl of Africa is greatly endowed with flora and fauna. Until the 2000s, most of her vegetation were natural forests. It is argued that human activities have largely damaged these forests lately. Understanding the value people of Uganda attach to such endangered forest resources is very paramount. We hypothesized that...
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Uganda is richly endowed with flora and fauna. Until the early 2000s, most of the types of vegetation have remained natural/virgin forests and shrubs until recent years, when human activities have damaged them. Understanding the different ways that people value such endangered forest resources is very important. The main hypothesis in our study is...
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In Uganda, agriculture remains the backbone of the economy, like in the rest of African countries. The current literature review explores agriculture situations in Uganda while focusing on the role of women, land ownership, and the current policy framework. The authors sought to illustrate some of the core challenges in agriculture and how their im...
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The objective of this paper was to give an overview of the expressed preference (EP) techniques of environmental valuation. These methods offer estimation of the value of a resource not necessarily willingness to pay (WTP) or willingness to Accept (WTA) compensation rather upper and lower values. The method of measuring individuals’ willingness to...
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The objective of this paper was to give an overview of the expressed preference (EP) techniques of environmental valuation. These methods offer estimation of the value of a resource not necessarily willingness to pay (WTP) or willingness to Accept (WTA) compensation rather upper and lower values. The method of measuring individuals’ willingness to...
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Kampala is the capital city of Uganda. Over the years the population growth in the city has more than doubled, and this has increased the demand for energy. However, electricity and gas are not only limited in supply but are also expensive for the majority of the households hence the use of charcoal remains the main source of energy. There is littl...
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For decades, transportation has been considered as a link to all aspects of life worldwide. In this case, the world's natural environment, social well-being and economic development all usually depend on transportation systems. In most cases, safe, clean, sustainable and equitable transport systems help countries, especially in cities and urban cen...
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For decades, transportation has been considered as a link to all aspects of life worldwide. In this case, the world's natural environment, social well-being and economic development all usually depend on transportation systems. In most cases, safe, clean, sustainable and equitable transport systems help countries, especially in cities and urban cen...
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Africa is endowed with enormous forest resources, largely hardwood species. This forest resource provides the region with various forest functions ranging from market to non-market products and services. Over the years, demand for African hardwood and products has increased, thus contributing to the economic performance of particular nations. The f...
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Like the rest of the globe, Forests in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continue to play a vital role when it comes to food security from the perspective of forest function of climate regulation, water provision, and soil protection. Nevertheless, most of the recent deforestation practices in various countries indicate that the region could face severe foo...
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This research study focused on an investigation into the factors contributing to the dropout of children with disabilities (CWD) in rural schools in Uganda with a case study of Ntungamo District. Questionnaires interviews were carried out by the research team. The data collected was compiled and analyzed. Findings indicated that majority of the res...
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Unlike the rest of the African continent and the world, Tropical Africa is endowed with virgin natural forests that continue to play a vital role in the global ecosystem and natural diversity for decades. These forests also provide a great deal of hard and quality timber and wood of species whose demand and value at the world is relatively high suc...
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In particular, Sub-Sahara Africa and Uganda’s energy sector is dominated by biomass, which contributes over 90% of the total expendable energy. Herein firewood and charcoal contribute more than 85%. The main use of biomass energy is cooking and or heating either as firewood or charcoal majorly by local households. There is also huge demand from com...
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Purpose of the article By the end of 2006, findings in the Lake Albert region of Uganda recommended that entire oil reserves in the block would add up to 2.5 billion barrels. This would mark the Albertine Graben one of the biggest onshore oil fields in Africa and would guarantee the potential to convert Uganda's agriculture-based economy. However,...
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Bwindi impenetrable forest is the largest prehistoric forest located in Southwestern part of Uganda covering Districts of Kanungu and Kisoro. The forest consists of hardwood trees with a thick ground cover of ferns, vines, and other plant growth heavily hindering direct ingress by foot. A qualitative study explored the non wood value of this fore...
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The aim of the study is to evaluate agricultural production in Ghana. The methodology used for the work was through the use of qualitative and descriptive analysis of various researchers. Secondary data was predominantly used as a result of careful applying reasonable data simulation techniques. This work was strictly descriptive in nature. The res...
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Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) are aimed at regulation of competition, and preventing undertakings who hold a dominant position in a market from abusing that position respectively. The paper discusses the problem of abusing of market dominance position by enterprises. The objective is to analyze h...
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The nutritional intake during young adulthood supports the maintenance of physical health, impacts risk for future disease, and plays a role in the prevention of excess weight gain. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (2013), Czech Republic ranks as the fattest country in Europe, based on the prevalence of obes...
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Globally, tropical forests are important to the ecosystem and human survival, natural diversity, they are a natural pool of heritable diversity that offers a great deal of medicinal plants, high quality food and wood, and numerous other useful products. Tropical Africa is composed of West Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa regions, over the ye...
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This study includes specifics and statistics on Uganda‘s and Ghana’s economies respectively. It includes anlysis of up to date time-series data on indicators such as Growth Domestic Product (GDP), GDP per capita, inflation, un employment rates, population growth, and employment by sector. An investigation on sector performance was run to find the i...
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The poster gives an account of camel production, role to hunger and food security as well as challenges facing the camel farmers in East Africa.
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Aroids or taro (L. Araceae) are the world’s most ancient food crops. Their antiquity and central role in agriculture and food cultures is underlined by the symbolic meaning and cultural value of the plants, plant parts and numerous dishes. Since times immemorial, aroids have been maintained in a wide range of agro-ecologies. In the tropics, elephan...
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The paper assesses the economic effects of trade liberalization of coffee sector in Uganda as driver for rural development. Uganda for dacades been and is among the worlds most producers of coffee as well as the chief exporters on the world market. Coffee also plays an important role at the national level contributing close to 20% of the country's...
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This paper sets to assess the role of coffee in socioeconomic development and regional development in the East African Region of Uganda. This is because Uganda and the region at large depend on agriculture which employs over 60% of the population hence basic source of incomes for households. This paper draws its recommendations that should help the...
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Uganda is one among the largest producing and exporting countries of coffee products in the world. Coffee production has heavily contributed to both domestic and foreign earnings in the country. Moreover, coffee also serves as a primary source of labour, especially for the rural smallholder farmers. Against this backdrop, this article attempts to i...

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-I have primary data regarding WTP for forest non-use values, conservation, sustainability.
-Herein, I am looking for the best statistical method to examine such data.
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Subject: RESPONDENTS NEEDED FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY ON COVID-19 Help researchers by telling them how you’re doing during the coronavirus crisis Fill out this survey and help researchers learn what the coronavirus pandemic means for our psychological wellbeing. Click here to begin ➡ https://aarhus.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X6017nwDwNEv7D
Hello everybody! 👋🏻 I'm Dastan Bamwesigye, and I’m collaborating with a team of over 100 researchers globally on an international study to learn more about the impact of coronavirus crisis on people's lives. And that includes you! It contains questions related to your experience during the time when Coronavirus (also SARS-CoV-2) and the COVID-19 illness is spreading across the world. We need to hear about the country you live in to help governments and scientists develop solutions. Below is the survey link to participate in this study. This survey has been translated into 42 different languages. You can select other languages at the home page in the top right-hand corner.
If you can only fill out half of the survey, that’s also great. Any kind of participation is a huge help. You can also contribute to this research by sharing the link to your social media network! We greatly appreciate your help and participation in this research.
Please note that we will only use this data for research purposes, and we will be publishing the anonymized results via the Open Science Framework once this study is completed.
For more information of this study, please contact Andreas Lieberoth (andreas@edu.au.dk or xbamwesi@mendelu.cz).
Thank you and stay safe!
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I need some papers about alcoholism amongst the youth-adults.
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The year 2021 is soon coming to an end, and at this point in time, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 5.2 million lives and caused over 266.2 million infections globally. These occurrences have left many people worldwide with socioeconomic, mental, and psychological welfare issues. The constant lockdowns, though necessary, have also compounded the already bad situation and increased rates of mental health issues. Humanistic forest ecosystem services play a paramount role in reducing stress if utilized or accessed by people in need. Forests and urban parks offer recreational services necessary for the mental and physical welfare of the visiting persons. Understanding the value of forest ecosystems and nature for people's welfare is currently more necessary than it has ever been before. Therefore, emphasizing the role of urban nature and forest recreation services during epidemiological situations and lockdown stress is very important for both research and policy and decision makers. Related challenges regarding the pandemic are also essential to investigate, requiring practical solutions. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/challenges/special_issues/COVID_Stress_Nature?utm_campaign=releaseissue_challengesutm_medium=emailutm_source=releaseissueutm_term=silink2
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This research is focused on the willingness to pay for forest existence value in Uganda. We examine the peoples' willingness to pay for forest existence and this willingness contributes to forestry development in Uganda and the region. Major Questions: The consumer/citizenry preference for use, and how this influences their willingness to pay for forest existence will be ascertained by the study? 1. Use value: Primary forest use: timber, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, medicine, gum latex, fuelwood/charcoal, forage and fodder, Recreation 2. Non-use forest value and non-perceived value: Option forest value, Bequest forest value, Existence value: Biodiversity, wildlife, and scenery, climate mitigation, air quality, soil quality, water quality, and flow