Frank Ahimbisibwe

Frank Ahimbisibwe
Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) · Department of Planning and Governance

BA, MA, PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Ahimbisibwe Frank Senior Lecturer Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Planning and Governance Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda .................................... Visiting Associate Professor African Studies Centre Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Tokyo, Japan .................................... Associate Researcher Institute of Development Policy (IOB) University of Antwerp Belgium.

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In the last thirteen years since the discovery of oil and gas resources in Uganda, numerous developments have taken place to pave way for the development of oil and gas sector which necessitated land acquisition. In response, interventions such as cash compensation, partial land acquisition and resettlement were undertaken. The lacuna for this stud...
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Since 2002, Uganda has been trying to find a durable solution to the Rwandan refugee issue without success. Despite various attempts at (in)voluntary repatriation, the majority refuse to return. Resettlement is not possible, and local integration is yet to be explored. Simultaneously, the recommendation for the cessation of refugee status by the Un...
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Uganda is a host country to refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. By the end of 2018, Uganda was the 3rd and 1st top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively with over 1.2 million refugees on its soil. This number had increased to over 1.4 million by February 2020. Although Uganda has been praised worldwide as be...
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Previous studies have treated oil-induced displacement, women's livelihood, and the environment at separatee issue. No major study has paid full attention to the relationship between oil-induced displacement, the livelihoods of women, and the impact of resettlement compensation environment in Albertine graben, Uganda. This article examines the appr...
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The paper analyzes the challenge of physical (in) security of Rwandan refugees in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements, South Western Uganda. The paper is largely based on the views of the refugees themselves. It argues that contrary to her international obligations and the general view that Uganda is a hospitable asylum country, refugees face insecu...
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By April 2020, Uganda was one of the top refugee hosting countries in the world and the largest in Africa with over 1.4 million refugees. Uganda has been generally described as being friendly to refugees and in 2006 passed a law, the Refugees Act, which has internationally been recognized as a progressive law. However, there is a discrepancy betwee...
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The Refugees Act was passed in 2006. It has been praised as a progressive law that meets international protection standards. However, after fifteen years, a number of gaps still exist. These gaps have existed since its enactment while others have come as a result of the changing nature and dynamics of the refugee problem. This article argues that a...
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The chapter examines the gap between the legal principles and the practice of “voluntary” repatriation as a durable solution for Rwandan refugees in Uganda. Since the Tripartite Agreement was signed in 2003 to repatriate 25,000 Rwandan refugees, only 850 of them (0.03%) returned home; and most of them almost immediately went back to Uganda, claimin...
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Uganda hosts refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries and the region. By April 2020, Uganda was one of the top refugee hosting countries in the world and the largest in Africa with over 1.4 million refugees. Uganda passed the Refugees Act in 2006 to regulate refugees. The Act has been praised world wide as being a progressive law that...
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Uganda hosts refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), by the end of 2018, Uganda was the 3rd and 1st top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively. It hosted over 1.2 million refugees. In 2003, a tripartite agreement was signed to repatriate 25,000 R...
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In the last thirteen years since the discovery of oil and gas resources in Uganda, numerous developments have taken place to pave way for the development of oil and gas sector which necessitated land acquisition. In response, interventions such as cash compensation, partial land acquisition and resettlement were undertaken. The lacuna for this stud...
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Despite multiple attempts over the last 15 years, Uganda has been unable to find a durable solution for a group of approximately 15,000 Rwandan refugees living on its soil. The cessation of their refugee status was about to come into effect at the end of December 2017, until the Government of Uganda decided to postpone it once more, meaning that Rw...
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Uganda is one of the top refugee hosting countries in Africa and the world. It has been praised as a generous country with progressive refugee policies and laws that reflect the country’s national, regional and international obligations. However, a number of challenges ranging from increasing refugee numbers, protracted refugee situations, the burd...
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Despite multiple attempts over the last 15 years, Uganda has been unable to find a durable solution for a group of approximately 17,000 Rwandan refugees living on its soil. The cessation of their refugee status has been repeatedly postponed and is about to come into effect at the end of December 2017. If invoked, Rwandan refugees will become illega...
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Uganda hosts refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. By May 2017, Uganda was the second refugee hosting country in the world, with over 1.2 million refugees. In 2003, a tripartite agreement was signed to repatriate 25,000 Rwandan refugees. Only 850 refugees accepted to return and most of them came back almost immediately to Uganda...
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Uganda is a host country to refugees from neighboring countries including Rwanda. According to UNHCR, by the end of 2015, Uganda was the 8th and 3rd top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively. It hosted over 500,000 refugees. This number had increased to over 1 million by February 2017. Although Uganda has been praised world w...
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Uganda is a host country to refugees from neighboring countries affected by conflicts and war. According to UNHCR, by the end of 2015, Uganda was the 8th and 3rd top refugee hosting country in the world and Africa respectively. It hosted around 512,968 refugees. Uganda was estimated to host around 810,000 refugees by the end of 2016. This raises th...
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This study critically analyzes the role of Uganda as a host state in providing the security of Rwandan refugees in Nakivale settlement. The study specifically assesses the status of refugee security and state obligations under refugee and human rights law, the protection and practice of refugees’ physical security, protection and practice of legal...
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The self-reliance strategy in Uganda has very good aims of empowering refugees become self reliant and reduce on their dependence on humanitarian agencies among other reasons. By focusing on Oruchinga refugee settlement, the study found out that, refugees have been able to engage in a number of livelihood strategies both agricultural and non-agricu...
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The study that was carried out in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, South Western Uganda sought to establish the causes of land conflicts, assess the effect of land conflicts on the livelihoods of refugees and the implications for refugee protection in Uganda. The research design was case study and largely qualitative although a small amount of quantita...
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Refugees, who were traditionally conceived and presented as humanitarian issues, are now increasingly being viewed as security threats. The language of threat now dominates refugee discourse and policy making as well as scholarly analysis. Focusing on Uganda, this paper explores how refugees have been reconstructed as security threats and the impac...
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The study focused on community participation, management and sustainability of public projects with a case of water and sanitation project in Kabwohe Itendero Town Council, South Western Uganda. The study specifically sought to examine how the water and sanitation scheme was examined, assessing the factors affecting community participation in the m...
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This book is an outcome of a study that was carried out on the Batwa in Kanungu District, South Western Uganda. The study specifically examines the socio –economic relationship between the Batwa and their natural environment. The book explores the causes and effects of the eviction of the Batwa from the forests and analyses the success of Kitariro...
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This book is an outcome of a study that was carried out on the repatriation of Rwandese refugees in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Isingiro District, Uganda. The study specifically analyzes international law of repatriation, problems hindering repatriation and mechanisms for popularizing repatriation. The book argues that although repatriation is a...
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This book is a result of the study that was conducted on natural resource conflicts, resolution and management mechanisms between refugees and host communities in Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district, South Western Uganda. The study specifically establishes the history of natural resource conflict, analyzes the current natural resource...
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This book is a result of the study that was conducted on the strategies used by universities in preventing HIV infection among undergraduate students using the case study of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Uganda. The study specifically establishes the strategies used by MUST to prevent HIV infection among undergraduate students...
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This book is a result of the study that was conducted on women political participation in local governments in Bushenyi district, south western Uganda. The study specifically examines the roles of women in local government, analyses factors limiting women political participation and makes recommendations on improving women political participation i...
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This book is an outcome of a study that was carried out on refugees and host communities in Isingiro District, South Western Uganda. The study specifically assesses the causes of land conflicts between refugees and the host communities and the sources of their livelihoods. The book explores the effects of land conflicts on livelihoods and analyses...

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