ALC is very pleased to congratulate Dr Robert Turyamureeba on completing his PhD in Management Sciences Specializing in Public Administration, from the Durban University of Technology.
Robert passed his PhD viva on 14th April 2017, and formally graduated on 13th September 2017.
Roberts PhD thesis was titled: “Building Peace through food security and land access in the Nakivale refugee settlement, Uganda”. The study sought to determine the causes of land conflicts; to establish the relationship between land conflicts and food security; to identify refugee coping strategies; and interrogate the participants’ perceptions of the effectiveness of interventions. Using qualitative and participatory approaches, the study found that both structural and behavioral transformations were needed: structural systematic land demarcation, formation of a special Africa refugee organization, adequate funding, behavioral increased consultations among all stakeholders, use of nonviolent methods in conflict transformation, and a greater participatory approach to problem solving among others.
Robert is currently working at Ipsos Limited as a Senior Research Executive, but long-term he plans to work more in political activism and community work. He is currently setting up an NGO called Africa Peace Oasis, which will promote peace in conflict zone communities and regions in Uganda and Africa.
Robert was awarded both Field Work and Writing Up phase grants by the ALC during his PhD, thanks to the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Many congratulations to Dr Turyamureeba from all at ALC!