Networks Hosted


Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) and Worker’s Health

CBR has hosted a continental network on “Structural Adjustment Programmes and Workers’ Health”, from 1999 to 2002, financed by IDRC, and included participating research teams from Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Nigeria. This network brought together researchers working on issues of workers’ health in the post-SAP period.

Network for Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU)

In October 1994 a Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU) was formed during a workshop which brought together 24 Ugandan institutions involved in research-related activities. CBR was host to its Secretariat until 1999 when NURRU acquired its own premises. The Government of the Netherlands funded the initial NURRU research programme.

Arid Lands and Resource Management (ALARM)

ALARM was a network for Research in Eastern Africa which brought together researchers from Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda working on pastoral resources and environmental management issues in these countries. The research results have been published at CBR as ALARM Working papers.

Gender and Work in Eastern and Southern Africa (GWESA)

GWESA network was hosted at CBR from 1997 to 2002. GWESA has promoted research on gender and work in countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda. The research results have been published at CBR as GWESA working papers. The network was supported by SIDA/SAREC

Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN)

From 2003 to date Centre for Basic Research has been the National Research Institute (NRI), for CEWARN. CEWARN is an initiative of the of the seven-member Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mandated to receive and share information concerning potentially violent conflicts as well as their outbreak and escalation in the IGAD region. CBR is mandated to assist IGAD secretariat/CEWARN to establish a functioning early warming and response structure in the IGAD region with a focus on pastoral conflicts along the borders of IGAD member states.