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Research programmes

The overall aim of ARiD research programme is to make research knowledge easily available to facilitate social change. Our research takes place both as part of our social action programmes, and on various themes. ARiD’s research is contextually oriented and always carried out in cooperation with other partners. We value rigor in scientific research.

Our research programmes focus on the following broad thematic areas:

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    Conflict, peace and development in Africa
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    Environmental and water resource governance
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    Human rights and economic justice
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    Governance in Africa
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    Human rights and the rule of law
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    Sustainable livelihood in rural community
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    Gender and society

    Accomplished research projects: Click here.

    On-going research project: A Longitudinal Study on the Effect of Income Generating Activity support on Education and Protection Outcomes for Children from Child Headed Households in Northern Uganda (2013-2015). Sponsor: War Child UK.

Community Research Centre Project

ARiD’s Community Research Centre is the first Centre to be set up in northern Uganda. In order to support our research work, the Centre will be equipped with modern ICT equipment and essential library materials and periodicals. For the Centre to be fully operational, it requires computers, computer furniture, bookshelves, books and other library materials.

Saturday, 19 March 2011 13:55

Ben Adol OTTO


Ben Adol OTTO

Director, Culture and Environment

Photo Coming Soon Ben is ARiD’s Director of Culture and Environment and also acts as its Programmes Coordinator. Ben holds a Master of Arts in Culture and Environment in Africa, University of Cologne, Germany (2011), a Bachelor Degree in Arts in Organizational and Communication Skills of Makerere University (2004) and Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management, Gulu University, Uganda (forthcoming -2011). Ben has vast experience and skills in decentralised governance in Uganda. He worked at Kalongo Town Council as the Personnel Officer for many years. As the human resource manager at Kalongo, Ben was responsible for staff appraisal for all government employees in the Town Council; provision of technical support to the Council regarding human resource planning; and, preparation of sector budget and work plans. He also served as the Secretary to the Technical Planning Committee of Kalongo Town Board. Ben has a solid experience in working with charities. He is one of the founders of Friends of Orphans (FRO) a child-focused Community Based Organization in Pader District where he was its first Programme Manager for four years. Ben brings to ARiD his vast experience in program development, fundraising, leadership and organizational and research skills. Ben has conducted field based researches and consultancies in Uganda and Ethiopia. His latest research project was on climate change adaptation in Amhara region, Ethiopia. He has passion on culture, climate change, environmental and water resource governance in Africa. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Northern Uganda Office: Obol Akal Rd., Pader Town Council - Box 17, Pader, Uganda .   Tel: +256  392 177242  - Cell: +256 772 329841                   E-mail: info@aridafrica.org
For more information, please call or e-mail:
Executive Director: Job Akuni - E-mail: job@aridafrica.org - Programs Coordinator: Ben Otto Adol - E-mail: ben@aridafrica.org