Richard Businge


Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity

This project was designed to assist the UK Department for International Development and its partners in strengthening the potential of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda (PRDP).

The PRDP is not only an important response to immediate post-conflict issues but is also crucial in eliminating the big discrepancies in development between the north and south of the country. In order for it to truly support sustainable peace in Uganda, it must be comprehensive and conflict-sensitive.

Posted on 19 September 2013

Business for peace in Uganda

This project aimed to help the Ugandan economy better contribute to peace.

The private sector can play a significant role in promoting peace and national reconciliation in Uganda.

That is why we analysed the links between economy, conflict and peace in the country, and fostered business champions of peace.

In particular, we aimed to harness the potential contribution of oil to peaceful development in Uganda and facilitate efforts to build a peace economy in northern Uganda.

This project ran from 2006 to 2018.

Posted on 19 September 2013

Harnessing the potential of oil for Uganda's peaceful development

This project aimed to harness the potential of oil to contribute to Uganda’s peaceful development.

Improving understanding and interaction between local communities, the government and oil companies is crucial in minimising the risk of conflicts caused by oil exploration in Uganda, and in ensuring the country does not fall prey to the 'resource curse'.

We carried out research, set up oil information centres and encouraged companies to fully incorporate conflict-sensitive business practices into their operations.

Posted on 19 November 2013

Social accountability and technology

This project aimed to understand how development actors, including the World Bank and African Development Bank, can integrate social accountability and conflict sensitivity into their programming, including through the use of technology.

Posted on 22 April 2016