Dr. Resty Naiga

PhD in Social and Economic Sciences: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
Chair and Head Department of Development Studies
Department of Development Studies
Brief Profile: 

Other professional training

  • Gender Competences in Higher Education Programmes
  • Certificate in Transdisciplinary Research Methodologies
  • Advanced Research Design and Multi-Methods in Practice
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Do-No-Harm Approach
  • Gender and Climate Change
  • Research Risk Assessment and Safeguard Training
  • Developing Research Supervision skills
  • Child-focused advanced  research methods
  • Research Ethics
  • Inter-University Research Methods Training


Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, and Peace in Africa” hosted by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network. The details of the event can be viewed at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/webcast-natural-resources-sustainable-development-and-peace-africa?emci=e0e822b5-67b5-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&emdi=99a6bb98-6ab5-ea11-9b05-00155d039e74&ceid=222896

Summer School

Convener and host of the Summer School on “Wealth Inequality Research: Capacity Building in Higher Institutions in Africa” September 2024 in partnership with Duisburg –Essen, Germany and University of Michigan, USA

  1. Women on the Margins of Resource Management: Water and Land Conflicts in Uganda’s Refugee Settings
  2. Joint Research project “Land Acquisitions and arising Land Inequality in Rural East Africa (Uganda and Kenya)
  3. Wealth Inequality Research in Africa
  4. Addressing water-related conflicts through collective action
  5. Water Governance Reforms in Developing Countries: Implications for Sustainable Access to Safe Water and Gender Equality in Uganda
  6. The EU-AU Trade and Development Partnership: Towards a New Era?
  7. Exploring Conflicts and Unity under Community-Based Water Management in Uganda
  8. Gender mainstreaming in higher Institutions of Learning
  9. Implications of COVID-19 on Food Security and Gender Relations: Perspectives from Uganda
  1. Towards Achieving Sustainable Access to Safe Water in Uganda
  1. Conditions for Successful Community-Based Water Management: Perspectives from Rural Uganda
  2. Collective-action for long-term access to safe water in rural Uganda

Naiga R., Ananga E.O; and Kakumba U., (2023). Gendered Participation in Water Governance: Implications for Successful Community-based Water Management and Women Empowerment. International Journal of Rural Management, 1 – 16 DOI: 10.1177/09730052231202567

Naiga, R. (2023). "Determinants of Conflicts in Local Water Governance and Implications for Peacebuilding in Water Development," Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 29: No. 2, Article 2. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol29/iss2/2

Naiga R (2020) Local Water Conflicts in Uganda: Options for Peacebuilding Policy and Practice. APN briefing Note Number 27. Published in February 2020. See https://www.ssrc.org/publications/view/local-water-conflicts-in-uganda-o....

Naiga, R (2020) Where Are the Women’s Voices? Local Water Governance and Inclusive Peacebuilding in Uganda.” Published in March 2020 see https://kujenga-amani.ssrc.org/2020/03/05/where-are-the-womens-voices-lo...

Mbabazi, V., Naiga, R., & Helen, N. N. (2020). Towards a Gendered Peacebuilding Processes for Sustainable Peace. Jadavpur Journal of International Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/0973598419896441

Ananga, E.O; Naiga, R; Agong, S.G; Njoh A.J and Vickers, H.P., (2021) Examining the contribution of community participation in water resource production and management: perspectives from developing countries SN Soc Sci (2021) 1:37 https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-020-00050-0

Naiga, R. (2021). The EU-AU Trade and Development Partnership: Towards a New Era? https://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/eu-au-trade-and-development-partnership-towards-new-era

Naiga, R (2022). The EU-AU Trade and Development Partnership: Beyond the Aid Trap: https://kujenga-amani.ssrc.org/2022/02/14/eu-au-trade-and-development-partnership-beyond-the-aid-trap/

Naiga, R (2021). Implications of COVID-19 on food security and gender relations: perspectives from Uganda. Young African Researchers in Agriculture (YARA) Working Paper 24

Naiga, R. (2020). Determinants of User Satisfaction and the Implications on Collective-Action in Demand-driven Water Governance in Rural Uganda.  International Journal of Rural Management, 1-27. DOI: 10.1177/0973005220968957

Baine, Euzobia Mugisha, and Resty Naiga (2021). "Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for Promotion of Gender Equality: Gains and Challenges in Uganda’s Higher Education." Gender and Socio-Economic Change; 299.

Naiga, R. (2018). Conditions for Successful Community-Based Water Management: Perspectives from Rural Uganda. International Journal of Rural Management, 14 (2) 1-26. DOI: 10.11770973005218793245.

Naiga, R., Penker, M., Hogl, K., (2017).Women’s Crucial Role in Collective Operation and Maintenance of Drinking Water Infrastructure in Rural Uganda. Society & Natural Resources. 30 (4), 506-520: DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2016.1274460.

Naiga, R., Penker M., Hogl, K., (2015). Challenging pathways to safe water access in rural Uganda: From supply to demand-driven water governance. International Journal of the Commons 9 (1):237–260. URL:http://www.thecommonsjournal.org. RN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-116928

Naiga, R. and M. Penker (2014). Determinants of users’ willingness to contribute to safe water provision in rural Uganda. Lex Localis - Journal of Local Self-Government 12(3): 695–714. DOI 10.4335/12.3.695-714 (2014).

Asiimwe, G.B.,and Naiga R,(2015) ‘Towards understanding challenges to water access in Uganda’, in S. Linnane, K.G. McGuigan, H. Fagan, and A. Rugumayo (eds), Water is Life, pp. 59-72, Rugby, UK: Practical Action Publishing.

Naiga, R., Penker, M., Hogl, K. 2013:  Proceedings of the “Institutions for Collective Action” Conference held in Utrecht, Netherlands on 29-30 November 2012. http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/handle/10535/8616

Naiga, R., and Penker, M (2012): Proceedings of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Junior Summit” Water: Unite and Divide”: Interdisciplinary approaches for a sustainable future held in Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy from 27 – 30 August 2012. http://www.esf.org/hosting-experts/scientific-review-groups/humanities-hum/strategic-activities/esf-junior-summit.html