Anthony Kadoma

School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus, Rutherford/McCowan Building, the Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL Office: M15 Maxwell House Email: a.kadoma.1@research.gla.ac.uk Linkedin profile: https://ug.linkedin.com/in/kadomaabooki ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4294-1496

Research title: Understanding the perception of multiple stakeholders of the ecosystem services provided by mangroves to improve restoration activities

Research Summary

My research title is Understanding stakeholder perceptions on wetland ecosystem services to support conservation and restoration activities in Wakiso Uganda. Description Prior to starting my PhD I had considerable time and experience working with communities and individuals in Uganda on how they can improve their living standards. This started after my bachelor’s degree in Adult and community education and my subsequent master’s in applied Community Change and Peacebuilding. While working in the above environments, where the majority of the people are subsistence farmers relying heavily on rain-fed farming, I realized the challenges which they were facing. Because of changes in climate and seasonality many of them had resorted to encroaching massively on protected areas such as forests and wetlands to be able to sustain their productions. This exacerbated the problem as more and more of those protected areas disappeared. As a result, many efforts were tried out by both government and other organisations to ensure that protected areas were conserved and or restored if productivity was to be sustained. My PhD thus asks a key question of what role do stakeholder perceptions on wetland ecosystem services play in conservation and restoration activities in Uganda? To be able to answer that broad question, I must answer the following specific research questions. 1. What are the past, present, and future wetland conservation and restoration activities in Wakiso district? 2. Who are the stakeholders involved, and what are their roles and motivations in wetland management? 3. What perceptions do stakeholders have on wetland ecosystem services and how they are related to conservation and restoration activities? 4. How were the stakeholders' perceptions integrated into wetland conservation and restoration activities and what are the missing gaps? My theoretical framework and arguments are informed by the ecosystem services framework which emphasises the fact that people will always want to conserve or restore ecosystems depending on the benefits that they derive from there. Thus, the higher the benefits the higher the chances that such ecosystems will be jealously protected. However, available research shows the contrary that almost all the key ecosystems especially for natural wetlands and forests have been reducing on a fast rate globally. That is why I am interested in establishing where majority of the stakeholders are aware of the benefits derived from wetlands and whether that an effect in determining whether they should be wisely used or not. Specifically, I will interest myself in stakeholders that are less consulted when most of the policies are made or implemented- the community members. Research methodology and design This study will be qualitative by design and employ an exploratory case study approach. In here, I intend to travel back to Uganda when the Airport is opened as it is closed now because of COVID-19 pandemic. I will use methods of data collection that will limit the involvement of many people at the same time. Interviews both key informant and in-depth will be conducted (by phone if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place) or physically if the situation normalises. I will also engage in community and participant observation as well as document review. Overall, data will be collected at the national level, district level, and community level with between 40-60 participants expected to participate.

Publications

Ross, K., Perry, M. , Keith, N. , Ajayi, S., …Kadoma, A. etal (2020). Future Experiences: Sustainable Development and the Global South. http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/1019/4/Future_Experiences_2020_Book.pdf Kadoma Anthony (2014) Adapting Poverty Reduction Strategies at an Individual, Household and Community level. Masters practicum Report http://future.academia.edu/KadomaAnthony Abdishakur Hassan-Kayd, Fisseha Getahun, Amanullah Hotak, … Anthony Kadoma, Firew Kefyalew, Meike Schleiff et al (2017). Everyday key indicators of peace: Findings from an Eight-country Exploration. https://www.future.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/everyday_key_indicators_of_peace_synthesis_report_2018-01-06-1.pdf

Grants

My Post Graduate Research is financially supported by the College of Social Sciences of the University of Glasgow. Future Generations Graduate School: Grant to develop guidelines for disseminating research findings at a community level. Future Generations Global Network: Introducing Seed-scale to community health workers to facilitate community development in Bufunjo sub-county, Kyenjojo district, Uganda.

Conference

March 26th -28th 2019: Research administrators workshop- Arusha Tanzania (Participant) February 14th -15th 2019: Sustainable Futures in Africa Symposium: Lira, Uganda (Host) February 12th 15th 2018: Sustainable Futures in Africa Symposium: Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (Participant)

Additional Information

Anthony Kadoma is a Ugandan, Social Change and Community Development Specialist. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Community Change and Peacebuilding obtained from Future Generations University WV, USA and a Bachelors Degree of Adult and Community Education 2nd Class Upper Division from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He has since 2007 had consistent work experience in areas of consultancy with various reputable organisations both at national and community level. This includes both government and non-government organisations. He has conducted several monitoring and evaluations studies, baseline surveys, mid-term, end line studies using mainly qualitative approaches. Over the years, he has acquired practical skills in analysis and problem solving, leadership and organisational skills, team working skills, written and oral communication skills, designing, planning, supervising, management of research related activities. In 2017 he started working with the sustainable futures in Africa (SFA) network that brought together university researcher from five universities and their identified communities of practice to explore issues of socio-ecological nature. In the course of his work and study Anthony has travelled to India, Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda, Qatar, the United States of America, Tanzania and recently the United Kingdom. His career objective is to contribute to the body of knowledge where innovation, creativity and growth are given room to flourish in a global community with emphasis on the use and development of human energy which is a universal resource to all mankind.