This book presents the results of a transcultural research group consisting of students and lecturers from Uganda and Germany. Together they conducted research in Uganda, focusing on the culture of central Uganda with a particular focus on the work of the Hope Development Initiative. The contributions, which can be classified into the three categories: entrepreneurship, society and culture, deal primarily with the subject of community building from a transcultural perspective. The aim was to analyse how community building contributes to the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities to make a positive impact on people's lives as well as on the community as a whole.
Introduction: Catherine P. Anena: The HDI and the District of Amolatar
Janine Kaiser: Financing for African Hybrid Start-ups
Alexander Shevelov: The Impact of Digital Transformation on Uganda's Agriculture
Asha Olol: How does the HDI Create Value in a Social Enterprise through Inclusive Female Leadership?
Charlotte Theiss: Women in Uganda: Understanding the Gender (Im)balances in Rural Communities
Louisa Singer: Creating Change from the Bottom Up. How does HDI Raise Civil Society in Rural Uganda?
Marius Hupperich: Development Status and Development Measures by State and Private Players such as the Hope Development Initiative in Amolatar, Northern Uganda
David Mugambe Mpiima, Consolata Kabonesa, Henry Manyire, Margarita Espling: The New Normal? Farmer Groups, ICTs, and Empowerment in Apac District, Lango Region in Northern Uganda
Catherine P. Anena, Catherine I. Abalo: Best Practices in Promotion of Women's Sustainable Livelihoods: A Case of the HDI Rice Programme in Amolatar
Annelie Graf: Art and Culture as Contributions to Identity Building in Rural Communities in Uganda - A Field Report
Cara Thielen: (Organizational) Culture, Identity and Cultural Change: Explorative Research on the Hope Development Initiative
Elizabeth Kaase-Bwanga, Agnes Apea Atim and Betty Akullo: Culture, Self-Identity and its Effect on the Economic Empowerment of Women - A Case Study on the Hope Development Initiative