Research Papers/Topics in Security And Strategic Studies

Mpeketoni Residents’ Perception Of Terror Attacks On Socio Economic Activities And Governmnent Response To Security Improvement In Lamu County, Kenya

This study assessed Mpeketoni Residents’ Perception of terror attacks on socio-economic activities in Lamu County, Kenya. It was motivated by the reported state of insecurity state in the country. The concern was particularly within Mpeketoni region as a result of Al-Shabaab militia insurgency among the communities along the coastal region in Kenya. This study was guided by the following specific objectives; to assess the Mpeketoni residents’ social perception of terro...

Socio-Cultural And Structural Factors Affecting Application Of Informal Crime Controls In Managing Security In Chiakariga Ward, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study on social, cultural and structural factors affecting application of informal crime controls in managing security was conducted in Chiakariga Ward, Tharaka-Nithi, Kenya. The study was motivated by the increasing number of crime incidents in the study area despite dominance of both formal and informal justice systems. This study sought to find out whether the practice of Kenyan legal codes, modernization, social structures and cultural processes in the study area has hampered...

Security Implications Of Oil Exploration On Socio-Economic Activities In South Lokichar Basin, Turkana County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study attempted to explore the security implications of oil exploration on the socio-economic activities in south Lokichar basin, Turkana County, Kenya. Motivation for the study was drawn from manifest disputes between the county government and the national government on the exploration, extraction, production sharing of Oil benefits. This study was based on the Resource curse theory and Environmental justice theory. The research objectives were; to analyse the security implicati...

An Analysis Of Strategic Universal Accessibility Implementation In Zimbabwe’s Hotel Sector

ABSTRACTWhile the topical areas of hospitality service provision have been systematically investigated for the general travelling public, universal accessibility to include people with disabilities has been widely ignored. This descriptive study, attempts to provide some insights into this phenomenon. An analysis of strategic universal accessibility implementation in Zimbabwe’ hotel sector was done. Self administered questionnaires and personal interviews were used to gather data from the r...

Implications Of Special Needs Education Policy On Enrolment Of Learners With Multiple Disabilities In Special Primary Schools In Kisumu County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 93 million children around the world are living with moderate to severe disability of one kind or another. Although education is considered by the United Nations (UN) as a basic human right, implications of education policies on learners with disabilities on enrolment seem to have attracted limited attention. In Kenya, for instance, the National Special Needs Education Policy (NSNEP) is in place to ensure, among other things...

THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY ON THE PERFOMANCE OF COMPANIES IN THE COTTON INDUSTRY IN ZIMBABWE

ABSTRACTThe study seeks to establish the impact of government subsidy on the performance of companies in the cotton industry in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean cotton industry had collapsed to production levels of 9 500 tonnes in year 2014 and the government of Zimbabwe intervened by subsidising cotton farmers through free Presidential inputs support scheme. The costs associated with financing cotton farming, processing it into cotton seeds and lint has proven to be very high and unsustainable to co...

The Impact Of Mobile Financial Services On Households In The Cash Shortage Era In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe study focused on the effect of mobile financial services on households in a cash strapped society. This research was prompted by the increase in usage of mobile money services due to increasing mobile penetration and internet usage in the Zimbabwean society. It was expected that with increase in use of mobile phones would assist in reducing the need for cash by integrating mobile phone usage and mobile money transfer as the country is experiencing liquidity challenges. Evidence in...

The Influence Of Culture On Capturing And Management Of Tacit Knowledge In The Energy Sector

viABSTRACTThe cost of energy has a significant bearing on the performance of economy of societies , thus management of energy resources is crucial . The available energy resources should be utilised more effectively with minimum incremental costs. In Zimbabwe the electricity generation , transmission and distribution industry aims to ensure minimum disruptions in power supply . The industry is characterised with zero tolerance for mistakes as the equipment involved is highly valued. The indus...

Challenges Faced By Organizations In Pursuit Of Iso Certification: A Case Of The Swaziland Revenue Authority.

Abstract The study seeks to examine the various challenges faced by the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) in the ISO 9001 certification process.ISO 9001 is a Quality Management System standard that provides a series of guidelines on how to establish a quality system to manage business processes that affect its product or services. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. A review of ...

The Effectiveness Of Career Development Policy For Commissioned Officers In The Namibian Defence Force (Ndf): An Analysis Of The Artillery Brigade Officers’ Corps

AbstractThis study investigated the problem of stagnation in career development forcommissioned officers in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF). The study examined thehypothetical assumptions that commissioned officers especially those who are educatedregard career development and progression processes in the NDF as stagnant, and theimplementation of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Personnel Policies as inconsistent.Thus, they are likely to become frustrated and to resign, because of lack of a cle...

Faculty Of Economics And Management Science Department Of Political And Administrative Studies

ABSTRACTHIV / AIDS pandemic poses health a security threat to soldiers of any country in the world. In Namibia, soldiers of NDF at (Suiderhof) 21 Brigade are not spared to this pandemic. At Suiderhof military base where this study was conducted; HIV / AIDS workplace programme is being executed in various preventive activities. Despite HIV / AIDS workplace preventive activities in place, incidences of HIV / AIDS related illnesses are still afflicting health challenges in this unit.It is agains...

A Critical Analysis Onthe Involvement And Promotion Of Women In Strategic Decision-Making Positions In The Namibian Defence Force

ABSTRACTThis study was undertaken, firstly to explore and describe women inclusion and participation in executive and commanding positions in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), and secondly made recommendations on how they (women) could be empowerment to participate fully in power positions. Using descriptive and exploratory methods with both quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection, interpretation and analysis, the study discovered, despite Government interventions with gender...

Energy Security In The Khomas Region

ABSTRACTEnergy (electricity) is the backbone of an economy. However, Namibia is facing a seriousdeficit as far as energy generation is concerned. Globally, electricity is generated fromdifferent sources, essentially to make up for the shortage of resources which is in short supplylike dams for hydro power and reactors for nuclear power. Being a developing country,Namibia is not in a financial position to have an independent electricity generation capacityto meet his demand.The Khomas Region, ...


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