Kavuma Susan, Ph.DSenior Associate Researcher
Nanyiti Aisha, PhDSenior Associate Researcher
Dr. Asiimwe John Bosco holds a PhD in Statistics from Makerere University. He is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. He is currently working as a Lecturer and Head of Department (Planning and Applied Statistics) at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He has excellent skills of over 15 years in Data Management and analysis of survey data.
John Bosco is knowledgeable in using software like Survey CTO, Survey Solutions, SPSS and Stata. He has worked with a number of organisations USAID, The World Bank and other development partners in implementation of studies and Evaluations. He also worked with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)as a Technical Supervisor on Uganda’s National Population and Housing Census of 2014. He recently successfully worked as a Data Manager with Development Pathways (UK), Cheshire (UK) and SINTEF (Norway) to implement surveys on persons living with disabilities. He worked as a Statistician on the evaluation of a UN Joint Program on Population in Uganda funded by UNFPA.
John Bosco successfully worked as a Data Manager for the HIV/AIDS Model District Program (AIM) a JSI/USAID supported project from 2003 to 2006. He worked as a Principal Investigator (PI) on an impact evaluation study entitled “Working with Village Health Teams to Increase ORS Use in Uganda: A Randomized Controlled Trial”. This study was funded by the University of California Berkeley (UCB) and Weiss Family Program Fund (Harvard University). As a result of this study, he has co-published two papers in the journals of Development Economics and Poles One.
Dr. John Sseruyange holds a Doctorate in Economics from Wageningen University, Netherlands. As an economist by profession in this regard John Sseruyange is an assistant Lecturer of Economics at Makerere University School of Economics (2008-todate), with over 15 years of vast experience in conducting field experiments including natural experiments that employ Randomized Control Trails (RCTs) and Lab-in-the-Field experiments. John is also good in analyzing panel data and has some knowledge in analyzing time series data. His work experience goes way back from (2008 – 2010) as a Lecturer for Economics, Uganda Christian University, Uganda, later on he was on the panel the that was revising the Subject of Entrepreneurship and the development of Subsidiary Mathematics at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC). His skills are impressive when it comes to data-based applications like STATA SPSS, Microsoft applications. John is a research supervisor and author with great research projects like Wage Differences and Workers’ Effort to Paid and Un-Paid Work. Experimental Evidence from Uganda and Do Incentives Matter for Knowledge Diffusion? Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Dr. Nichodemus Rudaheranwa holds a Doctorate degree in Economics, specializing in international trade and development, from the School of Economics, University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. An economist by profession (with Masters and Bachelors’ degree in Economics), Rudaheranwa has implemented consultancy assignments and projects commissioned by the European Union (EU), the World Bank, DFID, Trade Mark Southern Africa (TMSA), Trademark East Africa (TMEA), etc. to support and facilitate well-informed trade and investment policy decisions at country and regional levels in a developing county context. In this regard, he has routinely delivered trade related technical assistance and capacity building inputs to developing country governments and regional institutions throughout his over 20-year carrier growth.
Rudaheranwa has a track record in successfully coordinating and implementing tasks assigned to him having worked in various capacities for different governments, regional and international institutions. Rudaheranwa was a Senior Trade Policy Adviser in the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Malawi from May 2007 to April 2008; an Economic Advisor at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London from May 2008 to April 2011 supporting and facilitating LDCs, ACP and small states Commonwealth Members in ensuring that their voices and views are heard in the WTO multilateral trade negotiations. He is experienced with requisite expertise to review, initiate, develop and implement strategies and work plans in coordination with team members but with minimal supervision. He holds in-depth knowledge of regional integration process, trade facilitation and trade agenda in developing countries particularly trade facilitation challenges faced by landlocked countries. He has several publications to his name including those in leading international journals and books. In addition to provision of consultancy services, He is a Senior Lecturer and currently chairs the Department of Economics & Energy in the Faculty of Economics, Energy and Management Science, Makerere University Business School.
Mr. Kibuuka is a highly experienced multi-skilled professional with a proven track record of over 25 years of successful management and monitoring of health sector projects and programs including both technical and administrative operations. An expert in development and implementation of ME&R, and performance management plans. He worked with various institutions in Uganda, including government Ministries, agencies, private sector organizations and donor-funded programs on building their ability to provide more effective and efficient services to their clients and donors. He has provided consulting services to international agencies including USAID and the World Bank.
Dr. Susan Namirembe Kavuma is a Doctorate degree holder in Economics from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. A Senior Lecturer of economics in Makerere University as of to date. An Academic and Researcher with wide experience in policy research and analysis and lecturing university students. She has over fifteen years’ experience in conducting policy related research in various fields such as health, education, Labor economics, women empowerment and income inequality. She is currently an Associate Research Fellow, with ACODE Kampala, Uganda (2015-todate), Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University- Kampala, and Uganda. (2006-2015). Sessional Tutor, Nottingham Trent International College, Nottingham, UK. (2012 – 2014).
Susan is a great researcher for projects that are based on Development Economics, Rural Development, Economic Development Planning and Budgeting and research publications which include; Review of the Gender Compliance Assessment of Uganda’s National Budget: A Focus on the Agricultural Sector” ACODE Policy Research Paper Series No. 91, 2019, Susan NamirembeKavuma and Edward Bbaale (2019). “Determinants of Income Mobility in Uganda”, in P. Nilsson and A. Heshmati (ed). Efficiency, Equity and Well-Being in Selected African Countries. Springer, pages 257-275.She is currently Member of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Association for the Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE), Uganda Economics Society.
Dorothy Massa is a Masters Degree holder in Peace and Conflict Studies funded by the government of Belgium and a Bachelor of Arts both from Makerere University. She has interests in: Peace and security and economic development.
Dorothy’s key research interest areas include; peace and security, post-conflict reconstruction, refugee governance, women and politics, social protection governance, development and public policy, natural resource governance, youth employment, migration and inclusive growth. Dorothy has seven years of experience and skills in proposal writing, designing research tools, data collection, research report writing, managing, coordinating, supervising research teams and projects.
She recently participated with the team of consultants in the design, development and delivery of professional development programs aimed at building the capacity of youth in peace building processes. The skills gained during her research work have enabled her to win research grants from OSSREA, Global Consortium on Security Transformation, UN Habitant, Global Land Tool Network, and Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion, University of California, Irvine, PASGR, IDRC and Government of Uganda and win research grants worth $250,000 these are both individual and on behalf of the institution, she is currently working for. Outputs of these research studies have informed policy and stimulated debates on the enhancement of social protection programmes. While managing research projects, she has developed strong financial management skills, including cash flow forecasting and budgeting. These have enabled her to effectively monitor and evaluate projects alongside approved work plans and project budget lines.
Joyce is a Research Fellow at PADRI, holds a Ph.D. (Economics) from Dar es Salaam University-Tanzania. She has a wealth of experience in research work using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and report production. She is also a lecturer at Makerere University Business School. She was involved in the Nation-wide consultations conducted in May – July 2014, by the National Planning Authority, UNDP and UNHR with LGs, Municipal councils and national stakeholders to prepare Local Governments Development issues paper for National Development Plan II (2015/16-2019/20). She is skilled in quantitative data analysis using STATA, and HyperResearch for qualitative data.
Dr Walakira is a specialist in the field of child protection and Women Empowerment. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Vienna, Austria), an MA in Development Studies (International Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands), a Post Graduate Diploma in Children and Youth in Development (ISS) and a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (Makerere University. He is an Associate Professor of Social Work (Children and youth studies). His work for the last 15 years is in the area of vulnerable children and youth and includes, research, teaching, and curriculum development and delivery to various categories of learners and practitioners. Dr. Walakira has played an instrumental role in shaping policy and practice in the field of children in Uganda and across the region, by providing technical support to governments, non-government organizations including universities across the region. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Children and Youth Studies at Makerere University. He is also the Head of Department of Social Work and Social Administration since 2014. He holds other responsibilities in various professional networks, serves on boards of organizations, and serves as a visiting lecturer at other Universities in Europe.
Dr. Aisha Nanyiti is an Associate Research Fellow at Policy Analysis and Development Research
Institute (PADRI) a position she has held since 2015. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Policy
and Development Economics at the School of Economics of Makerere University Uganda. She holds a
Ph.D. in Development Economics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Aisha has vast
experience in Qualitative research and expertise in impact evaluations techniques including
Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and Lab-in-the-Field experiments and in causal analysis with Survey
designs. Aisha is skilled in theoretical and empirical modeling and scientific writing. Aisha's previous
research involved analysis of labour and financial markets exploring the impact of financial institutions
on labour market incentives for women, and on related economic outcomes. More recently she has
been engaged in research on the Sustainability of Gender-based violence prevention and response
services in Uganda, and disability survey in Uganda.