Assoc. Prof. David Katamba – Overall Project Coordinator
Dr. David Katamba is an Associate Professor of Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility (CSR).He is an expert evaluator with Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), a part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). He initiated and led the consultative process that established the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Network in Uganda, which is currently hosted byFederation of Uganda Employers (FUE). He is a World Bank Institute trained CSR professional with over 16 years’ experience in Higher Education quality management systems, sustainable development aspects including in youths, women entrepreneurship, Education, and Business. He is also a certified CSR Consultant / Advisor and trainer for international Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He has won and led implementation of several international research grants including from Netherlands’ NWO WOTRO to implement a €300,000 AGRI-QUEST project (Project No. W 08.270.317). Hewas also part of team that won €801,000 from EU Erasmus+ [call, EAC/A03/2016, research project No: 574218-EPP-1-2016-1-NO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP to implement CapSEM project (2016-2019). He has supported several HEIs in & outside Uganda to strengthen their academic quality processes through coaching services, matchmaking, financial resources mobilization & capacity building. He has been (and still is) a peer reviewer of proposals, grant applications, publications for several academic journals, and projects for several development organizations including for European Commission’s EACEA. Additionally, he acted as mentor, coach, and match makers for ‘Start Your Business (SYB)’ scheme and competitions by World Bank and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) as well as other SME and trade and investment initiatives. David has delivered services and implemented projects in Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Turkey, Italy, and East Africa
Prof. Dr. Christopher Wickert (PhD) –
Prof. Dr. Christopher Wickert (PhD, University of Lausanne) is a professor and Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Director of the VU Business & Society Knowledge Hub (www.business-society.org). He has published widely in leading scholarly journals on topics such as CSR, sustainability, business & society, and social entrepreneurship, as well as in practice-oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review. He is currently General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies and founder of the VU science blog www.vumanagementperspectives.com. Christopher has been involved in various capacity-building projects in Africa and South America.
Prof. Ferrão Paulo – Country Project coordinator at ULisboa
Paulo Ferrão is the national director of the MIT-Portugal Program, Professor at IST, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Portuguese representative on the Steering Group of the SET-Plan. He is co-founder of the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN +, in 1989, of which he is currently director. He is also coordinator of the area of Sustainable Technologies and Environmental
Dr. John Mary Kiberu – Project Coordinator MAK
Dr. John Mry Kiberu is a Lecturer at the Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies, College of Natural Sciences. He is responsible for teaching Geologists and Earth Scientists applied geophysics. Dr. Kiberu participated in the NORAD funded project in collaboration with the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bergen (UiB) during the establishment of a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Geosciences at Makerere University with funding from the EnePe programme in Norway. Dr Kiberu also participated in the Capacity building in Sustainability and Environmental Management (CapSeM) project in collaboration with institutions from Europe, Asia and Africa during the period 2016 – 2019. Dr. Kiberu is the coordinator for the DRIAR project representing Makerere University in a consortium of 5 universities (1 Uganda, 4 USA). In addition, Dr. Kiberu is participating in a European funded project called “Strengthening capacity in ICT usage and policy reforms for relevant and quality masters research process management in Uganda’s HEIs (ICT-4 MRPQ), Project No. 101083105, as a coordinator for Makerere University. Dr Kiberu is currently the Chair and a member of the Editorial Committee of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the EAST AFRICAN PETROLEUM CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION (EAPCE.23
Prof. Charles Tushabomwe Kazooba – Project Coordinator and E-Supervision Utilization Change Champion at MUST
Associate Professor, Dr Charles Tushabomwe-Kazooba (CTK) is Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Deputy Vice Chancellor-Finance and Administration. CTK is an experienced researcher of over 35 years, having participated in and coordinated several research projects in East Africa region and beyond.
Mr. Ali Kankaka (Esq.) – Project Legal advisor and compliance Officer
I have extensive knowledge and experience in higher education legal and regulatory reform, and higher education policy analysis as the current external Counsel for the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) for the last 4 years. I have been at the centre of developing and reforming the regulatory legal framework at NCHE aimed at improving the quality of Higher Education in Uganda.
Assoc. Prof. Cedric M. Nkiko – Coordinator Industry-Academics Relations
Cedric is a strategic and creative leader with an extensive international career at the crossroads of sustainability, education, and strategic leadership, and has an established record of creating ambitious academic programmes and research output with proven impact. Besides teaching and researching, Cedric consults for businesses, NGOs, and governments, in areas of leadership strategic corporate responsibility & governance, sustainability strategy & sustainable investment & operations management
Dr. Betty Bukenya Nambuusi – Coordinator, National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Betty currently works with the NCHE as a Higher Education Officer in charge of Institutional Licensing and Accreditation. She ensures that Higher Education Institutions meet the required standards of NCHE before they are established and accredited. Prior to joining NCHE, Betty worked with Makerere University as a lecturer of Biostatistics as well as a researcher. Her areas of expertise include developing and implementing curricula, supervising, and mentoring students.