Willy Ngaka, currently postdoctoral research fellow at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), is the National Coordinator, Makerere University Centre for Lifelong Learning and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Adult and Community Education. He has a multidisciplinary background and holds a PhD and M. Ed from UKZN, MAPM and BA (Social Sciences) from Makerere University and PGC-International Development from Studies from the University of Oslo. He has experience and knowledge in designing and running adult and community education programmes and received a certificate of merit from the University of Natal for excellent performance in Contemporary Policy and Theories of Adult Education in 2003. His research and teaching interests revolve around adult, continuing and lifelong education, literacies, livelihoods, capabilities and human development, peace education and community mobilization. He received the 2006 Elva Knight Research of the International Reading Association and took up a visiting Researcher position in Iowa State University in 2007. He has been serving as an External Examiner for Uganda Management Institute since 2009.