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Mukisa Philemon Kirunda

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First Name: 
Mukisa
Middle Name: 
Philemon
Last Name: 
Kirunda
Academic Title: 

History

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Phone Number: 
+256 783 423 520
Email: 
pmukisa@cees.mak.ac.ug
Office Location: 
CCE Block
Areas of research interest: 

My areas of academic interest are; development/community development, gender, environment, management of projects and general management, communication, psychology, adult learning and education

Biography: 
My official name is Mukisa Philemon Kirunda.
 
I am pragmatic and consultative in my style of work. Greatest passion is in developmental work with inclination to empowerment of communities to gain greater mastery of their own destiny. I am a team player and love mentoring others as this is the only way that a liberating intellectual legacy can be achieved.
 
I am also known as Michael Lamech Kireri Nsalanka.
I hold a Masters degree in Development Management from Agder University- Norway (2009) with specialty in environment, development and management. My Master’s thesis title was “Public participation in solid waste management: challenges and prospects in Kira Town Council, Wakiso District”. My background training is in Adult and Community Education (BACE from Makerere University-2003). At that level, my research was an “assessment of the impact of the Naguru Teenage Reproductive Health Education Programme on the youth (1999-2002)”. I have also attended several short courses and trainings like; Basic Principles of Decentralization, writing for publication among others.
 
I have been working at the DAECS since 1st April 2004 when I joined as a Part-time Teaching Assistant. I was appointed Assistant Lecturer on 1st November 2010, a position I hold to date. On top of teaching on the BACE program, I also occasionally give tutorials to MACE students specifically on the Adult Learning Theory and Practice course unit.
 
I have been the Departments’ Field Attachment Coordinator since 2008 taking over from Mr Ogwaro with whom I had worked as an assistant between 2006 and 2008. I also sit on the department’s finance committee. I am the coordinator of the Makerere University Education for Sustainable Development Club which was launched in May 2010.
 
Outside Makerere, I also work with a young NGO “Above Self” that works to prevent preventable disasters and conflicts in communities. I am the interim Secretary General Above Self which also operates in Rwanda.
 
Some of the other major research projects I have engaged include: the baseline survey for the DelPHE project to strengthen parental/community participation in enhancing quality education in primary schools in Uganda in which I was the leader of the data collection team in Mayuge district (2009); the national Formative Evaluation of the Uganda Program for Human and Holistic Development (UPHOLD); In this study, I was in-charge of the data collection in two Eastern districts (Kamuli and Mayuge) 2006; an Evaluation of the implementation of the Fountain Youth Survival Kits (FYSK) program in the pilot Districts, funded by USAID. The districts included; Luwero, Mpigi, Jinja and Mbarara and, I was one of the members in a group of five researchers collecting data from these districts (2004).
 
Research Topics: 

The baseline survey for the DelPHE project to strengthen parental/community participation in enhancing quality education in primary schools in Uganda in which I was the leader of the data collection team in Mayuge district (2009), the national Formative Evaluation of the Uganda Program for Human and Holistic Development (UPHOLD), In this study, I was in-charge of the data collection in two Eastern districts (Kamuli and Mayuge) 2006, an Evaluation of the implementation of the Fountain Youth Survival Kits (FYSK) program in the pilot Districts, funded by USAID. The districts included; Luwero, Mpigi, Jinja and Mbarara and, I was one of the members in a group of five researchers collecting data from these districts (2004)

Education: 
Masters degree in Development Management from Agder University- Norway (2009) with specialty in environment, development and management.
Adult and Community Education (BACE from Makerere University-2003
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