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Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze

I extend to you a warm welcome on behalf of the Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS). We are a dynamic, vibrant and multidisciplinary department committed to advance geography and allied disciplines through innovative teaching and research of strategic importance at local, regional and global levels.

GGCS currently runs six academic programmes; B.Sc. Meteorology, BA/MSc Geography, PGD Meteorology, MA Geography, MA Land Use and Regional Development and PhD Geography. We will soon launch new programmes in Earth and Geographical Sciences (BSc), Disaster Risk Management (MSc), Climate Change and Sustainability (MSc) and Disaster Science and Resilience (PhD). All the programmes address theory, methods and practise to capture the intellectual trends and issues in the discipline. Students on the programmes are deliberately mentored and prepared for dynamic global challenges.

We have experienced staff with national and international reputation in undertaking cutting edge research and innovations that yields solutions to the pressing development challenges and responds to contemporary policy questions. The breadth and width of our research foci is diverse and spans a range of fields including geography, environment, climate change and adaptation, hazard and disaster science, urban issues, social geography among others. Most of our multidisciplinary research is conducted through national and international collaboration and networking.

We are strategically focused and open to enhance networking and collaboration with national and international institutions and individuals in areas of mutual benefit that culminate into solutions for societal benefit.

 

Head, GGCS