Staff

The Department has as team of extensively experienced teaching and research-active staff see our team below.

Frank Mugagga

Frank Mugagga
Associate Professor/Head

Frank Mugagga is an Associate Professor of Environmental Geography and current Head of the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University. His research career and professional experience spans over twenty years working on a range of issues including waste management, land use, natural resources management, rural development, climate change and disaster risk management in diverse landscapes and more recently on governance, livelihoods and environmental conservation in Uganda’s oil-rich Albertine Graben. Driven by the desire to make a contribution to community development through research, Frank has over the years conducted community outreach programmes and numerous Participatory Action Oriented trainings aimed at increasing community awareness and action among Natural resource dependent communities.He is currently involved in a multi-disciplinary and diverse stakeholder MWARES Project (2019 -2023), which aims at restoring degraded landscapes through enhancing the resilience and stewardship of local Communities and boundary stakeholders, particularly, those around the Manafwa Watershed in Eastern Uganda.
Frank’s publications focus on a range of Environmental Geography topics including; development-induced displacement within the oil and gas sector, socio-economic implications of oil and gas exploration, Climate change, variability and adaptation, farming and health in cities, urban and peri urban agriculture, land use change, wetland conservation and Economic development, pedology and landslide occurrence; livelihood systems and land degradation; horticultural production systems; vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in both rural and urban areas.
Frank has supervised and continues to mentor a horde of local and international Masters, PhD students and Postdoctoral Students from across the world. He is a member to various international and regional professional networks and currently serves as the President of the Uganda Geographical Association (2019 -2023). Download CV

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Shuaib Lwasa
Associate Professor,

Shuaib Lwasa has over 15 years of experience in university teaching and research working on interdisciplinary projects. His recent work has been in the fields of climate change mitigation, adaptation of cities to climate change, urban environmental management, spatial planning, and disaster risk reduction, as well as urban sustainability with links to livelihood systems and vulnerability to climate change. He has published on cities and adaptation to climate change, health impacts of climate change, land and property rights, land use and landscape ecology, resource efficiency, and spatial planning for sustainability. Shuaib coordinates the Habitat University (UNI) climate change and disaster Hub. He also serves on the Science steering committee of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) of Future Earth.Download CV
Fredrick Ruguma Tumwine

Fredrick Ruguma Tumwine
Associate Professor,

Fredrick is an Associate Professor in the department of Geography Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (DGGCS), Makerere University. Having graduated as a geographer at bachelors level specializing in Geomorphology, he mastered in Demography and acquired a PhD in Population Studies. He was Head of department of Geography, Geo-informatics and Climatic Sciences from 2010 to 2015 and President of Uganda Geographical Association between 2014 and July 2019. His research rotates around poverty reduction, family issues and climate change. He is a great proponent of environmental conservation specializing in hydrological geographical innovations.Download CV
Paul Isolo Mukwaya

Paul Isolo Mukwaya
Senior Lecturer,

Paul holds a PhD in Geography from Makerere University Kampala Uganda. He received his B.A. in Geography from Makerere University and a Masters of Philosophy degree in Social Change [Specialising in Geography] from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway. He has broader research interests in: Geography and Society, Development of Geographical Thought; Institutional aspects of environmental change, Human-Environment Interactions Environmental Planning and Design, Traffic and Transport/Infrastructure Planning, Emissions Pathways, Urban Systems Analysis, and climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation.Download CV
Waiswa Daniel
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Mfitumukiza DavidMfitumukiza David
Senior Lecturer,

David Mfitumukiza is a pracademic in environment and natural resources with over 15 years’ experience including working with local government as a District Environment Officer. His research, teaching and practice covers: Spatial-temporal environmental systems analysis and management; Rangeland ecology and management; Biogeography; Landscape ecology and management; Adaptive management of environmental change; Locally led and community based adaptation; Socio-ecological resilience, among others. His experience ranges from working as a technician to management and leadership of programs and projects. He has worked on various training and capacity building efforts focused on climate change and development linkages including integration of climate change, land use planning, geographic information systems in government development plans and integration of climate change knowledge in university, secondary and primary education. He has been involved in various mirror committees on environmental standards with Uganda National Bureau of standards since 2009. He is also currently engaged with capacity building programmes and activities in Uganda and other Least Developed Countries in Asia and Africa around training, education and research to improve climate change knowledge capacity and resilience building.Download CV
Saul Daniel Ddumba

Saul Daniel Ddumba
Lecturer,

Daniel is a Lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. He has a Ph.D. in Geography with a specialization in Environmental Science and Policy from Michigan State University (USA) and a Master of Science in Applied Meteorology from The University of Reading (UK). His career goals are to contribute to creating sustainable natural resources in developing countries by assessing the impact of climate change on ecosystem functioning. Daniel uses his interdisciplinary skills training to conduct research and examine policy issues linking climate change to several themes including water policy and management, land use –land cover change, oil exploration and oil production, urban and rural development forest management and deforestation, food production, and gender. He is also a Director at Redan Institute Of Innovation, a vocational institute offering training in areas such as ICT, Fashion and Design, Catering, Cosmetology, Business Courses, Electricity and Electronics, Journalism, among others. Daniel is also the Founder of Redan Scholarship Program which supports gifted and less advantaged Ugandan and African students. Download CV
Jamait Nanteza
Nimusiima Alex
Twinorugyendo Penninah
Sabiiti Geoffrey
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Mugume IsaacMugume Isaac
Lecturer,

Dr. Isaac Mugume holds a Ph.D in Meteorology from Makerere University, specializing in Numerical Weather and Climate modeling. He’s also interested in using big data to understand the underlying patterns driving the weather and climate over the tropics. Isaac is presently an Assistant Lecturer of Meteorology at Makerere University and has over 14 years of experience (8 years as Meteorologist / Weather Forecaster and 6 years of teaching and research). To date, Isaac has supervised over 13 undergraduate students and 1 post graduate diploma student to completion. He’s currently supervising 4 Masters students and has examined 3 Masters thesis. Isaac has published 15 articles in peer reviewed international scientific journals in the areas of weather, climate and computing. Isaac holds Post-Doctorate scholar positions on two projects i.e. the BRIGHT-SIDA project and the WaSo project. He’s also a recent awardee of another post-doc grant by the African Academy of Sciences. Download CV
Nseka Denis

Nseka Denis
Lecturer,

Denis Nseka holds a PhD in environmental Geography from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. Denis Nseka is a lecturer of Physical and practical Geography and is currently the coordinator for graduate programmes in the Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Between 2013 and 2019, Denis was the Secretary General for Uganda Geographical Association (UGA) which is an umbrella association for all professional Geographers in Uganda. He was responsible for mobilizing and registering association members, keeping association records, collaborating the association activities with the International Geography Union, conducting research through fieldwork excursions among others. He has also been responsible for organizing Geography stakeholder’s workshops, seminars and public lectures. From 2012 to date, Denis has been the Assistant patron and coordinator for Uganda Geography Society (UGS). This is an umbrella body that brings together all undergraduate Geography students in Universities and Secondary Schools in Uganda. He has been helping students to organize outreach activities, seminars and workshops in schools and Universities around the country to discuss the discipline of Geography. From 2012 to date, Denis has also been the Assistant Patron for Makerere University Geography Society (MUGS) assisting the Head; Department of Geography Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences, Makerere University, to coordinate undergraduate Geography student’s activities.

He is a well-researched and published scientist in the field of geomorphology and natural hazards. He has conducted a series of research studies on slope morphology and processes, landslide occurrence, soil erosion processes, ecosystem services including river catchments, disaster risk management, land use and cover changes, community vulnerability and resilience, natural resources management, rural development, climate change adaptation among othersDownload CV

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