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Vincent De Paul
Vincent De Paul


Country – Uganda

Reading University

Course – MSc Communication for Development

Vincent is single. He attended Makerere University – Qualification 2017 Bachelor of journalism and communication.

Vincent currently works for Lira Diocese Media Limited as a Radio Presenter. His roles and responsibilities are:

  • On air presentation programs include
    • Wa farmer & youth magazine
    • Peacemaker & community concern
  • Field visits: The above programmes require collection of field information, i.e. current problems, people’s perception about chosen subject, problem/success stories, youth activities and life style.
  • Hosting talk shows relating to agriculture, peace and business
  • Organising community dialogue program discussing land & community disputes, domestic violence and poverty.
  • Supporting on-line publication by writing stories and news articles.

On returning home, Vincent would like to collaborate with senior lecturers from different learning institutions in Uganda to conduct evidence-based research to influence policy change for smallholder farmers to practice sustainable agriculture.

Joan Nansubuga
Joan Nansubuga


Country – Uganda

Cranfield University

Course – MSc Water and Sanitation for Development

Joan is single. She attended Gulu University – 2016 Qualification BSc Bio systems engineering

Joan is working for a Non-government organisation – Rhino Camp refugee settlement – Arua (Uganda) as a Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) officer. Her roles and responsibilities are:

  • Provide technical support to water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) assistants
  • Prepare WASH weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Initiate development of project concepts and proposals
  • Ensure proper management of grants, through budget control
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of WASH projects

Joan hopes on returning home after studies she hopes to propose and start a project targeting safe water and sanitation provision in slums and hard to reach areas like refugee camps. She will work in partnership with agencies with the same vision, like the ministry of water and environment.

Antony Philip Emenyu
Antony Philip Emenyu
Course: MSc Food Security & Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2017

Antony is married with children. He attended Makerere University in 2012, Qualification –BSc Agricultural. Antony currently works for the Local government as an Agricultural Officer.

His job involves:

  • Managing and training framers on improved agricultural practices
  • Manage demonstration sites
  • Collect, analysis and document agricultural data
  • Preparation of sector work plans and budgets
  • Training and mentoring subordinates

On returning home Antony would like to resume his current position and work towards developing and executing activities to improve the present situation. The key is integrating these activities into the department work plans and budgets.

Kaps Robert Taban
Kaps Robert Taban
Course: MSc Food Security & Development
University: University of Reading
Year of completion: 2017

Kaps is married with a family. He attended Gulu University – 2013 Qualification – BSc Agriculture and Environment.

Kaps is working for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Food Security and Livelihoods dept. as a Project Coordinator. His roles and responsibilities are:

  • Overall planning, design and implementation of food security and livelihoods project
  • Project budget management and costs approval
  • Coordination with stakeholders ( government beneficiaries, NGO’s and UN agencies)
  • Reporting to donors, food security clusters and NRC.

Upon completion of the course Kaps will return home to train 20 volunteers as community based extension workers. Each will be assigned to work with 4 groups of farmers, each consisting of 25 members. They will be expected to train the farmers so that they can have increased production, productivity and support them increase incomes and promote rural businesses.

John Eluru Opio
John Eluru Opio
Course: Marshal Papworth 10-week Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2016

John is currently working for Farm Africa as a Field Extension worker with the ‘Katrine Joint Farmers’ Cooperative Society ltd.

James Denis Onyinge
James Denis Onyinge
Course: MSc Climate Change and Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2016/2017

James is currently working for World Vision Uganda, an international Non-governmental organisation that works to build resilience of the vulnerable farmer for livelihoods, as Project Manager for the Developing and Delivering Bio-fortified crop (DDBC) project.

Daniel Otengino Okwi
Daniel Otengino Okwi
Course: MSc Agriculture and Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2015/2016

Daniel is a Community Development Program (CDP) Coordinator, responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects under the CDP.

Godfrey Philliam Apangu
Godfrey Philliam Apangu
Course: MSc Food & Water Security
University: Aberystwyth University
Year of completion: 2015/2016

Godfrey is currently working as Programme Coordinator in Agriculture and Environment, a Non-Governmental Organisation.

David Ogwang
David Ogwang
Course: Marshal Papworth Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2015

David works as a Project Coordinator/Consultant, improving livestock and crop farms, productivity and household food security and income.

Clare Omal
Clare Omal
Course: Marshal Papworth Short Course
University: Shuttleworth College
Year of completion: 2015

Clare has gone on to educate others in-country on new farming approaches she learnt on the course. Together with the extension staff of her local district’s government she holds plant clinics, which include workshops and training in a number of areas targeted at farmers in the community.

Godfrey Kamanda
Godfrey Kamanda
Course: MSc Horticulture
University: Writtle College
Year of completion: 2014/2015

Godfrey is a Biodiversity and Agriculture service provider based at the headquarters of the district but with continuous travel to communities.

Solomon Ojiambo
Solomon Ojiambo
Course: MSc Conservation & land Management
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2014/2015

Solomon returned to Uganda to establish a demonstration farm using the acquired skills and knowledge from the UK. This gives a clear picture to farmers of what he would like their farms to be like. The acquired skills have helped his organisation address top soil loss, air / water and soil pollution, not forgetting the entire habitat degradation. Results from the demonstration site will be made public through media so that farmers can know how to manage their land.

Naome Alowo
Naome Alowo
Course: MSc Food Security & Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2014/2015

Naome returned to Uganda and used her increased knowledge to address not only challenges of animal health and production but also the wider food insecurity issues for a better possible impact. She is involved in planning with government & communities on the development of sustainable solutions to food security in karamoja and Uganda. Naome wants to develop smart programmes with lasting impact at the community level.

Celia Nalwadda
Celia Nalwadda
Course: MSc Land Management
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2011/2012

Celia has two jobs. Her first is as a Youth Officer with the Commonwealth Forestry Association where she represents youth forestry professionals and co-ordinates all youth orientated activities in the commonwealth, advising the governing council on issues pertinent to young foresters. Celias second position is as a Senior Plantation Officer with the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme where she is in charge of techical backstopping and training forestry farmers.

Peter Musinguzi
Peter Musinguzi
Course: MSc Integrated Landscape Ecology
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2013/2014

Peter is working as an Agricultural Advisor with Kabarole District Farmers Association as well as volunteering as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officier in the coffee gender value chain project. Since returning home Peter has been able to help farmers improve productivity and recognise the value in natural resource management.

You can read Peter’s latest update here.

Denis Igua
Denis Igua
Course: MSc Water Management
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Denis returned to Uganda to continue with humanitarian aid work which is his passion.

Sabino Amadra
Sabino Amadra
Course: MSc Agroforestry
University: Bangor University
Year of completion: 2013/2014

Sabino works as a Section Manager with the National Forestry Authority, managing central forest reserves in Uganda in a sustainable manner. Since embarking on his Masters, Sabino has built upon his merits of sustainable management and helps demonstrate to farmers non-destructive farming methods.

Peter Agamile
Peter Agamile
Course: MA International Development Management
University: Bradford University
Year of completion: 2011/2012

Peter currently holds the position of Agriculture Officer at Hunger Fighters Uganda, a Local NGO. He uses the knowledge gained from his Masters course on a daily basis to greatly enhance the services the organisation provides.

Paul Opio
Paul Opio
Course: MSc Animal Production and Nutrition
University: Writtle College
Year of completion: 2010/2011

Paul is a qualified veterinarian and upon return to Uganda he has been employed as an International Livestock/Pastorialism Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Sub Regional Office, Eastern and Central Africa in Nairobi. The knowledge gained from his MSc course, has enabled Paul to make a significant contribution to supporting animal health and production in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibuti, Somalia and the horn of Africa.

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David Mulabi
David Mulabi
Course: MSc Communication for Innovation and Development
University: Reading University
Year of completion: 2013/2014

David currently works as a co-ordinator for the Community Development Programme at the Uganda Czech Development Trust. Since returning home David has worked on projects that have encouraged the adoption of new agricultural methods and opportunities such as recycling, chain or production and marketing. In 2014, David entered the Advancing Development Goals competition run by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and was awarded second place, meeting Mr. Kofi Anan in the process.

Catherine Kemigisha
Catherine Kemigisha
Course: MSc in Water Management
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2007/2008

Upon returning to her homeland Catherine joined the Ministry of Water and Environment as an Engineer, she is responsible for developing the infrastructure to improve the supply of reliable water sources.

Richard Habomugisha
Richard Habomugisha
Course: MSc Extension for Natural Resource-Based Livelihoods
University: University of Reading
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Since returning home, Richard uses the knowledge gained from his course to train local farmers on the correct use of sustainable resources, helping them to achieve a more profitable future.

George Alito
George Alito
Course: MSc in Water Management
University: Cranfield University
Year of completion: 2005/2006

Following the completion of his Masters course, George returned to work for the Directorate of Water Developments in Uganda, where he now works with rural communities providing them with reliable, safe water sources.

Philip Tibenderana
Philip Tibenderana
Course: MSc in Water Management
University: University of Cranfield
Year of completion: 2008/2009

Philip works for the Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme providing water to rural communities in South-Western Uganda. Each year, Philip helps to improve the lives of over 22,780 poor people from rural communities through the provision of safe water and sanitation services.

Ereng (John) Atyang
Ereng (John) Atyang
Course: MSc in Extension for Natural Resource Based Livelihoods
University: University of Reading
Year of completion: 2005/2006

He returned home to his position as a Soil Scientist for Africa 2000 Network and was later promoted.

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