ECRU & AWB Project


Early-Career Research Uganda (ECRU) Project

This project is a collaboration between NEMRA, The East Africa Scientific Research Network and Academic Without Borders (AWB). Its aim is to enhance the capabilities of Early Career Researchers in Uganda. It follows AWB approach to addressing fundamental academic and research issues in the global south. Co-creation of knowledge is at the heart of all AWB projects, starting with a consultative process between AWB and the host institution that identifies the project’s purpose and scope. Canadian volunteers are then vetted by the host institutions and AWB and are added to the project team to assist in meeting the project objectives.

Name Role
Uganda Project Team Members.
Dr John Baptist Imokola Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University – Project Coordinator
Dr Aisha Jaggwe Director of Research, Muteesa I Royal University – Team member
Dr Juliet Kyayesimira Lecturer, Kyambogo University – NEMRA Representative
Dr Norman Mukasa Affiliated Researcher, Muteesa I Royal University & EASRN Representative Member
Dr Loice Natukunda Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK – Team member
AWB Representatives
Freda Tong Project Coordinator
Corrie Young Associate Executive Director
Canada Volunteers
Dr. Mike Brklacich Professor Emeritus, Carleton University
Dr Dave Valliere Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
Uganda Institutional Champions
Dr. Wilberforce Kabweru School of Public Health, Makerere University
Dr Fredrick Lugya Busitema University
Dr. Medard Twinamatsiko Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Dr. James Wanziima Bugema University
Dr. Pamela Khanakwa Makerere University
Dr. Angella Nakapol Uganda Christian University
Dr Judith Nagasha Kyambogo University
Ms. Nagawa Gorrete Muteesa I Royal University