NEMRA history


About Us

NEMRA was founded by a team of visionary academics from various universities in Uganda and extended to other institutions and members across the world. The network owes them (founders) gratitude for the efforts they invested in the ground-breaking work they did starting September 2018.

The founders of this network invested a lot of time and resources to lay the foundation for this network.
They were committed to making a contribution to research capacity building in Africa and their efforts have yielded fruits in the last three years. The achievements of the foundational years of NEMRA are an inspiration for the journey ahead.

A number of institutions based in Uganda have supported NEMRA by hosting the network’s events. These are Makerere University, Bugema University, Uganda Technology and Management University, Bishop
Stuart University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology as well as Ankole Western University and currently the NEMRA secretariat is hosted at Muteesa I Royal University.

NEMRA runs an early career mentorship programme with senior academics from across the world voluntarily involved as mentors. These mentors are immensely appreciated for the vital job they do in building research capacity on the African continent. A number of volunteers have been involved in facilitating NEMRA’s research seminars and workshops. Over 100 workshops and seminars have been conducted since 2018 both physically and virtually. The facilitators have been a very valuable asset in accelerating NEMRA’s vision.

Our Mission


To demystify the issues around doing academic research, develop insights across a wide array of disciplines, share ideas and develop networks in the process of providing solutions to societal problems through research.

Our Visions


At NEMRA, we envisage a network of academic researchers  advancing a culture of intellectually generated evidence-based policy and practice in Uganda and beyond.



● Professionalism
● Integrity
● Innovativeness & Creativity
● Collegiality
● Inclusiveness
● Generosity

What We Do


Research & Publications

NEMRA runs an Inter-University Research and Innovation Community (IRIC) for the early career researchers in Uganda…


NEMRA Activities

E-CARS Program, NEMRA Doctoral Seminar Series and Nemra Research & Innovation…


Success Stories

How NEMRA changed me  with #NEMRAChangedme. connect with us …

#NEMRA Changed Me



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