|Mr. Hilary Bakamwesiga - (Makerere University) - Secretary|
Mr. Hilary Bakamwesiga
Makerere University, Department of Civil Engineering,
P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, OR
Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, (MUIENR), P. O. Box 7298, Kampala, Uganda.
BSc. Forestry (Hons); MSc. Environmental Science; PhD, Admitted (Makerere University)
Natural resources management and conservation, biodiversity status, rarity and distribution, endangered species and ecosystems, valuation of natural resources, ecosystem and livelihood systems analysis, climate change, wetland ecology, and invasive species
Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering 2006 -; Research Officer and coordinator of Environmental Information Network (EIN) project at MUIENR, charged with biodiversity surveys, analysis, and mapping using GIS, 2000- ; Eco-site Manager, Uganda Martyrs’ University Nkozi, January-June, 2005; Research Assistant, MUIENR/NBDB, in charge of plants data collection, entry analysis and information, 1993-2000.
MAJOR AWARDS AND GRANTS
• NEMA-Uganda, Stakeholder’s training in biodiversity collection, data entry, storage, analysis and mapping. Participants were Environmental Officers in Uganda’s East and Central regions, 2005.
• Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) under Victoria Research (VicRes) Project. The research titled ‘Analysing Multiple Values and Institutions for Sustaining Wetland conservation and Community Livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin’, 2003 -2009.
• The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funds Environmental Capacity Enhancement Project. To carry out research on ‘Technology choice, environmental and socio-economic issues in small-scale mining in Uganda: A survey of selected mining sites’, 1999.
• OSSREA, to carry out research on “Environmental awareness in Mbarara and Kabale Districts, an Implication for Health”. 1996.
• GEF, a research leading to MSc. Degree, titled “The diversity, distribution and status of species in the Sango Bay area, Southern Uganda, 2004.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
• Natural Resource Management, Inter University Council for East Africa, Arusha, Tanzania, 2009.
• 2nd Regional Scientific Conference for the Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, 2009.
• 5th VicRes AGM, Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA), Arusha, Tanzania, 2008.
• Maiden Scientific Conference and AGM of the Ecological Society of Eastern Africa Tanzania, 2008.
• Databases and Datasets in Uganda on Mt. Elgon Ecosystem under the Mt. Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Project (MERECP) at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, 2008.
• VicRes AGM, Jinja, Inter University Council for East Africa 2008
• Integrating Environmental Sustainability and Development in Eastern Africa, Eastern Africa, 2007
• Wetlands International, Water, Wetlands and Livelihoods, St Lucia, Durban, SA 2006
• Preparation of “4th National Report on Uganda’s Biodiversity to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 2009
• Optimising ecological integrity and socioeconomic benefits of wetlands 2007 (PhD research)
• Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guidelines, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, ECOTECH, 2008.
• Developing Environmental Interventions in Rwanda and Burundi, CRA, 2008;
• Rwanda Land Suitability Mapping and Overlays Assessment, COWI, 2008
• Researched on the Human Dimensions on Global Environment Change (HDGEC), The Integrated Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and Makerere University Geography Department, 2006
• Biodiversity assessment, Mt. Elgon Regional Ecosystem Conservation Project, IUCN, 2004-05
• Analysing Multiple Values and Institutions for Sustaining Wetland conservation and Community Livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin.’ The research is still ongoing, 2003
• Studied ‘tree outside forests for Eastern Africa’, 1999
• Biodiversity Assessment of Karuma Wildlife Reserve, Environmental Programme and Economic Development (EPED) 1997 and 1999
• Ecologist in a GEF project on People, Land and Environmental Change (PLEC) in Uganda, 1998
• Compilation of the Red List of Woody Plants of Uganda, 1997 and List of East African Plants (LEAP), 1993-4
• Ecologist/botanist/natural resources evaluator in over 30 EIAs & EA such as Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve, Bujagari power dam and Power-line in Uganda 1995-2009.
WRITING (PUBLICATIONS and REPORTS)
• Kibwage J., Onyango P., Bakamwesiga H. 2008. A comparative study on extent of local communities derivation of livelihoods from Sondu-Miriu, Simiyu-Duma and Katonga wetland ecosystems in Lake Victoria Basin, (In Prep).
• Kibwage J., Onyango P., Bakamwesiga H. 2008. Local Institutions for Sustaining Wetland resources and Community Livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin, African Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (AJEST). Vol. 2 (5), pp. 097–106.
• Couralet C. and Bakamwesiga H, 2008. Timbers, Juniperus Procera. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa, PROTA Foundation Wageningen 7 (1) 320-324.
• Kibwage, J. K., Odaro, D., Onyango, P. A., Bakamwesiga, H. 2007. Stakeholders roles and limitations in the conservation and management of Sondu/Miriu wetlands in Kenya, Maseno University Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. (Unpublished)
• Eilu G., Arinaitwe H., and Bakamwesiga H., 2001. The Albertine Rift Area of Endemism (ARAE) – a contribution towards its conservation. Technical Report to WWF, MUIENR, Kampala, Uganda Unpublished)
• Bakamwesiga H, Katabarwa D, Kasoma PMB, and Pomeroy D, 2000. The Conservation and Development of the Sango Bay area. Journal of East Africa Natural History (JEANH), 89: 37-44.
• Banana A. Y., Obua J, Byarugaba S. R., and Bakamwesiga H. 1999, Special Regional Study Report of Trees Outside forests for Eastern Africa. Forest Department, Forest Conservation, Research and Education Service, FAO, Rome. 46 pp. (Unpublished)
• Kaliisa M. W., Kakooza J., H., Kakande G. and Muramira E, Bakamwesiga 1999. Technology choice, Environmental and Socio-economic Issues in small-scale mining in Eastern and southern Africa. In Issues and Responses: Land use Planning in Eastern and Southern Africa. The University of Guelph, Canada. pp 177-193.
• Bakamwesiga H. 1998. The distribution, diversity and status of Biodiversity in the Sango Bay Area, Southern Uganda. A thesis submitted to Makerere University in partial fulfillment of an MSc. award.
• Bakamwesiga H. and Miriam van Heist, 1998. Ecological monitoring of Mount Elgon National Park (Unpublished)
• Bakamwesiga, H., & Pomeroy, D. E. 1997. The Seventh Regional Biodiversity Meeting: Held in Kampala from 18-20 September 1996. Kampala: Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources. OCLC 40200432.
• Okullo J., Pomeroy D., Bakamwesiga H., Kabesiime E., and Katende T. 1996. Red Data list of woody plants of Uganda (MUIENR) (Unpublished).
• Bakamwesiga H. and Katabarwa D. 1996. Environmental awareness in Kabale and Mbarara districts; an Implication for Health. OSSREA. OCLC: 45025521.
• University teaching manuals submitted to the Makerere University Department of Distance Education/IACE for distance students
a. Hilary Bakamwesiga, Soil Ecology
b. Hilary Bakamwesiga, Mechanism of evolution and speciation
c. Hilary Bakamwesiga, Land use planning and land management
PROFFESSIONAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
Services: Regional Secretary, Ecological Society for Eastern Africa, 2008-; Viva Voce Panelist, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, 2006-7; Task force member, Situational Analysis and Capacity assessment for Implementation of CBD, Uganda, 2004-5.
Membership to societies: Nature Uganda; Tropical Biology Association; Ecological Society for Eastern Africa (Secretary); Global Consult Limited (Board member)
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING (Certified)
• Short-Term Visiting Scholar, Watson International Scholar of Environmental (WISE) Program, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (WISE & UNEP). Modules include: Land use and Climate Change; Participatory Approaches to Poverty in Africa; African Environmental History; Problems of International Development; Environment and Trade Policy, International Policy Negotiations; Urban Poverty and land use; Biodiversity and Land Use Planning; Conflict Resolution; Ecological Economics; and GIS and RS.
http://www.watsoninstitute.org/contacts_detail.cfm?id=882, August - December, 2009
• Biodiversity Hotspots: training workshop, TBA, 2008
• Wetlands and Poverty Reduction, Wetlands International, 2007
• Skills in Writing Project Proposals for Competitive Grants, UNCST, 2009
• Scientific Writing and Communication, Makerere University, 2006
• Writing for publication, Fundraising and communicating results, Makerere University, 2006
• Doctoral Research Methodology: Qualitative and quantitative approaches, Makerere University, 2005
• Entrepreneurship and Integrated Solid Waste Management, 2005; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Applying GIS and RS Techniques, 2001
• Monitoring of Multiple-use zones, ITFC, 2000
• Environmental conservation with focus on Biodiversity Information Management and Gender, 1999.