ROBERT JJUUKO

is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands since 2016.He is a researcher, educationist and development consultant with local, regional and global exposure and experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in adult & community education of Makerere University Uganda and Master of Education from University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Robert has more than 15 years of considerable practical experience in varied fields including university teaching, community development, adult learning and social policy analysis and advocacy, and NGO management. He has pioneered the founding of local and national initiatives for advocacy and service delivery focusing on the education rights and needs of out-of-school young people and adults. He is a writer and has authored several practice oriented articles on a range of subjects including adult education and literacy, workplace learning and university internships.

Robert has immense interest in youth employment with a focus on their vocational & professional education and training. His current research on Ugandan young people’s education and employment transitions is testimony to his recognition of the fundamental value in supporting young people to succeed in their life, education and work roles. In 2012, he published a monograph on developing vocational skills of young people with incomplete schooling in Uganda.

Robert’s current research interest include workplace learning, career guidance, youth transition, vocational pedagogy, adult education policy & financing.

SAUL TUMWINE

is currently a master student of adult and community education degree at Makerere University with an international exchange at the University of Agder in Norway. He is a professional secondary school teacher with 4 years of practical experience until 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in adult and community education obtained at Kyambogo University. 

Saul has enormous experience in creating networking opportunities for university students including stewardship of alumni. He has university teaching experience from the department of adult and community education at Kyambogo University.

He has practical experience of more than 6 years in learning pedagogies of young people; facilitating adult learning; computer based collaborative learning, and design and delivery of community learning initiatives. His research interests are in the fields of lifelong learning, social protection, social transformation and gender.

MARIA NANDAGO

Is a Sustainable International Development Scholar with a master degree from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in the USA. She was a practising high school teacher of economics for 4 years having graduated from the Islamic University in Uganda in the year 1991.

She is a career development worker with national, regional and global experience and exposure of more than 15 years. She has accrued considerable experience in the design and delivery of social development interventions with the use of participatory methodologies. Maria is one of Uganda’s pioneering champions of REFLECT methodology promoted by ActionAid International. She is co. founder of PAMOJA Africa, a pioneer platform for REFLECT practitioners in Africa.

Maria has undertaken dozens of part and full time advisory, consultancy and specialist roles on gender, governance & accountability, participatory methodologies with international development agencies in a couple of African countries.

She has a passion for girl child rights and women empowerment. Her research interest include gender & aging, gender & climate change, Unveiling the silence around gender based violence participation and participatory methodologies for community learning and empowerment

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