Prof Buyinza Mukadasi
Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and currently the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University since 2014. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Management from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.
Prior to his current appointment as Director of Research and Graduate Training, where he is charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university, Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University. Buyinza He has grown though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University. He is has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics. He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013) and currently is the Chairperson of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2017 – 2020.
Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 75 articles in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.
Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. Has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.