About the Conference

In the pursuit of advancing knowledge and contributing to sustainable development, Nkumba University is proud to announce its upcoming Annual PhD Research Conference, scheduled to take place on August 18th, 2023. This year’s conference theme, “Nurturing a Culture of Postgraduate Research for Sustainable Development,” reflects the institution’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and research-driven solutions that address real-world challenges.

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Plenary Session 1
8:00 am Arrival and Registration Secretariat
9:00 am Introductory Remarks by Chairperson Organizing Committee Assoc. Prof. Solomon M. Asiimwe Director, DPSR
9:10 am Keynote Address Prof. Nasimanya George RUFORUM
                                       Breakout GROUP A (Prof. Solomon Asiimwe-Chair)  
Time Topic Presenter Discussant


9:10 am

Planning and Coordination Factors Influencing Refugee Education: Lessons from Uganda’s Refugee Communities Peter Ssimbwa




Dr. Anne Abaho






Role of media on sexual behaviors of secondary school adolescents in Kawempe division, Kampala


Pardon Akugizibwe


9:50 am

Security and strategic studies, the neglected aspect of securing Africa’s future


Katongole Badhul.

10:10 am Q And A
10:25am Break Tea


11:10 am

Contribution of human capital on poverty reduction in rural areas of Uganda. A case of Kisoro district. George Kwizera




Dr. AnneAbaho



11:30 am

Decentralisation and local government timely accountability in Uganda: a case of Mbale municipal council Peter Simon Wakwale


11: 50 am

Community participation and sustainability of donor-funded agricultural projects in Uganda. The case of potato projects in Kabale district John Bosco Turyasingura
12: 10 pm Q And A


12:25 pm

Influence of livelihood assets on the livelihood outcomes of smallholder farmers in the Bawku east district of northern Ghana. Osumanu Azumah




Dr. Sendawula Noah


12:45 pm

Retirement planning and socio-economic status of civil servants in Uganda. Evidence from Busoga sub-region. Fabian Mwosi


1: 05 pm

Examining the Effect of Elder Abuse on Welfare Status: The Case of Selected Districts in South Western Uganda Dianah Aharimpsya
1: 25 pm Q And A
1: 40 pm Lunch Break


2:40 pm

Determinants of international research collaboration in Uganda: case study Research registered at Uganda national council for science and technology (2015-2019) Steven Sebbale





Dr. George Olowo


3: 00 pm

Rites of passage practices and women’s psychological empowerment among Sabiny women: A case of Sebei sub-region-eastern Uganda Jesca Mary Kusuro


3: 20 pm

Behavioural-biological practices and HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 years in Uganda: a cross sectional study in central region. Iddi Matovu


3: 40 pm

The Influence of Data Quality M&E On Performance of Humanitarian Organizations Focusing on Uganda Red Cross Society in Eastern Uganda Sulaiman Bbosa
4: 00 pm Q And A


4: 15 pm

Therapeutic Painting and Sexual Violence Expressed by Students in Selected Secondary Schools in Bundibugyo District in Uganda.

Mwijuka Julius




Prof. Andrew Peters Yiga


4: 35 pm

A Case Study on Visitor Engagement of Cultural Heritage Community Museums in The Busoga Sub-Region of Uganda Andrew Kivumbi
4: 55 pm Q And A
Breakout Group B (Dr. Charles Edaku-Chair)
Time Topic Presenter Discussant


9:10 am

Employers Views on Employability Skills of Graduates from Makerere University Working in Two Selected Chartered Universities


Nakimuli Mariam




Assoc. Prof. Richard Mwirumubi



Influence of Feeding Mexican Sunflower Leaf Feed on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Commercial Broilers Namusoke Margaret


9:50 am

Innovative records management model:

A predictor to administrative staff performance in private universities, central Uganda

Barigye Assumpta
10:10 am Q and A
10:25am Break Tea


11:20 am

Parents’ Role in Children Education and Pupils’ Academic Performance in Uganda Evangelist Kahunzire



Dr. John Paul Kasujja


11:40 am

A critical analysis of Scientific inquiry, Science and Scientism; within the [Nature of existence]. A case of Uganda academic institutions. Kiyingi Martin


12: 00 pm

Evaluation of teacher’s leadership supervisory competencies and students’ academic performance in Hoima district government aided secondary schools, Uganda Dorothy Businge Kabugo


12: 20 pm


Academic Strategies and Behavioral Management Interventions for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). A Survey of Literature. Josephine Ssirimuzaawo




Dr. John Paul Kasujja


12: 40 pm

Opportunities or Challenges? Examining the students’ learning environment and lecturers’ choice of pedagogical practices in the universities of central Uganda. Peter Kayizzi
1. 00 pm Q And A


1: 15 pm

Innovation characteristics and the decision to adopt cloud computing by Small and Medium Enterprises in Kampala Kenny Kehinde Onayemi




Dr. Berchmans Byamukama


1:35 pm

An ICT Enabled Active Teaching and Learning Model for use in Teacher Training Institutions in Eastern Uganda E-Model for Active Teaching and Learning Kajura Annet


1: 55 pm

Information technology alignment as a precursor to employee performance

The case of selected private service entities in Uganda


Khadijah Namara Asiimwe

2: 15 pm Q And A
2: 30 pm Lunch Break


3: 30 pm

Epidemiology and Distribution of Human fascioliasis across Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2000-2022:  A systematic and Meta-analysis Review


Adriko Moses



Dr. Tadeo Rusoke


3: 50 pm

Physical Work Environment and Personnel Perceived Health Services Delivery at Health Centers in Busoga Region Charles Ivaibi
4: 10 pm Q And A


4: 15 pm

Perceptions of elderly persons with noncommunicable diseases towards accessibility to primary health care services and the health-related quality of life in central Uganda Atim Fiona



Dr. Alex Barakagira


4: 35 pm

The effect of cash-based transfer on nutrition outcomes among refugee children below five years in West Nile of Uganda Alfred Ecega
4:55 pm Q And A
Plenary Session 2
Time Item Individual In Charge Designation
5:10 pm Closing Remarks Prof. Jude T. Lubega Vice Chancellor



Prof .Nasinyama George

Prof. Jude Lubega

Assoc Prof. Solomon Asiimwe Muchwa


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