Position: Senior Lecturer
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I am a mature professional Microbiologist – Ecologist with a broad work experience totaling to over 42 years now (2016) out of which about 38 years have been in Africa, and 4 in Australia (New South Wales). I have about 18 years senior administrative experience as Ag. Director / Deputy Director of a national and international reference center on HIV/AIDS (the Uganda Virus Research Institute, 900 staff). Academic experience includes at least 17 years university assistance since 1977: I have served 5 universities in Africa from part-time lecturer, honorary lecturer, External Examiner, Associate Professor to Visiting Professor. I have also been Training Officer (The Uganda Virus Research Institute, 900 staff) for over 16 years now with industrial trainees, electives, supervision of projects etc. Overall, I have served as a civil servant in Research & Development for a current total of about 27 years. At the international level I have i) served for 14 years Reproductive Health / Family Health programs of the Commonwealth –ECSA (14 African countries) ; 2) 3 years as Consultant /fee-contractor on a number of United Nations programs/projects in Eastern Africa; 3) 5 years experience as Member Steering Committee of a UN BRAAF (biodiversity) project in 5 Anglophone countries. I have served for over 2 years as member National Coordinating Committee of the UNEP- GEF sponsored Biosafety project. I have earned several international recognition awards including Laureate of IBC’s International Scientist of the Year, 2004 (for excellence in science and leadership); an International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Convention of the USA (for outstanding service to humanity) etc. A founding listee, IBCs Leading Scientists of the World (2006) I am also listed on a UN Database as African Practicing Scientist; and also a UN CBD Roster of Biosafety Experts (Canada). Nationally, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences bestowed upon me its highest honor of Fellow (exceptional contributions to Medical Sciences). Recognized by UN (UNEP), GEF, and UNCST (for distinguished service and dedication [2002 -2006 participation in preparation of draft of National Science & Technology policy, and National Biosafety Forum] (September 2006). Nominated (December 2007) for award of a Gold Medal for Uganda by the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA (for extraordinary service and contributions to Uganda and its peoples) [through science] . This honor, according to ABI, is “an extraordinary distinction of meritorious achievement “. Recognised by former USA Secretary Tommy Thompson (Secretary for Health and Human Services) for my role in HIV / AIDS matters while I was Ag. Director UVRI, 2004. In March 2007, I was nominated to be inducted in the American Hall of Fame (by ABI). In September 2008, I was nominated one of the 12 pioneer Role Models in Uganda’s history to popularize Science, Technology and Innovation in Uganda’s Secondary Schools (UNCST). Principal Investigator UNESCO sponsored research on Peaceful co-existance between biosphere reserves and local communities (2015/16). Nominated as Honorary Professor of Science by the International Biographic Centre, Cambridge, UK (January 2016).