Dr. Noel Kansiime Kiiza

Dean, Faculty of Business Economics and Governance
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Dr. Noel Kansiime Kiiza
Dr. Noel Kansiime Kiiza- Dean Faculty of Business Economics and Governance Ph.D. Management Sciences(PA), MA Peace & Development studies, BA Development studies

Dr. Noel Kansiime is the current Dean and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Governance. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Graduate Studies and Research, Gollis University, Hargeisa Somaliland.

He is a committee member of the International Scientific Committee of Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada and holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences from Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa.

He holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Development Studies from Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and a Diploma in Teacher Education (Secondary Schools) from National Teachers’ College Nkozi, hitherto under Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo (ITEK).

He is a teacher by profession, a scholar, and a research consultant. He has published widely in various international journals and links to his publications are available in the subsequent section (Publications).  He has taught various courses in both Graduate and Undergraduate programs including Public Policy and Management, Management Theory and Practice, Human Resource Management, Project Planning and Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Qualitative Research Methods, Entrepreneurship, Action Research, Corporate and Sustainability Reporting, Public Sector Procurement and Management, Risk Management, and Advanced Scholarly Writing and Publication.

He has worked with USAID-OHCEA Uganda as Evaluator for One Health Innovations (OHI) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology where he evaluated 38 Mbarara University students, 16 Faculty supervisors and 6 Field supervisors, he also worked with USAID Uganda-SAFE Program as Coordinator for Rwenzori.

Besides, he worked with Mbarara University Research Collaboration in an Entrepreneurship Networks Project as Research Assistants’ Team Leader and Health Fair Coordinator, and as Capacity building Officer with Research Oasis Africa.

  1. Ph.D. Management Sciences – Durban University of Technology (DUT) Durban, South Africa (2016-2018)
  2. Master of Science, Peace & Development Studies – Linnaeus University, Vaxjo, Sweden (2009-2010)
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies – Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Mbarara, Uganda (2004-2007)
  4. Diploma in Teacher Education (DES) – NTC-NKOZI (Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo Kampala (ITEK) Uganda) 1999-2001

Relevant Training Certificates

Name of Institution Award/certificate
Durban University of Technology (DUT) Durban, South Africa 2016  Alternative to Violence Project
Indiana University-Indianapolis, 2012 Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Human Research
National Institute of Health Office of Extramural Research, 2010 Research Ethics
Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre Canada, 2010 Clinical Research
University of Albany, New York, 2007 Terrorism Preparedness and Public Health
  1. Kansiime Noel Kiiza and Harris Thomas Geoffrey (2020). Strengthening traditional approaches to community disputes. An Action Research project in Western Uganda. African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Volume 20 No. 1, pp 59-76. July 2020. Available at https://www.accord.org.za/ajcr- issues/strengthening-traditional-approaches-to-community-level-land-disputes/
  2. Shanyisa Wilkister and Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2020). A Reflection on how Peacebuiding Skills can help Mitigate Gender-Based Violence in Kenyan Universities. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) E-ISSN: 2378-702X Volume-03, Issue-02, pp 33-40 February-2020. Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/D323340.pdf
  3. Ahmed Ali and Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2020). Assessing the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Promoting Good Governance: Case of Nagaad Network Hargeisa, Somaliland. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS). E-ISSN: 2378-702X Volume-03, Issue-02, pp 41-45 February-2020 Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/E324145.pdf
  4. Kansiime Kiiza Noel and Nuwatuha George (2020). The Macro Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Uganda. International Journal of Research and Publications (IJRP). ISSN 2708-3578 (Online) DOI: 100511420201065. Vol 51, Issue 1 Available at http://ijrp.org/paper-detail/1066
  5. Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2019). The State, Civil Society and Democracy in Uganda. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) Volume-02, Issue-08, pp-01-07 Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/A280107.pdf
  6. Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2019) Promoting Traditional Ways of Handling Land Disputes in Western Uganda. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) Volume-02, Issue-08, pp-17-25 Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/C281725.pdf
  7. Ainebyona Gerald, Abdirizak Warsame Abdulle and Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2019) Comparing Attractive and Unattractive Facebook Posts in Selected Companies/ Institutions in Mogadishu City, Somalia. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) E-ISSN: 2378-702X Volume-02, Issue-09, pp-07-17. Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/B290717.pdf
  8. Kansiime Noel Kiiza, Tinashe Rukuni, Theodore Mbazumutima, Wilkister Shanyisa & Rirei Maritim (2019). “Enhancing Peacebuilding through Narrative Therapy”. American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) E-ISSN: 2378-702X Volume-02, Issue-12, pp 01-07 Available at https://www.arjhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/A2120107.pdf
  9. Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2018) Enhancing capacities for local peacebuilding in Bunyoro sub-region, Western Uganda. Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa. Available at http://openscholar.dut.ac.za/bitstream/10321/3283/3/KANSIIMENK_2018.pdf
  10. 10. Tinashe Rukuni, Kansiime Noel & Wilkister Shanyisa (2017). “Moving Trends in Peace Studies. The nexus between religion and peacebuilding”. The Catholic University Zimbabwe. Fountain: Catholic University Journal 1 (1) 47-62. Available at http://journals.cuz.ac.zw/index.php/fountain/article/view/35
  11. Kansiime Noel Kiiza (2010) A Study of State–Civil Society Relationship: The case of Uganda. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies. DiVA, id: diva2:956504. Available at http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A956504&dswid=-2879
  12. Tinashe Rukuni; Noel Kansiime; Collin Asani and OBA Oyinloye (2020) Covid -2019: A threat to Global Peace and Security. (Article currently under peer review by Global Change, Peace and Security. Nigerian Journal of Peace Development and Humanitarian Affairs (NJPDHA) A Journal of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. Volume 1, No 2
  13. Kansiime Kiiza Noel (2020) Exploring Why Buyers Do Not Return Unwanted Products: Case of Hargeisa City Somaliland. Article under review by International Journal of Business Research (IJBR)
  14. Kansiime Kiiza Noel and Ainebyona Gerald (2020) Skilled Migrants Employed in Developed Economies: Perspectives from Newcomers to Organizational Insiders. Article under review by Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS)
Youth drop-in Centre for socio-economic empowerment. A project seeking funding to start a drop-in centre that will equip and empower Hargeisa youths $70,000 Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) February 2020
Farmers’ Capacity building grant: Strengthening Farmer Association in rural Somaliland $100,000


Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) January 2020
 Doctoral Field Research Grant $50,000 Durban University of Technology (DUT) 2016
Alternative Violence Project (AVP) $5,000 University of Kwazulu Natal & Durban University of Technology, South Africa 2016
Master’s Degree Grant $ 10,000 LINNAEUS-Mbarara University of Science and Technology August 2009
Micro-Research Grant Award: “Relationship between socio-economic status and the occurrence of WHO-     defined sepsis among infants (0-2 months old) in Mbarara, Uganda $5000 Dalhousie University, Canada 2012

Graduate Theses Supervised June 2019-March 2020

  1. Ahmed Ali Mohamed.  (MPM). Assessing the Role of Civil society Organizations in Promoting Good Governance Case Nagaad Network Hargeisa, Somaliland.
  2. Ayaanle Ali Abdi.  (MPM). Assessing factors affecting higher Education in Somaliland, Case of Hargeisa City
  3. Abdirahman Faisal Muse (MPM). Relationship between Good Quality Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction: A Case Study Sompower Hargeisa, Somaliland
  4. Abdiwahab Osman Jama.  (DEP).  Effects of Economic Globalization on the market sustainability of small and medium enterprises in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Case study 26 June District
  5. Mowlid Mohamud Jama. (DEP). Understanding how Tribalism shapes voting behaviour in National Elections: A Case Study of Hargeisa voters of 2017 Presidential Elections, Somaliland

Other Research Work

  1. Team member 2017: Educational Needs Assessment of Adolescent Boys and Girls in Emergency and Refugee Contexts in Uganda, 2017, Commissioned by UNICEF Uganda
  2. Research Team member, 2012: Maternal and Child Health in Northern Uganda,” Baseline Assessment conducted in Gulu and Kitgum conducted on behalf of Child Fund Uganda
  3. Research Team Member, 2012 “Achieving Food Security through adoption of sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM) Strategies and Solutions”
  4. Principal Investigator, 2012 “Relationship between socio-economic status and the occurrence of WHO-            defined sepsis among infants (0-2 months old) in Mbarara, Uganda” Micro-Research Grant awarded by Dalhousie University, Canada 2012
  5. Student cohort Leader Challenges faced in integration of refugees and immigrants: A case of Ronneby Municipal council, Vaxjo city, Sweden, 2010.
  6. Author: “Assessing Factors that Influence Access to Health Care in rural areas, a case of Nyakayojo Sub-County, Mbarara District” Bachelor’s Degree Dissertation, 2007
  7. Author: “The Contribution of Tea Estates towards the Well-being of Out-Growers: Case Study of Kasaku Tea Estate, Mukono District” Diploma Research Project, 2000