Dr. Robert Turyamureeba

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Dr. Robert Turyamureeba
Dr. Robert Turyamureeba

Dr. Robert Turyamureeba is a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and GovernanceFaculty of Business, Economics, and Governance, Bishop Stuart University. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Durban University of Technology (South Africa), a Masters in International Peace and Security from the University of London (UK), a Masters in Peace and Development Studies from Linnaeus University (Sweden) and a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher at MUST/Northumbria University where he implemented a $780,000 research project entitled: Refugee Youth Volunteering, Skills Acquisition, and Employability in Uganda” which was an interdisciplinary research project by a consortium of four universities; Northumbria and  Loughborough universities in the UK and MUST and UMU in Uganda funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Additionally, he did a master’s fellowship at the African Leadership Centre (Nairobi) where he was mentored on critical issues such as public policy, peace, gender and development in Africa. He is both a practitioner and an academic with over 15 years of experience. He has taught at various academic institutions such as MUST (Uganda), African Leadership Centre (Kenya), South Sudan Christian University of Science and Technology, University of Juba (South Sudan), Virtual University (Uganda) and Durban University of Technology (South Africa). He has successfully supervised and mentored over 40 graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Robert Turyamureeba’s main areas of research interest include land resources conflicts in Africa; electoral democracy in Africa; refugee studies; nonviolence and civil resistance; public policy and management; humanitarian aid and development; livelihoods and food security; Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants; ethnicity and nationalism; youth radicalization & State violence.  As a practitioner in the field of humanitarian development, Robert was the Refugee-Youth Engagement Expert-Coordinator for FHI360/UNICEF overseeing refugee youth project activities in both Rhino camp and Nakivale refugee settlements.

For four years, he was also the country director for the research firm “Research Oasis Africa Ltd’ overseeing several research projects. As a consultant, he has generally overseen research projects commissioned by several organizations inclusive of NMS, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, MUDINFO, PAUESA-Uganda, Teach the Man To Fish, GIZ, among others.

  1. 2017: PhD in Public Administration, Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa.
  2. 2011 – 2012: Masters Degree in Fellowship in Security, Gender and Development, University of London (UK).
  3. 2011 – 2012: Master of Arts in International Peace & Security; University of London, United Kingdom (UK).
  4. 2009 – 2010: Master of Science in Peace and Development Studies; Linnaeus University, Sweden.
  5. 2009: Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from MUST, Uganda.

Certifications/ Trainings

Certificate: Project Planning and Management, Oct-Dec 2008, E.A. Population Initiative Certificate: Monitoring and Evaluation, June-Oct 2008, E.A. Population Initiative Certificate: Research Ethics 2022, UNCST, Certificate: Research Ethics, National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, Feb 2018 Certificate: Public Admin & Management, March-July 2009, MUK, Uganda Certificate: Introduction to Child Protection, UNICEF, July 2018 Certificate: Facilitating Alternative To Violence Project (AVP), March 2014, University of Kwazulu Natal Advanced Certificate: Alternative To Violence Project, Jan-Feb 2014, University of Kwazulu Natal Certificate: Core Skills for Working in Conflict, International Alert and King’s College London, Jan 2012 Certificate: Negotiation, 2017, IPSOS Certificate: Doing Clinical Research, University of Calgary, Canada, Aug 2010, Certificate: Swedish Language, Dec 2009, Folk University, Sweden Certificate: Reproductive Health (Guidance and Counseling), July-Sept 2006, FPAU/RHU

Organization Position
Bishop Stuart University (BSU), 2021 to-date Lecturer
Mbarara University of Science & Technology, 2019-2022 Post-Doctoral Researcher
FHI360, 2019-2020 Youth Engagement Coordinator-Expert.
Research Oasis Africa (ROA), 2017-2019 Country Director
UN/African Leadership Center, Nairobi. 2015 Researcher
Durban University of Technology, South Africa, 2013-2017 Doctoral Researcher
Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba, 2012-2014 Research Fellow & Lecturer
South Sudan Christian University of Science and Technology, 2012-2014 Lecturer
Social Science Research Council, New York, Jan-Aug 2013 Principal Investigator
Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway, Oct 2013 Research Supervisor
Mbarara University and Dalhousie University, Canada, March 2012 Co-investigator
MUST-Department of Community Health, May 2011 Research Supervisor
Health Child Uganda, Oct 2010- Aug 2011 Research Supervisor
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Sept 2010 Team Leader
Healthy Child Uganda, June 2008 Research Assistant
Right To Play (Mbarara Field Office), Jan 2005 – June 2008 Volunteer
RHU Mbarara Youth Centre, Jan 2005-March 2006 Youth Coordinator
Robert Turyamureeba (2024) The impact of social connections acquired through volunteering on employment among young refugee volunteers in Uganda. Under peer review
Matt Baillie Smith, Bianca Fadel, Frank Ahimbisibwe and Robert Turyamureeba (2024) Refugee volunteering and responses to displacement in Uganda: navigating service-delivery, work and precarity. Under Production by the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs (Forthcoming)
Bianca Fadel, Matt Baillie Smith, Sarah Mills, Daniel Rogerson, Aarti Sahasranaman, Moses Okech, Robert Turyamureeba, Cuthbert Tukundane, Frank Ahimbisibwe, Owen Boyle, & Peter Kanyandago (2024), The scale, forms and distribution of volunteering amongst refugee youth populations in Uganda. Manuscript under review by the Journal of Population, Space and Place
Willis Nimusiima, Milton Rwangire, Robert Turyamureeba (2023) Management Practices and Employee Performance in Local Governments in Uganda:  A Case Study of Isingiro Town Council by the journal of SJHR-Africa
Vicent Mpora, Robert Turyamureba, Anthony Mpairwe (2023)Community Participation and Sustainability of Community Based Water Projects in Mbarara City North Division American Research Journal of Humanities & Social Science (ARJHSS) E-ISSN: 2378-702X Volume-06, Issue-10, pp-32-56
Robert Turyamureeba (2022) Refugee Youth Volunteering in Uganda.  Online, URL: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/news/meet-dr-robert-turyamureeba-mbarara-university-of-science-and-technology
Specioza Twinamasiko,  Robert Turyamureeba,  Frank Ahimbisibwe(2021) No Sources of Fuelwood, All Vegetation Cover is Done: Women Livelihoods and Oil-induced Displacement in Albertine Graben, Uganda. Journal of Internal Displacement, Volume 11, Issue 2, July 2021, pages 6-27 https://journalofinternaldisplacement.org/index.php/JID/article/view/107/74
Robert Turyamureeba, Frank, Bianca & Aisling (2021) Refugees and Volunteering in       Uganda: https://ryvu.org/2021/02/26/working-paper-on-refugees-and-volunteering-in-uganda/
Robert Turyamureeba (2020) Work and livelihood experiences of young refugees during the covid19 pandemic in Uganda. A blog article published by Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda (RYVU) project at: https://ryvu.org/2020/06/12/work-and-livelihood-experiences-of-young-refugees-during-the-covid19-pandemic-in-uganda/
Robert Turyamureeba (2017) Building Peace through land access and food security in the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. Published by Durban University of Technology, South Africa https://ir.dut.ac.za/bitstream/10321/2657/1/TURYAMUREEBA_R_2017.pdf
Turyamureeba Robert (2014) The CPA-DDR Program in South Sudan: What Went Wrong? African Leadership    Centre Research Report No. 07. 01st October 2014. Online:https://www.africanleadershipcentre.org/attachments/article/43/ALC%20Research%20Report%20No.7%20Robert%20Turyamureeba.pdf
Turyamureeba Robert (2014) Land Conflicts and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in South Sudan. African Leadership Centre, Monograph No.27 August 2012: http://www.africanleadershipcentre.org/images/ALC_Monographs/ALC_Monograph_27.pdf
Barnabas R. Atwiine; Aloysius Rukundo; Julius Mugisha Sebikali; David Mutibwa; Dickson Tumusiime; Robert Turyamureeba; Lillian Birungi; Basil Tibanyendera; Walter Schlechh; Noni E. MacDonaldi (2013) “Knowledge and Practices of Women Regarding Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV    (PMTCT) in Rural South West Uganda”  International Journal of Infectious Diseases 17 (2013) e211–e212: https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(12)01277-5/pdf
Digital Sub‐Wallets for Increased Financial Empowerment of Women: Commissioned by Prof. Linda Scott of Double X Economy 2018, Canada
The Capacity Development for the CAMP/IDMP Implementing Ministries. Baseline Report Prepared for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, South Sudan,2017
A Baseline Survey of the representation of members’ interests by the Umbrella CSOs, and Sub-national consultations and coordination processes: Commissioned by Mukono District Forum (MUDINFO) and GIZ. 2019
An evaluation of the Impact of School Enterprise Challenge (SEC) program. Commissioned by UK’s Teach The Man To Fish 2019
Evaluation of the level of exposure and Impact of PAUESA Media Messages. Commissioned by PAUESA Uganda
Designing Conflict Early Warning and Early Response Mechanism (CEWARN) for South Sudan (2013-2018).Commissioned by the Government of South Sudan 2013
Corporate Reputation Survey 2018 Commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants Uganda (ICPAU)
WWF Brand Familiarity Survey, 2017 – Commissioned By the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Customer Satisfaction Survey, 2016; Commissioned by National Medical Stores (NMS)
Educational Needs Assessment of Adolescent Boys and Girls in Emergency and Refugee Contexts in Uganda, 2017, Commissioned by UNICEF Uganda
Grant Amount Awarding Institution
Post-Doctoral Grant $68,000 UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Training in Alternative Violence Project (AVP) $40,000 University of Kwazulu Natal & DUT
Codesria Workshop Grant $25,000 CODESRIA
Doctoral Write-up Grant $20,000 African Leadership Centre
Doctoral Field Research Grant $20,000 African Leadership Centre
Doctoral Field Research Grant $40,000 Durban University of Technology
Research and Publication Grant (International competition) $20,000 Social Science and Research Council, New York
Research & Publication Grant $20,000 Healthy Child Uganda &University of Calgary
Master’s Fellowship  Grant $40,000 African Leadership Centre, Nairobi