Patience Ayesiga

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Patience Ayesiga
Patience Ayesiga

Ayesiga Patience is a lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Performing ArtsFaculty of Education, Arts and Media Studies at Bishop Stuart University. She is a PhD Candidate (PhD in Development Studies – Environment) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and University of Antwerp- Belgium. She holds a Masters Degree in Geography from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Uganda Christian University.

She is a hydro-geomorphologist with a key interest in natural resource restoration and conservation.

Degree Institution Period
Ph.D. (Std.) – Development Studies

Title: Characterization of spatial-temporal dynamics and drivers of wetland degradation on sediment and nutrient load for water quality of Rwizi Catchment, South Western Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology and University of Antwerp, Belgium September 25th 2023 to date
Master of Arts in Geography 

Thesis title: Human-induced geomorphological processes and their implications to ecosystem management in the upper river Rwizi catchment, Mbarara district.

Makerere University, Uganda August 2007 to January 2010
B.A. Education (majoring in Geography). Dissertation title: Soil Erosion Processes and Landscape Development in Ankole Highlands in Western Uganda. Uganda Christian University, Uganda September 2003 to June 2006
  1. 2012 to date: Lecturer of Geography in the Faculty of Education, Bishop Stuart University.
  2. 2010 to 2012: Assistant lecturer of Geography in the Faculty of Education, Bishop Stuart University.
  3. 2007 to 2010: Teaching Assistant for Geography in the Faculty of Education, Bishop Stuart University.
  4. 2007 to 2009: Graduate Fellow; Taught Physical and Practical Geography in the Department of Geography Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences at Makerere University.
  1. Denis Nseka, Vincent Kakembio, Frank Mugagga, Henry Semakula, Hosea Opedes, Hannington Wasswa and Patience Ayesiga (2022) Implications of Soil Properties on Landslide Occurrence in Kigezi Highlands of South Western Uganda. In Landslides (Eds Yuanzhi Zhang and Qiuming Cheng) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.99865
  2. Denis Nseka, Patience Ayesiga, Hosea Opedes, Frank Mugagga, Henry Semakula, Hannington Wasswa and Daniel Ologe. 2022. Implications of Land Use and Cover Changes on Upper River Rwizi Macro-Watershed Health in South Western Uganda in Murat Eyvaz (edt)Water Conservation – Inevitable
    Strategy, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.99611
  3. Nseka, D., Mugagga, F., Opedes, H., Ayesiga, P., Wasswa, H., Mugume, I., Nimusiima, A., & Nalwanga, F. 2021. The damage caused by landslides in socio-economic spheres within the Kigezi highlands of South Western Uganda. Journal of Environmental & Socio-economic Studies, DOI: https://doi.org/ 10.2478/environ-2021-0003, 9, 1: 23-34
  4. Mugagga, F., Nakanjakko, N., Nakileza, B., Ayesiga, P., & Nseka, D., 2020, ‘Vulnerability of smallholder sorghum farmers to climate variability in a heterogeneous landscape of south-western Uganda’, Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 12(1), a849. https://doi.org/10.4102/ jamba.v12i1.849
  5. Nseka, D. Bamutaze,Y., Mugagga, F., Patience, A., & Nakileza,B. 2019.The Fragility of Agricultural Landscapes and Resilience of Communities to Landslide Occurrence in the Tropical Humid Environments of Kigezi Highlands in South Western Uganda. In Bamutaze, Y., Kyamanywa, S., Singh, B.R., Nabanoga, G., Lal R (Eds) Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience in Sub Saharan Africa. Springer Pages 279-305