Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha (PhD)

Vice-Chancellor, Secretary - Board of Trustees, Chairperson - Senate and Senior Management and Council Member
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Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha (Ph.D.) Current University Vice-Chancellor

Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha is the current Vice-Chancellor of Bishop Stuart University and a Professor of Ethnomedicine and Ethnopharmacology.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting, Masters Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons.) [Botany & Zoology] from Makerere University.

She is the Chairperson of Bishop Stuart University Senate, Bishop Stuart University Senior Management, Secretary to Bishop Stuart University Board of Trustees and a member of Bishop Stuart University Council, Uganda Vice Chancellors Forum, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Natural Products Network for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA), Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), African Centres of Excellence (ACE II), Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS), NARO Research Group, Third World Organisation for Women in Sciences (TWOWS), Technical Advisory Committee of the Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine Network, Ministry of Health, Uganda, Plants Working group Technical Committee to develop guidelines for the conservation of medicinal plants, NATURE-Uganda NGO, Uganda Wildlife Society, Uganda Network for Ethno Biologists and Ethno- Ecologists (UGANEB), Uganda Red Cross Society, Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) among others.

She has served as Dean School of Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences (2011 to May 2014), Deputy Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science (May 2010 – Jan 2011), Makerere University, Head of Fisheries Extension Education and Administration, Fisheries Training Institute (FTI), Entebbe among others.

i) Academic and Professional Qualifications

  1. 2000 – 2004    Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Ethnobotany and Bioprospecting), Makerere University.
  2. 2000 – 2002   UNESCO – MAB Diploma in Scientific Research, UNESCO-MAB, France.
  3. 1994 – 1997   Masters Degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management, MUIENR, Makerere University, Uganda.
  4. 1993 – 1994   Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Makerere University – Uganda.
  5. 1990 – 1993   Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons.) [Botany & Zoology] Makerere University – Uganda.
  6. 1988 – 1990   Mary Hill High School, Mbarara- Advanced Level certificate (UACE).
  7. 1984 – 1987   Nganwa High School, Kabwohe, Sheema District – Ordinary Level Certificate (UCE).

ii) Institutional Based Administrative Experience

  1. 2014 to date Vice-Chancellor – Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara
  2. Feb 2011– May 2014 Dean School of BioSciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University
  3. May 2010 – Jan 2011 – Deputy Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Science, Makerere University
  4. 1998 – 2000 Head of Fisheries Extension Education and Administration, Fisheries Training Institute (FTI), Entebbe
  5. 2004-2008 Head of Laity Church of Resurrection, Bugolobi Church of Uganda
  6. 2009-to date Council Member, Christ Community Church Mutungo, (Sub-Parish (Congregation) under Pastoral care of Church of Resurrection, Bugolobi Church of Uganda

iii) Teaching Experience

  1. July 2015 to date  Professor of Medical Ethnobotany
  2. July 2013 – June 2015 Associate Professor of Medical Ethnobotany
  3. September 2008 – June 2013  Senior Lecturer
  4. March 2005 – 2008 Lecturer
  5. November 1993 – 2005   Teaching Assistant (Temporary Contract) 1994-2004 Lecturer and Head of Department, FTI, Entebbe

i) Published Manuscripts

  1. Tugume, P., Mukadasi Buyinza, Kakudidi, E., Mucunguzi, P., Kalema, J., Kamatenesi, M &   J. Namaalwa (2016). Non-Timber Forest Products Trade and Community Livelihoods around Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. Journal of Agricultural Studies. Vol 4, No 4. Journal of Agricultural Studies   ISSN 2166-0379.
  2. Tugume Patience, Esezah K. Kakudidi1, Mukadasi Buyinza2, Justine Namaalwa2, Maud Kamatenesi3, Patrick Mucunguzi1 and James Kalema (2016).  Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant species used by communities around Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2016, 12:5. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-015-0077-4. ISSN: 1746-4269.
  3. Tugume Patience, Mukadasi Buyinza , Justine Namaalwa, Esezah K. Kakudidi, Patrick Mucunguzi James Kalema and Maud Kamatenesi, (2015).  Socio economic predictors of dependence on non-timber forest Products: Lessons from Mabira Central Forest Reserve Communities. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (2015). 4(2): 195-214 http:/jaesnet.com/vol.4 No 2 December 2015 current issues jaes.
  4. Asiimwe S, Namutebi A, Borg-Karlsson A, Kamatenesi-Mugisha M, Oryem-Origa H. Documentation and Consensus of Indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants used by the local communities in Western Uganda. J Nat Prod Pl Res. 2014;4(1):34–42
  5. Nalumansi P.,Kamatenesi-Mugisha M. & Anywar G., (2014). Medicinal Plants Used in Paediatric Health Care in Namungalwe Sub County, Iganga District, Uganda. Nova Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences  Vol 2(3), March 2014: 1-14.  PII: S2292793X1400010-2 . www.novaexplore.com
  6. Kamatenesi MM, Hoft M, Hoft R, Cunningham AB & R. Bukenya Ziraba (2014). Sustainable harvesting of medicinal barks (Rytigynia Spp., Rubiaceae) in Multiple Use Zones Around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. In Bark: Use, Management and Commerce in Africa. (Ed: Cunningham A.B, Campbell B.M, Luckert M.K). Pp 211-225
  7. Adia MM, Anywar G,Byamukama R,  Kamatenesi M.M, Sekagya Y, Kakudidi EK, & BT Kiremire (2014). Medicinal plants used in Malaria treatment by Prometra herbalists in Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155(2014). 580-588.
  8. Anywar G, Oryem-Origa H, & Kamatenesi M.M.(2014). Antibacterial and Antifungal properties of some Wild Nutraceuticals plant species from Nebbi District. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 4(14): 1753-1761
  9. Anywar G, Oryem-Origa H, & Kamatenesi M.M.(2014). Wild plants used as Nutraceuticals from Nebbi District. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. 4 (6): 641-660
  10. Nalubega R, Nyanzi AS, Nakavuma J.L & Kamatenesi M.M. (2013). Ethnobotanical uses of Lantana trifolia L. and Sida cuneifolia Roxb. In Mukungwe and Wabinyonyi sub-counties of central Uganda. Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology. 2013; 2(3):155-164.
  11. Ndukui J.M, Kamatenesi M.M., Owiny D, Kateregga J, Vudriko P, Kasolo J & Waako P, (2014). Toxicity profile of aqueous leaf extract of  Citropsis articulata and Mystroxylon aethiopicum in Male albino rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Vol3(01) 1273-1290.
  12. Asiimwe S, Kamatenesi M.M., Namutebi A, Karlsson, AKB,  &  P. Musiimenta (2013). Ethnobotanical study of nutria-medicinal plants used for the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic ailments among the local communities of western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 150(2013) 639-648.
  13. Asiimwe S, Karlsson, AKB,  Azeen M, Kamatenesi M.M., Namutebi A &  Ndukui J.M, (2014). Chemical Composituion and Toxicological Evaluation of the aqueous leaf extracts of Plectranthus amboinicus Lour. Spreng. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention. ISSN On line: 2319-6718, ISSN Print: 2319-670X. Vol. 3 Issue 02. pp 19-27.
  14. Ndukui J.M, Kamatenesi M.M., Owiny D & Waako P (2014). Effects of crude Aqueous leaf extracts of Citropsis articulata and Mystroxylon aethiopicum on sex hormone levels in Male Albino Rats.  International Journal of  Pharmaceutical Science Invention. ISSN On line: 2319-6718, ISSN Print: 2319-670X. Vol. 3 Issue 01. pp 5-17
  15. Kamatenesi M.M., Ndukui J.M, Namutebi A, Waako P, Karlson, AKB & P Vudriko (2014). Acute and sub-acute toxicity of ethanolic leaf estract of Rumex abyssinica Jacq. (Polygonoaceae) and Mentha spicata L. (Lamiaceae). Jornal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 2014, 309-318.
  16. Acipa A, Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M & H. Oryem-Origa (2013). Documentation and Nutritional profiles of some selected food plants from Otwal and Ngai Subcounties, Oyam District, Northern Uganda. African Journal of Food Agriculture and Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) Volume 13. No 2. Pp 7428-7451 April 2013.
  17. Kamatenesi-Mugisha M, Buyungo J.P,   Ogwang E. P, Kasibante A, Deng A, Ogendo J ,  and J.M. Mihale (2013). Oral Acute Toxicity studies of selected botanical pesticide plant used by subsistence farmers around the Lake Victoria Basin. AJEST Vol 7(3). pp.93-101 March 2013.
  18. Museveni Y.K 2012. Eds Publication in Runyankole Dictionary of Medicinal Plants Naming in Western Uganda. In Katondozi Dictionary.
  19. Osinde C, M. Kamatenesi-Mugisha and H. Oryem-Origa, July 2012.  Book on Nutritional and Anti-Bacterial      Properties of Selected Plant Species from Mbale and Tororo Districts, Western Uganda.
  20. Yenesew A., Akala H.M., Twinomuhwezi H., Chepkirui C., Irungu B.N., Eyase F.L., Kamatenesi-Mugisha M., Kiremire B.T., Johnson J.D and Waters N.C (in press accepted). The antiplasmodial and radical scavenging activities of flavonoids of Erythrina burttii. Acta Tropica (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.04.011
  21. Namukobe J., Kasenene J.M., Kiremire B.T., Byamukama R., Kamatenesi-Mugisha M., Krief S., Dumontet V. and Kabasa J.D (2011). Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136 (2011) 236-245.
  22. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Acipa, A & H. Oryem-Origa (2011).  Medicinal plants of Otwal and Ngai Sub Counties in Oyam District, Northern Uganda. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2011, 7:7. http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/7/1/7.
  23. Deng, A.L, Ogendo, J.O,  Owuor G., Bett P.K., Omolo E.O; Mugisha-Kamatenesi, M. and  Mihale J.M, (2009). Factors Determining the Use of Botanical Insect Pest Control Methods by Small-Holder Farmers in the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 3(5), pp.108-115  May 2009. Http://Www.academicjournals.org/ajest.
  24. Mihale, M.J., Deng, A.L., Selemani, H.O., Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Kidukuli, A.W., and Ogendo, J.O. (2009). Use of Indigenous Knowledge in the Management of Field and Storage Pests around Lake Victoria Basin in Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 3(9) pp. 251-259.
  25. Kamatenesi-Mugisha , M., Deng, A.L, Ogendo, J.O,  Mihale, Otim M, Buyungo J.P and P.K Bett (2008). Indigenous Knowledge of Field insect pests and their management Around Lake Victoria Basin in Uganda. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 2(9).
  26. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Oryem-Origa, H., Olwa-Odyek and Makawiti, D. W.(2008). Medicinal plants used in the treatment of fungal and bacterial infections in and around Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve, western Uganda. African Journal of Ecology. Afr. J. Ecol 46 (Suppl. 1), 90-97.
  27. Ojok, M.F., Kakudidi, E.K., Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Mabusela, W., and Adams J. (2007).  Immunological Evaluation of Commicarpus plumbagineus Standl. (Nyctaginaceae) use in reproductive health care in Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, Afr. J. Ecol 45 (Suppl. 3), 116-119.
  28. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Makawiti, D. W., Oryem-Origa, H.,  Olwa-Odyek & Nganga, J (2007). The oxytocic properties of Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem. and Bidens pilosa L., traditionally used medicinal plants from western Uganda. African Journal of Ecology., Afr. J. Ecol (Suppl. 3), 88-93.
  29. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Oryem-Origa, H. &  Olwa-Odyek 2007. Medicinal plants used in some gynaecological morbidity ailments in western Uganda.  African Journal of Ecology. Afr. J. Ecol (Suppl. 1), 34-40.
  30. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., & Oryem-Origa, H.  (2007). Medicinal Plants used to Induce Labour during Child-Birth in Western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 109 (2007) 1-9.
  31. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2005). The Socio-Cultural Aspects in Utilisation of Medicinal Plants in Reproductive Health Care in Western Uganda. In Bantebya Kyomuhendo G., (eds), Women’s Health: African and Global Perspectives. Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, pp 47-64.
  32. Kamatenesi-Mugisha M., & Oryem-Origa, H (2005). Traditional Herbal Remedies used in the management of sexual impotence and erectile dysfunction in western Uganda, African health Sciences Vol. (5). No.1; March 2005.
  33. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M, Oryem-Origa, H and Makawiti, D.W. (2005). Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants used in gender infertility treatment in western Uganda. In S.A. Ghazanfar and Beentje, H (eds), Taxonomy and Ecology of African Plants, their Conservation and Sustainable Use. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew pp 519-530.
  34. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2003). Antimalarial Herbal Medication and Maternal Health Care in Western Uganda. In: NAPRECA (K) 2003; Proceedings of the 9th NAPRECA Symposium on Natural Products, August 27th – 31st 2001 Nairobi, Kenya. Unravelling the Socio-Economic Potential of African Biodiversity through Natural Products Research. Natural Product Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA).
  35. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M & Bukenya-Ziraba, R (2002). Ethnobotanical Survey Methods to Monitor and Assess the Sustainable Harvesting of Medicinal Plants in Uganda. In: Maunder, M., Clubbe, C., HANKAMER, C. and Groves, M. (2002) Plant Conservation in the Tropics. Perspectives and practice. Royal Botanical Gardens, kew. The Cromwell Press Ltd, Great Britain.  Pp. 467-482. (BOOK CHAPTER)
  36. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M.; Hoft, R., & Bukenya-Ziraba, R. (2000). Ethnomedical use of Rytigynia [Nyakibazi] in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, SW Uganda. A Norwegian Journal of Botany; LIDIA; Vol.5.No. 4; 2000:97-108.

ii) Web-based publications

  1. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2002) The Socio-Cultural Aspects in Utilisation of Medicinal Plants in Reproductive Health Care in Western Uganda. 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on women. Gendered Worlds: gains and challenges. Kampala, Uganda. July 21 – 26 2002.  www.makerere.ac.ug/womenstudies/full%20papers/MAUD.htm.
  2. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2001). Medicinal Plants Used by traditional Medical Practitioners in Reproductive Health Care in Western Uganda. UNESCO-MAB, 04/Jan/2001. www.unesco.org/mab/capacity/mys/aw/st.htm.

iii) Manuscripts in Preparation

  1. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Oryem-Origa, H., Olwa-Odyek & Makawiti, D. W. (in Prep). Ethno-pharmacological Screening of Vernonia amygdalina and Cleome gynandra traditionally used in Childbirth in Western Uganda. (NAPRECA).
  2. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Oryem-Origa, H., Olwa-Odyek & Esezah Kakudidi (in Prep). Medicinal Plants and Gender Integration in Reproductive Health Care Delivery: a case study in Mbarara District, Western Uganda. African Journal of Ecology.

iv) Distance Education Books write-up

  1. Kamatenesi, M. and  Kakudidi Esezah (2006)., ETX 4151: Introduction to Ethnobotany. Bachelor of Science, Education, CCE. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  2. Kamatenesi, M. and Asasira, J (2003). Environmental Impact Assessment. Department of Distance Learning. Bachelor of Science, Education, CCE. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  3. Oryem-Origa H. and Kamatenesi M. Mugisha (March 2007). Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of East Africa, Programme for study in Africa by Canadian Students and Makerere University.

v) Un-published reports

Musiimenta,P.,  Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M.,and Namutebi, A. (2010).  Men’s Role in Maternal Health Care in Nyakayojo and Kanyaryeru in Mbarara and Kiruhura Districts in Western Uganda. Gender and Nutri-medicinal plants October 2010.

P., Oryem-Origa, H., Olwa Odyek, & Kakudidi, E. (2005). Medicinal plants and gender integration in reproductive health care delivery in Uganda.  Final report submitted to AICAD, Nairobi, Kenya (October 2005) (Part 2-Gender Dimension).

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., Oryem-Origa, H., Olwa Odyek, & Kakudidi, E. (2004). Medicinal plants and gender integration in reproductive health care delivery in Uganda.  Final report submitted to AICAD, Nairobi, Kenya (August 2004) (Part 1-Ethnobotanical Documentation and Laboratory Screening).

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M (2004). Medicinal Plants Used in Reproductive Health Care In Western Uganda: Documentation, Phytochemical and Bioactivity Evaluation. Ph.D. Thesis, Makerere University, Uganda.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. & Makawiti, D.W. (2003). Utilisation of Oxytocic Medicinal Plants in Pregnancy in Uganda: Implications to Health Care Delivery. In: 24th African Health Sciences Congress. Challenges and Strategies in Combating Health Problems in Africa, Towards Development Efforts, African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 28th – 2nd October, 2003.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M (2002). Medicinal Plants used in reproductive health care in western Uganda: phytochemical and bioactivity evaluation. Report submitted to the Department of women and gender studies,  Makerere University, Kampala, January 2002.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2002). Medical Ethnobotany and Reproductive Health Care: Methodology used in Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve, Western Uganda. Unesco-Mab Workshop on Social Monitoring in Germany. 11th -14th December 2002.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2001). Medicinal Plants used in Reproductive Health Care: A Case Study in Bushenyi and Kasese Districts, Western Uganda. Report Submitted to World Health Organisation (WHO), Kampala, Uganda, June 2001.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (2001) Medicinal Plants used in Reproductive Health Care in and around Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve, Western Uganda. Report submitted to UNESCO-MAB Young Scientist Research Award, 2000.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (1999). The Conservation of Medicinal Plants: A Case Study in Uganda. Darwin Initiative and Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Course Project conducted at the National Herbarium, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M & Oryem-Origa, H. (1998). Gender and Utilisation of Plant Resources of Queen Elizabeth Biosphere Reserve. Gender and Wildlife Management. Proceedings of the 3rd Uganda National UNESCO – BRAAF.

Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. (1997). Utilisation of Medicinal Plants Nyakibazi [Rytigynia spp.] in the multiple use zones of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. M.Sc. Thesis, Makerere University.

Research Experiences

i) Project Manager

  1. Ethnobiology Laboratory NARO PI/Project Manager for BSU
  2. ACE II – PHARMABIOTRAC. WB PI/Project Manager for BSU
  3. NORWAY community projects from Dr. Torunn am the Projects coordinator in Uganda.
  4. Field and laboratory research in nutritional analysis and scientific validation of indigenous medicinal knowledge (IK), ethnopharmacology (antimicrobial, biosafety, tocolytic, oxytocic studies), bioactivity screening and phytochemical evaluation, gender studies, reproductive health care, domestication of herbals (ex-situ conservation), socio-cultural and economic dimensions.  This is evidenced by the publications and research grants won.
  5. Team leader or project coordinator – SIDA 2010-2014, MSI project 2009-2014 (CORE TEAM MEMBER), Carnegie 2009-2011, NORAD 2006-2009, VICRES 2007-2012, UNESCO-MAB (Man and Biosphere 2000-2002), AICAD Project 2003-2005.

ii) Research Awards

  1. ACE II PHarmBiotrac Coordinated at MUST  $ 51,000 -BSU and Graduate students.
  2. NARO CGS cohort IV  $50,000 – BSU
  3. Dr. Torunn Stangeland community projects (Health centre staff house, WATER TANKS, VHTS and Mobile Health Clinic project) $30,000 – BSU
  4. WHO Uganda Vaccination uptake in Mbarara $10,000- Prof. Maud and Jane Nursing Sciences (HOD).
  5. Sida 2010-2014 Research project on “Integration of Nutri-Medicinal Plants as therapeutics in Health Care delivery in Uganda.” – PI
  6. MSI B.SC Biotechnology Programme Development and Implementation team member among the 5 members implementing it Under UNCST. Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) World Bank. B.Sc. Biotechnology undergraduate programme. (Core Team Member) 2009-2014.
  7. Carnegie 2008-2011: Research award Nutri-Medicinal Plants analysis for Immuno compromised people including HIV/AIDS – PI.
  8. VICRES 2006-2011: Ethno-Botanical Products for Insect Pest Management in Subsistence Agriculture in the Lake Victoria Basin-PI-Uganda Team.
  9. NORAD 2006-2008: Integration of Medicinal Plants as Nutritional Supplements in Health Care Delivery in Uganda – PI
  10. AICAD Research grants gender and medicinal plants in health care and has been renewed for 2003-05 – PI.
  11. NUFU medicinal plants Ph.D. Research Grant College of Science, Makerere University.
  12. Third World Organisation for Women in Sciences (TWOWS), Ph.D. sandwich Ethnopharmacological Laboratory Research in University of Nairobi, Kenya.
  13. UNESCO-MAB (Man and Biosphere) Young Scientist Research Award, 2000.
  14. Gender mainstreaming, Women and Gender studies Mak. Research Award, 2001.
  15. WHO-Uganda Research Grants for medicinal plants, May 2002.
  16. UNESCO- People and Plants and WWF, M.Sc. Research Award, 1994.

Research Interests

  1. Bioprospecting;
  2. Ethnopharmacology-Ethnomedicine (Medical Ethnobotany);
  3. Herbal Medicines and Nutritional Product Development;
  4. Indigenous Knowledge Documentation and working with vulnerable groups;
  5. Gender and Maternal Health and Child Care Research;
  6. Biosafety;
  7. Biopesticides and Nutritional medicinal Plants;
  8. Biodiversity Conservation, Domestication and Agriculture of Nutri-medicinal plants.

i) Attendance of Courses, Conferences & Workshops

  1. 10th IUCEA Annual Meeting in Kigali Rwanda: Effectively Leading Universities In The Context Of ICT And Digitization Of Higher Education In East Africa, June 2019
  2. Forum for African Women Vice-Chancellors, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM Nairobi – Radisson Blue Hotel, October 2018
  3. Natural Products Research Network For Eastern And Central Africa (NAPRECA), April 2019
  4. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Enhancing Teaching and Learning outcomes of Higher Education in Africa, May’ 2019
  5. DRUSSA and SIDA Workshops/meetings in Makerere University, DRGT.
  6. NAPRECA 18th July 2013. Dissemination Workshop in College of Natural Sciences
  7. DRUSSA November 2012. Research Uptake Utilisation and Research Communication, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. EAPS October 2012 Attended and presented a poster at the International Conference in European Academy of Paediatric Society (EAPS), Istanbul, Turkey in October 2012.
  9. Attended and presented a poster at International Conference in ISE, Montpelier, France in May 2012.
  10. October 2011 International Foundation for Science Conference AFFASSA in Kanda Sri Lanka and presented a paper on medicinal plants and childbirth and a poster on biosafety.
  11. August 2011 NAPRECA Symposium at ICIPE Nairobi, Kenya and presented a paper on “Biosafety studies of selected botanical Pesticides plants used around Lake Victoria Basin.
  12. International Women Scientific Conference in Beijing China and presented a paper on 25th June to 2nd July 2010 entitled “Nutri-medicinal Plants usage in the Management of Immuno-compromised Ailments in Uganda.”
  13. NAPRECA-DRC (Congo) in August 2009 in Kishasha and presented a paper.
  14. Chairperson NAPRECA-Uganda (Natural Products Research for Eastern and Central Africa Network). Recently in on 17-21July and 22-26 July 2007 we organised and hosted the 12th NAPRECA Pre-symposium and Symposium at Hotel Africana successfully.
  15. First Africa Scientific Conference On Edible And Medicinal mushrooms, October 25 – 29, 2006, Senate Building, Makerere University, Uganda and presented a paper
  16. Norway Public Lecture at University of As (UMB), NORAD-Norway and FOKUS, Women NGO and Newspaper Reporting. 28th April -12 May 2006
  17. USA-Georgia Atlanta. International Conference for Women and Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases, 15-23 March 2006 and presented a Paper on African status using herbals.
  18. Advanced course in Research in Medicinal Plants for Africa and Asian Countries in China 4th September to 5th October 2005.
  19. Leadership and Management Dynamics for Individuals and Organisation, Module 1, Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, 4-8 July 2005
  20. Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer (the African Programme for Health Innovations; NIMR/MRC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East African Regional Workshop; 17-22 May 2005
  21. NAPRECA Summer School – Potential of African Plants in Malaria Control; Chemistry Dept, University of Nairobi, Kenya medical Research institute and ICIPE, Kenya, 4-8 April 2005
  22. The WB indigenous Knowledge for Development Program and the Global distance learning Centre (U) -Using IK for Millennium Development Goals; Global Distance E-Learning Centre, Kampala, Uganda, 28 March-1 April 2005
  23. International course on Governance for Responsible Fisheries: facing challenges through multi-stakeholder processes and the ecosystem approach. 14-25 June 2004, IAC/ WIOMSA, Stone Town Zanzibar Tanzania
  24. 24th African Health Sciences Congress. Challenges & Strategies in Combating Health Problems in Africa, Towards Development Efforts, AUCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 28th – 2nd October 2003.
  25. 9th NAPRECA Symposium from 27th – 31st August 2001 at KICC, Nairobi, Kenya: Unravelling the Socio-Economic Potential of African Bio-diversity through Natural Products Research.
  26. 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on women. Gendered Worlds: gains and challenges. Kampala, Uganda July 21 – 26 2002.
  27. Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL) Workshop on Biodiversity and Human Health Linkages – dialogue and action, in Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, 23-28 June 2002.
  28. UNESCO-MAB Social Monitoring Workshop for Biosphere Reserves in Rhön Biosphere Reserve in Germany 11th to 14th December 2002.
  29. Darwin Initiative Course in Plant Conservation Strategies in Eastern Africa, at the East African Herbarium, National Museums of Kenya, 31st Jan. – 9th March 1999.
  30. Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU) Training Workshop for Researchers on Participatory Action-Oriented Research, Hotel Africana, Kampala, 30-31May 2002.
  31. International Course on Alternative Approaches to Fisheries Management (Relevance of Co-management). International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12 Jan- 10 March 2001.
  32. Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), Workshop on Research and Development. The partnership between the Private-Public Partnerships for Biotechnology Development, at Grand Imperial Hotel, 16-17 November 2001.
  33. TRAFFIC Workshop and Represented Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Wildlife to a Regional TRAFFIC Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya; 31st November –5th December 1998.

ii) Some key National and International Meetings/Events attended

TYPE OF MEETING DATE(S) VENUE
UGANDA VICE CHANCELLOR’S FORUM GENERAL MEETINGS
40th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General Meeting 16th June 2014 Busitema University
41st Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 15th September 2014 Uganda Martyrs University
42nd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 15th December 2014 Bishop Stuart University
43rd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 16th March 2015 Makerere University
44th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 15th June 2015 Makerere University
45th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 14th September 2015 MUST
46th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 18th January 2016 Bugema University
Special Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 14th March 2016 Virtual University of Uganda (Election of new Executive Committee;

C/P-Prof. Michael Lejeune

V/C/P-Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha)

 

47th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 18th April 2016 Kampala International University
48th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 18th July 2016 Gulu University
49th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 06th October 2016 International University of East Africa-K’la
50th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 30th January 2017 Islamic University in Uganda-Female Campus (Kampala Branch)
51st Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 24th April 2017 Muni University
52nd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 14th August 2017 Virtual University of Uganda
Meeting of Parliament Education Service Committee 20th September 2017 Parliament Room 413E
53rd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 04th December 2017 African Bible University
54th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 12th March 2018 Kyambogo University (Handover of Executive Committee and submitted handover report)
55th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 04th June 2018 Nkumba University
56th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum General meeting 03th September 2018 Uganda Martyrs University
UGANDA VICE CHANCELLORS’ FORUM CONFERENCES
5th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Conference 02nd October 2015 Imperial Royale Hotel
6th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Conference 07th October 2016 Silver Springs Hotel
7th Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Conference 06th October 2017 ISBAT University
UGANDA VICE CHANCELLOR’S FORUM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Executive Committee meeting 11th April 2016 Virtual University of Uganda (Meeting of out-going & in-coming Committee and official handover of report)
Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Executive Committee meeting 29th June 2016 Virtual University of Uganda
1st new Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Executive Committee meeting 16th January 2017 Virtual University of Uganda
2nd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Executive Committee meeting 03rd March 2017 Virtual University of Uganda
3rd Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum Executive Committee meeting 10th July 2017 Virtual University of Uganda
INTER-UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FOR EAST AFRICA (IUCEA) MEETINGS
IUCEA Induction workshop for new members of the Executive Committee meeting 21st November 2016 Holiday Inn Hotel Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania (Prof. Maud Kamatenesi Mugisha was elected to represent Private Universities in Uganda on IUCEA Executive Committee and Prof. John Dumba Ssentamu to represent Public Universities)
23rd IUCEA Executive Committee meeting 22nd November 2016 Holiday Inn Hotel Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania
Academia Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition 23rd-24th November 2016 Julius Nyerere International Convention Entre Dar-es-Salaam-Tanzania
Special IUCEA Executive Committee meeting 01st March 2017 IUCEA H/Office-Kyambogo
7th IUCEA Annual meeting 23rd-24th June 2016 Nairobi-Kenya
IUCEA visit to Sweden 22nd-25th August 2017 Sweden (IUCEA A number of Universities were visited and Government Agencies and universities for benchmarking)
East African Community Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum 18th-19th October 2017 Catholic University of Eastern Africa-Nairobi-Kenya
IUCEA Annual meeting 21st-22nd June 2018 Burundi
Round table discussion on Women in leadership roles in science and innovation 16th July 2018 Resilient Africa Network-Kololo
12th IUCEA Annual Meeting & Conference 29th- 30th July 2021 Nairobi-Kenya
OTHER MEETINGS/EVENTS ATTENDED
13th RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building) Annual General meeting 25th-27th October 2017 Bingu International Conference Centre Lilongwe Malawi
Agrostudies graduation 30th August-04th September 2017 Jerusalem Convention Centre – Israel ( GOH was Uganda First Lady- Maama Janet Kataha Museveni)
GAFCON Conference and Tour 16th-23rd June 2018 Israel, Jerusalem, Egypt (Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nations and Pledged to be Christ Ambassador at whatever cost)
RUFORUM Meeting 22nd-24th August 2018 Malawi (The team met with the President of Malawi RUFORUM Charter signing and support)
NAPRECA (Natural Products Research Network for East & Central Africa) round table meeting 31st August-o2nd September 2018 Cairo-Egypt (NAPRECA and Gender roundtable discussion to strategical support as academic leaders in Science and other areas). Uganda NAPRECA elected as Regional coordinating country and am part of the advisory team)
Resilient Africa Network- Upper Kololo Kampala. USA mission Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond. Women, in Leadership roles in Science and Innovations. 16th July 2018 Round table discussion for empowering women-USA -mission expert guidance and presentation. Role model each other as women.

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