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    Dr. Ephraim Lemmy Nuwagaba Profile

    Senior Lecturer

    Ephraim Lemmy NuwagabaDr. Ephraim Lemmy Nuwagaba is a Senior Lecturer at Kyambogo University and an experienced education and development specialist with more than 25 years’ experience with NGOs, and 13 with University at lecturing, managerial and leadership levels. He obtained a doctorate from University of KwaZulu Natal – South Africa in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Education (Adult Education) from the same University in 2006. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University in 2003 and a Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Zambia in 1995.

    He has worked as lecturer and Head of Department, Adult and Community Education, Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation. Dr. Nuwagaba is currently the Kyambogo University Coordinator of a UNESCO Chair project in Uganda that focuses on lifelong learning, youth and work. He previously worked as Programme Director, National Adult Education Association of Uganda, Chairperson of a Local Government Council, and is founding Honorary Secretary of Uganda Adult Education Network (a network of Adult Education NGOs in Uganda).

    Currently, he is Vice Chairperson, Board of Directors of National Association of Professional Environmentalists, an environmental advocacy NGO and member of the Advisory Council, Able Child Africa, a UK based child charity for children with disabilities. He also serves on the editorial committee of an International Journal for vocational and continuing education. He serves as External Examiner for Diploma, Honours and Masters’ for Makerere University Department of Adult and Community Education and School of Education, University of KwaZulu Natal. He is currently co-supervisor of a PhD student at the University of Antwep, Belgium.

    His research interests are in qualitative research in the areas of adult education, disability, community development, inclusive education, livelihoods and microfinance. Currently, he is conducting a NORHED funded study on “Academic and social relationship experiences of students with hearing disabilities and their influences on learning: the case of Kyambogo University-Uganda”.
    He is also passionate about the development of education and communication materials, advocacy and is a firm believer in equity and social justice. He has published in reputable international journals and some of his recent publications include;
    Nuwagaba, E. L., & Rule, P. (2016). An adult learning perspective on disability and microfinance: The case of Katureebe. African Journal on Disability, Vol. 5 No.1 (2016). a215.http://dx.doi.org/10:4102/ajod.V5i1.215.
    Nuwagaba, E. L., & Rule, P. (2015). Power dynamics among PWDs during adult learning processes: Motivator or de-motivator? Rwanda Journal of Education, Vol. 3 No.1 (2015), 52-65.

    Nuwagaba, E. L., & Rule, P. (2015). Navigating the ethical maze in disability research: Ethical contestations in an African context. Disability & Society, 30(2), 255-269.

    Nuwagaba, E. L. (2012). Towards Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Development: Kyambogo University’s Experiences of Preparing Adult Educators for the Task. Adult education and development(78), 137-148.

    Nuwagaba, E. L., Nakabugo, M., Tumukunde, M., Ngirabakunzi, E., Hartley, S., & Wade, A. (2012). Accessibility to micro-finance services by people with disabilities in Bushenyi District, Uganda. Disability & Society, 27(2), 175-190.
    Ephraim Lemmy Nuwagaba (PhD)
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