Peter Milton RUKUNDO
Human Nutrition and Home Economics , Kyambogo Staff
Email: prukundo@kyu.ac.ug
Faculty:Faculty of Vocational Studies
Department:Department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics
Designation:Doctor
Titles:Senior Lecturer
Tel.No:+256 782 425 076 / +256 702 661 920
Social Media:Twitter; @rukundopm, Skype; rukundo.peter, Facebook; Peter Milton
  1. Organisational consultancies undertaken
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO): International Consultant on Nutrition-Sensitive School Meals (2018).
  • Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV). Organisation of the 1st High Level National Policy Dialogue on Parent/Guardian Led School Feeding on 31st October 2017.
  • Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Policy Support and Strategy Development (2017).
  • USAID Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project: Nutrition Advocacy Consultant (2017)
  • Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition (PFN): Consultant (2017).
  • FAO: Assessment of School Feeding and Nutrition Education Initiatives in Uganda (2016).
  • Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV): Development of Community Nutrition Training Manual (2016).
  • USAID Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance II (FANTA-2) Project: Nutrition Advocacy Training Manuals (2011). http://www.fantaproject.org/countries/uganda/uganda-nutrition-advocacy-training
  • Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA): Community Nutrition and Anaemia Prevention Training Module (2010).
  • FAO: Right to Food Lessons Learnt in Uganda (Conference paper, 2009). http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2250e/i2250e00.pdf
  • Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH): Empowering Civil Society to Monitor the Human Right to Adequate Food in Uganda (March 2009). http://rapda.org/images/stories/DOC/inventory_uganda.pdf
  1. Research supervision, publications, consultancies and conference presentations

6.1 Research supervision and examination

  • Ongoing supervision: 2 PhD; 4 MSc; 8 BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Completed: 3 MSc; 95 BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics Research and Projects.
  • External Examiner: 3 MSc. Applied Human Nutrition.

6.2 Peer reviewed publications

  • Rukundo, P. M., Rukooko, B., Andreassen, B. A., & Iversen, P. O. (2019). Housing, water and sanitation implications on food insecurity and diet diversity in landslide affected communities: A cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.07.010.
  • Nahalomo, A., Iversen, P. O., Rukundo, P. M., Kaaya, A., Kikafunda, J., Eide, W. B., . . . Kabahenda, M. (2018). Realization of the right to adequate food and the nutritional status of land evictees: a case for mothers/caregivers and their children in rural Central Uganda. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(1), 21.
  • Epeju, W. F., & Rukundo, P. M. (2017). Food Security and Income through Sweet Potato Production in Teso, Uganda. Sustainable Agriculture Research7(1), 146.
  • Rukundo, P.M. (2016). Food and nutrition situation in a resource limited country – a literature review of the last decade in Uganda. Int J Food Nutr Sci 3(4): 1- 5. doi: 10.15436/2377-0619.16.944
  • Rukundo, P. M., Andreassen, B. A., Kikafunda, J., Rukooko, B., Oshaug, A., & Iversen, P. O. (2016). Food variety consumption and household food insecurity coping strategies after the 2010 landslide disaster –The case of Uganda. Public Health Nutrition: 19(17), 3197–3209. doi:10.1017/S1368980016001397.
  • Rukundo, P. M., Andreassen, B. A., Kikafunda, J., Rukooko, B., Oshaug, A., & Iversen, P. O. (2016). Household food insecurity and diet diversity after the major 2010 landslide disaster in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(4), 718-729. doi: 10.1017/s0007114515004961.
  • Rukundo PM, Iversen PO, Andreassen BA, et al (2015). Perceptions on the right to adequate food after a major landslide disaster: a cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda. BMC International Health and Human Rights; 15 (1):9. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-698X/15/9.
  • Rukundo PM, Iversen PO, Oshaug A et al. (2014) Food as a human right during disasters in Uganda. Food Policy 49, 1: 312-322. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919214001407
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J.K., and Oshaug, A. (2011). Roles and capacity of Uganda’s Duty bearers in the progressive realization of the right to adequate food. African Journal on Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). http://www.ajfand.net/Volume11/No7/Rukundo10100.pdf.
  • Fungo, R., Rukundo, P.M., Kikafunda, J.K. (2010). Addressing Malnutrition through Professional and Inter-agency networking: the Uganda Action for Nutrition Society. African Journal on Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). Volume 10, No. 8. http://www.ajfand.net/Volume10/No8/CommentaryFungo.pdf
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J. K, and Oshaug, A. (2009). The Right to Food in Vulnerability: Roles and Capacity of Uganda’s Actors. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 34-35. (19th IUNS Congress Abstract).
  • Ratjen, S., Wasike, I., Rukundo, P. M., and Kintu, J. (2008). Food sovereignty and right to food: The case of Uganda. International Journal for Rural Development; 21 (42):3. http://www.rural21.com/english/archive-2005-2011/archive2008-03en/focus/food-sovereignty-and-right-to-food-the-case-of-uganda/
  • Rukundo, P. M. (2008). Institutions, Legislation, Polices, and Programmes Supporting the Right to Adequate Food in Uganda. In; Right to Food and Nutrition Watch: 47-49. http://www.rtfn-watch.org/uploads/media/rtf_uganda_report.pdf

6.3 Books and book chapters

  • Rukundo, P. M., and Rukooko, B. A. (2013). The Human Right to Adequate Food: Historical Process and Instruments. Chapter 1, in; B. Rukooko (Ed.). African Journal on Ethics and Human Rights (AJEHR), Vol. 2. Law Africa Publishing (U) Ltd. ISBN 9966-031-26-6. lawafrica.com
  • Rukundo, P. M. (2013). Institutional Frameworks Supporting the Right to Adequate Food in Uganda. Chapter 6, in; B. Rukooko (Ed.). African Journal on Ethics and Human Rights (AJEHR), Law Africa Publishing (U) Ltd. ISBN 9966-031-26-6. lawafrica.com
  • Rukundo, P.M., Kikafunda, J. K, and Oshaug, A. (2012). Actors in the realization of the right to adequate food in Uganda – To end hunger and malnutrition is a moral obligation. Saarbrucken – Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 973-3-8484-8109-5.

6.4 Scientific conference presentations

  • Rukundo PM, Iversen PO, Oshaug A, et al. Food as a human right during disasters: adequacy of Uganda’s contingencies and capabilities. 3rd Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 24th – 29th May 2015 (Oral).
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J. K., Rukooko, A. B., Kaaya, , Marais, M., Blaauw, R., Eide, W. B., Andreassen, B. A., Iversen, P. O., Oshaug, A. Linking Nutrition, Human Rights and Governance for Nutrition Policy: Collaborative Capacity Development in Uganda, South Africa and Norway. International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS) 20th International Congress on Nutrition (ICN), Granada, Spain, 19th – 24th September 2013 (Poster).
  • Manisha T, Narayan A, Namugumya B, Muhoozi G, Rukundo P, Mella O. Assessing mid-level health worker capacity to implement nutrition services in Tanzania and Uganda. 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 2012 (Oral).
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J. K, and Oshaug, A. Promoting the Right to Adequate Food through Policy and Legislation: Responses in Uganda. 4th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC), 4-8th October 2010, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi Kenya (Oral).
  • Banonya, A & Rukundo, P. M. Role of Vegetable growing in improving food and nutrition security and livelihoods of communities in Njeru Town Council, Uganda. 4th Africa Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC), 4-8th October 2010, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi Kenya (Poster).
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J. K, and Oshaug, A. The Right to Food in Vulnerability: Roles and Capacity of Uganda’s Actors. 19th International Conference on Nutrition (ICN), 4-9th October 2009, Bitek, Bangkok, Thailand (Oral).
  • Rukundo, P. M., Kikafunda, J. K, and Oshaug, A. Improving Nutrition: Uganda’s Progress Towards Realization of the Human Right to Adequate Food. Uganda Nutrition Congress, 19-21st February 2009, Speke Commonwealth Resort Hotel, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda (Oral).
  1. Membership and portfolios in institutions and professional bodies
  • Uganda National Multi-sectoral Technical Working Group on Nutrition – Member.
  • Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition – Consultant
  • Uganda Multi-Stakeholder Technical Working on School Feeding and Nutrition – Member
  • Africa Nutrition Society (ANS) – Member.
  • Uganda Action for Nutrition (UGAN) Society– Member; former General Secretary & Treasurer, 2010-2012.
  • Uganda Dietetic Association (UDA) – Founding Executive Member and Head of Relations.
  • Hunger Fighters Uganda – Member
  • Member of the Uganda Delegation to the United Nations High Level Meeting on Nutrition, 66th United Nations General Assembly, 20-21st September 2011, New York, United States of America.

 

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