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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I have a well grounded experience in conceptualizing research topics, conducting field research using both qualitative and quantitative tools for more than 10 years with strong mobilization, organizational, analytical and writing skills. As a research consultant, I have participated in research and methodological design on Peace and Conflict indicators (PCIs) and development issues in 2011. I have an excellent knowledge of conflict and security issues in Uganda and the Great Lakes region.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Uganda (Northern Uganda, Albertine Rift valley, Karamoja region), South Sudan,Eastern Congo.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Uganda
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Researcher
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://None
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://www.international-alert.org, www.saferworld.org.uk/
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Gender, Internally Displaced, Natural Resources, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Budgeting, Capacity Building, Communication, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
DFID, SIDA, USAID
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
• Monitoring Peace and Conflicts Impacts of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan in Northern Uganda, West Nile, Teso, Karamoja, Elgon and Bukedi sub regions.

• Unlocking Economic Opportunities for the war affected youth: Youth perceptions survey in Acholi and Lango sub regions in the districts of; Nwoya, Kitgum, Gulu, Amuru, Lira, Otuke, Oyam, and Kampala.

• Understanding the integration of the customary and statutory land management and customary institutions in Northern Uganda

• Investigating the implication of oil and gas prospecting on communities in the Albertine Rift
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Understanding the Integration of Customary and Statutory Land Management and Administration Structures and Functions: Cases from Northern Uganda, 2011 for CHAFORD.

Monitoring the Peace and Conflict Impacts of the PRDP in Northern Uganda: Region Specific Quantitative Baseline Surveys on the ACCS Perception Indicators covering Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja. 2011 for International Alert.

Land and Property Rights Assessment in Amuru – Acholi Region for World Conservation
Society, 2010.

Land Conflicts and Oil Discovery in the Albertine Graben, 2009: Report of a Qualitative Survey in 5 Districts in Uganda, undertaken under contract with Alert International − Uganda.

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