Highest Qualification: PhD
Lecturer, Department of Geography, Geo-informatics & Climatic Sciences
School:school of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Shuaib Lwasa is a Geographer with over 12 years experience of University teaching and research at the Makerere University, Uganda. Has a PhD in Land Management from Makerere University, masters in GIS for Urban management applications, masters in Land Use and Regional Development Planning and a Bachelors degree in Geography. Research interests include topics on property rights, environmental management, livelihood systems, spatial planning and vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, in both rural and urban areas. He has led multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research teams on applied geospatial technologies in urban and regional planning field as well as coupled social and environmental systems. Lwasa completed his tenure as a Regional Research Scientist with Urban Harvest of CGIAR and project leader working on the linkages between poverty and environment in urban systems with a focus on innovative strategies to mediate the intertwined conditions of poverty and environmental burdens. His recent publications have focused on adaptation to climate change, land and property rights, vulnerability assessment and the urbanization of poverty. He was the convener and scientific chair of AfricaGIS 2009 in Kampala, Uganda. Has been invited for a series of lectures at various universities and diplomatic missions within and outside Uganda. Shuaib is a member of various international and regional networks to which he contributes through publication of research and conference presentations.