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ALEX EZEH

Dr. Ezeh received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) in 1993. He also has an MA in Demography from the same university (1991), and an MSc in Sociology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1988).

Alex is the Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and Director, CARTA. He joined APHRC in 1998 (when the Center was a program of the Population Council in Nairobi) as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2000, he was appointed APHRC’s Interim Director, charged with the responsibility of leading its transition to an autonomous institution. Having successfully led this transition, he was appointed APHRC’s Executive Director in 2001, and has steered the young institution to phenomenal growth to date. Prior to joining APHRC, he worked at ORC/Macro International where he provided technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental institutions in several African countries in the design and conduct of Demographic and Health Surveys. Dr. Ezeh has more than 20 years of experience working in public health and has authored numerous scientific publications covering the issues of population, demographics, health and health metrics. Currently, he participates on the boards and committees of several international public health organizations, including the World Health Organization, PATH, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, University of Witwatersrand School of Public Health in South Africa, and the Wellcome Trust.

SHARON FONN

Professor Sharon Fonn is a full professor in the Wits School of Public Health. She is a qualified doctor with a specialization in public health and has further training in epidemiology occupational health and holds a PhD. In the past she led the School of Public Health from 2003-2011; Professor Fonn spent a decade as research director of the Women’s Health Project and previously set up ‘Birth-to-Ten’ (now Twenty Plus), a unique birth cohort following over 3000 children in Soweto, South Africa.

Prior to that she served the newly developed trade union movement providing health and safety training and conducting research; and is an experienced manager-innovator of rural and urban public health services. Her work on cervical cancer and development of the national cancer control programme for South Africa and her work on health systems development “Health Workers for Change” is internationally recognized. Rather than being a super-specialist in one particular area she has taken a multidisciplinary approach, using a mix of research methods, to work in a range of areas with the aim of impacting on policy and implementation of health and related interventions to improve population health outcomes. Her work has always included an educational component for various audiences appropriate to the content area. She has applied this approach in occupation health, women’s health & gender, health systems development and health equity. She is the co-director of CARTA

BUYINZA MUKADASI

Professor Buyinza Mukadasi is currently the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University.  He holds a BSc, MSc. (Environmental Science.), PhD in Forest Management from Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta, Indonesia and several Post-doctoral research training at the International Agricultural Centre, Waginengen University (2002-2003), University of Florida, Institute of Agricultural Science (2004), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (2005 – 2007). He started his research and academic career as Lecturer at Makerere University in 1999, and rose to the rank of Full Professor in 2010.  He has held this position since 2010 where he is in charge of all research and graduate training at the university. He has held important positions including Chairperson Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2014).

He has participated in more than 15 research projects as a Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or a collaborator. He is the coordinator of various research capacity building initiatives in Makerere with support from several development partners. He has an excellent record of resource mobilization, Coordination and management of institutional research Projects including the Uganda-Sweden bilateral Research project worthy USD$ 40 million, 2015 – 2020; EU-funded INTRA-ACP AFRICA (Euro 2million); Cambridge-African Partnership in Research Excellence (CAPREX) in collaboration with Cambridge and University of Ghana (USD $2 million); 2016-2018; Makerere-Uganda Virus Research Institute programme on Infection and Immunity, 2.5 million GBP; Carnegie Corporation of New York project on the Retention of the next generation of academics worthy USD $2 million  for 2013 – 2016 and the Post-doctoral research grant of US$ 1million for the period 2017-2019.

He has authored two books in the series of Forest Economics and Community Forestry, has 4 book chapters, more than 55 publications in International Referred journals, more than 70 conference proceedings and has participated in more than 140 conferences/seminars as an organizer or presenter. Professor Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration. He is a member of the Society for Research Administration International since 2010.

His research interests include forest resources economics, ecosystem health and community livelihoods. He has published widely especially in the field of forest management approaches, economics of biodiversity conservation, and environmental impact assessment studies.

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi represents Makarere University on the CARTA Board of Management and is the current CARTA Board chair.

MARTIN BANGHA, PhD

Martin is INDEPTH’s Capacity Strengthening and Training Manager. INDEPTH, an international Network of demographic research institutions providing health and demographic data. INDEPTH works in low- and middle-income countries by enabling them set health priorities and policies based on the best available evidence and cost-effective use of tools, interventions and systems to ensure and monitor progress towards national goals.

PROF. ALUKO MABAYOJE

Aluko is a Professor of Sociology/Anthropology Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Prof. Aluko holds a Ph.D. in Sociology/Anthropology, an M.Sc. in Sociology/Anthropology and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Obafemi Awolowo University. He has over 22 years’ experience in higher education. Professor Aluko has also served as lecturer, Osun State College of Education and an Associate Professor, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Nigeria. Prof.  Aluko is a Visiting Professor, Lagos State University, Ojoo, Lagos and Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state. He is also an Adjunct Professor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun state and Redeemers University, Mowe, Ogun state. Prof. Alukohas supervised many Masters and Ph.D. students and is widely published. Currently, Prof. Aluko serves as a Board Member of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA).