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