By www.mknewslink.com reporters
Mesharch Katusiimeh is to be installed the new Vice chancellor;West Ankole University tomorrow before the graduation ceremony takes palce at the University campus in Kabwohe, Sheema district.
At the same function, the bishop of West Ankole diocese;Rt.Rev.Johnson Twinomujuni also will be installed as the University new chancellor.
Mesharch Katusiimeh was born in Ngoma, Kagango Division Sheema Municipality, on May 26, 1977.
He is Married to Dianah Kemgisha Katusiimeh, with 4 children (Mischa Koburunga, Micah Mujuni, Martial Rwebiita and Milcah Katusiimeh. He has worked as Senior Lecturer at Makerere University and Uganda Christian University. He also previously taught Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University and Kyambogo University. For more than ten years he was at Uganda Christian University, Kampala, Uganda, where he served as head of the Department of Public Administration and Governance. He has also served on Boards of various schools including being the current Chairperson Nganwa High School Board of Governors.
Mesharch W. Katusiimeh holds a PhD from Wageningen University, MA degree in Public Administration and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Political Science) from Makerere University Uganda. With a research interest in local and urban governance, public private partnerships and the politics of African development, Dr. Katusiimeh has contributed chapters to academic books and articles to refereed journals. Dr. Katusiimeh has served as a consultant for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) as well as other national and international organizations resulting into working papers that have been published.
Dr. Katusiimeh has also worked as Academic Coordinator Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP). The MRPP program is a Pan African academic program that is taught at 8 universities in Africa including University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Dar es salaam, University of Botswana, Egerton University, University of Sierra Leone, among others.
He has been a Steering Committee Member for Partnership for Africa and Social Governance Research (PASGR) Education Wing (Based in Nairobi) 2012 – 2015. He also served as Assistant Academic Coordinator: Uogonzi Program (This is a leadership program of the University of Dar es salaam, Nairobi University and Makerere University) 2002 & 2003.
Dr. Katusiimeh has won research grants from leading research and professional organizations like OSSREA, CODESRIA, APSA, IPSA ETC.