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2017 Report – Makerere University, Department of Geography Geoinformatics and Climatic Sciences

By on May 30, 2017
General Information
Makerere University

Department of Geography Geoinformatics and Climatic Sciences

Uganda Kampala

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Shuaib Lwasa, Associate Professor

Associated UNI Thematic Hubs
Climate Change

Other academic network affiliations

Other research network affiliations
Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk

Collaborations with UNI members in academic activities
MOOC on GHG inventory
Guest lecturing on Urban Management Tools on Climate Change

Collaborations with UNI members in research initiatives
Integrated Flood Modeling and Management Strategy for Kampala


Undergraduate Programmes
BSc. Geography

Master Programmes
Masters in Land Use Planning

PhD Programmes
PhD by Research

Other Programmes

Produced Materials


S. Lwasa, Climate change mitigation in medium sized, low-income cities, in: Routledge Handb. Urban. Glob. Environ. Change Chapter 27 Publ. Taylor Francis Group Ed. Karen C Seto William Solecki Corrie Griffith Pp406 – 420, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016: pp. 406–420.
S. Lwasa, A systematic review of research on climate change adaptation policy and practice in Africa and South Asia deltas, Reg. Environ. Change. 15 (2015) 815–824.
S. Lwasa, Urban Governance and Poverty Reduction in Uganda: Lessons from Foreign Aid Regime of Local Government Development Program, Curr. Urban Stud. 3 (2015) 25.
S. Lwasa, F. Mugagga, B. Wahab, D. Simon, J.P. Connors, C. Griffith, A meta-analysis of urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry in mediating climate change, Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 13 (2015) 68–73.
S. Lwasa, M. Dubbeling, URBAN AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE, In book: Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems, Edition: 1, Chapter: 8, Publisher: Routledge, Editors: Henk de Zeeuw and Pay Dreschel, 2015 pp.192-217
D. Reckien, S. Lwasa, (Coordinating Lead Author) D. Satterthwaite, D. McEvoy, F. Creutzig, F. Blanca, T.-R. Marcela, Climate Change Interactions with Equity an Environmental Justice, in: Assess. Rep. Cities Clim. Change, Cambridge University Press, New York City, 2016. Chapter 9
K. Buyana, S. Lwasa, Infrastructure Governance at Sub-National Level: The Case of Kampala City in Uganda, Handb. Res. Sub-Natl. Gov. Dev. (2016) 324.
D. Reckien, F. Creutzig, B. Fernandez, S. Lwasa, M. Tovar-Restrepo, D. Mcevoy, D. Satterthwaite, Climate change, equity and the Sustainable Development Goals: an urban perspective, Environ. Urban. (2017) 0956247816677778.
W. Solecki, K.C. Seto, D. Balk, A. Bigio, C.G. Boone, F. Creutzig, M. Fragkias, S. Lwasa, P. Marcotullio, P. Romero-Lankao, A conceptual framework for an urban areas typology to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation, Urban Clim. 14 (2015) 116–137.
J. Birkmann, T. Welle, W. Solecki, S. Lwasa, M. Garschagen, Boost resilience of small and mid-sized cities., Nature. 537 (2016) 605–608.

Investigator, nationally Determined Contributions for Cities and implications to SDG’s, 2016-2017, UN-Habitat

Principal Investigator, Social technical Solutions to water and sanitation in Kampala; an Urban Political Ecology perspective (HICCUP), Swedish Research Council, 2016 – 2019, supports one PhD and three MA’s

Investigator, Climate-induced relocation and resettlement, in collaboration with University College London, Indian Institute of Housing and FLACSO, 2015-2017, supported one MA student

Principal Investigator, Augmenting innovative waste economies to enhance urban livelihoods in informal settlements of Kampala for improved management of wastes by KCCA (AWELIS), 2015-2016. Support three Graduate Students, FORD Foundation

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