Denis Kiwanuka



Denis Kiwanuka has managed poverty reduction programs in Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda, where he oversaw the implementation of donor assistance to the poor. His experience is primarily in microeconomic models, rural development strategies, use of scarce resources, and sustainable economic transformation. After completing his Bachelor's degree, Denis attended Uganda Martyrs University where he successfully studied Economics of Education, Pedagogy and Didactics. He holds a Master's degree in Education from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a focus on research on teaching and learning.

Denis has won several scholarships and awards, including the Bavarian Ministry of Education and the Arts Scholarship (2017/2018).  Denis is an advocate of human rights, rule of law, transparency and accountability, and quality education for all.

PhD project

His doctoral project focuses on the analysis of regime-specific policies and the provision of sustainable education with a focus on East African Community member countries. Denis analyzes factors such as state capacity, colonial legacy, and democratic transition of regimes and their influence on TVET for sustainable development.

His basic other research interests include education policy, regime change, democracy, regional integration, long-term infrastructure development, sustainable development policies, and economic sustainability.