Regional Coordinator: Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze
Dr. Bamutaze holds a PhD. (Geography), MSc. (Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation), MA. (Geography) and BA (Geography). He is working at Makerere University and holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS), Makerere University. Bamutaze was the Chair, GGCS for four years, 2015-2019 and is currently an elected member of University Senate representing the School of Forestry, Environment and Geographical Sciences. He has 21 years education and research experience in academia at university level having joined teaching service as a junior fellow at Makerere University in 1998. Bamutaze developed the curriculum for the MSc. Program on Disaster Risk Management currently running at Makerere University and gave sufficient leadership for its implementation. At Makerere University, he has championed research on disaster risk reduction and resilience.