Uganda & University of Cape Town, 2017
Chris Nkwatsibwe is a Development Economist and a Social Justice Activist. He is a 2017 Mandela Rhodes Scholar and Leading in Public Life Fellow at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance. His appreciation of the fact that each decision we make – individually or collectively, whenever or wherever, affects millions of people beyond our spheres of influence has informed most of his decisions. Chris has knowledge and experience working with governance processes and initiatives in Uganda in various positions with increasing responsibility.
He has a Masters of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice where his research centered on Civil Society Advocacy Strategies in Semi-Dominant Neo-Patrimonial States with a perspicuous focus on Uganda. Currently, Chris, Coordinates Civic Space and Governance Work at the Uganda National NGO Forum and is the Deputy Chief of Party on the Strengthening Citizens’ Engagement in Elections (SCENE) Activity. He also sits on the Board of the NAFASI Multipurpose Cooperative Ltd and is a member of the “Youth Strategic Leadership Group – an initiative that brings together civil society activists in Uganda for peer reflection and learning.