Prof. Gerald Karyeija

Board Member
Dean - School of Management Science
Uganda Management Institute

Personal Experience

Gerald Kagambirwe KARYEIJA is an Associate Professor of Public Administration & Management, and Dean, School of Management Science, Uganda Management Institute. He is also an Extra-Ordinary Professor of Public Administration, North-West University and Senior Scholar, University of Lusaka. He is a 2017-2018 NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow (Association of International Educators). He is the Chairperson of the ECASSA Institute of Social Protection, Board Member at the Julius Nyerere Leadership Center – a Presidential Initiative, Senate Representative to Uganda Management Institute Governing Council (May 2019 – May 2023) and Board Member on African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM).

Karyeija holds a PhD and MPhil in Public Administration, both from University of Bergen, as well as a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Makerere University on top of several trainings in various areas. He has vast experience in research, consultancy, training, publishing and practice in the area of Governance, Management, Leadership and Public Administration spanning over 20 years with various organizations and countries.

He has published thirty six (36) articles in refereed journals, co-edited one book, contributed two book chapters, presented twenty six (26) peer reviewed papers at international conferences and prepared several policy briefs to Government.

His main research interests include Leadership, governance, democracy, public policy, corruption, parliamentary studies, neighbourhood accountability assemblies, and local governance. He has supervised two PhD students and several Masters Students to graduation. He is a reviewer and editor of a number of academic journals. Karyeija is an external examiner of doctoral theses and masters dissertations for several universities. Karyeija has also provided consultancy services to several public and private sector organisations.

He is a member of Uganda Evaluation Association, Local Economic Development Network Africa, Uganda Association of Public Administration and Management, Eastern Africa Research and Innovations Management Association, Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU), Africa Network Norway, African Association of Public Administration and Management and Common Wealth Association of Public Administration and Management.

Prior to joining UMI, he was a Research Fellow and PhD candidate, University of Bergen, Compliance Officer and later Manager at, National Social Security Fund, Uganda and Journalist at the New Vision Publications. He has been a key note speaker at AAPAM, National Celebrations to commemorate the African Public Service Day in Uganda and Anti- Corruption days. As a public intellectual, he is a regular panelist o weekly Radio Talk show –– Hot Seat, Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00 PM, and often comments on public affairs on national and international television stations.