Prof Edward Kirumira

Board Member
Chairman, Board of Directors
Makerere University

Personal Experience

Prof Edward K Kirumira is Director, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) in South Africa and Professor Extraordinary at the Stellenbosch University Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

He specialized in Medical Sociology and is an internationally established Behavioral Scientist with research interest over the last 30 years in HIV&AIDS, population and reproductive health, emergent diseases and global health. He has extensive in-country experience in programme development, management and impact evaluation of several African countries.

He studied at Makerere University in Uganda, University of Exeter and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in UK, University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Harvard University in USA. He has taken up technical advisory roles for national, regional and international organisations including ECA, AUDA-NEPAD, IGAD, UNFPA, UNAIDS, Sida-Sweden, NORAD, Danida, JICA, the US National Academies of Sciences, the Population Council and WHO.

He is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences.

Before joining STIAS a Director, Prof Kirumira was Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Makerere University, the Chair of the Uganda Country Central Coordination Mechanism for the Global Fund for HIV&AIDS, Malaria and TB and, the Founding Chair of the Julius Nyerere Leadership Centre at Makerere University.