Ivan Lukanda is a trainer. He holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication from a sandwich programme between Makerere University and Orebro University in Sweden. He has taught communication research methods, media ethics, communication theories, development communication, specialized journalism and foundational courses in journalism since 2009. He also taught broadcast techniques, broadcast presentation and broadcast drama at Daystar University in Nairobi-Kenya as a Unesco visiting scholar in 2013. He is involved in developing communication strategies for both local and international organizations.
Ivan has researched extensively on community radio and science and technology communication in Africa. He is a founder member of the Eastern Africa Science Journalism Network. He recently facilitated a workshops on the African Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Public Awareness, Education, and Participation Concerning the Safe Transfer, Handling and Use of Living Modified Organisms organised by the Secretariat of The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Kampala. He is currently researching on integrating media coverage in public discourse on biotechnology in Uganda’s innovation system and male involvement in sexual and reproductive health.
Ivan is the communication and public relations specialist at the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda. He previously contributed stories to Sunday Vision and Uganda Radio Network.