Dr. Tayeebwa holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication [Peace Journalism and Communication] from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2012). He also obtained a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Media Studies [Environmental Journalism and Communication] from University of Oslo, Norway (2003); and a Bachelor of Mass Communication from Makerere University, Uganda (1999). In addition, he holds advanced Diplomas in Philosophy, Spirituality and French from Tanzania, Switzerland and France respectively.
Dr. Tayeebwa has taught at Makerere University since September 2000. His areas of teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels include: development communication; media theory; research methods; environmental journalism; peace journalism; media ethics; public affairs reporting; information management; as well as computer aided research and reporting (CARR).
Prior to full-time academia, Dr. Tayeebwa practiced journalism at The Crusader (folded in 1998), The New Vision (1999), and The Monitor (2000-2004). He has also edited several professional/institutional magazines and newsletters in Uganda as well as student publications in Norway and Canada. He has provided commentary and analysis mainly in Swahili and French on key media issues within the African Great Lakes region for the British Broadcasting Service (BBC); the German Broadcasting Service (DeutcheWelle); Voice of America (VOA) French Service; as well as to several Radio and Television stations in Montreal, Canada.
As a communications consultant, he has done work for government ministries/departments on projects by the World Bank; the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the Global Environment Facility (GEF); the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) among others.
Dr. Tayeebwa is also the Research and Training Consultant for the Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF).
Dr. Tayeebwa’s areas of research and consultancy include the nexus between media with: environment, peace and conflict, health and agriculture.