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Dr. Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala
E-mail: aisha.nakiwala@mak.ac.ug
About Me:

Aisha is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department. She holds a doctorate (Communication) from Makerere University in collaboration with Örebro University, Sweden. She specialises in the area of strategic and social change communication and her teaching subjects are gender in the media, social and behaviour change communication, communication monitoring and evaluation, communication researh methods and development communication. Her research focuses on social and behaviour change in health contexts as well as communication, women and gender. She has undertaken a broad evaluation of Uganda’s Malaria public communication campaign and published about it in peer-reviewed journal articles, a book chapter and a peer-reviewed research report. She has also published about Covid-19 response in East Africa and the safety of women journalists. Her research has been funded by international agencies including the Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation (2019-2020), (NORHED, 2020), Swedish International Development Agency (2011-2018) and Deutsche Well Akademie (2016).


Aisha is a fellow of the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP, 2021). She was previously a fellow of the Salzburg (Austria) Academy on Global Media, Democracy and Social Change. She has also held visiting research fellowships at the Department of Communication, University of Connecticut, USA, and the Department of Media and Communication Studies, University of Örebro, Sweden. In addition, she has been a visiting lecturer to the University of Juba, South Sudan. She is a certified World Bank trainer in knowledge capturing and management and was the convenor of the East Afrrican Communication Association (EACA) Annual Conference, 2016. 


Email: aisha.nakiwala@mak.ac.ug 



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