Dr. Frank T. Ahimbisibwe

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Head of Department of Planning and Governance

MA in International Relations and Diplomacy, Makerere University, 2007
B.A. Political Science, Makerere University, 2002

Frank Ahimbisibwe is a Senior lecturer in the fields of human rights, conflict and peace studies, international relations, diplomacy and refugee studies. He serves as the Acting Head of Department, Department of Planning and Governance, Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research (IITR) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) as of August 2013. 

He has been a lecturer at MUST since 2007, and his primary research and teaching interests include refugees, disaster preparedness and management, regional security, peace building, human rights and human security in the Great Lakes region of Africa, and democratization in Uganda, among many others. 

Frank has received numerous fellowships and research grant awards, and has studied in Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Sweden, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. He is currently a visiting lecturer in the Department of Peace and Development Studies, Linnaeus University, Sweden and Department of Political Science, Lich University, South Sudan. He has facilitated partnerships between MUST and other universities. 

Frank is a member of professional bodies like Uganda Development Studies Association (UDESA), International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), International Peace and Development Network (IPDN) and Association of Uganda German Association (AUGA). He is a member of the following committees in the IITR, Deputy Chairperson, Library Committee, Member, Finance and Welfare Committee, Research and Graduate Studies Committee and Appointments and Promotions Advisory Committee. 

Selected Publications:

  1. Ahimbisibwe Frank, The Self Reliance Strategy and Refugee Livelihoods: Evidence from Oruchinga Refugee Settlement, South Western Uganda,International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 4, No.5, September, 2014.
  2. Ahimbisibwe Frank, The Refugee Dilemma: Refugee Rights and State Security in Uganda, Research Journal of Social Science and Management: Volume: 03, Number: 06, October-2013, pp 9-18, www.theinternationaljournal.org
  3. Ahimbisibwe Frank, The Effect of Land Conflicts on the Livelihoods of Refugees: Implications for Refugee Protection in Uganda, Research Journal of Social Science and Management: Volume: 03, Number: 06, October-2013, pp 19-28, www.theinternationaljournal.org
  4. Twinamasiko Specioza and Ahimbisibwe Frank, Community Participation, Management and Sustainability of Public Projects: A Case of Water and Sanitation Project in Kabwohe Itendero Town Council, South Western Uganda, Research Journal of Social Science and Management: Volume: 03, Number: 07, November-2013, pp 35-46, www.theinternationaljournal.org
  5. Mwesigwa Albert and Ahimbisibwe Frank (2011) Minority Rights at Risk: The Batwa Settlement Predicament in Uganda, Saarbrucken, Lambert Academic Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-8465-9235-9
  6. Ahimbisibwe Frank (2011) Repatriation as a durable solution to the Rwandese refugee problem in Uganda,Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-639-35322-8
  7. Mugarura Edward & Ahimbisibwe Frank & (2011) Land Conflicts and Livelihoods of Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda, Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 978-3639332391
  8. Mpairwe Anthony & Ahimbisibwe Frank (2011) Women Political Participation in Local Governance in Uganda, Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-639-34102-7
  9. Namanya Judith & Ahimbisibwe Frank (2011) Natural Resource Conflicts, Management and Resolution Mechanisms between Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda, Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-639-34867-5
  10. Natukunda Peace & Ahimbisibwe Frank (2011) The HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Uganda: An Assessment of the Prevention Strategies Used by Universities, Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-639-34399-1
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