Head of Department, Environment and Livelihood Support System
PhD fellow, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, MSc. (Development Planning and Management – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and Technical University of Dortmund, Germany); BSc (Agriculture – Makerere University, Uganda)
I have 18 years of professional experience in University Teaching and Research, Development Planning and Management, Evaluation and Agricultural Livelihood Support in Communities in private sector organizations, local government, the academia and NGO sectors during which I participated in research and development projects as well as consultancies financed by agencies like NUFFIC, CRS, SNV, USAID, Plan, Send A Cow, We Effect and Gorta-Self Help Africa, among others. I am competent in conducting academic and development researches and also fit for purpose in extensive agricultural livelihood development project planning and management with succinct scientific, innovative, and user-friendly approaches to project design, implementation, feasibility studies, and baseline studies, management for change/results capacity building, monitoring and evaluation. I also have extensive consultancy engagements and entering into academic publications. I am also building PDCC, a recently formed local consultancy firm from a UGX 15 million to UGX 150 million total values of assignments.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES & ORGANISATIONS
SPRING International Association of Development Planners-SIADP (registered member); registered member and chairperson of SIADP; Uganda chapter and registered member of Federation of Ugandan Farmers
1998-1999: Resource Centre Manager, COVOL Uganda
1999-2001: Quality Control Inspector, Olam Uganda
2001-2006: Extension Officer, Nebbi District Local Government
2007-2008: NAADS Coordinator, Nebbi District Local Government
2009-Date: Visiting Lecturer, Part-Time Lecturer and Full-Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
2010-Date: Chief Executive Officer and Consultant, Partnership for Development Capacity Consult (PDCC) Limited
Research Interests and publications
Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods
Odongo J.H (Ongoing research): Financing Agricultural Extension: The Role of Farmer Groups in Local Government Planning in Uganda. A PhD programme , MUST and Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Odongo J.H (In process): Deficit Weather Forecast Information and Lack of Its Access by Small holder Farmers in Ghana. Paper ready for publication
Odongo J.H (In process): Participation Mechanism and Public Involvement Strategies: A Case Study of Local Government Planning and Budgeting Process in Uganda.