@ Senior Research Fellow, Center for Basic Research, Kampala, Uganda
Richard Ssewakiryanga is the Advisor, Policy Research and Strategic Partnership and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Basic Research, Kampala, Uganda, former Executive Director of Uganda National NGO Forum a platform of over 630 local and international NGOs in Uganda. I am the Emeritus Presiding Officer for the African Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), Co-Chair for the Global CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), Vice President of the African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP), a Member of the Global CSO Advisory Group to the UNDP in New York. Co-Chair of the Task Team CSO Development Effectiveness. For 10 years, I worked for the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda as an Adviser on Participatory Poverty Assessments. At the Center for Basic Research in Kampala I have researched and published in several working papers and book chapters in areas of social and economic development. I hold a Masters’ Degree and finalizing a Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences and hold several post graduate courses in communications, gender and economics, advocacy training, aid and development among others. I am a passionate lover of the game of rugby.