Egeru, Anthony

Egeru, Anthony
Position: Program Manager Training and Community Development
Affiliation: RUFORUM
Address: P.O. Box 16811 Wandegegya-Kampala, Uganda
Phone: +256-417-713-309
Mobile: +256-782-616-879
Skype: egeru81@gmail.com

Egeru Anthony (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University. He also serves as Programme Manager, Training and Community Development at the RUFORUM Secretariat. He previously served as Acting Deputy Executive Secretary-Programme Development and Implementation, Regional Programme Coordinator and Assistant Grants Manager at RUFORUM Secretariat. He started his career as a secondary school teacher at Merryland High School, Entebbe. Anthony is a dynamic and distinguished emerging researcher with over 40 peer reviewed publications, a Research Gate Score of 14.79 and h-index of 8.0 and 14,360 Research Gate reads, 16,500 reads and reviews in Academia and Scopus h-index 6. Anthony has multi-faceted experience in research including in Systems Ecology with a focus on management of dryland ecosystems, early warning system, rangeland health monitoring, land use planning, pastoral livelihoods, agro-forestry systems, climate change, adaptation and resilience programming and analysis, development processes-especially participatory analysis and curriculum design and development. Anthony’s current engagement is facilitating the transformation of African agricultural universities centered at the promotion of teaching, learning and research through innovative approaches including community action research, community engagement and agribusiness and entrepreneurship approached from a problem based learning perspective. Anthony is passionate about strengthening the educational value chain in particular creating a greater linkage between universities and TVET institutions for skills enhancement as a mechanism to responding to Africa’s youth unemployment challenge but most importantly responding to the rising educational inequalities and exclusionism in an environment where education is recoganised as a strong enabler of economic growth and out of poverty escape mechanism.