Dr. Nina Pius Mbuya


Nina Pius Mbuya is a PhD fellow in agriculture and conservation, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University-Belgium. He holds M.Sc. in Environment and Natural Resources (MUK), Post graduate Dip. in Human Ecology (University of Zimbabwe), BA in Philosophy (Urban University), Certificate in Horticulture and Urban Edible Landscapes (WorldBank, UZ), Certificate in Eco-innovations and Green Entrepreneurship in Africa (UNU-INRA), Certificate of Distinction in Research Methods and Writing Skills (CBR), Certificate in Data Management (Brussels, Belgium), Certificate in Statistical Methods and Computer Applications (MUK), and many others. He also has over 15 years of research and consultancy experience, having worked for national/international agencies including NEMA, UNDP/UNEP and UN-Habitat on integrated environmental management for climate change adaptation. He has acquired, developed and demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills in managing a team of professionals and work processes. In previous assignments, he served for 4 years as field coordinator of zoonotic research project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada) at the College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University. He has published over 18 original research papers in refereed journals, and also presented papers at the international conferences/symposia held in South Africa, Zambia, Canada, Ghana and Australia. His other achievements include but not limited to research awards – travel grant from International Development Research Centre (IDRC – Canada), a visiting scholar award with United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) on Green Economy Paradigm, and visiting researcher award at University of Antwerp, Belgium on vlir platform on health, environment and food security https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/global-health-institute/service-delivery/uganda-research-plat/visiting-researchers/


BA Phil (UBU); PGD Human Ecol (UZ); MSc (MUK); PhD (Ongoing, Ghent Univ. Belgium)

Research Interests

Nina’s research interests include the impacts of climate on agro-food systems due to changes in the ecosystems affecting natural resource base and human life support systems. The particular research focus is turned on understanding root causes of agricultural landscapes and their linkages to human sources of livelihood, human/animal disease risk pathways, biodiversity loss, climate change, societal conflicts
and rural/urban food systems development policy regimes.



    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU; Bernhard Freyer), Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi (Pius Mbuya Nina) and Sasakawa Africa Association (Frances Nakakawa)
    Uganda Martyrs University & Mountains of the Moon University (UG), Universite Gaston Berger & Université du Sine Saloum El-Hâdj Ibrahima NIASS – Senegal, University of Kara & Catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Unité Universitaire du Togo, University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf – Germany, and Vrije Universiteit Brussels – Belgium.
    Dr. Pius Nina Mbuya; Co-Investigator Dr. Cosmas Wacal Mubende United Miners Assembly, Uganda Small Scale and Artisanal Miners Association, Uganda Manufacturers Association, Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health.


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