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Innocent Mwaka, M.A.

Short Biography

Innocent Mwaka is a PhD student at the University of Cologne. He is working in a wider project called the GlobE Wetlands in East Africa. The project focuses on the sustainable use of wetlands in East Africa, aiming at increasing food production and security while minimizing negative effects on the environment. Innocent’s research looks at agricultural improvement with a focus on technology and modern inputs and practices in the Kilombero valley since the colonial times.

Before that, Innocent worked in North Eastern Kenya, where he studied the intensification of honey production among the Pokot pastoralists in East Pokot. He has had worked with non-governmental organizations including World Vision, CARE and Winrock. He has experience implementing programs on food security and community development in Uganda (his home country).

Innocent has a Masters in Culture and Environment in Africa from the University of Cologne, A post graduate diploma in Peace and Conflict Management from Gulu University, Uganda, and a BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University in Uganda. His thematic interests lie in human-environment relations, food security and agrarian change.

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Human-Environment Relations, Conflict Studies, Agrarian Change, Food security.