Professor Edward Kirumira
Advisory Board Chair
Prof. Edward K. Kirumira is the Professor of Medical Sociology and Director, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) Stellenbosch, South Africa. He was the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences since 2003 for eight years and before that was the Head of Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, for five years. Prof. Edward K. Kirumira trained at Makerere University, Exeter University (UK), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of Copenhagen Denmark in collaboration with Harvard University USA. Prof. Kirumiraspecialised in Population and Reproductive Health with extensive research work in HIV/AIDS, emergent diseases and international health issues, family relationships, health seeking behaviour, poverty and rural development studies. He is a Professor of Sociology.At University level, Prof. Kirumira has served as a member of Makerere University Senate and varied sub-committees of Senate including Quality Assurance, Academic Programmes and Library Committee. He has also served on the University Council and Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellors’ Search Committees. He was a member of the Steering Committee for Sida/SAREC Programme Support to Makerere University between October 2002 to October 2010. Between 2005 to August 2006 he served as a member of the Makerere University HIV/AIDS Policy Development Committee. And the Chair, Makerere University NUFU Programmes Assessment Committee from 2006 to date. From July 2009 to September 2010, Prof Kirumira served as Chair, The Makerere-MazruianaOrganising Committee (charged with the establishment of a Chair and Endowment Fund and the East African Ali A. Mazrui Centre for Global Studies).He is a founder member and chair of the Programme for African New Generation of Academics (PANGeA) network currently involving Makerere University, Stellenbosch University, University of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam University, University of Malawi and University of Botswana. He is a member, Board of Directors (representing Makerere University) on the Makerere University Private Sector Forum. He is also a member, NORHED Institutional Development Committee for the new Norwegian support programme proposal. At National and International level, Prof Kirumira is a member of the Partnership Committee for HIV&AIDS, Malaria and TB National Response of the Uganda AIDS Commission; Government Representative, Board of Governors Uganda Management Institute (UMI); and member of the UMI Appointments Board and Quality Assurance Committee. He is the Government Representative, Board of Governors Makerere College School – and Chairman Finance & Planning Committee. Prof. Kirumira is the Treasurer, Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS), UNAS Fellow and Council member, and Chairperson of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences Forum on Health and Nutrition. He chairs the Resource Mobilization and Planning Committee of Uganda Central Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria country programme and has offered technical advisory role to national, regional and international bodies.