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Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Edward Bbaale, CoBAMS, 17th December 2021, 2:30 PM EAT, CTF2 Auditorium, Makerere University and Online.



Event Details

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Makerere University with pleasure invites you to a Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Edward Bbaale, Professor of Economics.

Theme: “Rethinking Growth in Africa: Firms and the Business Environment Quality”

Date and Time: Friday 17th December, 2021 starting 2:30PM EAT


The Professorial Inaugural Lecture will sum up the trajectory of Professor Bbaale’s scholarly efforts in the field of economics and highlight his future research direction in support of social and economic development at national and global level.


Professorial Inaugural Lecture Committee

1.  Prof. Elly N. Sabiiti – Chairperson
 2.  Prof. David J. Bakibinga – Member
 3.  Prof. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza – Member
 4.  Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi – Member


 1.Ritah Namisango, Mak Public Relations Office
 2.Doreen Tazwaire, Office of DVC (Academic Affairs)
 3.Dorothy Kabanda, Department of the Academic Registrar
 4.Thomas Baguma, Department of the Academic Registrar


To follow the Professorial Inaugural Lecture virtually, please register in advance.

Zoom Registration Link:


Brief Profile:

Professor Bbaale is currently Dean of the School of Economics and Vice Chairperson of the Makerere University Deans’ Forum (MUDF). He is Director of EfD-Mak Centre, which is part of the Global Network of Environmental Economics Research Centres supported by Sida. He is Lead Person for the Inclusive Green Economy (IGE) Capacity Development Programme for Senior Civil Servants and Policy Makers. He is also Principal Investigator of a Project that will establish a Public Investment Management Centre of Excellence (PIM CoE) at Makerere University. He has extensive experience in economics research with a bias towards development microeconomics for enterprises and households. He is member of the African Economic Research Consortium Academic Advisory Board, the Scientific Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Young Economists Network (ECA-YEN), and has recently been appointed member of the National Task Force on the Enhancement of Labour Productivity. He is widely published with over 40 peer reviewed papers, two of which won him the Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2012 and 2019. At national level, he has implemented a number of policy-relevant research projects with key Government Ministries and Agencies as well as the private sector.

Event Venue

The Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF 2), Makerere University and Online