Mr. Martin Kizito


MAPAM (MUK), PGDM&E (UMI), BA (Pol.Sci.)1st Class Hons.(MUK)

Martin Kizito (Mr.) is the Head of Department of Public Administration and Governance at Uganda Christian University. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and Management (MUK), a Post graduate Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation (2nd Class Upper, UMI) and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) in Political Science (MUK). For over 10 years, his University teaching, research and practical administrative experience have greatly been enhanced in the area of Public Governance, capacity building as well as Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

Working Experience:

He has been a full time lecturer of Public Administration & Governance at Uganda Christian University for the last 8 years. He previously served as a member of several committees including the University Human resources of Uganda Christian University. Martin for years was an assistant Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) where he had been retained immediately after his First degree.

In 2007, he was selected from Uganda as an associate instructor at the East African Leadership Institute – Dar Es Salaam University, having won an award from Ford Foundation.

Professional Membership:

He has been a member of the Uganda Evaluation Association since 2013 and currently a member of the Quality Assurance, Research, Publication and Capacity Development Committee, which organized the first ever International Africa Evaluation Week/ Conference in 20017. He has also worked with the civil society Organizations advocating for accountable governance through Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Programs. Martin has coordinated the organization of several Public dialogues with funding from Fredrick Ebert Stifftung – a German agency in Uganda.

In the last 5 years, has organized and conducted several Management capacity building workshops in Organizations like; Mukwano industries, Kiboko Enterprises, Coca Cola, Monitor Publications, Nile Breweries, Infectious Disease Institute, Kolping Hotels Uganda, among others.

As a Monitoring and Evaluation consultant, he has worked with GARD Development Solutions as an associate consulted in conducting midterm evaluations for; the Ministry of Justice’s Justice Centers in different districts across Uganda. Member of the African Network for Prevention and Protection of Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN). He was a member of the Ministry of Local Government Consultative Committee and has been involved in conducting short trainings on public policy and resources accountability. Martin was also a member of the organizing committee for the 2015 African Day of Decentralization in Uganda to which he has also authored one of the articles for Publication on Public Private Partnership.

He has been previously developed e-cases for Partnership for Social Science and Governance Research (PASGR) where he was part of the team that developed the Syllabus for the Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) Program. He personally produced two E-Case materials currently used for teaching the program in 12 African Universities. Recently, since November 2015, he coordinates collaborative trainings in writing analytical policy papers and policy briefs run jointly between UCU, Development Research and Training (DRT) as well as Development Initiative (DI) Non Government Organizations

Recently authored articles:

  • ”Decentralization, Public Private Partnership & service delivery in Local Governments of Uganda, published in a Government publication by the Ministry of Local Government while commemorating the African Day of Decentralization on 10th August  2016 in Mbarara.” 
  • “The differential influence of contextual dynamics on Social accountability outcomes in Local Governments of Uganda.” 
  • “Sustainability of Financing the Scaling up of the Senior Citizens’ Grant (SCG) beyond 2015; Learning from the Pilot.

Current Research Project:

  • “The Institutional context and its implications for mitigating corruption vulnerabilities within the oil sector in Uganda” 


Contact Mr. Kizito

Mr. Martin Kizito
Head of Department, Public Administration & Governance
Uganda Christian University
P. O. Box 4,
Mukono, Uganda.
Tel: +256 312 350 454
Mob: +256 794 770 102

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