Assoc-Prof Shuaib Lwasa

Associate Professor Shuaib Lwasa
Founding Coordinator UAL
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Shuaib is an urban geographer with over 20 years University teaching and research in Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa. He received his Bachelors in Geography from Makerere University,a Masters in Geographic Information Management in Urban Management at International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, Netherlands, a Masters degree in Land Use Planning from Makerere University and a PhD in Geography from Makerere University in. He established and directed an Urban Action Research Lab in 2010 which has championed graduate research and training in the department of Geography and incubating novel ideas of urban transformation and sustainability in partnership with low-income communities and vulnerable groups working in three research sites in Uganda. Shuaib was an active member of the UN Habitat Partner University Initiative, UNI aimed at among others capacity building in urban planning for sustainability. 

He was also a coordinator of the Climate Change Hub based at Makerere University. Between 2008 – 2014. Shuaib’s research interests include cities and climate change from the global south perspective, working on adaptation and mitigation possibilities for transformative urban development. Working mainly with inter-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches, the research works have covered, urban heterogeneous infrastructure, urban inequality, land rights and transformative spatial and urban planning for sustainable development.His publications are in the areas of urban mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, urban ecological management, urban inequality, spatial planning, and disaster risk reduction and urban sustainability.