Wilson Okaka

Wilson
Okaka

Lecturer / Professor (Director)
Teacher Education and Development Studies
Kyambogo University
Area of expertise: Health, Development, Built Environment, Other, Communication, mass media, climate change, gender equality, education
  • Higher Education Institution/University
  • Non-governmental Organisation

Biography

Prof.Wilson Truman Okaka (Ph.D.) Lectures Research Methods and Communication Skills at Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda. He is a Ugandan Research and communication professional with interests in climate change and gender equality policy advocacy. He was trained in Uganda, UK, Italy, Sweden, and the USA and presented hundreds of papers, published books, chapters, articles, edited peer-reviewed journals, and reviewed for journals. Dr. Okaka was a VSO international volunteer in Asia, The World Bank short term consultant, SIDA/SAREC, VICRES, AICAD, and JICA researcher. Prof. Okaka taught Georgetown University's special TOEFL course at African Virtual University (Kyambogo Campus). He was recognized by UNECA - ACPC and listed among current top African Climate Change Experts. He has just crafted a new network (Gender Equality and Climate Change Advocacy Centre). He is a member of national, regional. and international networks including ACU CCRN (Association of Commonwealth Universities Climate Change Research Network). Prof. Okaka has been mentoring, supervising, and examining undergraduate, postgraduate (masters and doctoral/Ph.D.) students from a number of universities in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Iran, Finland, France, South Africa, Angola, Italy, and Rwanda. He is a member of editorial boards of well over 12 international peer-reviewed journals in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He has traveled widely across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas for conferences, volunteering, mentoring,  research, education, training, and consultancy.

International, Regional, National, and Community Outreach Partnerships

1.Climate Change Experts Directory: http://www.climdev-africa.org/climate-change-expert-profiles?&field_experts_country_value_op=%3D&field_experts_country_value=&sort_by=field_experts_country_value&sort_order=DESC&page=24

2.African Scientists Directory: http://africanscientists.africa/business-directory/okaka/

3. GoogleScholar Citations:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rWo_0c8AAAAJ&hl=en

4. ResearchGate Kyambogo University: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wilson_Okaka

5.Kyambogo University academia: https://kyambogouniversity.academia.edu/wokaka

6.Climate-Ecolab: https://www.climatecolab.org/members/profile/2670602

7. Amazon Books –Wilson Okaka Books: https://www.amazon.com/author/wilsonokaka

8.Kyambogo University ResearchGate:https://www.researchgate.net/institution/Kyambogo_University2/stats

Organisation details

91) Kyambogo University is the second biggest public university in Uganda. It is located in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. It provides well over 200 education, science, engineering, vocational, technology, humanities, and management programs from certificates to doctoral levels. ICT aided research activities at Kyambogo University (KYU) are done by students, academic staff, and visiting researchers are related to government policies, private sector industry, community development; and they cover social, economic, environmental, health, science, food, agriculture, education, technology, ICT, engineering, humanities, and social issues. To keep pace with global trends, Kyambogo University has built capacity and continues to do so in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The objective is to enable all students to have access to computer training. All university academic programs have an in-built component of ICT to enable the students to appreciate the value of technology and to generate interest for further learning and use. The University has 121 academic programs and there are up to 30,000 students (both undergraduates and graduates) with internationals too. All the research projects by the Electronic and Electrical engineering; and Computer Science department students have applied ICT research projects. The same applies to all the research activities which are conducted by all the training and education institutions affiliated with KYU, including the community colleges, all over the country. ICT is a basic necessity to improve the nature and quality of teaching, learning, research, and administrative operations with the motto: to become a center of academic excellence. The University needs to build a strong ICT network to achieve its objectives. ICT resources are managed and supervised under the office of the Vice-Chancellor with the proposed ICT Directorate to coordinate the technical aspects. The Directorate shall have two units namely; Technical Support Service (TSS) Unit and Management Information Services and Applied Research (MISAR) Unit. Faculty members include international citizens too.

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1. Gender Equality and Climate Change Advocacy Centre (GECCAC) is a national networking body working for building a gender-sensitive or responsive society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable and affordable access to information communication technology for the development of the remote and marginalized populations. GECCAC is registered as a non-profit organization by the Ugandan government. GECCAC has been undertaking pioneer approaches to integrate ICT and community media for development, knowledge management, and national or international policy advocacy for gender equality in climate change emergency justice for top human development index (HDI) for the vulnerable poor or the needy by inclusive networks of south-south and north-south strategic partnerships or collaborative projects activities..

2. Gender equality and climate change advocacy center (GECCAC) is a pioneering voluntary response to climate change and gender equality emergency needs or justice for Uganda, Africa, and the world, to contribute to the UN 2030 SDGs, with a focus on infusing climate change and gender equality issues into university and HEI curricula for community outreach. After receiving formal recognition among the top African contributors to climate change information services, Ugandan don, Prof. Wilson Okaka, launched the gender justice responsive initiative (as the Chair), to lead interdisciplinary collaborative community-engaged scholarship research by universities and higher education institutions (HEIs) with a focus on women and girls’ empowerment to achieve the targeted UN 2030 SDGs in Uganda, East Africa, and the entire African Union.

3. The initiative which seeks budget support to operate, is being coordinated by a team of gender equal volunteer academics from Kyambogo University to promote gender equality and climate change social innovation labs in Kyambogo University and other national universities or higher education institutions (HEIs) with their affiliated institutions to form community outreach networks and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in Uganda, East Africa, African Union, and globally. GECCAC needs financial, technical, material, voluntary, and moral support..