Ms Amanda Ngabirano

IAS Transitions Festival

Makerere University

Ms Amanda Ngabirano is an urban and regional planner, with more than 10 years of professional experience in the area of urban development and sustainability, particularly in Uganda. Notably, she is one of the lecturers at Makerere University, with a special interest in linking research and practice. She studied Bachelor of Urban Planning at Makerere University, and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Development, at Saxion University, Netherlands, and University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Amanda has particular interest in urban mobility and its obvious informalities in East African cities. Because of this Amanda has been engaged in several urban mobility projects in various capacities. She has also conducted research on informality and transport complexities, road safety and quality of public space in Kampala, in partnership with other local and international researchers. Her understanding of the local land use, social and mobility context places her in a good position to aide the process of relevant and meaningful planning, and this is evidenced in projects where she has been involved by various entities. She has coordinated, supervised and monitored the delivery of several project deliverables, and has established a good working relationship with key national and local planning authorities in Uganda.

She recently coordinated the regional urban mobility project for sustainable and inclusive transport, which was implemented in Kenya and Uganda. She is great at networking and forming synergies, given her exposure, the multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional nature of her profession and her rich experience. She is currently the resident coordinator of the paratransit and street usage study in Greater Kampala, under the supervision of Ministry of Works sand Transport and Kampala Capital City Authority.