Alumni Talk with Mary Deous Ekyaligonza

17. May 2023 AlumniHochschuleEntwicklungsforschung
Join us at the event on 31 May 2023 at 18:00 at the OeAD. Mary Ekyaligonza will share her personal and professional experiences during and after her stay in Austria. Mary will reflect on her PhD studies at BOKU, discuss the importance of organic farming for Uganda and tell about her involvement in the ongoing APPEAR project on agroecology. After the talk, there will be time to socialize with Ugandan food and drinks.

Mary Deous Ekyaligonza is a female Ugandan with over 10 years of experience in implementing agroecology and natural resources management in Uganda. In 2010, Mary obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Makerere University in Uganda and Master of Science in Natural Resources Management from MMU in 2016.

She completed a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna in April 2023. Her PhD focused on organic matter management and cropping systems for soil fertility improvement on smallholder farms in Uganda. The study also addressed the underlying socio-economic conditions that can increase food production. Her doctoral studies were funded by APPEAR in the framework of the project Strengthening of Higher Education, Research and Community Outreach in Agroecology in the Rwenzori Region, Western Uganda | AER

From 2011- 2016, Mary worked as an advocacy and natural resources management specialist under Joint Effort to Save the Environment, which is a local NGO that operates in the Rwenzori region. She then joined MMU in 2017 at a level of an Assistant Lecturer. In 2022, Mary was confirmed in the MMU public dispensation as a Lecturer. Besides this, she has been responsible for the Master of Science in Agroecology curriculum development and review under the AER and AER Phase II projects at MMU from 2018 to date.

Watch this video to learn more about the PhD research of Mary Deous Ekyaligonza.

When: 31 May 2023, 18:00

Where: OeAD house, Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Vienna

Moderator: Stella Asiimwe, Department of Education - Weltmuseum Wien


Please register  (until 26 May)