Prof. Benon Basheka

Conference Co-Chair

Deputy VC Academic Affairs - Kabale University

Basheka is a Professor of Governance in the Department of Governance and the 1st Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Kabale University. Kabale University is a Government University located in South Western part of Uganda. Professor Basheka also holds the position of an Extra-Ordinary Professor at the School of Business and Governance of the North-West University (NWS) Business School in South Africa (January 2020-December 2023). He is also a visiting Professor and Research fellow at the School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy in the College of Economics and Management Sciences at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Professor Basheka is an accomplished scholar, researcher, teacher, management, administration, governance and leadership specialist and consultant. He has authored more than 80 articles in internationally accredited journals, more than 15 books and book chapters and a number of reports and conference proceedings. As of 5thJuly, 2022, his google citation index stood at 1348 citations with an h-index of 18 and an i10-index of 30.

Professor Basheka cherishes a forward-thinking approach to issues, believes in team-based leadership competences, results-oriented, believes merit-based systems and principles and always aspires to foster innovative solutions to problems. Prof Basheka has a multidisciplinary academic background with two PhDs, two Master’s Degrees, Two postgraduate Diplomas and One Bachelor’s Degree. He has a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration (coursework and dissertation) from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where he specialized in Public Governance, Policy Management and Public Financial Management. His second PhD is in Educational Administration, Planning and Management (coursework and dissertation) obtained from Makerere University where he specialized in Higher Education Governance and Reforms. Professor Basheka has a Master’s Degree in Social Sector Planning and Management from Makerere University with a specialty in University Quality Assurance Management systems and a second Master’s degree in Project Management from Uganda Management Institute with a specialty in Program design and evaluation. Basheka equally has a Postgraduate Diploma in Project planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute and a graduate diploma in procurement and supply from the Chartered institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS-United Kingdom). Basheka had his undergraduate training in Political Science and Public Administration from Makerere University where he obtained a second-class upper division degree. He also has now acquired a Second-class Upper Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from Cavendish University-Uganda (January 2022).