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The School of Public Leadership pays tribute to one of its doctoral candidates, the late Mr John Kavuma
Author: SPL Media Reporter
Published: 23/06/2021


It is with great sorrow that the Director of the School of Public Leadership, Prof Zweli Ndevu, his PhD Supervisor, Prof Tania Ajam and our staff and students have learnt of the untimely passing of ​our former doctoral candidate, Mr John Bosco Kintu Kavuma, on 6 June 2021.

Before enrolling at SPL, John had been awarded a B.Sc (Economics) degree, an MA (Economic Policy Management), and a Postgraduate Diploma in ICT Policy and Regulations from Makerere University, Kampala. He also obtained an MBA (International Business) from Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

He had worked in the fields of planning, research and strategic and institutional development at the National IT Authority (NITA) and the National Planning Authority (NPA) of Uganda, with extensive experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation.

He will be remembered for his fine mind and love of learning, devotion to family and friends, his professionalism and work ethic. A highly motivated individual, he pursued his dreams with a single minded passion. His doctoral research aimed at enhancing the policy and regulatory responses of developing countries to circular economy challenges through digital transformation through a case study of e-waste management. 

This cruel pandemic has deprived SPL, Uganda and indeed Africa of the type of innovative young intellectual needed to enable us to rise to the twin challenges of environmental and digital transformation which are confronting our continent,  and indeed the world.

We at SPL extend our sincerest condolences to his wife, Ms Esther Kavuma, and his family and friends, and pray that she will have a rapid and complete recovery.

Die Skool vir Openbare Leierskap betaal hulle aan een van sy doktorale kandidate, die wye Mnr. John Kavuma