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Mary Goretti Nakabugo

Country Coordinator, Uwezo, Twaweza, Uganda

Mary Goretti Nakabugo is country lead of Twaweza East Africa and regional manager of its Uwezo program, which is Africa's largest citizen assessment of children's learning levels in literacy and numeracy across thousands of households. Prior to joining Twaweza, Goretti worked in the higher education sector. She worked as senior lecturer of higher education studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and as senior lecturer and head of the department of curriculum, teaching and media at Makerere University, Uganda. She was a research fellow and education coordinator of the Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. She was a visiting professor to the Centre for the Study of International Cooperation in Education at Hiroshima University in Japan. She is still actively involved in higher education in Uganda to date. She is the vice chair of the Council of Kyambogo University, and member of Muteesa I Royal University Governing Council. Goretti's research interests are in the areas of education and international development, teacher education, curriculum development, and assessment for learning. She holds a B.A. in education from Makerere University and obtained a master's degree and Ph.D. in education from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Goretti is a Salzburg Global Fellow of several sessions in the Education for Tomorrow's World series.