Professor Ayiga holds a PhD (1999) in Population Studies from Makerere University, Uganda. He has 25 years of experience as a researcher and lecturer at some of Africa’s leading Universities including North-West University, South Africa (2011-2017); University of Botswana (2008-2011) and Makerere University (1990-2008).
During this period, apart from teaching various courses in demography, he has conducted research in demographic dynamics, reproductive health including the social and demographic aspects of HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and the elderly abuse. From these research activities, he has published several papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, working papers and successfully supervised more than 45 Masters and Doctoral students.
Prof. Ayiga has also been a regular reviewer of research manuscripts for 14 journals, an editorial board member of two journals, and external examiner at four universities including Universities of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Botswana and Makerere.
He is a member of several professional associations including International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations (IUSSP), Union of African Population Studies (UAPS), Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) and Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).
Prof. Ayiga has done several contract research projects for UN Agencies in Uganda including UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP and IOM; some government agencies and NGOs in Uganda, South Africa and Botswana; and produced several technical reports which have been used for policy formulation, planning and programme designs. Prof Ayiga’s current research activities continue to focus on the closely related fields of demographic dynamics, reproductive health including HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and the elderly.