Dr. Mugisha Abbas

Lectuter - Political Science

Abbas, Mugisha is a Lecturer in the field of Political Science, Conflict and Peace studies, International Relations and Refugee studies in the Department of Governance at Kabale University. He holds a PhD in Art – (Geography)  of the Open University of Tanzania with a specialization in Refugees and Migration studies. Abbas’ primary research and teaching interests include refugees and currently his main focus is on Migration and Refugees, trans migration governance, Good Governance and Democracy in the Great lakes, Trans boundary Resource Management and Water Diplomacy. 


PhD Arts ( Human Geography) The Open University of Tanzania

PhD Thesis ” Impact of Self-Reliance strategy on displaced people’s livelihoods. A case of Women and Children at Nakivale Refugees’ Settlement in Uganda”

MA. Inter. Rel & Diplo. Std, Mak



Research Interests

Abbas’ primary research  interests include refugees and migration and currently his main focus is Migration and Refugees, trans migration governance,  Good Governance and Democracy in the Great lakes, Trans boundary resource management and Water Diplomacy.  



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  1. Nkurunzuza Innocent (2019).  Assessment of the Impact of Reward System on Employee performance in public Sector organizations in Uganda. A case study of Kisoro District Local Government.  An extended Essay, KAB
  2. Sekiwunga Joseph (2019). Evaluating Community Participation Planning Agenda of Local Government. A case study of Kalangala Local Government. An Extended Essay, KAB
  3. Nyakahuma Jackline (2022). Impact of Domestic violence on Social, Psychological and Economic Development. A case study of Rukungiri Municipality. An Extended Essay, KAB


  • Attended and presented at the In Dialogue: Symposium on the Displacement of People between Africa and Europe held at Indiana University Europe Gateway- Berlin, Germany, held on 17th/3, 2022-18th/3, 20
  • Attended and presented a paper at the virtual American Society for Public Administration 2021 Annual Conference under the theme “Africa’s Development Governance Post COVID-19 Disruptions & setbacks” Opportunities for An Equitable socio-Economic Recovery, held on 9th/4 2021

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