Prof. Ruhiiga has taught since 1999 geography, environmental science, human settlements and development at several universities in South Africa before taking up his current position in September 2019 at KAB. He is a graduate of Makerere University (BA, UED), University of South Africa (Hons BA), University of Fort Hare (MSc), University of the North (Ph.D.) and University of the Free State (C.A.H.E). In addition, he also holds a diploma in Accounting and a diploma in business finance from the ICS-(London). During this period, he has supervised 7 MSc in environmental science, 1 MA in conflict resolution, 1 MA in geography, 2 MSc in geography, 8 MDev in development management, 1 Ph.D. in geography and 8PhD’s in environmental science. He is currently supervising 1 Ph.D. in geography and another Ph.D. in environmental science-both at NWU, South Africa. As an active researcher, he has published 34 papers in peer review reviewed journals, 4 technical reports and 4 book chapters.
He is a reviewer for several international journals: Applied Geography, Singapore Economic Review, Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, Journal of Physical and Environmental Studies, Waste Management and Journal of Cleaner Production. He has been an external examiner for Ph.D. theses: at Unisa (Geography) and at the University of the Free State (Geography. At the master’s degree level, for MTech (Project Management) at Cape Peninsular University of Technology, for Masters in Public Development Management ( Wits University Business School, Johannesburg).
His recent research focus is on the application of interface management in solid waste, the environmental impact of urban farming systems, ecosystems harvesting and anthropogenic-induced natural disasters. His current active research interest is on the dynamics of the 4th IR and in particular, on industrial agriculture in East & Central Africa.
PhD-Human Settlements, UNIN, Sovenga-South Africa, 2002.