David R. Mutekanga is a Lecturer at African Rural University. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biology and has a PhD in Environment Management from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He undertook his Post-doctoral studies in Education for Sustainable Development at United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.He has over 15 years experience in environment related organization and management; and in environment policy research, analysis and advocacy and in Education for Sustainable Development. He has been involved with local and international environmental NGOs at national and regional levels in Eastern Africa. His work experience includes Wildlife Management, Landscape Management, Local Community Livelihoods, Water and WASH related programs and Lecturing at universities.His current research includes decision making on the interface between development and environment conservation in which area he has published several research papers. He is also undertaking research on the new rural development paradigm in Africa.
This year, David has published two research papers about Trade-offs Between Extractive Industry and Biodiversity Conservation in East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania and The Role and Challenges for Dry Lands and Deserts Downstream– the case of the Nile Basin.