Mr. Isaac Kabongo is an experienced community development and socio economic specialist. He is a founder member and Executive Director of Ecological Christian Organization (ECO), Chairperson of Climate Action Network Uganda (CAN-U), International coordinator of Population & Climate Change Africa Forum (PACCAF), Treasurer of Publish What You Pay Uganda (PWYP-U) and is a part time Lecturer at St. Lawrence University, Kampala and Facilitator at Makerere University, Kampala - Uganda. He has over seven years experience in Research, Community Development and Natural Resources Management including Mining and Climate Change issues, Water and Energy Governance. Isaac has worked on different projects and programs in the areas of mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation in the water resources sector, watershed management, energy governance , policy analysis, transparency and accountability in the extractive sector, application of weather and climate information using the RANET system, Rainwater Harvesting technologies, design of PINs and PDDs for CDM and voluntary carbon trading schemes and monitoring and evaluation of development projects. He also has skills in environmental policy formulation and advocacy, institutional capacity building and forging strategic partnerships and collaborations including networking.
Mr. Isaac Kabongo holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Social Sector Planning and Management (MA.SSPM) specializing in environmental, social and economic policy analysis from Makerere University Kampala. Isaac also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Sciences with a second class upper division specializing in project planning and management from Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He also did several certificate courses at different levels in the following fields. Community Carbon Trading Schemes, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies, Water and Energy Governance, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Design of PINs and PDDs, Environmental Policy Analysis and Management of Natural Resources. Isaac is currently engaged in topics such as natural resources governance, climate change adaptation and negotiation, water and energy governance, interfaith action on climate change and population, Health and Environment (PHE).