Christopher was co-opted onto the C3SC Board in December 2020.
My name is Christopher Kizza. After graduating with a Chemistry degree from Makerere University, Kampala, in 2004, I taught Chemistry and served as the Assistant Director of Studies at Ntinda View College, Kampala, until 2007. I then joined the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) as Research Officer. I was working on projects like the Implementation of a Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP), Lake Victoria Environment Management Program (LVEMP) and the Equatorial Africa Atmospheric Deposition Network (EADN). I engaged with the business and fisher communities to raise awareness around water quality and the decline in fishery resources. I also represented NaFIRRI and Uganda to the EADN, where I worked with the quality assurance and quality control team to develop standard operating procedures implemented across the continent.
I left NaFIRRI to enrol at Cardiff University for a master’s in Hydro-environmental engineering and a subsequent doctorate in Hydro-informatics from Cardiff School of Engineering. While in Cardiff, I was involved in community work in Cathays Parish, including a parochial church council (PCC) member. At the same time, I joined Innovate Trust, a Cardiff University founded Trust supporting adults with learning disabilities. I explored the prospect to share my learning and development experiences working with vulnerable adults. I have actively facilitated individuals progress towards independent living and to access community spaces to pursue their interests.