Babweteera holds an MSc Forest Science, Policy and Management (Distinction) and, DPhil from University of Oxford. He is currently the Dean at the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Makerere University, Uganda. He is a passionate tropical forest ecologist with experience in teaching conservation biologists and managing multidisciplinary conservation programmes. He is a member of the Governing Councils of the International Union of Forest Research Organisation and the Commonwealth Forestry Association. He serves as a member of various national technical committees/boards including Technical Committee of the Uganda Timber Growers Association, National Seed Board, Ministry of Agriculture – Uganda, National Climate Change Advisory Committee, Ministry of Water and Environment – Uganda and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group. He serves on various peer reviewed journal editorial boards.
Ronald has more than 10 years of experience in civil engineering projects both in design and management of projects, climate change and water resources management. His experience spans both in the developed and developing countries. He has worked in public and private entities in the sectors of climate change impacts in Water resources, Flood Risk Management Strategies and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Asset Management, Management of Clean Development Mechanism Projects (CDM) and program of activities (PoA), Contract Management and administration of works using FIDIC, ICE and NEC conditions of contract, Technical and financial contract administration, Construction supervision of RC structures to provide solution to natural resources management.
Ronald is among the few Ugandan nationals with a solid track record in Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM). He is a registered Civil Engineer with the Uganda Engineers Registration Board and has participated in several work groups in Uganda, including the carbon footing of products for setting an ISO 14067 standard. He completed a fellowship with the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany focusing on the improved design of modalities for Programmes of Activities (PoAs). He worked with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) in Uganda as a project manager for the Municipal Solid Waste Compost Project, a registered Programme of Activities.
Ronald graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in water science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford in 2006. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda where he graduated with a 2nd upper degree.