Dr Moses Musinguzi

Dr Moses Musinguzi is an Associate Professor of Geomatics and Land Management and  a registered/licenced Land Surveyor with over 20 years’ practical experience in Land Administration and Geographical / Land Information Systems working as a Researcher, Consultant and Educationist.

He possesses a PhD in Geo-informatics undertaken as a sandwich between Uppsala University in Sweden and Makerere University in Uganda(2004-2007), a Masters Degree in Geographical Information Systems from Nottingham University in the UK (1995-1996) and a Bachelors Degree in Surveying from Makerere University (1990-94)

Dr. Musinguzi has participated in Practical Land Administration processes in Uganda including developing guidelines and technical specifications for systematic land adjudication / demarcation, providing input into the Urban Policy and Land Policy. He is a member of Land Information System working group, Systematic Land Adjudication and Demarcation Working group and Law reform working group of the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development.

He played a key role in piloting certification of customary land in Uganda using fit-for-purpose land administration concepts. He has provided technical support to the Uganda National Plaining Authority for the establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)

He is currently, the Dean of the School of the Built Environment at Makerere University and serves as a member of the University Contracts Committee, Senate Academic Policies and Appeals Committee and Senate Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee. He is the Vice Chair to the Uganda Surveyors Registration Board, a statutory Body for licencing surveyors and Chair to the Board of Directors of LANDNET, a local Land rights NGO.

 Activities in Education

Dr. Musinguzi Moses has been involved in teaching students at Masters and Undergraduate level. At undergraduate level, he has taught the following courses: Geographical Information Systems, Research Methods, and Professional Practice. At Graduate level, Dr. Musinguzi Moses has been involved in teaching Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems, Managing Geo-spatial data, Research Methods and Data Analysis and Land Information Systems.

He spearheaded a process for reviewing the curriculum for Bsc Surveying which was revamped and renamed Bsc Land Surveying and Geomatics. He coordinated the development of a new curriculum for Msc Geo-Information Science and Technology whose pioneers have already graduated.

Furthermore, Dr. Musinguzi has been involved in teaching short courses targeting professionals. Courses have been designed and implemented for the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development targeting Cartographers, Registrars of Title, Surveyors, Physical Planners and Systems Administrators. Other Institutions where he has implemented short courses include: Uganda National Wetlands Management Department, Nile Basin Initiative, Kasese, Rukungiri, Bushenyi, Mbarara Ntungamo and Nwoya district Local Governments.

Research Activities

 Dr. Musinguzi Moses has been involved in several research activities. He has not only supervised PhD and Masters Students, but has also been Internal  / External Examiner for graduate students. As External Examiner, Dr. Musinguzi has participated in examination at the following universities:  Ardhi University (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Technical University of Munich (Germany), KTH (Sweden) and Kyambogo University (Uganda). He has also served as a reviewer of papers for various international journals. An abstract of recent research projects (3 years) where he has participated as a Principal Investigator are outline below

  1. Study for piloting Land Policy Implementation Capacity Assessment tool, undertaken for UN Habitat/Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) in 2017
  2. Study to establish the link between Land Tenure and Food Security in Uganda undertaken for UN Habitat/Global Land Tool Network in 2016
  3. A study on Transforming Settlements of the Urban Poor in Uganda -Participatory Action Research into issues that affect Access to Land and Increased Security of Tenure of the Urban poor in 2015

Activities in Projects

 Dr. Musinguzi Moses has participated in various consultancy projects nationally and internationally. An abstract of the projects are outline below

  1. VGGT popularization Project in Uganda. He coordinated a team of staff and students from Makerere University who: (i) Organized VGGT popularization workshops, (ii) mapped and processed certificates of customary ownership(CCOs) using fit for purpose land administration (Tablets running SOLA Open Tenure) in Kasese District. More than 4000 CCOs were processed. The project was supported by FAO and has been extended to cover more districts.
  2. Land Tenure Security in Nwoya District – Northern Uganda. He coordinated a team of staff and students who (i) trained NGO / Local Government staff and land adjudication teams (ii) provided technical support to field adjudication teams, (iii) processed more than 700 CCOs. The project is supported and implemented by ZOA Uganda.
  3. Development of Technical Specification, Operations Manual and Training Manual for Systematic Land Adjudication and Certification.
  4. Provided technical support for the establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Liberia
  5. Providing support for establishment of National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Uganda
  6. Provided support for establishment of Geodetic network for oil exploration in the Albertine Region in Uganda.

Publication

  • Mabikke, S., Musinguzi, M., Antonio, D., Sylla, O., 2017, Land Tenure and its Impacts on Food Security in Uganda: Empirical evidence from ten districts, Annual World bank Conference on Land and Poverty 20-24 Washington DC (PDF
  • Musinguzi, M., Bax, G., Tickodri-Togboa, S (2012): GIS Data Interoperability in Uganda. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research, Vol. 7v(2012)pages 488507 ISSN 1725-0463. (PDF)
  • Musinguzi, M, Asiimwe I. (2014) Application of Geospatial Tools for LandslidevHazard Assessment for Uganda, South African Journal of Geomatics Vol 3 No. 3  pg 302-14. (PDF)
  • Musinguzi, M (2011), A Tree Model for Diffusion of Spatial Data Infrastructures  in Developing Countries. In the proceedings of the second International  Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, January 31 – February  1, 2011, Entebbe, Uganda, pages 249 – 255 Macmilan Uganda Kampala ISBN 978 – 9970 – 214 – 00 – 7. (PDF)
  • Musinguzi, M (2011), Application of Spatial Technologies and Field Techniques  to Assess the Status of Wetlands in Lake Kyoga Basin in Uganda. In the proceedings of the second International Conference on Advances in Engineering  and Technology, January 31 – February 1, 2011, Entebbe, Uganda, pages 619- 625 Macmilan Uganda Kampala ISBN 978 – 9970 – 214 – 00 – 7. (PDF)
  • Wabineno, L & Musinguzi M (2013) A land register to Support the Property and  Credit Market in Uganda. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research. Kampala, Uganda, (7-8) August, 2013. (PDF)
  • Wabineno, L., & Musinguzi, M. Ekback, P. (2011) Land Information  management in Uganda: Current Status, . Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research. Kampala, Uganda, (3-4) August, 2011 pages 211 – 223 ISBN 9789970167012. (PDF)
  • Musinguzi, M. Kisakye, M. (2011) Discrepancy Between Survey Practice and Legislation in Uganda, . Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research. Kampala, Uganda, (3-4) August, 2011 pages ISBN 9789970167012. (PDF)
  • Groenendijk, L., Musinguzi, M., Hagenimana, F., Lengoiboni, M., Hussen, S., Ndjovu, C., and Wayumba, G. (2013) Land Administration Academic Education  in Eastern Africa, TS03E – Surveying Education in Africa, FIG Working Week 2013 Environment for Sustainability 6 – 10 May 2013 Abuja,Nigeria Accessible (PDF)