Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Affiliated Faculty

Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Affiliated Faculty

Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala holds a PhD (Stavanger/Makerere), an MPhil in theology (Bergen), an MA in peace and reconciliation studies (Coventry), a PGDE/ME in educational technologies (University of Cape Town), and a BA (Makerere). She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Makerere University, where she is also the coordinator of the Peace and Conflict studies program. Helen received an AHP post-doc award in 2014 and in 2015 became a Post-Doc CAPrex fellow and pursued a post-doc at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She has been lecturing since 2004. She is an educational technology expert and an online trainer at the University of Cape Town and a biblical scholar and peace and conflict management professional with extensive experience in student relationship management and community-based career guidance and counseling. She helped to design Master’s in Peace and Governance program for City University Mogadishu and was part of the team that designed the Master’s in Peace Education for Nairobi University. She is currently coordinating and teaching in the Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies program of Makerere University. She has been extensively involved in training tomorrow’s teachers and leaders, involved in community-based peace education and capacity-building training programs of the Centre for Lifelong Learning in the College of Education and External Studies of Makerere University. She was part of the core team involved in designing curriculum for a short course in peace and conflict management at the Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as implementing various departmental programs/projects focusing on building capacity of local communities through different short skills-focused courses. She is well equipped with conflict resolution and management, relationship building and management, and networking and interpersonal skills relevant for interacting with different partners including government institutions, other development partners, NGOs, and the private sector in multi-cultural settings. Since 2017, Helen has run an online class for AIPR on foundations of mass atrocities. The course virtually brings together participants from varied geographical areas. Helen is also a member of Makerere University Council.