Emmanuel Kitamirike – Executive Director
Mr. Emmanuel Kitamirike is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute, an independent not-for-profit public policy and organisational development thinktank based in Kampala, Uganda. Mr. Kitamirike is a public policy analyst with specialisation in electoral democracy, public sector governance, management and accountability, civic participation, and youth engagement. He is a distinguished social and applied public policy researcher and analyst.
Before co-founding PPI, Mr. Kitamirike worked as the Executive Director of the Uganda Youth Network, the country’s leading youth governance organisation, where he is credited for transforming UYONET into a nationally established, and professionally run leading organisation on youth governance and development issues in the region. Mr Kitamirike has provided expert advisory services to several private and public organisations including;
- Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development/DFID, Resident Technical Advisor for the establishment of COVID19 Economic Response Unit
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions/DFID, where he facilitated the development of the Asset Recovery Strategy;
- Strengthening Uganda’s Governance and Anti-corruption Response/DFID. where he co-developed an options paper to integrate anti-corruption in three public sectors of Health, Education and Roads;
- Uganda Communications Commission – Mid Term Review of UCC Strategic Plan 2014/15 – 2019/20;
- Jinja School of Nursing and Midwifery – Development of a New Strategic Plan 2019/20 – 2024/25
- ENABEL (Formerly Belgium Technical Cooperation), where he was a Senior Trainer for the Development of Human Resources under the Belgian-Uganda Bilateral cooperation;
- Parliament of Uganda, Technical Advisor for the development of alternative policy statements for the Office of the Leader of Opposition for FY2017/18 and 2018/2019;
- Netherlands Institute of Multiparty Democracy – Lead Consultant for the assignment to conduct a capacity assessment of political parties represented in Uganda’s Parliament;
- The Commonwealth Secretariat, National Consultant for the Youth Participation Framework multi-phase initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat
Some of the recent publications include;
- Co-authored a political economy analysis of civil society influence of political and public policy reforms.
- Co-authored the ‘Electoral Politics and Electoral Law Reforms in Uganda’ policy paper
- Co-authored the ‘Political Competition in a Hybrid Multiparty Political Dispensation – an Inquiry into Internal Party Democracy in Uganda’