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Mr. Onesmus Mugyenyi

ArthurMr. Onesmus Mugyenyi is the Deputy Executive Director. He also Heads the Environmental Democracy Programme and a full-time Public Policy Analyst. Onesmus has undertaken policy research and published in the areas of Environment and Trade. Onesmus has taught both Commercial and International Business Law at Makerere University Business School and is an Advocate of the high Court of Uganda. He holds a Master of Law Degree from Makerere University (LLM) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre.
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Anyuru, M. A., Rhoads, R., Mugyenyi, O., Manoba, J.A., Balemesa, T., Balancing Development and Community Livelihoods: A Framework for Land Acquisition and Resettlement in Uganda. ACODE Policy Research Series No. 75, 2016.

Naluwairo, R., Mugyenyi, O., and Amumpiire, A., Greening Uganda’s 2016 General Elections: Key Issues for Political Parties and Political Leaders to Address in their Manifestoes, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.31, 2015.

Mugyenyi, O., Amumpiire, A., and Namujuzi, F., Sustainable Conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Community Welfare Improvement: Creating a Win–Win Situation by increasing the community share of the Gorilla Permit Levy and strengthening the governance of revenue sharing, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper Series, No.30, 2014.

Mugyenyi, O., Kaggwa, R., Kisaame, K. E., and Solomon, S., Marginalisation of Environment and Natural Resources Sub-sector: Undermining the Economic Base and Entrenching Poverty in Uganda, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper Series, No.24, 2011.

Mugyenyi, O., and Kagarura, D., Step By Step Guidelines for Making Ordinances and Bye Laws for Local Governments in Uganda, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper No.22, 2010.

Mugyenyi, O., Gifted by Nature, Dispossessed by Parliament: The Plight of Mpungu Community in Kanungu District, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.16, 2006.

Mugyenyi, O., and Twesigye, B., Marginalization of the Environment and Natural Resources Sector: The Roots of Economic Crisis and Poverty: A Policy Memorandum Submitted by ACODE to the 8th Parliament during the debate on the budget for the Financial Year 2006/2007,Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.14, 2006.

Mugyenyi, O., Twesigye, B., and Muhereza, E., Balancing Nature Conservation and Livelihoods: A Legal Analysis of the Forestry Evictions by the National Forestry Authority, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.13, 2005.

Tumushabe, G. W, and Mugyenyi O., Uganda National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan: The Crisis in Uganda’s Biodiversity Policy Making Process, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.12, 2005.

Tumushabe, G., W., and Mugyenyi, O., Building Civil Society Capacity in Policy Advocacy: Amplifying the Role of Civil Society in the Implementation of the Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper Series No.11, 2005.

Mugyenyi, O., Status of EPA Negotiations: Eastern and Southern Africa Approach and the Challenges to Effective Negotiations, Kampala, ACODE Policy Briefing Paper, No.3, 2004.

Keizire, B. B., and Mugyenyi, O., Mainstreaming Environment and Natural Resources Issues in selected Government Sectors: Status, Considerations and Recommendations, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 21, 2006.

Mugyenyi, O., and Zeija, F., The East African Customs Union Protocol: An Audit of the Stakeholders’ Participation in the Negotiation Process, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.14, 2006.

Mugyenyi, O., and Nuwamanya, D., Democratizing EPA Negotiations: Challenges for Enhancing the Role of Non State Actors, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No.7, 2003.

Mugyenyi, O., and Naluwairo, R., Uganda’s Access to the European Union Agricultural Market: Challenges and Opportunities, Kampala, ACODE Policy Research Series, No. 6, 2003.