Dr Ignatius Odongo

Dr Odongo joined Birmingham City University in October 2023. Prior to that he served as adjunct research supervisor and external examiner at Regenesys Business School (South Africa) for the Doctor of Business Management (DBM), MBA and MPM (Master of Public Management) programmes. By the time he left, he was supervising four doctoral students and one MBA student. In March 2023, Dr Odongo was appointed an external examiner for doctoral theses at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He also served as an external examiner for the MBA dissertations at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) in South Africa.

In October 2022, Dr Odongo was appointed an adjunct lecturer for the Mildmay Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS), affiliated with the University of Manchester (UK), where he taught strategic management to the health front-line staff. From 2003 to 2023, Dr Odongo worked as a consultant, successfully implementing over 130 projects across Africa and Asia. He worked for over 80 organisations, including Mott McDonald, Unilever, Crown Beverages (PepsiCo franchisee), Central Bank of Uganda, East African Community, the World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), German Development Corporation (GIZ), United Nations Agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA, ILO, and UNAIDS), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Belgian Technical Cooperation, Centers for Disease Control (CDC, USA), and South African Departments of Health, Social Development, Basic Education, Women, Youth and People with Disabilities, among others.

Dr Odongo has been involved in several research projects sponsored by Georgetown University (USA), the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex (UK), University Research Co. LLC (URC) Center for Human Services (USA), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Centre for Communication Programs), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Oxfam Great Britain, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, World Vision International, ZOA Refugee Care and

Save the Children. He has been involved in several research partnerships with faculty of the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of KwaZulu Natal, Nelson Mandela University, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. At a personal level, Dr Odongo has mentored over 15 doctoral students from across the world.

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