School of Social and Political Science

New committee on development in Uganda calls on SPS academic’s expertise



George Palattiyil at the University of Edinburgh


SPS’ Dr George Palattiyil has joined a new expert committee for the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, to advise on the country’s equitable and inclusive development.

A new study on inclusive development in Uganda

Dr Palattiyil – Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh – and fellow committee members will oversee a study at the Academy, considering evidence on inclusive and equitable development, and making recommendations.

The committee will examine what the components of an inclusive development agenda might be for Uganda; what is required to create and sustain a collective vision for development, especially during time of uncertainty; and what actions would promote equitable participation in creating and implementing such an agenda.

The Academy’s study will draw on previous work on country ownership; urban governance; domestic financing; and trust as the key to promoting effective governance and partnership systems in Uganda.

Drawing from expertise on refugees in Uganda

Dr George Palattiyil, Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science, has researched refugees in Uganda extensively, and has ongoing collaborations with colleagues in the country, particularly at Makerere University, Kampala.

He said: “I am delighted to be invited to join the new expert Committee for the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. It has been a privilege to work with several Ugandan colleagues in academia, policy and practice and particularly my esteemed collaborators at Makerere University. I look forward to the important deliberations and shared learning in this critical area of work.”

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Uganda National Academy of Sciences

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