Prof. Charles Kwesiga

Prof Charles Kwesiga is the Executive Director of Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI).

An Industrial Engineer by profession, Charles Kwesiga has significant experience as a corporate manager, management consultant, educator, and entrepreneur.

 

As Executive Director he oversees the Institute’s activities that include: technology transfer; technology diffusion; process and product development; business incubation; contract engineering services and applied R&D.

Highly regarded by his peers and other professionals, Professor Kwesiga’s other extra-curricular activities include the following:

  • 2nd Vice President of WAITRO (World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations).
  • Chairman of the Governing Council of the newly established Uganda Petroleum Institute, Kigumba (UPIK)
  • Special Presidential Assistant (advisor) for Productivity and Competitiveness, Uganda Government.
  • Member of Board of Control of the Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.Prof Kwesiga is also a member of teaching staff.
  • Dr Kwesiga serves as one of the five-member advisory team for United Nations Economic Council for Africa (UNECA) on Africa Technology Transfer Networks.
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