About

Laban Musinguzi is an early career fisheries scientist.

Musinguzi, a fisheries scientist by training, holds a Master of Science, Zoology (Fisheries and Aquaculture) and a Bachelor of Science, Fisheries and aquaculture, both of Makerere University, Uganda. Musinguzi is currently a research scientist; fish biology and ecology at the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute in Uganda (NaFIRRI). NaFIRRI is a national public research institute that conducts basic and applied research to guide sustainable exploitation and conservation of aquatic and fisheries resources in Uganda. Musinguzi participates in planning and implementing research, important for spearheading fish biodiversity conservation interventions and sustainable use of fisheries resources.  Musinguzi is engaged in research contributing to: climate change adaptation, sustainable land management practices in catchments of water bodies (environmental change hotspots), and fish biodiversity conservation in areas of high infrastructure (e.g. dams) and urban development. Musinguzi participates in several other activities pertaining the research process including development of policy briefs and outreach to engage stakeholders. He has undertaken professional development courses on topics including biodiversity informatics, taxonomy, remote sensing and GIS, and sustainable development.

He is a member of professional bodies including the “To big to Ignore, Global partnership for small scale fisheries research”. He is a member of a national biodiversity expert working group for “Connect: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the heart of government decision making”, a project of UNEP implemented in Uganda, Ghana and Mozambique. He is member of the Young Scientific Programme Committee (YPSC) supporting a Scientific Programme Committee that is developing the World Water Week 2018. The World Water Week is an annual “focal point for the globe’s water issues” organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

Musinguzi has devoted his career to spearheading sustainability of inland fisheries resources in the African Great Lakes Region. His broader interest however lies in probing the sustainable development transition of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Career goal: Leading and conducting research to contribute to sustainability and resilience of inland fisheries resources in Africa.

Ongoing research is funded by European Union, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the CEBioS (Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development), a program of the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and Government of Uganda.

For more information, please feel free to explore my CV here LABAN MUSINGUZI_CV.