Prof. Peter Kanyandago, Uganda Martyrs University

Professor Peter Kanyandago holds a PhD from the Catholic University of Louvain. He is one of the founder staff of Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) where he worked for 22 years until February 2016, before later rejoining as a Research Fellow. In UMU he served in different capacities including being Deputy Vice Chancellor for 11 years, Director of the School of Postgraduate Studies, and Director of Research. Peter Kanyandago has researched and published in different areas but focusing on the importance of taking African cultures as partners in discussing issues related to Christianity, development, and ethics. His research has also focused on the effects of external factors on African cultures and worldview. In particular, he has investigated the negative influence of Westernisation/Modernisation and negative evangelisation on Africa and how these can be seen as root cause of violence in Africa. He believes that African problems can only be solved if we get home grown or endogenous solutions and approaches. He has done some work for international organisations including UNESCO, World Council of Churches, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities, where he is currently a member of the Administration Board responsible for research. For five years, he was a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Indigenous Knowledge Systems of the Department of Science and Technology of the government of the Republic of South Africa. He is actively engaged in research and use of African endogenous knowledge and science, especially of African medicine.

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