Innocent Kamara Tumwebaze

Innocent Kamara Tumwebaze

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Innocent Kamara Tumwebaze

Innocent is a behavioral and social scientist with over 15 years of experience in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. He is currently involved in three collaborative WASH projects within the Population Dynamics and Urbanization (PDU) theme. These include: the Jengu project on evaluation of the effectiveness of the Jengu handwashing unit in crisis affected populations in refugee settlements, PATHOME project aimed at characterization of enteric pathogen pathways and how urban social and environmental interventions affects their transmission of diarrheal disease among infants in low income settlements, and the KIDS evaluation project on the impact of delivering safe water intervention on diarrheal disease among children under 5 years in Kibera and Mukuru in Nairobi, Kenya.

Innocent has a Ph.D in Psychology (University of Zurich), a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Social Sciences (Makerere University). Before joining APHRC, Innocent was a Research Associate at Loughborough University. He was involved on a research project, Beyond Networked City (BNC) – focused on enhancing the delivery of sustainable water, sanitation and energy services to marginalized communities in cities of developing countries. Innocent worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University (USA), and was involved in the Global Water Pathogens- Knowledge to Practice Project while also serving as the project country director in Uganda. He has also engaged in various WASH consultancies, including being a community-led urban environmental sanitation (CLUES) planning consultant for UNICEF Ghana.

Innocent’s passion in research is driven by the desire to contribute to positive population health and living. His interest focuses on drivers of health behaviors and behavior change communication for positive behavioral practices, use of evidence-based knowledge for decision making and sustainability of health-related services.

Besides work, Innocent loves meditative physical health exercises.

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