Mr. Kusiima has 11 years overall experience with 7 years working experience and expertise specifically in environmental safeguards built through working with multilateral financial institutions, international non-government organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. He is an accredited World Bank Safeguards Specialist (Tier 2) for AFR2 Region. He previously worked as a Short-Term Consultant at the World Bank (Uganda Office) where he provided environmental safeguards support to investment operations which required participation in preparation and supervision missions for investment projects, providing environmental safeguards advice to project task managers, and preparing safeguards documentation in accordance with the Bank’s operational policies. Mr. Kusiima was deeply involved in the preparation of the Bank’s Safeguards Portfolio Review for Uganda in 2016 to assess risks in safeguards compliance.
Mr. Kusiima’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Chemistry from Makerere University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York and a number of hands-on trainings. He is a member of the Uganda Association for Impact Assessment and also a Certified Environment Impact Assessor and Environmental Auditor by the National Environment Management Authority.
Key sectors worked in include energy (oil exploration, energy, agriculture and livestock, forestry, waste management, legislation, and infrastructure (roads, railways and bridges). Specialty areas of expertise include environmental scoping and baseline surveys, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact assessments and management systems, stakeholder engagement, occupational health and safety, gender, HIV/AIDS, and audits of private and public investments against national and international standards.
Mr. Kusiima has extensive knowledge and experience in application of safeguards policies of financing institutions/development agencies including the World Bank, AfDB, USAID, China Exim Bank and IFC among others through his international experience working on development projects in Africa and Asia. Mr. Kusiima has offered services to diverse clients including Government of Uganda, Government of Rwanda, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Contractors, international oil companies, the World Bank, NGOs, consulting firms, and private Developers. He has worked in a number of capacities such as International Environment and Social Advisor, Team Leader, Project Manager, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Specialist, Waste Management Specialist, Environmental Toxicologist and Risk Assessment Expert among others
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