i-CMiiST in Uganda

i-CMiiST is a network bridging African and UK creative experts, academics, transport and urban planning professionals. Here we present some of the individuals and organisations who are involved in the project. However, the project reaches out to many more stakeholders in Kampala and Nairobi.


Amanda Ngabirano (i-CMiiST Uganda Lead)

Amanda Ngabirano, Makerere University

Amanda Ngabirano studied Bachelor of Urban Planning at Makerere University, as well as a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Development in the Netherlands. She has been teaching at Makerere University since 2006. She also worked as news anchor and editor at a national broadcaster television in Uganda.

Amanda has a great passion, skill and experience in orderly and planned physical development for sustainability. She is also an excellent communicator, assertive, and a strong advocate for sustainable urban transport, particularly cycling. She has addressed several conferences in Canada, Austria, Netherlands, France, Kenya, South Africa and Taiwan about bicycle transport. She has also engaged the Ugandan government, both at national and local levels on how bicycle transport strongly delivers on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

She initiated a non motorized transport pilot project which has been accepted by Kampala Capital City Authority. She has gained an international reputation because of her passion for cycling, and has been nicknamed “Madam Bicycle” and featured in an international film – Cycologic a film depicting her tireless journey to make Uganda more bicycle-friendly (watch a trailer for the film here ).
Read an article in the Guardian about Amanda.

Alon Mwesigwa  (i-CMiiST Research Assistant)

Alon Mwesigwa
Alon Mwesigwa, Journalist

Alon Mwesigwa is a writer who has published work in The Observer Uganda, the Guardian UK (view here), Standard Kenya and Mail & Guardian South Africa. His first experience as a writer on transport issues was for The Observer due to his avid interest in cycling – which was his main mode of transport during his early campus days at Makerere University.

He was appointed as a research assistant on the i-CMiiST project Uganda team in December 2017 ,  which offers him a great opportunity to push ahead the call for inclusive and sustainable transport in Uganda.

Creative experts

Wange is an industrial / product / automotive designer with different skills in oil painting, drawing, photography and architectural design impressions. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University in Uganda where she specialised in oil painting, photography and communication design.

Irma Catherine Wange
Irma Catherine Wange industrial / product / automotive designer

Irma uses design to engage, empower and educate across canvas, product, transport, communication and space. She has learned experience through working with different projects while at and after school such as the Kiira Ev project at Makerere’s Centre for Research in Transportation Technologies (now known as KIIRA MOTORS UGANDA), which involved exploring green technology in electric vehicles for a period of one year (2012 – 2013) as an industrial designer.


She participated in designing a sculpture piece for Dfcu bank main branch in Kyadondo, Kampala. And participated in a SIDA supported small grants project that involved Linking The Design Industry To Design Practice For Sustainable Product Design Development In Uganda (LID project) in 2014, this involved redesigning a modern charcoal stove to promote green technology in Uganda.

Irma has been freelancing since 2016 and currently working with I-CMiiST (Implementing Creative Methodological Innovations for Inclusive Sustainable Transport Planning) as one of our creative experts.


Rolands Tibirusya
Rolands Roldan Tibirusya

Tibirusya, trading as Tibirusya Arts, is a graduate of industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University, majoring in painting, illustration and communication design. He won a Young Archivers Award and his most outstanding project is the Art reach project to the Kampala school for the physically handicapped children, whom he calls “Differently Abled” children.
Currently he is global ambassador of The Great African art banner and founding member of Armour Arts Alliance operating as volunteers and support teams to schools dealing majorly with the arts in different disciplines which gathers professional artists sculptors, painters, graphic designers and interior decorators.
He is a renowned events artist and he champions the live paintings and products ranging from souvenirs gifts, portrait painting, fundraising artifacts – using art paintings as fundraising tools.
He has been in operation across Africa for the last ten years, with organizations, corporate companies, churches, and individually commissioned works. He seeks to inspire and develop talents.

Tibirusya has presented and exhibited Art in New York USA, Germany, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, and Kampala.



Alex Musisi
Alex Musisi

Musisi is a 3D Computer animator, an aspiring Entrepreneur with a government sponsored degree in entrepreneurship and businesses management from Makerere Business School (MUBS). He has a kin interest in skilling youth through digital platforms, art, science and technology.

He is a computer animation tutor who has mentored over 20 local animators, through hands on training and career guidance workshops and forums at universities and institutes in Uganda. He has also worked as a projects manager and currently is the head of research and development at Crossroads Animation studios/academy Uganda.

He has directed five award winning short animation films by leading a team of about 30 animators, artists and tutors for the last 5 years. Currently he’s writing a book “The art of African digital kertoons”, a mentorship guide for an African computer animator due to be distributed in over 4,000 primary, secondary and higher institutes of learning across the East African region


Richard Hamba
Richard Hamba

Hamba is a professional procurement and Logistics Specialist with a post-graduate diploma of the Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS), United Kingdom.

He also has degree of Business Administration of Makerere University Business School (MUBS), He has over 10 years’ experience working on sustainable development projects. He is the current National Rapporteur of the Ecosystems Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly for Africa (EBAFOSA)-UNEP.

He is also the chairperson of the Uganda Sustainable Transport Network with projects such as Car Free Day, Bike Sharing at Makerere University), Richard is a promoter of the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III), UN-Habitat One-Stop Youth Centers, Author-Young People’s Think Tank, CEO-C3 Group Ltd, Richard is seasoned in the field youth empowerment and is an authority in matters concerning Food Security, Renewable energy, Non-motorized transport (NMT), Cultural and Artistic Rights, and project development.

Currently, he is the director of Training, Education & Empowerment for Neighbourhood Sustainability in Uganda (TEENS Uganda) a local NGO advocating for the use of youth space in planning and development for sustainable living.


Jackson Kikomeko

Jackson currently works as a head of video editor with NTV Uganda & Spark TV, both Nation Media Group sister companies. In his eight years’ experience NTV, he has worked on several Projects as an editor and assistant producer.

He has participated in several documentaries for the television with focus on crime, political corruption or corporate wrongdoing. He is also a producer of several popular programmes running on the local television, including Login, Style project, NTV Men and Tuwaye.

He has also worked on different projects (Documentaries) for different organization like ActionAid International, Uganda;  Mildmay International, Several Projects on HIV/AIDS including the Queens Visit during CHOGM 2007.

Jackson has a bachelor of Performing of Arts from Kyambogo University.


Wasswa Donald

He is commonly referred to as Waswad. He is a Ugandan visual artist who trained from Kyambogo University majoring in Sculpture, Painting and Multimedia. He is the founder of Art punch studio, a collective art space in Kampala.

In his work, Wasswa investigates the process of Transformation focusing on humans versus a given environment, social interactions further dissecting multiculturalism in the areas of religion and thought, and the nature of communication between the two areas. He uses organic materials to imitate life through the production of polished sculptures and drawings as his main medium.

Wasswa is a Barclays L’Atelier Merit award winner (2016) and a Sylt Artist in Residency (2017). He has participated in numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally.


i-CMiiST is also working with the following in Kampala

Kampala City Centre Authority



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