|Born||1967 (age 49–50)
|Alma mater||Makerere University
(BSc in Zoology)
(MSc in Zoology)
(PhD in Biology)
|Occupation||University Professor, Academic Administrator and Scientist|
|Years active||1992 — present|
|Known for||Scientific knowledge, Administrative skills, Honesty|
Christine Dranzoa is a Ugandan university professor, academic administrator, biologist, terrestrial ecologist and community leader. She is the current Vice Chancellor of Muni University, one of the six public universities in Uganda.
Background and education
She was born in 1967, in what was known as Moyo District at the time. Today, her home district is known as Adjumani District. Christine Dranzoa holds the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Zoology, obtained in 1987, from Makerere University, the oldest university in East Africa. She also holds the degree of Master of Science (MSc), in Zoology, obtained in 1991, also from Makerere University. Her degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biology was obtained from the same university in 1997. She also holds about half a dozen certificates in management, conservation, and project planning from Ugandan and International institutions.
In 1992 Christine Dranzoa joined Makerere University as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She served as the head of the Wildlife Section in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy from 1992 until 1996. From 1997 until 2005, she served as the head of the Department of Wildlife and Animal Resources Management, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, a department she had co-founded with her colleagues.
In 2005, the joined the university administration at Makerere, when she was appointed Deputy Director of the School of Postgraduate Studies at the university, serving in that capacity from 2005 until 2010. In 2010, Dr. Dranzoa was appointed to lead a three-person task-force to prepare for the creation of Muni University, the sixth public university in Uganda. In January 2012, when the university became operational, Professor Dranzoa became the founding Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Dr. Dranzoa serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), a pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), founded in 1992, that is active in 32 African countries. FAWE aims to empower girls and women through gender-responsive education. Its members include human rights activists, gender specialists, researchers, education policy-makers, university vice-chancellors and ministers of education. The organisation maintains its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and has regional offices in Dakar, Senegal.
In 2006, she co-founded Nile Women Initiative, a non-profit, Non-government organization, which aims to address the gender disparities affecting women in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda. She serves as the Chairperson of the NGO.
Professor Dranzoa has published widely in professional journals and has written chapters in scientific books pertaining to her fields of specialization. Her publications are detailed in her professional resume.
- Batre, Ronald (13 January 2012). "Muni University Embroiled In Land Row With Residents". Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- MU, . (2014). "The Professional Resume of Professor Christine Dranzoa" (PDF). Muni University (MU). Retrieved 26 April 2015.
- FAWE, . (2009). "The Members of FAWE's Executive Committee". Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Retrieved 26 April 2015.