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21-22 September 2021
Part of the Oil, Gas and Energy Series
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Jonan Kandwanaho

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Jonan Kandwanaho
Senior Planner, Chemical Industry, National Planning Authority, Uganda
Speaker 2019


I hold a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation and Industrial Development, Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry both from Makerere University and a Diploma in Trade Facilitation from ESAMI-Arusha.

Over seven years’ experience in implementing industrial development projects with IAEA, SIDA among other development partners while working as an analyst at Uganda National Bureau of Standards. 

More than two years’ experience in gas use to meet industrial energy requirements and use across several industries.

Over three years’ experience in market survey demonstrated through a project on capacitation of Micro, Small, Medium and Large enterprises (MSML) to enable their conformance to standards funded by World Bank-Trust Fund through UNBS.

Over two years’ experience in industrial policy development and implementation through:

  • A Youth4Policy Think Tank under the auspice of the German based NGO-Konrad Adeneuer Stiftung (KAS) where I volunteers as a member and a leader of Pollution Group that develops and publishes papers on pollution and Solid Waste Management (SWM).
  • National Planning Authority (NPA) where I guide the development and implementation of industrial and related policies and strategic plans like the Industrialization Masterplan, the National Industrial Development Policy 2018 to replace the National Industrial Policy 2008, MoTIC strategic plan and several other related strategic plans. 

I represent the Chemical Industry Civil Society-Uganda Chapter at the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, the Netherlands. 

I serve as a Technical Expert and a member of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) for Oil and Gas-Multi-sector Working Group.

I serve as an expert on the Technical Committee, TC-5: Chemicals and Environment at Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS).