Akena Dennis Gengomoi
School Social worker in Multi-professional Team
Multiprofession , hard-working and passionate Social Worker focused on creating environments in which learners can learn and grow. Incorporates interdisciplinary knowledge into classroom to engage learners of all learning orientations. I am attentive with excellent communication skills. Organized and driven by innate ability to stay on task. Uses effective and efficient methods of teaching whilst focusing on the individual needs of each learner.
Date of Birth: 24 April 1982 Married: Wife, 3 daughters & a son. Nationality: Ugandan
+49 176 86925036 email@example.com 32657 Lemgo, Bruchweg 20
Professional Appointments & experience
School Social worker in Multi-professional Team
Development Manager Africa, ( and Parental leave representation)
November 2014-April 2015
My work focused on African region creating, developing and maintaining networks and relationships with Agitos foundation key stakeholders and funding partners. I further administered development grants, wrote proposals and progressive reports to Agitos funding partners. I further offered mentorship to African Paralympic Committee Committees and supported their organizational development.
Department of Physical Education and Sports,
Consultant & ( Researcher and Intern)
March 2014-September 2014
I worked at the department as a consultant and researcher while conducting my PhD research. I supported the department to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the 2004, National Physical Education and Sports Policy in schools.
Jun. 2012 – Sept. 2012
As a lecturer, I conducted an introductory course in fieldwork research and methods in Anthropology. I further supervised and supported a joint team of students from the University of Cologne University and Gulu University, through their fieldwork and data collection processes. In collaboration with Prof. Lioba Lenhert of Gulu University, and Prof. Dorothea Schulz of University of Cologne, we organized an end of fieldwork workshop in which, we evaluated the students’ progress, shared preliminary results and assessed the outcome of the cooperation.
Manager, Team Leader, Youth counselor and development worker
My work and contribution to community development and transformation involved delivery of campaign against HIV/AIDS , Sexual reproductive health services to war affected youth in the Internally displaced people camps of northern Uganda and further supported the establishment of mobile camping and youth centers which tuned out to be models for access and delivery points for mobile youth.
Research Title: Sports Education Practices in Uganda: Ideologies, Interests, Strategies of key actors
University of Cologne, Germany.
Research Title: Social and economic impacts of Afforestation and Reforestation within the context of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Mbarara, Uganda.
University of Cologne
Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS).
Research title: An inquiry into the proficiency of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) in safeguarding people during the post conflict era: A case study of Atiak Sub County, Amuru, district
Gulu University, Uganda,
2008 – 2009
Research title: The impact of traditional practices on women’s sexual and reproductive health: A case study of Pabbo Internally Displaced People’s Camp (Amuru district,Uganda)
Gulu University, Uganda,
2004 – 2007
Institute of Social Development, Uganda,
Research title: Study examined the persitent infection of young people with HIV/ AIDS despite widespread knowledge of prevention in Kawempe division, Kampala, district Uganda
2002 – 2004
Professional Impact and Influence
Founder of Uganda's first Wheelchair Basketball Club
As Captain of Gulu Hawks Basketball Club in 2007, I helped found Uganda's first Wheelchair Basketball Club and is one of the most successful Adaptive Sports establishment in African Continent.
Promoter of the Inaugural Girls Basketball in Northern Uganda
Host American nonprofit GuluGo Girls Basketball Camp responsible for grassroots development and introduction of girls basketball in Schools.
Founder of Uganda Wheelchair Basketball Association (UWBA)
Initiated a chat about Wheelchair Basketball during my Masters study residence in Germany that brought in the German wheelchair basketball Federation interest in the Uganda project resulting into two successive Trainer of Trainers workshop in Gulu, July 2012 and August 2013 at Lugogo Arena, Kampala.
Uganda Paralympic Committee (UPC) launched its annual disability Sports Gala during tenure at Agitos and continues to aspire challenged athletes in Uganda.
Research & PUBLICATIONS
Research Title: Sports Education Practices in Uganda: Ideologies, Interests, Strategies of key actors, University of Cologne, Germany, 2020
Masters Dissertation : Social and Economic Impacts of Afforestation within the Context of the Clean Development Mechanism in Mbarara , Uganda, 2013.
Research Title: Social and economic impacts of Afforestation and Reforestation within the context of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Mbarara, Uganda, University of Cologne, 2011.
Research title: An inquiry into the proficiency of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) and the Uganda Police Force (UPF) in safeguarding people during the post conflict era: A case study of Atiak Sub County, Amuru, district, Gulu University, Uganda, 2009
Research title: The impact of traditional practices on women’s sexual and reproductive health: A case study of Pabbo Internally Displaced People’s Camp (Amuru district,Uganda), Gulu University, Uganda, 2007
Research title: Study examined the persistent infection of young people with HIV/ AIDS despite widespread knowledge of prevention in Kawempe division, Kampala, district Uganda, 2004
PUBLIC LECTURES & TALK
Youth language manipulation as decolonial practice in Uganda, Leiden University-2019
Social Political Transformation of Uganda through Sports Education (1500-2018),Makerere University, Gulu, University, and Kenyatta University
Compromised fatherhood, offensive positions and the emergent fieldwork, University of Cologne-2018
Sport als Entwicklungsfaktor in Uganda, Envagelicshe Studierene Gemainde,( ESE), Köln-2016
Grants & FELLOWSHIPS
Katholischen Akademischen Ausländer Dienst (KAAD), Bonn: Scholarship for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Subject of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Cologne, 2014-2019
Albertus-Magnus-Scholarship, University of Cologne :Masters of Arts in Culture and Environment in Africa, Cologne University between 2009 and 2011:
Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2011
President of Uganda Wheelchair Basketball Association (UWBA)- 2013-2016
Credited with Presidency of the National Federation 2013 Annual General Assembly that helped formulate the currently four wheelchair basketball district establishments of Gulu, Lira, Kampala and Mubende
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
Learning and Teaching, University of Of Cologne, Zentrum für Hochschuldidaktik, Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät- 2017
Development Management Skills as team player, Agitos Foundation - International Paralympic Committtee, Germany, Bonn-2014
Capacity building training on project management, resource mobilisation and sustainable strategies, Straight Talk Foundation (NGO), Gulu, Uganda-2008
Training in counselling children with HIV/AIDS, Save theChildren (NGO) and Heath Alert (NGO), Gulu, Uganda-2008
Workshop for trainers of trainers on women's and reproductive health, Women's Hospital Nairobi, Kenya-2008
Training on Sexual and Gender Violence, Women's Hospital Nairobi, Kenya-2008
Training in human rights a nd conflict management, Uppsala Association of International Affairs (NGO) and Network Associationof Youth Organisations, Masaka, Uganda-2007
Workshop for trainers of trainers on life choices, Save theChildren (NGO), Kampala, Uganda-2007
Workshop zu Sexual- und Reproduktionsgesundheit Jugendlicher, Straight Talk Foundation (NGO), Gulu, Uganda-2005
Training to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Ugandan Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda-2005
Training for Psycho-social Skills and Empowerment Workshop, Guidance and Counselling Center, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda-2004
Awards & prizes
Winner of the National Volunteer of the Year Award, 2014:
Ugandan Alliance for Volunteer Efforts, Uganda
Playing Basketball : National Cap in Uganda, MVP High School , University and in Uganda Basketball League with Gulu Hawks Basketball Club.
Watching Television: Nature & Wildlife, Detectives & Sports
Traveling: Site seeing and visiting different places on planet earth.
English : Great Command in spoken and Written
German :Great Command in spoken and Written
Kiswahili :Good in spoken and basic in Written
Acholi/Luo: Great Command in spoken and Written
Luganda: Great Command in spoken and Written