Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe is an independent science and policy facilitator, and acts at the science-policy interface as a trainer, writer and speaker. She is on the steering committee of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) based at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and also works with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Through organisations like these she works with both academics and policy makers to contribute to evidence-based policy making. She also writes extensively on various contemporary issues around educational quality in Africa, as well as various issues around African Academia.
Besides her role as the Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, she is also the Secretary General of the Uganda National Young Academy, and is also active in Civil Society through the Ugandan Think Tank, Kigo Thinkers, mostly engaging around the subject of adequacy and relevance of formal education in Uganda.
Her undergraduate studies were in Civil Engineering, but in later years she made the shift to Education by completing a master’s degree in the design of education and training systems at the University of Twente in 2004, later followed by a PhD in Educational Measurement at the same University in 2014.