Message from the Director - PDD

Welcome to the Planning and Development Department (PDD) Website. On behalf of the department, I wish to take this opportunity to introduce you to our website which has been newly redesigned in order to provide an electronic link between PDD, the University and the outside world.

The Planning and Development Department (PDD) is underlined by the long-established need to optimizing the University’s planning function in pursuit of her desired vision and mission. PDD as part of the reformed Makerere University organizational structure integrated the former Department of Planning and Development (DPD) that also included the Resource Mobilisation Unit.

The newly reformed Makerere University organizational structure is characterized by the need:

At the institutional level, the newly reformed Makerere University Organizational Structure has restructured institutional level directorates for coordinating and supporting the vision, mission and strategic initiatives of the University within the framework of coordinated decentralization at the Constituent Colleges. The Planning and Development Department is one of the directorates resulting from the on-going administrative reform and restructuring exercise.

Director Profile

Dr. Nakayiwa Florence holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and a Master’s degree in Economic Policy Management fromMakerere University. She has worked for Makerere University in different capacities since 1993. Florence has been the link between Makerere University and the technical arm of the Ministries of Finance Planning and Economic Development and the Ministry of Education and Sport. She represents the University on the Education Sector Budget Working Group.

She was a Fellow of the University Leadership Programme at the University of Oldenburg, Germany and was a fellow to the International Visitors Leadership Programme organised by the United States Department of State.

She has demonstrated capacity to coordinate donor programmes. TheThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.was an institutional programme supported by both the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation.   The programme brought together, Makerere University Staff, Government Ministries and local governments as well as staff from five other Universities in Uganda. Experience gained on this project serves as a key learning point to bring together, internal and external stakeholders which are fundamental to the position of Director, Planning and Development Department.

Her portfolio involved generation of information and data to facilitate strategic planning for enrolment, human resource and cost analysis.  These are key aspects of organisational development as the university rebrands and charts a new direction focusing on learner centred pedagogy and a shift towards increased research orientation.

Florence has served on a number of university committees, notable of these are the development of the University Strategic Planning Committees and the Organization of 2004 and 2006 stakeholders consultative meetings. She is a member of the Change Management Committee, charged with championing reforms in the University.  At the international level, she is a member of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and an associate of the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA),  championed by the Centre for Higher Education Transformation based in South Africa.