Mbigidde Victoria

YPARD Africa-UGANDA

EMPLOYMENT PROFILE
April 2018 to Date National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) – Knowledge
Management Officer
In this position, the following are under my jurisdiction including; Implementing NARO
knowledge management policy frameworks, developing appropriate knowledge sharing
platforms among NARO and stakeholders, conducting and updating knowledge mapping and
audit, identifying, capturing, documenting and disseminating good practices, successes and
failures and lessons learned from managing and providing research services. Other duties
include coordinating the capture and codification of process flows. Where possible, tacit
knowledge and creation of knowledge repositories and systems to facilitate reuse of
knowledge.
June 2017 to March 2018 National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) Co – PI
Project: Developing a compendium for NAROs success stories since 1992.
Inventorising NAROs success stories since 1992 as well as a compendium of verified successful
interventions for eleven commodities.
June 2014 to June 2017 National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) – Knowledge
Management Specialist
While serving in this capacity, I was responsible for guiding NARO in the formulating and
implementation of a knowledge management policy and strategy. A NARO wide Communication and
Knowledge Management strategy was developed and ratified by both NARO top management and
the Governing Council waiting to be rolled out for implementation.
Communication and knowledge management implementation guidelines were also developed and
are yet to be presented to top management.
I was also responsible for implementing appropriate knowledge sharing platforms and establish and
coordinate knowledge sharing activities, conducting and updating knowledge maps and audits.
In order to achieve the above, I established four on line knowledge sharing platforms whose content
was monitored and updated on a regular basis. These platforms combined have attracted over seven
thousand (7,000) online followers who are interested in NAROs undertakings and the numbers
continue to grow.
I was also in charge of conducting and updating knowledge maps and audit using appropriate tools
With regard to the above, i was able to coordinate and establish NAROs communication and
knowledge status through conducting a knowledge audit. The finds from this audit exercise
informed the communication and knowledge management strategy.
Special assignments
Journal Manager (UJAS) – I served in this capacity for two years to date and during my term, the
journal attained an e- ISSN, it acquired a creative commons licence, it went on line being hosted by
Agricultural Journals On Line (AJOL) based in South Africa and also got an official journal web page
and email address. The journal was able to publish six (6) issues too.
Work plan coordinator – In this capacity, I served for one and a half years and was responsible for
consolidating all directorate work plans and thereafter submit to the central planning and monitoring
and evaluation office.