Connie Nshemereirwe


Institutional Contact

Actualise Africa

Educator and Researcher

P.O. Box 2100,
Kampala, Uganda


Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe is an independent educator and researcher, and is currently engaged in developing digital resources for the acquisition of early literacy and numeracy, with a focus on adaptation to some of the Ugandan mother tongues. The bulk of her academic career was spent at the Uganda Martyrs University, where she had a dual appointment in the Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Education.

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.

Dr. Nshemereirwe is also science leadership movement, and is on the steering committee of the African Science Leadership Programme, which she attended first as a fellow in 2015, then as a mentor in 2016. She is also on the executive committee of the Global Young Academy, as well as that of the newly established Uganda National Young Academy.

She is also active in Civil Society through the Kigo Thinkers, and speaks at and attends various public engagement activities on the subject of adequacy and relevance of formal education.

Away from work, Dr. Nshemereirwe enjoys reading fiction as well as works on a wide range of subjects, from philosophy to personal development. She is also an active Toastmaster: a member of two clubs and founder of a youth Toastmaster club at her former university.