Shuaib Lwasa



Shuaib Lwasa

Department of Geography
Makerere University
P.O. Box 7062
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 414 531261
Fax: +256 41 4542265



Shuaib Lwasa is a Geographer with over 12 years’ experience of University teaching and research at the Makerere University, Uganda. Research interests include topics on property rights, environmental management, livelihood systems, spatial planning and vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, in both rural and urban areas. Lwasa completed his tenure as a Regional Research Scientist with Urban Harvest of CGIAR and project leader working on the linkages between poverty and environment in urban systems with a focus on innovative strategies to mediate the intertwined conditions of poverty and environmental burdens. His recent publications have focused on adaptation to climate change, land and property rights, vulnerability assessment and the urbanization of poverty. He was the convener and scientific chair of AfricaGIS 2009 in Kampala, Uganda

Selected Publications

Lwasa, S. (2015). A systematic review of research on climate change adaptation policy and practice in Africa and South Asia deltas. Regional Environmental Change, 15(5), pp. 815 – 824. doi: 10.1007/s10113-014-0715-8

Lwasa, S., Mugagga, F., Wahab, B., Simon, D., Connors, J.P., & Griffith, C. (2015). A meta-analysis of urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry in mediating climate change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 13, pp. 68-73. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.02.003

Solecki, W., Seto, K.C., Balk, D., Bigio, A., Boone, C.G., Creutzig, F., Fragkias, M., Lwasa, S., Marcotullio, P.,Romero-Lankao, P., & Zwickel, T. (2015). A conceptual framework for an urban areas typology to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation, Urban Climate, 14, pp. 116-137.

Lwasa, S. (2012). Planning innovation for better urban communities in Sub Saharan Africa: the education challenge and potential responses. South African Journal Planning, Special Issue.

Buyana, K., & Lwasa, S. (2011). From dependency to Interdependencies: The emergence of a socially rooted but commericial waste sector in Kampala City, Uganda. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 5(2), pp. 136-142. doi: 10.5897/AJEST10.228

Lwasa, S. (2010). Adapting urban areas in Africa to climate change: the case of Kampala. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2(3), pp. 166-171.