Dr. Christine Oryema is an Ethnobotanist/ Plant taxonomist. She holds a PhD in Science from Gulu University; Master of Science in Botany from Makerere University, Uganda; Bachelor of Science (Botany, Zoology) from Makerere University, Uganda and Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Gulu University, Uganda’ She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology facilitating learning for both undergraduate and graduate students. Christine is a researcher and an innovator too. She is the current Chairperson Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter. She is also the Chairperson Board of Governor (B.O.G) Koch Goma Senior Secondary School and the current Secretary Contracts Committee, Gulu University. She is always so motivated and passionate about research, and loves venturing and taking up assigned tasks. She has beenthe Gender Lead on many projects such as the Transformative Employability through Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA; Africa Development Bank Project; Gender Equity in Research Alliance (GERA); A member of the Gender Audit Team for Gulu University on the Common wealth of Learning (COL)Project. From 2017 to date she is the Focal Person and Mentors on the Higher Education Access Programme (HEAP) and Mr. Forberg scholarship in Gulu University. She is also the Chairperson of Gulu University Female Staff Association (GUFSA); an Alumnae of HERS-EA and currently the team leader of Gulu University the female staff on the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) East Africa. She also leads the groups on the Gulu University Fitness Club. She provides career guidance in both secondary and primary schools, particularly to the girl children. Read More
Principal Investigator (PI) of a project Value-addition to the fruit Products of Borassus aethiopum (Tugu Project) on theNationa/ Innovations Research and Project (NRIP) project with Ministry of Science Technology and Innovations, Ugnada
Currently, Deputy coordinator of a Project on Vulnerability climate Change Adaptations (VUCCA) : A case of The prost Conflict Northen Uganda.
Completed projects and fellowship.
THRiVE-2 Career Development Award Grant (2018-2020) – GBP8,558. Medicinal plants used in the treatment of TB in the Acholi sub-region.THRiVE-2 Career Development Grant (2018-2020) – GBP8,558Impact of annual and semi-annual ivermectin treatments of onchocerciasis on disease occurrence in Pader district.
An Alumnae of BioInnovateAfrica (BA), improving lives through Sustainable Bio-innovation, Icipe, Nairobi, Kenya.