Master’s degree in Peace and Governance from Africa University in Zimbabwe, Bachelor’s degree in Ethics and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi in Uganda.

Research Interests

Areas of Research Interest

  • Governance
  • Sustainable development and Climate change
  • Conflict and peace studies.


Esther Acio, Lioba Lenhart and Susan Reynolds Whyte. 2023. Generations in This Land Is Not For Sale: Trust and Transitions in Northern Uganda, Lotte Meinert and Susan Reynolds Whyte (eds). Series:Integration and Conflict Studies;Volume 27, New York: Berghahn Books

Whyte, Susan Reynolds, and Esther Acio. 2017. ‘Generations and Access to Land in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda:“Youth Have No Voice in Land Matters” African Studies Review 60(3): 17–36.

Obika, J., Acio, E., and Ovuga, E. (2013). Forgiveness As a Strategy to Attain Peace and Reconciliation from the Individual Level to the Community Level in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda. In ‘Perspectives of Peace Building in Northern Uganda’, by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda.




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Esther is also a member of and represents the Institute in the following; University Senate; EMIC committee; Ceremonies committee; GUASA Executive committee; and is as well, the Internship Coordinator at the Institute.