Emmanuel Kasimbazi is Professor of Law at the School of Law, Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Currently, he is a Director of Environmental Law Centre and his research interests include environmental law, disaster law, climate change law, oil and gas, forestry law and water law. He is a policy, legal expert and has worked as a Consultant on several projects in Uganda and several countries in Africa and other regions.
Professor Kasimbazi will be conducting research on ‘Legal and governance framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the East African Community’ and will be based in the Walker Institute at the University of Reading. The research will focus on the effectiveness of policy, legislative and institutional framework to address for DRR in the EAC.
Specifically, this research will analyse the international, regional and national legal, policy and institutional framework for DRR and the extent to which the frameworks address the coordination of disaster risk reduction, hazard monitoring and risk mapping, communication and declaration of disasters, control of land uses, responsibility for provision of physical infrastructure for disaster risk reduction and integration with climate change adaptation.