Jackie Bonabana-Wabbi, PhD

Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi is a Lecturer and Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator in the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Makerere University. She holds a PhD in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA.

Her current teaching load includes business economics and macroeconomics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has held various administrative positions in the University including Chairperson, Research and Publications Committee, Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Member, School Research and Higher Degrees Committee, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, including the current position of Coordinator Postgraduate Programmes in the Department.


Jackline’s current roles have positioned her as a focal point for students, lecturers, supervisors and examiners for the department. Over the years she has been instrumental in coordinating the identification of potential students for admission, matching student interests with available expertise, sourcing for external expertise where necessary, providing guidelines to graduate study programmes, coordinating examinations and being a link between graduate school and graduate students among other roles. She has attended numerous curriculum development and capacity building workshops to enable her perform these roles even better. She is also involved with a number of research organizations/projects, both local and international undertaking research in Development Economics, Agribusiness, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Her current research focus is on modeling climate change impacts using the TOA-MD model – one of the most recent climate change impact assessment models. Jackline has published mainly in the field of resource economics.

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