James Kigozi is the Executive Director of Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF).
He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa,an Honors Degree in Communication from Makerere University, Kampala, a Diploma in Journalism from the Institute of Public Administration (now Uganda Management Institute) as well as a Diploma in Strategic Planning from Management Sciences for Health (MSH).
James has worked for a cross section of high profile organizations including The New Vision, Nation Media Group (Nairobi), Uganda Christian University (Assistant Lecturer) and Uganda AIDS Commission as spokesman for the Government of Uganda on HIV coordination. He has also undertaken consultancy work for non-governmental organizations in Juba, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and South Africa and presented papers at key international conferences.
Major interests include strategic health communication, media liaison and advocacy for strategic interventions. He has vast experience working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
All official communication to UMDF should be channeled through the ED