Barnabas M. Sekabembe is the Academic Registrar of Ndejje University. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from Makerere University. He was a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture (1977-81) and in the Department of Economics (1982-85) of Makerere University, after graduating with M. Sc. in Agricultural Economics in 1977. From 1986, he joined the Government of Uganda Civil service as an Economist in the Ministry of Cooperatives & Marketing. He attained the substantive level of Deputy Commissioner for Marketing.
Sekabembe has been included in several Ugandaâ€™s delegations to several conferences and negotiations, both locally and abroad, connected with trade and development. He also had the occasion to represent his Ministry on the Boards of Directors of the then existing marketing boards. Coffee, Cotton and produce Marketing Boards.
Sekabembe has attended several workshops abroad connected with agriculture, marketing and trade, membership organizations, small scale businesses and transfer of technology at such institutions like Colorado State University Fort Collins, USA; CBI of The Netherlands, Rotterdam; ATLAS/World Trade Center, USA; The Trade Development Institute (TDI), Dublin, Ireland; The Springfield Center, Durham University, UK. Besides, he has attended several workshops organized locally by the then USAID â€“ Government of Uganda funded Export Policy Analysis & Development Unit (EPADU) where he worked as a Marketing Specialist (1990-95). He acted as a resource person in some of the workshops. He has to his credit several papers connected with marketing development, trade policy and small-scale enterprises. From 1996-2000, Sekabembe was the Executive Secretary of the Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA), a local, non- government voluntary membership organization of small-scale industrialists to spearhead the development of small-scale industries in Uganda. He joined Ndejje University in late 2001 as the Academic Registrar. Sekabembe is married and has children.