Our Governance

Our governance structure has three layers: The Board of Governors (BOG); the Board of Trustees (BOT), and the Management Committee (MC).

ARCAD’s Board of Trustees will liaise with the ED and ARCAD’s secretariat in long-term strategic planning for the center. The Board will interface with the ED in determining the priority topics for targeted research. Think tank activities may include Board members and may inform the recommendations made by the Board. The Board will recommend desirable areas for ARCAD-wide programs to the ARCAD annual general assembly through its ED, and will also interact with the Boards of other research institutes in identifying areas for joint integrated research endeavors.

The Board Trustees will be composed of two thirds scientists, representing the four cross-cutting themes of ARCAD. It will also include stakeholders from the sectors that include health care professionals, government agencies, and non-profit organizations for seniors. Approximately one third of the Board (4 - 6 people) will represent stakeholders. Membership on the Board will represent all regions in Uganda (e.g., Central, South Western, Eastern, North-western and Northern regions), as well as gender perspectives. Four standing subcommittees will be formed for each of the stakeholder groups and these subcommittees will provide input on issues such as areas for enhanced research opportunities, methods for disseminating research findings and needs for enhanced integration to the Board through their respective representatives. The composition of the Board of Trustees is critical to the success of ARCAD. Not only will the members of the Board advise the Director on matters concerning the center, but the Board members will serve as ambassadors for ARCAD, who play an active role in reinforcing links within existing networks of researchers and stakeholders and forging new relationships with other research institutes and agencies

The Executive Director (ED)

The ED will be critical in establishing the reputation of the ARCAD. He / she will be a dynamic individual with demonstrated originality in research and imaginative leadership skills. An ED with these characteristics is essential if a transformative center of this type is to flourish. It may also be desirable that a deputy ED, whose areas of strength are complementary to the ED, be appointed in order to assist with the necessary proactive outreach to researchers and other stakeholders.

Isaac

Dr. Isaac Ddumba

Member
Dr. Stephen Ojimbo

Dr. Stephen Ojambo

Member
Dr. Andrew Thampson

Dr. Andrew Thampson

Member
Prof. Susan Elliot

Prof. Susan Elliot

Member
Dr. Honorati-Masanja

Kenneth Mugisha, ROTO

Member
Prof. Yunus-Mgaya

Dr. Ssentamu Daniel

Member

The Board of Trustees

As mandated by ARCAD, the ED will report to the senior management team (SMT through the board of directors and will be guided by the centers board of trustees. This board of trustees will be ideally comprised of:

    • high caliber researchers representing the centers four perspectives on health research: 1) basic biomedical, 2) applied clinical, 3) health services & health systems, 4) society, culture and health of populations
    • Representatives from affiliated (partner) organizations. These individuals would represent their personal experience, not explicitly their organization
    • Informed / knowledgeable Ugandan seniors. This group may include persons from all walks of life