Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha is the Executive Director of ACODE and also a Lecturer of Peace and Conflict studies, in the Faculty of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University. Dr. Bainomugisha holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies; a Masters degree in Peace Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods all of them from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication (BA. Mass Comm.)from Makerere University. He also served as a visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Development Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). Before joining ACODE, he worked as a Civil Society Fellow at the International Peace Institute (IPI), a New York based public policy think tank. He has authored several research publications and contributed articles on peace, security and natural resources, and environmental governance. Notable among his publications include; The Role of Civil Society in Peace Building in the Great Lakes Region; Constitutional Reforms and Environmental Legislative Representation in Uganda; The Torturous Peace Process in Northern Uganda and Escaping the Oil Curse and Making Poverty History.