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Anthony Ssembatya Kimbowa

Anthony Ssembatya Kimbowa was awarded a doctorate by the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics at the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity. In his research, he analyzed the sociological thought on citizenship and the lacuna that lies within the global debate. He further contextualizes the colonial impact on the citizenship debate on the African continent. He makes a comparative study of the Nation-States of Uganda and Kenya. He analyzed the development of Dual Citizenship in both states, further on Nation State formation in the Great Lakes Region, the problem of Dual Citizenship, the role of the West in this debate and the debate on Statelessness. He has been a scholarship recipient of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Fur Die Freiheit, FNF. He has previously studied his MA at ASH Berlin in International Conflict Management as a scholarship recipient of the KAAD and holds a BA in Social and Philosophical Studies. He additionally holds certificates in Global Governance and Natural Resource Management from the Geneva School of Diplomacy, Switzerland and in Gender Equality from the United Nations Office Geneva (UNOG). He is a member of the German Association for Conflict Scholars-Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK). He is a Trustee of the International Association for Community Development, representing Sub-Saharan Africa.


Research Interests

  • Citizenship
  • Statelessness
  • Natural Resource Governance in Africa
  • Social Movements in Africa





  • 2019: Human Trafficking, Lessons from Uganda. Presented at Clinton Global Initiative, New York.
  • 2018: Rethinking Europe in a Multi Polar World. Presented at Centre for International Security and Governance (CISG), Bonn.
  • 2017: Presented a Paper on Women and their Role in Advancing the SDGs. Presented at University of Technology (UNITEC), Auckland (New Zealand).
  • 2017: Conducted lectures focussing on Emerging Global Challenges and the Roles of International and Regional Organisations. University of Technology (UNITEC), Auckland (New Zealand).
  • 2017: Chair of the Peace and Security Council (Designing a Post Conflict Intervention structure for West Africa). Model African Union Conference, Bayreuth University (Germany).
  • 2017: Presented a paper on Peace and Conflict Studies. Presented at EuPRA and AFK joint Conference “From the Margins to the Centre: Rethinking Europe in an Unequal World”, Schwerte (Germany).  
  • 2016: Presented a paper on Gender Nationality Laws. Presented at First Global Scholars Forum, University of California (US).
  • 2016: Presented a paper on Humanitarian Assistance in the Context of Forced Migration and Displacement. Presented at Conference on Re-ordering Diversity, University of Tubingen (Germany).
  • 2015: Conference on building of resilient communities in emerging democracies, University of Kentucky Lexington (US).