Peace and Conflict Studies Academic and Administrative Officer

Ndagire BrendahContact:
519-885-0220 ext. 24269
bndagire@uwaterloo.ca
Office: CGUC 2103B

Education:
BA, Uganda Christian University, 2011
MA, Eastern University, 2014
MPACS, University of Waterloo, 2020

About:

Ndagire Brendah is a recent graduate of Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) program at the University of Waterloo; and currently works as the Undergraduate Academic and Administrative Officer for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS). She has focused the majority of her research projects on understanding the experiences of women at grassroots’ levels in East Africa and Latin America, with different forms of violence, especially armed violence, sexual and gender-based violence, and their role in peacebuilding processes. She has studied, lived and worked in East Africa, Colombia, South America, and the United States.

Ndagire also holds an MA in International Development from Eastern University St. Davids in Pennsylvania, USA. She has worked with community-based and international development organizations, including working as: Community Development Worker with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Chocó, Colombia; Child Sponsorship Researcher with World Vision International in Washington D.C, USA; Refugee Cultural Orientation Trainer with International Rescue Committee in Baltimore, Maryland, USA; and as Program Administrative Assistant for Ugandans and North American students with the Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda. Ndagire also received a BA in Economics from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda.

She is passionate about building authentic relationships in diverse cross-cultural contexts to transform social conflicts, undo oppression and social injustices. This is why she values experiential learning for students and as Internship Coordinator for PACS, she works with undergraduate students as they pursue field opportunities both at home and abroad for an academic credit.

Research Areas and Interests:

Women participation in war, peace negotiation, and peacebuilding; peace education; transnational feminism; anti-militarism and non-violent direct action in East Africa, and South America.

Courses supervised:

  • PACS 390 Internship
  • PACS 391-001 Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop I
  • PACS 391-002 Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop II
  • PACS 395 Travel Course

Contact Ndagire for questions related to the following:

  • PACS academic plan requirements
  • Course requirements
  • Course overrides
  • Department consent courses - PACS 390, PACS 391, PACS 395, PACS 398/399, PACS 402
  • Opportunities to be involved in PACS undergraduate program
  • Students that are struggling with their courses or other circumstances
  • Petitioning the university for extenuating circumstances
  • Undergrad Internships (PACS 390)
  • General information about the PACS program
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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