Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo, PhD

A Ugandan national, Charlotte obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She also holds an MA in international studies from the University of Sydney, Australia; a postgraduate certificate in gender and conflict studies from Hannover University, Germany; a postgraduate diploma in social conditions and policies from Copenhagen University; and a BA in history and international organization from Makerere University in Kampala. She completed a fellowship as a 2012 Global South Scholar at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Her research investigates why states adopt interventionist foreign policies. She has analyzed Uganda’s interventions in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

During the past decade, Charlotte has worked as a lecturer in history, development, peace and conflict studies, and program management at Makerere University. She has extensive experience in program management and has provided students with practicum and career guidance. She has strong relationships with government and nongovernmental agencies and academic institutions and rich perspectives on culture and development in Uganda. She first worked with SIT as a student advisor and became an academic director in 2007.


  • PhD, University of Cape Town
  • MA, University of Sydney
  • BA, Makerere University
Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

UGANDA: Global Development Studies

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SIT Graduate Institute

Co-Chair and Assistant Professor, Uganda

MA in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management

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