Jjuuko Dennis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethics and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University. He has done several researches and academic paper presentations both locally and internationally on issues of peace and security, with the most eminent being at the 2011 Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame in the United States where he presented a paper investigating the persistence of the Somali conflict from the early 1990s to 2010. Added to this is another academic paper titled “Where Africa Lost it: The Forgotten Components of African Transitional Justice in the Shadow of the ICC”, which he did at the Annual Research Conference in 2012 at Uganda Martyrs University. Upon graduation, Jjuuko Dennis joined the Refugee Law Project (RLP) of the School of Law at Makerere University, in the Conflict, Transitional Justice and Governance programme where he participated in the National Reconciliation and Transitional Justice (NRTJ) audit. This mapped out the various legacies suffered by the peoples of Uganda from independence, with an aim of designing a comprehensive National Transitional Justice Policy together with a National Reconciliation Bill. While still at the RLP, he also participated in the baseline study that informed the implementation of phase two of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan in Northern Uganda, under the Advisory Consortium on Conflict Sensitivity (ACCS).
- Nation Building / State Formation
- Regional Integration and Security
- Post-Colonialism and Conflicts in Africa
- Natural Resource Management and Peace Building