Dr. Norah Mbeiza Mutekanga

Senor Lecturer

Email: nmutekanga@kyu.ac.ug


ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9995-639X


Dr. Norah Mbeiza Mutekanga is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kyambogo University. She has a PhD with a specialisation in Botany, MSC in Environmental Science and BSC in Botany and Zoology from Makerere University, Uganda.
She has 28 years of experience in teaching and supervision of graduate students, mentorship of undergraduate and diploma students, passionate about conservation of Natural Resources, community engagements in Natural Resource Management, research in Wetland plants and in taxonomy and ecology.

Area of speciality

  • Wetland Plant EcologyL,
  • Natural Resource Conservation.
  • Management, Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  1. Plant systematics
  2. Environment conservation & management
  3.  Biotechnology

Water quality assessments

Current Projects

  1. Malaria Control with Biosynthesized larvicides and repellents from Aromatic plants, Nwoya, Uganda. Funded by Kyambogo University.
  2.  “Strengthening community-based research for river health and climate change mitigation in Eastern Africa”. This is a collaborative project between three countries Austria, Uganda, Kenya under Africa-UniNet Research Cooperation Project, Funded by the Austrian government.
  3.  “Heavy metal content and Hazard quotient assessment of commercial Wetland Fish species, Lake Victoria”. Funded by Kyambogo University.


  1. Joseph Katswera, Norah M. Mutekanga, Charles K. Twesigye .(2022). Community-Based Conservation and Ecological Integrity: An Assessment of Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas in Uganda, ISSN 2224-3216
  2. Joseph Katswera, Norah M. Mutekanga, Charles K. Twesigye .(2022). The Influence of Long-Term Wildlife Monitoring on Policy Development to Conserve Biodiversity in Uganda, ISSN 2224-3186 (paper), ISSN 2225-0921 (online)
  3. Katswera, J. ., Mutekanga , N. M. ., & Twesigye , C. K. (2022). Community Perceptions and Attitudes towards Conservation of Wildlife in Uganda. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(4), 42–65. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6522377
  4. Katswera, J. ., M. Mutekanga , N. ., & Twesigye, C. K. (2021). The Biodiversity Conservation and Threat Reduction in Kibale and Queen Elizabeth Conservation Areas, Uganda: Biodiversity Conservation and Threat Reduction in Uganda. East African Journal of Biophysical and Computational Sciences, 1(1), 1-22. Retrieved from https://journals.hu.edu.et/hu-journals/index.php/eajbcs/article/view/97
  5. Biwayo Yeku Wegulo and Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah .(2020). Impacts of Jambo tannery effluents on quality and usability of Solo stream water, Busia District, Uganda, Journal of Global Biosciences, 9(8): 7749-7782. ISSN 2320 -1355.
  6. Ssali Mathias and Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah. (2014). Quality of lake water at Uganda Martyr’s shrine, Namugongo and its suitability for human consumption, Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, 3(3):158 – 165. ISSN 2319 -5584.
  7. Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah. (2014). Impact of copper mining stockpiles on diversity of plants, soils and Cyperus papyrus of Kahendero swamp, Lake George, Uganda. Journal of Science (Biological Sciences): 4 (4): 195 – 205. ISSN 2277 – 3290.
  8. Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah. (2014). Conservation status of Eulophia in Uganda. Asian Journal of Conservation Biology, 3 (1):94 – 100. ISSN 2278 -7666
  9. Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah. (2013). Diversity and Distribution of Eulophia in Uganda, East Africa. South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology: 3 (5): 242 – 260. ISSN: 2230-9799.
  10. Mbeiza Mutekanga Norah. (2013). Genetic diversity of genus Eulophia (Orchidaceae) in selected wetlands of Uganda based on AFLP analysis. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences: 1 (5): 384 – 391. ISSN: 2320 – 8694.