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Hadijah Namyalo-Ganafa


Contact details

Email: Hadijah dot Namyalo-Ganafa at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Current PhD student


Hadijah Namyalo-Ganafa is a Ugandan Lawyer and Academic. Prior to joining the Global Sustainable Development PhD program at Warwick, Hadijah was teaching Law at Makerere University School of Law in Kampala, Uganda. Hadijah attended Makerere University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree and attained a post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre in Kampala before earning a Master of Laws from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Hadijah has undertaken several consultancies in areas relating to Civil Registration & Vital Statistics, access to justice for vulnerable groups such Women and Persons with Disabilities, human rights and migration, Gender Based Violence and corruption.

Academic background

  • PhD, Global Sustainable Development- University of Warwick, United Kingdom [2022-2026]
  • Master of Laws- Cornell University, United States of America [2006-2007] 
  • Diploma in Legal Practice- Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda [2006]
  • Bachelor of Laws- Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda [2000-2004]


Professor Sharifah Sekalala

Dr. Nathaniel Tkacz

Research overview

My research will focus on the Identification Gap in Uganda and explore the gaps in using Digital IDs for Health in Uganda.

Research interests

  • Law and Development
  • Global Health, Digital Rights, Health Equity, Human Rights,
  • Civil Registration & Vital Statistics
  • Corruption
  • Access to Justice

Publications and conference papers

  • Hadijah Namyalo, An Illusionary Shield? Gendered Governance and the Role of Customary Law in Protecting the Rights of Widows in Uganda. [Working Paper No.27, March, 2010].


  • Hadijah Namyalo, Disability Rights, Criminal Trials and Strategies to Promote Access to Justice in Uganda (vol. 25, No.1, East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, June 2019)


  • Sekalala S, Forman L, Hodgson T, Mulumba M, Namyalo-Ganafa H and Meier B, Decolonising human rights: how intellectual property laws result in unequal access to the COVID-19 vaccine. BMJ Global Health 2021;0: e006169. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006169


  • Hadijah Namyalo-Ganafa and Grancia Mugalula, Posthumous Patriarchy under Attack? Tracing the Widow’s Right to the Matrimonial Home in Uganda (Volume 27, N0. 3 East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights, 2022)


  • Robert M Muwanguzi and Hadijah Namyalo-Ganafa, Reaping “Bumper Harvests” During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Interrogating The Dynamics Of Corruption During The Procurement Of Relief And Healthcare Items In Uganda, Pp. 49-79 (Volume 6 of the Journal of Anti-Corruption Law, 2022


2008-2022- School of Law, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.

Funding and awards

  • 2022-2026- Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2006-2007- Cornell University Institute of African Development Fellowship
  • 2006-2007- Cornell University Graduate Legal Studies Program Scholarship
  • 2006- Austrian Scholarship Program awardee