Tabitha Mulyampiti is a senior lecturer in women and gender studies at Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Vienna, and a master’s degree in women studies from Makerere University. Besides teaching at various universities, she is an active researcher and consultant, specialising in social and political-economic analyses, including institutional development in support of programming. Her work has centred on gender analysis, the public sector, and national development planning, which she has conducted in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. She has also worked in the agriculture, education, health and energy sectors. She has helped to develop the girl-child strategies in the education sectors in Uganda and South Sudan; drafted a national gender policy for South Sudan; and drafted a gender and HIV strategy for Oxfam GB in the Southern African region.