Dani Wadada Nabudere

Dani Wadada Nabudere (15 December 1932 – 9 November 2011)[https://web.archive.org/web/20160304035601/http://independent.co.ug/obituary/4-obituary/4914-prof-nabudere] [http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category.php/obituary/83572] was an accomplished Ugandan academic, Pan-Africanist, lawyer, politician, author, political scientist, and development specialist. At the time of his passing, he was a professor at the Islamic University and executive director of the Marcus Garvey Pan-Afrikan Institute, Mbale, Uganda.

His political, intellectual and community work spanned over half a century of public activism. He was an inspiring speaker, indefatigable mobilizer, and a prolific writer. Key among his issues of engagement were food security; peace; knowledge heritages; Africa's contribution to humanizing the world; lifelong learning; cross-border solidarities; international political economy; Pan-Africanism; defense of the commons; cognitive justice, community sites of knowledge, restorative governance, economy, and justice.

Professor Nabudere was Minister of Justice in 1979 and Minister of Culture, Community Development, and Rehabilitation in 1979–1980 in the UNLF Interim Government of Uganda. He was President of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20150921190743/http://africaprosperity.com/index.php/region/southern-africa/zimbabwe/region/items/view/African-Association-of-Political-Science African Association of Political Science] from 1983 to 1985 and Vice-President of the [https://www.ipsa.org/ International Political Science Association] (IPSA) from 1985 to 1988. He was engaged in a collaborative arrangement with the [http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.html University of South Africa] in joint research projects under the umbrella theme of "Reclaiming the Future".[4] He was the founder and principal of the Marcus Garvey Pan-Afrikan Institute (MPAI), Mbale, Uganda. Over the last ten years of his life, Nabudere was working on setting up grassroots organizations to assist rural communities and raise their voices over issues that concern their lives.[5] Provided by Wikipedia
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