Bernard Sabiti is a development professional with expertise in Governance and Transparency issues. His over 10 years of experience spans media, politics, sustainable development, technology and society. Currently promoting the Data Revolution movement in Africa, Bernard possesses strong skills in research & communications. A former journalist and expert in ethnographic research, he is currently a Partnerships Manager and Engagement Adviser at Development Initiatives - DI-(http://devinit.org/post/people/bernard-sabiti/) working halftime. He is based in Kampala, Uganda where he manages and supports DI’s key partnerships with government agencies, donors and other partners to increase access to and the use of development data.
Mr. Sabiti's other half of his time is spent with Development Research & Training in Kampala, (http://drt-ug.org/staff/bernard-sabiiti/) as head of the Governance and Transparency theme where he leads DRT’s work on Open Data and Open Development. He leads DRT’s strategy to align its work to the SDGs and other new realities in the global Development Agenda. Bernard’s experience includes designing and conducting large Qualitative research assignments and writing research reports, Background, Thinking and Policy papers. His experience in field research and familiarity with subnational, national and regional contexts on a host of sustainable development issues routed in his background as a journalist has enabled him to build networks across the continent on a host of development issues. A prolific writer, Bernard is a political economy expert and has written extensively on many topics. He holds an MSc. in Population and Reproductive Health from Makerere University.