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James Ahabyona

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James is an Economist who lives in Uganda.

James Ahabyona is a final year student at Makerere University, College of Business and Management Sciences pursuing a degree in Development Economics.

He  Co-founded The Economic Misfit a Pan African knowledge hub that is built on a commitment to generating analytical and relevant knowledge for the development of the African continent.


He was part of the organizing team of The Gavel Club Conference 2019 at Makerere University under the Theme “The Role of The Youth In the African Continental Free Trade Area”

In 2018, James was selected to be part of the Online Learning Project at Coventry University where he researched with his peers at Makerere and Coventry University to write a report about Monetary Policy in Uganda and the UK

Between 2018 and 2020 James was a founding member and an Executive committee member of Makerere University Economic society where they achieved the following; Registration of the society, enrollment of over 150 members, organized 2 career talks and secured Professor Edward Bbale , The Dean School of Economics as the patron of the society.

In the video below James talks about the informal economy in Uganda, and whether or not it can be formalised.

As the Co-Founder of Move Network International, he advocates for policies that protect and promote the rights of Teenage mothers.

Website: TheEconomicMisfit.com