Death Announcement | The Passing of a Ugandan Icon – Prof. George Alibaruho

Posted March 30, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Death Annoucement ~ 10,943 views



Death has robbed us yet again. George Alibaruho (Prof) passed away today. He has been a member of the Global Institute for Development Evidence – GIDE Advisory Council. He was a Professor of Economics/Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Kabale University, Uganda. The late Prof. Alibaruho was a policy analyst with vast experience in Program and Institutional Development, Project Design and Analysis. He passed away to after living a full and fruitful life. He was also the father of Mr. Kwatsi Alibaruho the first African American flight Director at NASA.

About the Economist.

As Senior Independent Consultant, following retirement from the UN, worked with the former UN Undersecretary of the UN and Executive Secretary of UN ECA and other senior researchers and philanthropic foundations to conceptualize, design, and launch into operation the African Center for Economic Transformation, currently headquartered in Accra, Ghana.

 As Senior and, subsequently, Principal Advisor, UN, working with the Executive Secretary and Senior Staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa: helped conceptualize, develop and advise management on the substantive programmes of the Commission since early 1997. Helped conceptualize, design and support implementation of the partnership programmes that attracted extra- budgetary (non UN core) funding from bilateral and multilateral sources, including conceptualizing, developing and management (substantive and financial aspects) of the UN. Development Account- supported sub-programme of UN ECA, the establishment of the Africa Trade Policy Center financed by CIDA, the Young African Professionals Programme, the Knowledge Networking and Partnership Programme with Africa’s research and policy institutions and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Commission on HIV/AIDS, Governance Indicators Programme and its linkage with NEPAD and Statistical Capacity Building in ECA and Africa—through FASDEV. Was principal author of the capacity components of the Blair-sponsored Commission for Africa.

As Country and, subsequently, Senior Economist, World Bank: Designed and advised on implementation of economy-wide and sector adjustment programs in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone; technical assistance projects for macroeconomic management in Sierra Leone, Fisheries Management Capacity Building Projects in Ghana, responsible for the economic analysis components; and supervision of World- Bank- supported multi-state integrated rural development projects in Nigeria. Was missions leader and principal author of country and sector economic reports in the respective countries.

As Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI): Helped develop the global food production and consumption and balance profiles programme of IFPRI and co-authored some of the Institute’s publications in this area (Research Report No 10, 1978). As Research Fellow, University of Nairobi, Institute for Development Studies: Designed and supervised research in agriculture/rural development, including evaluation of multi-sector rural development programs and projects (SRDPs) in Kenya. Was author of several IDS published papers and Working papers.

As Principal Research Officer, East African Community Management Institute: Led team to help design and supervise performance improvement programs for the East African Community and its institutions as well as member states’ governments’ institutions. Designed and coordinated studies for background papers whose discussion at the 1976 “Symposium on the East African Community” formed the technical basis for review of the 1967 Treaty for East African Cooperation and its reformulation. Overall, George has extensive work and representational experience in West, Central and East Africa, Latin America, Asia and the USA, providing technical and advisory services as well as teaching, and training and mentoring up-coming professionals in a variety of environments and professionally interacting with people from diverse country and gender backgrounds, including those from knowledge organizations, NGOs, local and central governments and international institutions.

Rest in Peace – Prof. George Alibaruho it was a pleasure getting to know you.

Our condolences to Kwatsi and the entire Alibaruho family.

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    A very sad day. My condolences to George’s family.


    We thank God for George’s life, may his soul RIP

    Kenneth B

    A life well led, dedication to service to a wider community,a wreath for u George awaits, well deserved. RIP

    josephine mayanja-nkangi

    What a sad day for your family and for Uganda. We will greatly miss your kindness, generosity and humour. Fare thee well, Uncle George.

    Nuwamanya Katabazi Amon

    George Alibaruho (Prof) was my professor and Lecturer at Kabale University while I perused my postgraduate studies. Indeed an economist and great Researcher and inspirational. R.I.P

    Bm Willy

    Kabale University And The Bakonzo Community We Really Feel Sorry For The Learned Family R I P

    Ann G B karasanyi

    Uncle George, as known to many, will be dearly missed.

    Senkubuge kiwanuka

    Bambi nga kitalo nyo enkya uncle George! May he rest in peace.

    Edg Muh

    May his soul RIP


    Uncle G,
    My condolences to your family. So sad. We will dearly miss your humility, compassion, concern for others, wisdom, excitement, humour, sense of freedom and more so your intellect. What a blessing to have had a colleague and friend of your caliber. RIP, RIP.

    Margaret Mbogoni

    So, so unbelievable!! Such a wonderful and generous human being. My thoughts are with the family. RIP uncle George.


    Our thoughts & prayers are with your entire family! From our little corner of the world in the top corner of Pennsylvania, Mr. Alibaruho impacted our life in a big way! His son Chris is carrying on the legacy of changing lives for the better & we thank the Lord for such a beautiful life, well lived!


    Sad and big loss to the entire Leto family.

    Gloria tumushabe

    so sad indeed.may your soul rest in peace

    Gibwa Kajubi

    Fare thee well Dr. George Alibaroho! You served with integrity, passion and vision. You leave us much to be guided by. You served your country well. Condolences to the family.



    Uncle G.We miss you already….and always will.A lot has been said about you.And all that is said is true.What I would wish to emulate from you is the gifts of humility,friendliness,your approach was not discriminatory.One always forgot one was talking to a VVIP…..because of your disposition.R.I.P. uncle G.

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