Mr Wakabi has worked as a reporter, editor, and researcher. He has also consulted for the World Bank Institute, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the Open Society Justice Initiative, Panos, the Uganda Communications Commission, and the UK ’s Department for International Development (DfID), among others.
Mr Wakabi’s areas of interest include Health (he has written extensively for The Lancet and CMAJ), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including the Web 2.0 technologies and how they impinge on media and society; and international criminal justice processes.
A holder of an MA in Journalism and Media Studies ( Rhodes University , South Africa ) and an MSc in Informatics ( Örebro University , Sweden ), Wakabi has reported from Angola , Burundi , the Central African Republic , Rwanda , Uganda , and in The Hague . He has also led research across 10 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa on ICT policy under the DFID-funded Catalysing Access to ICTS in Africa.