Before joining Vital Signs, Stephen worked closely with Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII) as a research student on an IDRC funded project entitled “Adaptation to the Impact of Climate Variability on Food and Health Security in the Cattle Corridor of Uganda.” His studies focused on Impacts of Climate Variability on Livestock Production and situation analysis study on ticks and tick-borne diseases in different farming systems. He has extensive knowledge and skills in participatory monitoring and evaluation, RRA and PRA tools, natural resource management and sustainable development. He also has diverse experience in researching the multi-disciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral nature of ecosystems, agriculture and human life. Stephen also worked as a Biology/Chemistry teacher at London College of St. Lawrence. He holds a MSc in Applied Tropical Entomology and Parasitology of Gulu University and also has a BS in Technology (Biology) from Kyambogo University.