Rwakakamba Graduates from Harvard Kennedy School

Rwakakamba (C) with fellow graduates at Harvard Kennedy School

CAMBRIDGE – Morrison Rwakakamba graduated May 26, sick 2016 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a Master’s in Public Administration degree (MPA).

While at the Kennedy School, viagra 40mg he studied Management and Public Policy, there and also won first place in the 2016 Mock Presidential Debate.

“I am extremely proud of the members of the graduating class of 2016,” said Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf in a brief statement to ChimpReports on Friday night.

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“These talented people are committed to public service and are well prepared to confront the many challenges they will face in trying to make a better world. We wish them well as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.”

An excited Rwakakamba posted on social media: “And yesterday, a Mason Fellow Certificate in Public Policy Management was delivered!”

Rwakakamba is expected back in Uganda any time from now.

Born in from Nyeibingo, Kebisoni, Rukungiri district in South Western Uganda, Rwakakamba now joins the likes of US Presidents Barack Obama, George Walker Bush, John Quincy Adams and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt; and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates who are alumni of Harvard.

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision makers.

The school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives.


Formerly with Twaweza as Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Rwakakamba later founded Agency for Transformation (AfT), think tank and research institution in Kampala that boasts of partnerships with reputable global research firms.

Married to Rita Rwakakamba, the Makerere University graduate of International Relations and Diplomatic Studies is a father of twins; Morgan Rwakakamba and Maguire Rwakakamba and two beautiful daughters Valerie Kobusingye and Melisa Karungi, Rwakakamba was a few years ago appointed President’s Special Assistant for Research and Information.

Some of the eminent Ugandans who have been schooled at Harvard include Makerere law don Busingye Kabumba and former presidential contestant Aggrey Awori.

Other renowned Harvard University graduates include American politician, John Adams – the country’s second President.

Adams was one of the original Founding Fathers, and played a lead role in the early stages of the American Revolution. He is famous for his part in persuading the Continental Congress to adopt the Declaration of Independence and negotiating a peace treaty with Great Britain.

An American politician, lawyer, and military leader, Rutherford Birchard Hayes who served as the 19th President of the United States also went to Harvard.

Donny Eryastha who is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration in International Development program at the Kennedy School of Government said in a recent media article that, “Harvard is the university with the largest endowment fund in the world, amounting to US$ 32 billion (Rp 305 trillion).”

Donny says with this funding, “the educational facilities provided are among the best. For instance, Harvard has been able to build the library that is the biggest academic library system in the world, encompassing 80 libraries and 15 million books.”

In terms of students, in 2012, there were 34,302 applicants to the undergraduate program at Harvard. Half of them have the top 3 percent SAT score of all test takers, and 3,800 of them are the top graduates of their high schools.

Of these, only 2,032 or 5.9 percent are admitted. These good inputs make the academic environment competitive.

Harold Stanley Marcus who served as CEO of Neiman Marcus (Dallas-based luxury specialty retail department store) from 1973-1994 and assassinated U.S. President John Kennedy; Governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney and Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton attended lectures at Harvard.

U.S. Federal Reserve boss, Ben Shalom Bernanke and Lloyd Craig Blankfein who was the CEO and Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a global investment banking and securities firm dealing with investment banking, securities services, investment management, and other financial services went to Harvard.

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, an entrepreneur best known for founding the popular social networking site Facebook while attending Harvard, is currently one of the youngest billionaires in the world.


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