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Augustus Nuwagaba PhD is Ugandan social worker and academic. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Social Work, Population & Poverty in the Department of Social Work & Social Administration, at Makerere University, the oldest university in Uganda. He also works as the Managing Consultant at REEV Consult International Limited, a private consultancy firm, incorporated in Uganda, with headquarters at Wandegeya, a township, within the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.
He was born in 1964 in Kabale Municipality, Western Uganda, the sixth-born in a family of seven siblings. His father died when Nuwagaba was four years old, so he was raised by his mother, who died, when Nuwagaba was in Senior 2, at age of 16.
He attended Kigezi High School from 1979 to 1985, serving as Head Prefect, during his stay. In 1986 he entered Makerere University, graduating in 1989 with the degree of Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration. Later he graduated from the London School of Economics with the degree of Master of Science in Population and Development. He returned to Makerere University and pursued studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. His field of specialization for his doctorate degree was Poverty Eradication. He also holds the degree of Master of Business Administration obtained from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute.
Augustus Nuwagaba has been a member of the teaching staff at Makerere University, since he returned from his Master's degree studies in London in the early 2000s. He serves as the Chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA).He also serves as the Managing Consultant at Reev Consult International Limited, a private consultancy firm, incorporated in Uganda in 2000.
Dr. Augustus Nuwagaba is married to Lillian Nuwagaba since 1997. Together they are the parents of three children. He is of the Christian faith.