At the time of this interview, John Kiyaga-Nsubuga was director general of the Uganda Management Institute. He served as deputy director of the institute from 2000 to 2004. From 1998 to 1999, Kiyaga-Nsubuga was chief of the Training and Staff Development Division of the Uganda Ministry of Local Government. He also worked as a lecturer in political science at Makerere University and an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Toronto. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from Makerere University in Uganda, a master of philosophy in international relations from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto, Canada.