arupoHead of Department: Health Safety and Environment 

Arupo Christine is an Environmentalist with an MSc in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management also from Makerere University. Diploma in Environmental Management from Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) -Israel

Christine has participated in Oil and Gas trainings in Uganda, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago.

She has also done on-line courses in Oil and Gas and Health Safety and Environment run by International Human Resource development Centre (IHRDC). Christine undertook hands on Industrial training in a producing platform with Berkeley Petroleum Services and EOG Resources in Trindad and Tobago between January and April 2014. The Diploma from Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel handled topics like hazardous waste management, environmental impact on health, technological solutions for water contamination, air pollution and technologies and approaches for the solution of solid waste problems  which are very relevant for the oil and gas industry. She has also done an OPITO approved Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (Tropical BOSIET) course code: 5501. Christine is an approved Teacher, Trainer and Assessor with City and Guilds of London (Level 3 IVQ Specialist Advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning 500/5751/0. She also has an award in Advanced Oil and Gas maintenance (core skills) from Trinidad and Tobago.

Currently Christine is working with Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) as a lecturer for Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Oil and Gas Impacts on Biodiversity. She has also done consultancy work with The Assessment and Skilling Centre (TASC), which is conducting City and Guilds accredited oil and gas courses at their Hoima satellite site. Christine participated in reviewing training materials for a USAID/TETRA TECH funded project which is looking at equipping Environment Pillar Institutions in Environmental Management in oil and gas. She participated in the enrichment of the curriculum of Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) to include aspects of biodiversity still under USAID/TETRA TECH funding.

Christine is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Relevant Positions Held

  • Lecturer Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba
  • Academic Staff Representative UPIK Governing council
  • EHS Manager- The Assessment and Skilling Centre (TASC), (Q-SOURCING)