Dr. James Bugeza is a veterinary Epidemiologist and has over have 18 years of rural development experience. As a public sector veterinarian, he has participated in the delivery of animal health care services in resource poor settings. He has worked on several livestock development projects especially in the semi-arid ecosystems in Uganda. The projects involved interventions to aimed at boosting livestock production for instance forage development, development of water for production, Improvement of Livestock marketing infrastructure, disease prevention and control including inspection and certification of foods of animal origin. Dr. James Bugeza has participated in several research projects on Transboundary animal diseases like Foot and mouth disease, CBPP and zoonoses like brucellosis, Trypanosomosis, RVF and Anthrax. He participated in surveillance for during several zoonotic disease outbreaks in Uganda like Ebola, Maburg, RVF and COVID-19. Dr. Bugeza James is a certified participatory epidemiology trainer and a member of the Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health (PENAPH). He is a founder member and secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Participatory Epidemiology Network in Uganda (PENU) a non-government organization aimed at strengthening community-based responses to national, regional and global health issues through multidisciplinary participatory epidemiology approaches. Dr. James Bugeza is currently a PhD fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute and is conducting research on the Epidemiology of Brucellosis at ruminant slaughterhouses in Uganda.