Jamidu Katima is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Vice-Chancellor of Kampala International University. He has conducted research works on topics like reaction kinetics of chemicals, waste stabilization ponds, constructed wetlands, biofuels, and non-burn medical waste treatment technologies.
He has been involved in chemical management processes since the negotiations of the Stockholm Convention up to the Minamata Convention and was a member of the GEF Technical Advisory Group on Sound Chemicals Management that proposed that the GEF include chemicals management as a focal area.
He served as: Vice-President of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety; Co-chair of the International Pollution Elimination Network; and the Africa Regional Focal Point for the Strategic Approach for International Chemicals Management.
Dr. Katima is part of the author team of the African Waste Management Outlook (2018) and was also involved in the preparation of the health care waste management strategy for the Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa countries. He is a citizen of Tanzania.