Dr. Patrick Benard Ogwel, Director of the National Center of Excellence of Uganda
Dr. Patrick Benard Ogwel has been appointed by the Alliance on May 30, 2023 as the Director of the National Center of Excellence of Uganda. He will oversee the implementation of the national Strategic Development Plan of Uganda and develop, coordinate and co-manage the NCE and each ESHLs with the Ministry of Sports.
Dr. Ogwel holds a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Management and Leadership from SSBM, Geneva, a PhD in Public Management from Kampala International University, a Master’s Degree in Development Administration and Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and a Diploma in Education from ITEK-Kyambogo.
Dr. Ogwel is also a graduate from the National Resistance Movement cadre 19 - Singo Military Training Wing 1992. He served as a Sports Tutor at Kampala International University, lectured in the Department of Development, Peace and Conflict Studies and Public Administration and Masters Students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kampala International University.
He is a highly rated competent lecturer [Merited best lecturer winner award in the Department of Development, Peace and Conflict Studies – 2014 at Kampala International University].
Dr. Ogwel is fellow of Business Management Professional form the Unicaribbean Business School of Nigeria (2021) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda [CGU] 2018. He is also a regular participant in the Annual International Summit of Leaders Forum.
Dr. Ogwel is the current General Secretary of the National Council of Sports - an agency and Regulatory Authority of the Government of Uganda mandated to promote and develop all forms of sports in Uganda.
He served as Assistant General Secretary in charge of Administration at National Council of Sports from 2017 to 2018 and held several administrative roles in Uganda sports federations and organs.
He was the Vice president of FUFA Technical-Youth in 2008, an Executive member of FUFA from 2005-to 2017, a Director of FUFA Ltd and the Vice president of the Administration Federation of Uganda Basketball Association [FUBA] from 2010 to 2014,
He also held the position of Executive Member of the Universities sports federations of Uganda from 2008 to 2015 and Executive Member of the East Africa universities sports Federation from 2012 to 2015. He was part of the Organizing Committee member Council of East & Central Africa Football Associations from 2005 to 2016, the Chairman of FUFA protocols, FUFA Licensing committee and international match organizing committee from 2013 to 2017
Dr. OGWEL also chaired many important national sports commissions namely MTN/FUFA Inter Regional Football Committee, Airtel Rising star youth football championships Committee and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Central Secondary School, Lira since 1998.
Dr. Ogwel is also an associate fellowship member Watoto Church-Kansanga [Didis World Amusement Center]. He has been the Chairman organizing committee of world savers excellence awards 2014/2015. He is author of 16 publications