Alex Tumuhimbise is a journalist who works with Daily Monitor News Paper and EMAMBYA FM Radio in Uganda and has over 10 years of experience working with online and radio news outlets.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Uganda Pentecostal University-UPU as well as a national diploma in journalism.
His work has been featured in international organizations like Floodlight-US, Mongabay News-US, Earth Journalism Network, Climate Tracker and in 2021, he also worked on a story with the Guardian UK on the East Africa pipeline environment/climate change.
In 2021, he was selected to contribute a story to Mongabay which can be read here - https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/rush-to-turn-black-diamonds-into-cash-eats-up-ugandas-forests-fruits/
In 2020/2021, he was selected for a grant from Internews' Earth Journalism Network where he produced a story on illegal sand mining in Uganda. His story can be read here - https://www.usaid.gov/east-africa-regional/news/power-pen-leads-national-government-ban-sand-mining and here - https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/how-monitor-story-saved-swamps-from-illegal-miners-in-kakumiro-3439274. His illegal sand minIng story saw him come runner-up in the Environment Reporting Category of the Uganda National Journalism Awards by the African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) in 2022.
He has also been trained in areas of local governance and accountability, health, environment and oil extraction, from the African Center for Media Excellence (AMCE) and Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF).
He was also a Climate Tracker Media Fellow in 2022.