Dr Ariong obtained a PhD at the University of Newcastle Australia in 2018, specialising in Uganda’s Development Policy. Samuel has Master’s in Public Administration and Bachelor’s in Social Sciences from Makerere University, Kampala.
He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Kontanz in Germany. He is also an executive member and Conjoint Fellow at a newly established Centre for African Research, Partnerships and Engagements at the University of Newcastle Australia.
Dr Ariong previously lectured at Wollotuka Aboriginal Institute, University of Newcastle, Australia (2014–2017). He has been a member of research and research training committee of Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia (2014–2018).
Before embarking on is PhD studies, Samuel worked at Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda from 2012 – 2015 as Community Development Specialist. As Community Development Specialist, his job was to identify and commission research to inform government policy in the water and environment sector regarding community development in the implementation of rural water supply, sustainable development, rural agriculture, and enhanced adaptability capabilities.