Madina is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), a policy think-tank based in Uganda. She is an Economist and holds a PhD (Economics) and Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania under the Collaborative Postgraduate Programme of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi-Kenya.
She has more than nine years of research experience in which she has worked on several projects and published in the field of development economics, gender, climate change, education, environment, natural resources and labour markets.
Madina is a member of the International Association of Feminist Economist (IAFFE) and an Alumni of the African Economic Research Consortium and United Nations University-World Institute of Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER), member of the National Advisory Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation representing Research and Academia and the National Sub -committee of Evaluations in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
She is also a member of the National African Statistical Society and Secretary to the Uganda Economic Association. She sits on the National Advisory Committee of ILO-Youth Employment Facility (YEF) and WEDD programmes for Uganda. She sits on the National Technical Steering Committee of the Green Growth Strategy for Uganda.
She led the Ugandan team that contributed specifically on the policy support Component and implementation plan for the UNEP project on SWTICH Africa Green. At EPRC, she was the Project Coordinator for the Uganda Human Development Report 2015. She contributed to the narratives within the HDR 2015 report on issues surrounding youth, employment and population.