I am a media and communication specialist, digital strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger. I have experience in new media advocacy, rights in crisis campaigning, migration, women’s rights, peace and security issues- mostly in Africa.
I recently worked as Social Media Manager for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). I have also worked as communication strategist and consultant for various international organizations including Oxfam GB, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Institute for Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa and Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange. I began my career in Ugandan media as TV reporter and writer and I have also been a stringer for various international media outlets.
The World Economic Forum recognized me among 200 Young Global Leaders under 40 for 2013.
My blog won the Waxal – Blogging Africa Awards, first African journalist blogging awards hosted by Panos Institute of West Africa in 2009. My reporting on peace and security was recognised at the 2008 Ugandan Investigative Journalism Awards hosted by Makerere University Department of Mass Communication.
I hold a Masters in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. I have also studied Non-Violent Conflict at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Outside Uganda, I lived in Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Switzerland.