The last couple of weeks I have been working on a few documentaries one on trade and another on women empowerment. All these are around our 50 years independence anniversary due October 9. I went to the eastern district of Butaleja. It was my first time there and also first time to see rice in the field! These were the sites in this beautiful land.
Child labour is still a big issue in most of rural Uganda. There were many cases i came across. Child carrying as many as 40kgs of rice to the mill.
Ugandan, Omuny'Igara, multimedia journalist, writer, producer, digital strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger. Interests in new media, governance, migration, gender, peace and security issues.
The World Economic Forum recognized me as one of the Young Global Leaders under the age of 40 in 2013. I have used new media tools to document and advocate for women’s rights in situations of armed conflict working with local and regional women's groups in various African countries.
I studied Mass Communication at Makerere University, Non-violent conflict at Tufts University and hold a Masters Degree in Media, Peace and Conflict studies from the University for Peace.
I have lived in Costa Rica, Switzerland and a bit in Ethiopia.