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Celebrating Powerful CPAR Uganda Women – Norah Owaraga

Norah Owaraga since April 2012 is the Managing Director of CPAR Uganda. She has over 22 years work experience in the development arena providing distinguished services as a senior development manager who through her work has positively contributed to empowering, through training, active poor rural Ugandans to improve their standards of living.  She is an expert and has consulted with government departments, development organisations and business, providing her expertise on wealth creation, poverty reduction and on human centered policy development and implementation.She is the proprietor of Alinga Farms, a social enterprise which she established to advantage poor active farmers in her home district of Pallisa in eastern Uganda www.facebook.com/alingafarms.

Celebrating Powerful CPAR Uganda Women – Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok

 Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok is a founding member of CPAR Uganda Ltd and is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of CPAR Uganda. She is currently presiding over a male dominated Board of five, of which she is the only woman.While it is not by design that the CPAR Uganda Board is male dominated it is worth celebrating Rita’s leadership of it.

The CPAR Uganda Board of Directors (2015) are: Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok (PhD); Mr. Alex Bwangamoi Okello (MBA) who is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport of the Republic of Uganda; Prof. Dr. Christopher Garimoi Orach (PhD) who is currently the Deputy Dean of the School of Public Health of Makerere University Kampala; Hon. John Baptist Okello-Okello (FCCA) who is currently the District Chairman of Dokolo District Local Government of the Republic of Uganda: and Mr. Max Alfred Anyuru (MA), a social sector specialist with over 20 years of experience, most an independent consultant for development agencies large and small.

 Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok is also currently the Chief of Party of the USAID Feed the Future AGRICULTURAL INPUTS Activity. Until October 2014, she was the Executive Director of AT-Uganda Ltd, a non-governmental organisation, which under her leadership excelled in the provision of agricultural extension services, agro-processing promotion, agro-input distribution facilitation, collective marketing linkages and business development services to some of the poorest and most remote districts in Uganda.

Celebrating Powerful Cpar Uganda Women – Judy Adoko

 Judy Adoko is one of the founding members of CPAR Uganda. She is also a founder member of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU), which was founded in 2003; and she is currently the Executive Director of LEMU.

A Tribute To Professor Fred Opio Ekong (Deceased April 2014)

Our dear beloved Prof. Fred Opio Ekong, Founder Member of CPAR Uganda and Vice Chair of the CPAR Uganda Board of Directors, may your soul rest in eternal peace, we pray.