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.

She holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Management from the Open University, United Kingdom and is a cultural anthropologist who is researching the association between the beliefs, attitudes and practices of her people, the Iteso of Uganda, and food insecurity. She is a humanist blogger www.nowaraga.wordpress.com and is one of the founding Thinkers of the Kigo Thinkers, a think tank with significant influence in Uganda www.kigothinkers.org.She is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative East Africa (ALI EA) www.ali-ea-foundation.net and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) www.aspeninstitute.org.

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