Ms. Norah Owaraga is the Lead Mentor for the CPAR Uganda Ltd programme: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.” The first cohort of 20 young adults begins their journey with CPAR Uganda in January 2020.
Since April 2012 to date, Ms. Owaraga is the Managing Director of CPAR Uganda, however, her wealth of professional experience spans since 1992, during which period she has worked as a senior executive with multiple civil society organisations operating in Uganda; and as an independent consultant.
She is a cultural anthropologist and a communication expert, who holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Management from The Open University, UK and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, UK (now a university).
Since January 2017 to date, she is the first and the only female political radio talk show host in Uganda, hosting “Spectrum Extra” on Radio One FM90; a prime time show that airs live every Friday from 7-9 p.m.; a platform through which she does advocacy and holds leaders to account.
She is a blogger with a blog, “The Humanist View”, which has got thousands of followers on wordpress and on Face Book. Through her blog she regularly shares her opinions and advocacy on a wide range of issues, mostly those affecting Uganda.
Inspired by the Africa Leadership Initiative – East Africa (ALI-EA) Fellowship Programme, Owaraga is a social entrepreneur, who established Alinga Farms to promote, among households of active smallholder farmers in rural Uganda, the growing, consumption and sale of culturally acceptable and environmentally friendly crops that have high nutrition value.
You can follow her on: Face Book (Alinga Norah Owaraga), Twitter (@nowaraga) and Linkedin (Norah Owaraga).