I am from Kampala, Uganda. I earned my bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration in 2002, and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in human rights from Makerere University. I have worked with the Uganda Youth Development since 2002 and I am currently a senior program manager. I have implemented substance abuse prevention community projects through engagement with local leaders, provided counseling and rehabilitation services to young drug users, and conducted substance abuse awareness sessions with students. I participated in advocacy efforts aimed at influencing the development of Uganda’s national alcohol policy through engagement with policy makers, the media and partner organizations. For my Humphrey fellowship, I want to learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of community prevention and policy programs and how to influence the development of alcohol and drug policies.
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