Reconciling and reintegrating former child soldiers of Kony's Lord's Resistance Army with their communities.
Staff

Amony Magdalen Fatima –Acting Program Director/Finance and Administration officer

Before joining GRG, she worked with Gulu Municipal Council in the Audit Department from June 2013 to February 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting), and a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute (UMI). She also holds certificates in Civic Education from Miami University Hamilton (Ohio) and Human Sexuality from USAID foundation. Magdalen worked closely with Miami University department of Anthropology to write testimonies of war affected women with support from private donors. Her role in the organization is very significant in ensuring efficient and effective use of funds.

Oturi Denish – Program Associate-Livelihoods

Denish holds a Bachelors degree in Science and Organic Agriculture (BSC) from Uganda Martyrs University and a diploma in Sustainable Agriculture from Barack Agriculture College (Kenya)   Denish’s extensive community-based field experience includes working for ACF in food security and livelihood projects and as a field assistant for its Purchase for Progress (P4P) project and ACTED Uganda as a community based facilitator. At GRG, he has conducted over 30 livelihoods training ranging from best-practice agriculture methods, animal husbandry to entrepreneurship and VSLA.

Nyeko Christopher-Program Associate-Psycho-social Counselor

Christopher holds a bachelors degree in community psychology from Makerere University; before joining GRG, Christopher worked as a Counselor in Atiak Technical School. He counseled and mentored youths from various backgrounds of psycho social conflicts and trauma in the Volunteer Services Overseas’ (VSO) and Youth Development Program (YDP). Christopher also worked for Children for Tomorrow an NGO based at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital-Mental Health Unit conducting psychological assessments and case management of children and adolescents with psychiatric complications. At GRG, Christopher is concerned with the design and implementation of psycho social support programs that focus on enhancing and improving the psychological well-being of former Lord’s Resistance Army returnees and their communities.

Wibke Angelike- Development Intern

Wibke is currently pursuing a Master in International Relations and Development Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Sociology and Communication Studies from Heinrich Heine University, Germany. She also studied International Relations at Andrássy University Budapest and at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy in Ghana. Wibke is trained in the field of conflict moderation, microfinance and the design of reintegration programs. During her stay in Uganda, she will conduct field research on the reintegration of women and girls in the aftermath of LRA captivity.

Abalo Betty Paito – Administrative Assistant

Betty holds a Diploma in Secretarial and Information Management from Gulu University and Currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Micro finance and Community Development from Uganda Martyrs University.working at GRG as an administrative assistant, she’s very supportive of her colleagues contributing significantly to the success of GRG’s reintegration and reconciliation programs in northern Uganda.