Innovative projects for refugees, former child soldiers, and host communities in northern Uganda

Amony Magdalen Fatima – Program Director (Head of Mission)

Magdalen is managing  the GRG innovative Peace building, Sustainable Livelihoods and Psycho-social support programs in Palabek refugee settlement Lamwo district and other post-conflict communities in Northern Uganda. Before joining GRG, Magdalen worked with Gulu Municipal council Audit department and department of Anthropology Miami University (USA) to write testimonies of war affected women and children born of war. Given her diverse academic backgrounds in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Civic Education and Human Sexuality and Adult responsibility in addition to other trainings in GBV response and survivors crisis management from the different reputable institutions of Uganda Management Institute, Miami University among others has enabled her thrive in her roles as the head of mission. 

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 several livelihoods trainings 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.
                                        Abalo Betty PaitoProgram Assistant-Micro-finance

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 a program Assistant, she is directly involved in the implementation of our VSLA and Entrepreneurship skills with our beneficiaries and significantly contributes to the success of GRG’s reintegration and reconciliation programs in Northern Uganda.
                                       Richard Omoya-Program Associate-Peace Building and Conflict Management 

Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies and a Post-graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, both from Gulu University. He has also studied at Makarere University, receiving a certificate in Guidance and Counseling and a certificate in Community-Based Rural Development. Richard has also received a Diploma in Gender and Development from the Nsamizi Training Institute for Social Development. In his role with GRG, Richard is responsible for organising and facilitating peace dialogues with beneficiaries and host communities, and offers crisis management during the dialogues. Richard also trains beneficiaries on conflict management and mediation, and provides psycho-social support to conflict survivors.

Harriet Auma – Administrative Assistant Harriet is the administrative assistant and supports GRG with secretarial services and office management. She is a valuable member of the team as she supports both the program and administration.