Magdalen Fatima Amony
Country Director (Head of Mission)
Magdalen is leading GRG’s innovative Peacebuilding, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Psycho-social support programs in Palabek Refugee Settlement Lamwo district and other post-conflict communities in Northern Uganda. Given her diverse experience and expertise in different fields, GRG program designs are unique and impactful in the lives of beneficiaries. Through her strategic leadership skills, GRG has continued to significantly expand its program activities among conflict-affected communities. Her experiences and expertise include GBV response and survivors crisis management, Project Planning and Management, environmental security and sustaining peace, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, civic education, and human sexuality from reputable institutions like Uganda Management Institute, Miami University Hamilton-Ohio, and SDG Academy among others.
Abalo Betty Paito
Betty manages GRG’s field operations to ensure the smooth running of our different program activities in Lamwo district. As head of the field office, she is directly responsible for the day-to-day management of program activities and monitoring and evaluation of our refugee work at Palabek Refugee Settlement and within other war-affected communities. She has a background in Microfinance and Community Development and Information Management from Uganda Martyrs University and Gulu University, respectively.
Program Associate – Livelihoods
Denish implements GRG’s livelihoods activities and conducts skills trainings ranging from apiary, crop production, and animal husbandry to entrepreneurship and VSLA. He 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.
Opiro Stephen is a Volunteer with GRG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Gulu University and a certificate in Conflict Resolution Education for northern Uganda. He previously worked as Program Assistant at St Isidoro Farm providing support in livestock management and crop production. Given Stephen’s knowledge and experience, Stephen works hand-in-hand with the GRG field team to ensure GRG programs are impactful in the lives of our beneficiaries.
Gladys holds a Certificate in Accounting from Northern Institute of Business Studies (NIBS). Gladys is an amazing person to work with. She supports the team in logistics preparation ensuring that all field and office related items are available for effective operation.
Allegro Sofia Odile
Peacebuilding and Fundraising Intern
Sofia holds a Master in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from the University of Bradford, UK. She has previously worked as a Development Volunteer for VSO in Bangladesh focusing on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights. Sofia has also worked as a Social Action Manager for the National Citizen Service in the UK implementing empowerment projects for young adults. She is particularly interested in trauma healing, conflict resolution, peacebuilding and humanitarian aid.
As a development volunteer with GRG, Sofia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, supporting the team with grant writing, fundraising and peacebuilding amongst conflict-affected communities in Northern Uganda.