Harriet Adong

Uganda, - Girls and Women's Rights Advocate and Educator - Luo, Lugandan, English. Harriet is the Director of the Foundation for Integrated Rural Development. Through this foundation, she has supported over 3000 women and girls displaced by war, many of whom are survivors of GBV, to develop sustainable livelihoods. She holds a post-graduate degree in Gender Equality Studies from the University of Iceland. She is pursuing her Masters degree in Women and Gender Studies at Mekere University. She has deep experience in working in women's economic development, ICT4Dev, human rights education, women's sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence. Harriet was the Chairperson for the Youth Advocacy in Lira Uganda and currently sits on the International Advisory Board on Universal Health Coverage under the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO). Harriet is also the founder of Athena Girls Innovation Compound, an initiative that empowers girls and young women to embrace ICT for social change in post-conflict Northern Uganda.

Harriet Adong