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Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat

Ambassador Kiplagat is presently the Director of the Africa Peace Forum, Kenya. At the time of the 1985 Nairobi agreement he was Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and played a key role in facilitating the negotiations. He has extensive peacemaking experience in Africa, including a prominent role in the Mozambican peace process.

Balam Nyeko

Prof. B. Nyeko is Associate Professor of History at the University of Swaziland, Southern Africa having previously taught at the National University of Lesotho, the University of Zambia, and Makerere University in Uganda.

Betty Acan Ogwaro

Betty Acan Ogwaro is currently Eastern Equatoria's State Minister for Agriculture in Southern Sudan. During the Juba talks, she was the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly member for Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria State and a member of the Peace Secretariat, the administrative headquarters of the Juba negotiations.

Billie O’Kadameri

Billie O’Kadameri participated in the 1993-94 peace talks as a journalist as well as Media, Political and Risk Analyst to Minister Betty Bigombe. He now works for the English Service of Radio France Internationale, Paris.

Caroline Lamwaka

Caroline Lamwaka is a freelance journalist and peace researcher. She has covered the civil war and peace process in northern Uganda from 1987 to the present. Since 1999 she has been the chairperson of Gulu Hope for Peace. She is presently a Fellow at the Human Rights Center, the University of California at Berkeley.  

Catherine Barnes

Catherine Barnes has worked with Conciliation Resources in various capacities, including Accord Programme Manager, Series Editor, Programme Associate and also Policy Advisor. She holds a doctoral degree from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and is an independent consultant on peacebuilding.

Chris Dolan

Dr Chris Dolan lived in northern Uganda in the late 1990s while working for the NGO ACORD. He completed his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2005. His book, Social Torture; the Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006, was published in April 2009 (Berghahn Books). Since July 2006 he has been Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala.

Dr Chris Dolan lived in northern Uganda in the late 1990s while working for the NGO ACORD. He completed his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2005. His book, Social Torture; the Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006, was published in April 2009 (Berghahn Books). Since July 2006 he has been Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala.

Fr Carlos Rodriguez

Father Carlos Rodriguez is secretary of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Gulu. He has worked with Kitgum Peace & Justice Committee and Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative on peacebuilding and human rights education and advocacy.

Joyce Neu

Joyce Neu is the first director of the newly-established Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice in San Diego, California. Dr Neu previously worked with The Carter Center in Atlanta, where she helped facilitate discussions between parties in conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo-Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Mali, Sudan and Uganda.

Mareike Schomerus

Mareike Schomerus is a fellow at the London School of Economics' Development Studies Institute (DESTIN). She works on violent conflict, peacebuilding and human security and has written extensively on war and peace in Uganda and Sudan. Prior to and during the Juba talks, she conducted fieldwork with the Lord’s Resistance Army. Her research also includes the impact of Uganda’s conflict on Sudanese civilians.

Nyeko Caesar Poblicks

Nyeko Caesar Poblicks is KM’s Project Officer in the London Secretariat and is the author of The Quest for Peaceful Co-existence in Uganda.

Ogenga Otunnu

Dr Otunnu is Assistant Professor of African History, Refugee Studies and Contemporary Global Issues at DePaul University (Chicago). He has also taught African History and Refugee Studies at York University (Toronto). Dr Otunnu has published on refugee crises, conflict resolution and genocide in Africa. Research for this work was partly done by Jane Laloyo.

Okello Lucima

Okello Lucima is an independent researcher and Kacoke Madit Regional coordinator for Canada. His research interests are in global environmental politics, sustainable rural livelihoods, human rights and politics & government in Uganda.

Okello Lucima is an independent researcher and Kacoke Madit Regional coordinator for Canada. His research interests are in global environmental politics, sustainable rural livelihoods, human rights and politics & government in Uganda.

Patrick Oguru Otto

Dr. Patrick Oguru Otto is the Coordinator of the London-based Kacoke Madit (KM) Secretariat. He has worked extensively with KM’s international peace promotion activities since 1996.

Rosalba Oywa

Rosalba Oywa is a pioneer of community-based conflict resolution in the Acholi region of northern Uganda. In 1989 she mobilised women in Gulu to participate in a public demonstration demanding an end to the war. In 1995 she formed a women’s peace group, People’s Voice for Peace, which supports community reintegration of formerly abducted children and advocates for the inclusion of grass-roots perspectives and women in peace processes. Rosalba Oywa has been Programme Director for the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development in Gulu, and Regional Coordinator for the Coalition for Peace in Africa, overseeing its activities in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

 

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