Draft:Irene Ikomu

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Irene Ikomu is a Ugandan lawyer and a public policy analyst on law, democracy, human rights and civil society. She has previously worked as the Programme Coordinator, Regional and International Dialogue at Heinrich Boll Stiftung East and Horn of Africa. She has published widely on a range of public policy issues and serves as strategic advisor to Parliament Watch Uganda.

Background and Education[edit]

She attended Nabisunsa Girls' Secondary School in Kampala for her secondary education and Makerere University for her Bachelors of Laws degree.[1]


She founded the National Debate Council to encourage the participation of young people in democracy and governance.[2] By the time she was 24 years old, she was managing the Parliament Watch Uganda,[3] an initiative that follows the proceedings of Uganda's Parliament and shares information with the public. She also served on the USAID Uganda supported, Democracy, Rights and Governance Advisory Board[4] as well as a panelist on the NTV Uganda, weekly political talk show, Fourth Estate.


  1. She was part of the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
  2. She delivered a speech for TEDX Kampala at the National Theater in 2015


  1. ^ "Irene Ikomu: The woman who changed US-Africa relations".
  2. ^ "Irene Ikomu". IREX. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  3. ^ "The Independent | Election Fears – Kayihura, Lumumba Reveal NRM's 2016 Plan".
  4. ^ Kaggwa, Andrew. "TEDx inspires youth". The Observer - Uganda. Retrieved 2018-12-15.

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