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Joseph Walugembe

Uganda - ‎Country Director, Action on Disability and Development

Biography

Joseph Walugembe has been Country Director of the ADD International Uganda Programme since 2010.

He was Country Development Manager for Sense International (Uganda) from 2005-2010, Advocacy Program Coordinator of the African Union of the Blind from 2002-2004, and Projects Coordinator of Uganda National Association of the Blind from 2001-2002. Joseph represents Persons with Disabilities on the District Service Commission in one of Uganda’s most populous districts. He has also served on boards of various Non-Governmental Organizations in Uganda.

Combining lived experience with disability and 15 years of development practice at grassroots, national and international level, he has solid experience in strategy development, implementation and communication, organizational leadership, partnership/networking and effective representation of the interests of persons with disabilities.

Joseph was Principal Investigator on the Uganda strand of the recent research project on Market-Based Solutions for the Extreme Poor. He couples this research experience with programmatic experience of improving work opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Having overcome the challenges of visual impairment, Joseph aspires to contribute towards making the world more equitable, sensitive and tolerant to diversity.