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Norah Matovu Winyi is a Ugandan lawyer and she has a passion for working for the advancement of women in Africa. With 20 years working experience in legal practice, NGO management at a senior level and working as a human rights advocate in Uganda and within the East Africa Region, Norah believes that she has a mission to make a difference in Africa.

Norah joined FEMNET in July 2008 as an Executive Director. She is a holder of a Masters degree in Law in Development obtained from Warwick University in the United Kingdom. She has expanded her competencies by participating in a number of short term training programs m and out of Uganda and these include among others, Gender and Leadership training, Human Rights Training, Organizational Management Training, Gender Planning and Policy training, Strategic Planning, and Project Monitoring and Evaluation. Norah is an alumni of the African Women Leadership Institute (AWLI), a program of Akina Mama wa Afrika.

Norah has worked as a legal practitioner in a private law firm, with the National women's machinery in Uganda in the early 1990s, with the Human Rights Network of Uganda as' the National Coordinator and as a Human rights and Governance Consultant prior to joining FEMNET as the Executive Director. She is a member of the Uganda Law Society of Uganda, the Uganda Women Lawyers Association (FIDA--Uganda), a Board member of Africa 2000 Network, and Board and Legal Advisor of Wakisa Ministries in Kampala. Norah has been privileged to be part of a team of African facilitators that designed and delivered the Interaction Leadership Program in 19 countries in Africa and the UK in partnership with British Council (2004-2008). And in her words, "this has been a great learning and confidence--building experience that has had tremendous impact on my role as a leader and the passion for leadership in Africa". What is so unique about Norah is her unwavering passion to make a difference in the lives of women in Africa. She believes that the small efforts that we all make that are not necessarily seen or heard about by anyone are the most effective in transforming how people perceive themselves, their potential and what they can achieve. Areas of interest: Human rights, governance, girls' education and leadership.


Carlyn Hambuba from Zambia joined FEMNET in June as Communication Officer Prior to joining FEMNET, she worked for CARE International-Zambia as Communication and Advocacy Coordinator.

She has also worked for print media in Zambia and at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. Carlyn has a passion for writing, she has written for The Womens Enews, EIS Africa, and The Environment Times. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Media

Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), a board member of Zambia Media Women Association (ZAMWA), the International women's Media Foundation and the African Network for Environmental Journalists.

Carlyn has a Degree in Mass communication and Development Studies from the University of Zambia. She also holds a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. Areas of interest: Gender, Economic Development and Environment issues.


Norah Matovu Winyi est une juriste ougandaise et elle a la passion de travailler a la promotion de la femme en Afrique. Avec 20 ans d'experience pratique en droit, la gestion des ONG au niveau superieur et le travail comme defenseuse de droits humains en Ouganda et au sein de la Region Afrique de l'Est, Norah croit avoir une mission de faire la difference en Afrique. Norah a rejoint FEMNET en juillet 2008 comme Directrice Executive. Elle est detentrice d'une Maitrise en Droit du Developpement obtenu de Warwick University au Royaume Uni. Elle a elargi ses competences en participant a un certain nombre de programmes de formation a court terme tant en Ouganda qu'en dehors de l'Ouganda et il s'agit notamment de la formation en Genre et Leadership, formation en Droits Humains, formation en Gestion des organisations, formation en Planification du Genre et des Politiques, en Planification Strategique, et en Gestion, Suivi et Evaluation des Projets. Norah est ancienne de l'Institut pour le Leadership des Femmes Africaines (AWLI), un programme d'Akina Mama wa Afrika. Norah a travaille comme praticienne du droit dans une societe privee, avec les organes nationaux charges du genre en Ouganda au debut des annees 1990. avec le Reseau des Droits Humains de l'Ouganda en tant que Coordinatrice Nationale et Consultante en Droits Humains et Gouvernance avant de rejoindre FEMNET comme Directrice Executive. Elle est membre de la Uganda Law Society, l'Association des Femmes Ougandaise juristes (FIDA--Uganda), membre du Conseil de Direction d'Africa 2000 Network, et membre et Conseillere Juridique de Wakisa Ministries a Kampala. Norah a eu le privilege de faire partie d'une equipe de facilitatrices africaines qui a concu et delivre le programme intitule Interaction Leadership Program dans 19 pays en Afrique et au Royaume Uni en partenariat avec le Conseil Britannique (2004--2008). Et pour reprendre ses termes, "ceci fut une grande experience d'apprentissage et de contruction de confiance en soi qui a eu un impact enorme sur mon rolr en tant que leader et la passion pour le leadership en Afrique". Ce qui est si unique a propos de Norah est sa passion immuable de faire la difference dans les vies des femmes en Afrique. Elle croit que les petits efforts que nous faisons toutes et qui ne sont pas vus necessairement ni entendus par personne sont les plus efficaces dans la transformation de comment les gens se concoivent euxmemes, leurs potentialites et ce qu'ils peuvent realiser. Domaines d'interet: Droits Humains, gouvernance, education de la fille et leadership.


Carlyn Hambuba de la Zambie a rejoint FEMNET en juin en tant que Chargee de Communication. Avant de rejoindre FEMNET, elle a travaille pour CARE InternationaI-Zambie en qualite de Coordinatrice de la Communication et du Plaidoyer. Elle a egalement travaille pour la presse ecrite en Zambie et a Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation. Carlyn a la passion d'ecrire, elle a ecrit pour The Womens Enews, EIS Africa, et The Environment Times. Elle est membre d'un certain nombre d'organisations professionnelles, notamment l'Institut Mediatique d'Afriq ue Australe (MISA en sigle anglais), membre du Conseil d'Administration de Zambia Media Women Association-Association Zambienne des Femmes de la Presse (ZAMWA), la Fondation internationale qui s'appelle << International women's Media Foundation >> et le Reseau Africain des Journalistes de l'Environnement. Carlyn est diplomee en "Mass communication" et Etudes du Developpement >> de l'Universite de la Zambie. Elle a aussi le Diplome en Journalisme et en Relations Publiques. Domaines d'interet: Genre, Developpement Economique et Questions d'Environnement.
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Title Annotation:News from FEMNET Secretariat/Nouvelles du Secretariat de FEMNET; Carlyn Hambuba and Norah Matovu Winyi
Publication:Femnet News
Geographic Code:60AFR
Date:May 1, 2008
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