Diana has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector offering legal
services. She earned a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the
International Institute of Social Studies from University of Rotterdam,
Netherlands, a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law
Development Centre in Uganda, and a Bachelor’s of Law Degree from Uganda
Christian University. She has worked with War Child Canada as the senior
legal officer on the Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration (BPRM) a United States.
Department of State Federal Assistance Grant project, and UN WOMEN Central Emergency
Fund (CERF) project. She has advanced pro bono legal services to refugee sexual based
violence survivors from South Sudan, the Congo, and Burundi. Previously, she worked for the
Uganda Law Society Legal Aid Clinic on a Democratic Government Fun to represent children
that come into conflict with the law. Diana prides herself in empowering women and girls to
demand for their rights and seek justice through awareness raising, training, advocating for
gender equality and ensuring that all human rights and fundamental freedoms for women and
girls are respected, protected and fulfilled. Through these experiences, she has acquired skills
in coordination, networking, mobilization, and strategic planning skills. Diane has a keen
interest in human rights especially women and children’s rights, gender equality, and social
justice. When she is not busy advocating for human rights or representing the marginalized in
court, you will find her site seeing or busy in the kitchen trying out all kinds of recipes.
Host Organization: Heartland Alliance International
Role at Host Organization: Diana will provide legal support in subaward
management, contract management, lease management and registration management, as well
as providing translation as needed. She will provide back-end support to ensure quality
operations that are on par or better than international standards and best practices.