Lukudu has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector in governance, democracy, and development issues in South Sudan. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Democracy and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, in Kampala, Uganda. Lukudu worked for various USAID-funded projects including a project on good governance, Localizing Institutional Capacities in South Sudan (LINCSS), and the New Sudan Students Association (NESSA). His experiences include civil society development, advancing women’s political participation, civic and voter education, and election monitoring. With this extensive experience, Lukudu developed passion in nonprofit program implementation, coordination, community mobilization and organizing, budgeting, and small grants management. At the National Endowment for Democracy, Lukudu will divide his time between NED’s World Movement for Democracy and Africa Programs. He will serve as the principal researcher for the Defending Civil Society project’s new initiative, illustrating the impact of restrictive legal environments on civil society groups carrying out democracy and human rights work.
Host Organization: National Endowment for Democracy
Role at Host Organization: Lukudu will also provide programmatic support to NED’s small grants activities in South Sudan, tracking political developments in the region and organizing events to highlight specific democracy-related issues.