Irene Ikomu

Irene Ikomu

Africa, Uganda, Civic Engagement, 2014

Irene Ikomu has five years of experience working in governance and democracy in Uganda. She manages Parliament Watch Uganda, an initiative that monitors ongoing parliamentary processes and disseminates this information to the Ugandan public through various online platforms. She currently sits on USAID Uganda’s Democracy, Rights and Governance Advisory Board. In addition, Irene has been recognized as an outstanding young leader by the U.S. Embassy and selected to serve as a Generation Change Fellow representing youth perspectives at policy and political analysis dialogues. She has been behind diverse social change start-ups that have empowered young people in Uganda to become active citizens like the National Debate Council, Early Life Online Radio and the Green Light Movement. Irene holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere University. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, she plans on getting more young people engaged in the policy and legislative discussion, particularly targeting law students that will be future legislators and policy analysts.