Monica is a Program Development and Management Expert with hands-on experience in gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and socio-economic justice.
She has worked in various capacities including social policy analysis, legislation development, reviews and reforms and advocacy for children, women and other disadvantaged groups.
She has expertise in the application of participatory methodologies and development programming with a niche on the participation of women, children and young people to influence their decision making at micro and macro levels.
In addition, Monica has extensive background and passion in catalysing women to work in collectives for social and economic development, leadership and good governance. Prior to joining NAWOU, Monica worked in conflict and post-conflict settings including northern Uganda during the civil unrest and South Sudan from before it attained independence.
She holds a Master’s of Art in Development Studies majoring in Population and Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Social Sciences from Makerere University in Kampala.