Originally published in Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Microloans, Transitional Justice, and Reconciliation in Uganda

The Ford Institute will host guest lecturer Victoria Nalongo Namusisi at 10:45 a.m., Wed., Oct. 18 in Posvar Hall, room 3911.

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi is the Founder and Director of Bright Kids Uganda, a children’s home founded in 2000. Namusisi worked as a presidential and parliamentary reporter until 1991, when the president of Uganda appointed her Resident District Commissioner. She later became Head of Administration and Logistics for the President of Uganda’s Office. In 2008, she was distinguished as the Woman Achiever of the Year, awarded for her community work with vulnerable children and youth. Today, she continues serving as the director of Bright Kids Uganda.

  • Victoria Nalongo Namusisi has worked for 17 years to mend lives and social relations in Uganda after both political and personal violence.
  • Recently she has helped the community in Barlonyo in Northern Uganda reestablish itself after the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) ravaged that part of the country. Mentoring, training and providing microloans which are assisting residents to again call this town their home.
  • Ms. Namusisi also turned to microloans as a means to help survivors of acid attacks. Her involvement in founding the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV) in 2012 led her to encourage independence and confidence in the survivors she came to know. Microloans have successfully enabled new beginnings for these survivors.

Victoria Nalongo Namusisi
Bright Kids Uganda
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Posvar Hall, room 3911

Ford Institute for Human Security
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260