Zahara Nampewo

Director GPRC

Zahara Nampewo is a Ugandan lawyer with a keen interest in interdisciplinary explorations. She is passionate about human rights and gender, as evidenced by her work and professional training in these fields. Zahara holds an LLM from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom specializing in International Human Rights Law and a Diploma in Advanced Protection of Human Rights from the University of Abo Akademi, Turku, Finland. Her recently concluded Doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, USA focuses on the interlink between law, culture and gender.
Zahara has demonstrated work experience in the private, public and non – profit sectors. She teaches at the School of Law in Makerere University. Further, she has worked with the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) as Access to Justice programme Coordinator, UN WOMEN (UNIFEM) Liberia, as a Gender Justice Specialist and with Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) as Senior Legal Officer.

Zahara has undertaken team-based and individual professional consultancy assignments. She has hands on experience in program development, management and monitoring, policy planning and reform, advocacy, collaborative networking, budgeting and financial management, research, analysis and resource material development.
Zahara chairs the Law Development Centre Examinations Committee and the Board of Directors of Uganda Lawyers for Human Rights (ULHR), a young NGO advocating for human rights of marginalized groups. She is also Board member for the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) and member of the Association of Uganda Women Lawyers (FIDA-U). Also, Zahara is a panellist on the British Council / Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme.