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Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G)

Gulu, Uganda
Joined April 2022

Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) is a women’s rights organization established in 2004 with a mission to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in northern

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Gender-based violence

Is a womens rights organization registered under the Ministry of Internal Affairs National
NGO Board Reg Cert. No: 8538, GWED-G is also registered with district local Government
of districts they operates in Acholi sub-region and endorsed Memorandums of Understanding
(MoU) with these districts for any program implemented to avoid duplications and give clear
insides of the programs and donor portfolio
GWED-G operates in most of the districts in Acholi sub-regions like Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya,
Omoro with offices in those sub-counties and working with networks in Pader, Kitgum,
Lamwo, and Agago (Acholi Sub-region), however GWED-G conducts advocacy works at
national levels and sits at various platforms for National Plan of Action (NAP), member of
Uganda Human Rights Defender groups, 1325UNSCR, the ICGLR platform, and partnering
with HURINET, UWONET, and UWOPA on issues related to policy.
Aparently GWED-G represents the women desk in the north. s.

People Associated With This Organization

Geoffrey Oyat Shimita

Gulu Women Economic Development and...
Joined April 2022
Interests: Gender-based violence
Currently I hold a Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA/ED) from Ndejje University and Advanced Certificate in Psychological counseling from Makerere University/CVT. This course prepares professionals to plan and facilitate learning for human development and community development programs and to enable them work hand in hand with communities to promote social development. It draws rich experience from modern development approaches and concepts in personal management recognizing cross cutting principals such as Gender, Human growth and development, human rights and understanding synergistic relationships. As project officer, I have learnt and exercise wonderful span of control over my subordinates through demonstrated team leadership hence achieving departmental and corporate objectives. Besides team role, I have also enjoyed local and international networking with other stakeholders. As a person who has been in the war affected area for long, am able to identify and have experience in working with war affected communities
Geoffrey Oyat Shimita is the network champion (main point of contact) for Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G).

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