Ms. Cecilia Anyakoit

COUNCIL MEMBER (2018-2020)

Ms. Cecilia Anyakoit is an independent professional consultant with expertise in Gender and women's rights advocacy, young people's Rights, organizational development, strategic planning and policy development, community development including; social mobilization, research, governance, leadership capacity building , participatory training methodologies.

Born in Oongole Village, Cheleuko parish, Usuk Sub County in Katakwi District. She attended Katakwi Primary School for PLE in 1992, Kangole Girls SSS, Moroto District for UCE in 1996 and UACE in Kalungu Girls Training Centre, Masaka District in 1998 and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Social Sciences (Economics and German language) in Makerere University in 2002. She also have other trainings including, Policy formulation and analysis skills, and Dialogue and Mediation skills.

Ms. Anyakoit possess fifteen years involvement in diverse continuous experience in high level organizational leadership and administrative positions including: women and youth leadership, currently Board chairperson of Women's Democracy Network-Uganda Chapter, member of Board Vision High School-Amuria District, and a mentor.

In school, Ms. Anyakoit participated in secondary school games up to national level, she went on to become a member of Makerere University sports team as javelin thrower that represented the institution at the university games. She is also a trained rower, trained by IRF in the training camp in Mombosa in 2007.

As a gender and governance consultant, Ms. Anyakoit has undertaken various assignments and contracted by organizations like Uganda Women's Network (UWONET), Action for Development (ACFODE), Women Democracy Network (WDN-U) to undertake gender training both at national and across the country; I have participated in the development of gender policy position papers and briefs.

Ms. Anyakoit possess vast knowledge in gender and youth mainstreaming and their uniqueness, women and youth program design and oversight, communication and training and in a unique way, combine core competencies in lobbying and advocacy, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiations, persuasion and social mobilization techniques with requisite skills in the conceptualization of complex situations.

As an organizational development consultant, Ms. Anyakoit has facilitated several organizations in the development of strategic plans, the theories of change, and a trainer in organizational team building for staff and partners. For example she has had several contracts with the GIZ-Civial Peace Program in Uganda to support the networks and groups in teso and karamoja regions.