Christopher Opio


Tell us about yourself: I am a land and Environmental Human rights defender with over 8 years of progressive work experience in community work in oil host communities western Uganda particularly in the districts of Hoima, Kikuube & Buliisa. Over the last 8 years and so, I have built capacity of communities on human rights, natural resource governance, mediation, negotiation and grievance handling engaging mechanism. Proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with a wide range of stakeholders in the oil and gas region in Uganda.

What did you do with the JWH grant? I am currently pursuing a diploma of Human Rights Law at the Law Development Center (LDC), Kampala Uganda

What will the leadership development program bring you? I have so far acquired relevant skills and knowledge in field of Human Rights and Contemporary issues

What is your dream? In the next five years, to be among one of the prominent climate change leaders contributing to innovative approach to community development, climate change, nature conservation, protection and preservation.

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