Richard Mugisha

Richard Mugisha is based in Kampala, Uganda. He has 18 years experience working with civil society, refugee, and women’s rights organizations in Uganda and the United Kingdom.

Before coming to the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, Mugisha served as program director with the Forum for Women in Democracy, a women’s leadership development organization working to promote women’s participation in governance at all levels in Uganda. In the United Kingdom, Mugisha worked extensively with refugee resettlement and integration programs. He has been published on a wide array of issues including governance, culture, and social justice.

Mugisha holds an MA degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, and a BA in modern languages from the University of Westminster and in Russian language from Kishinev State University (former USSR).