Dina Buck

Dina Buck (United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda - UOBDU): Dina’s undergraduate degrees include a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Environmental Policy and Assessment from Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. In 2010, Dina served as an AP Peace Fellow with the Kampala-based World Peasants/Indigenous Organization (WPIO), now called the East and Central Africa Association for Indigenous Rights (ECAAIR), which advocates for Batwa rights in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the time of her 2011 fellowship, Dina was studying for her Master’s degree in International Human Rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver, with concentrations in both sustainable development and international administration and law. After her fellowship Dina wrote: “This fellowship has helped me learn more about my capabilities and my handicaps. I also feel I understand better how to sustainably empower people, and work with them in a way that honors their dignity, intelligence, and capabilities.”



ALICE NYAMIHANDA: FIRST MUTWA TO GET A UNIVERSITY DEGREE

29 Aug

Below is a video interview with Alice Nyamihanda, who works at UOBDU as its tourism officer. She’s the first Mutwa in Uganda to get a university degree and, I believe, the first Mutwa to get one period. What’s exciting is it sounds like she’s not the last!

BBC News published this article (and video) on her last year.

Posted By Dina Buck

Posted Aug 29th, 2011

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