Betty Bigombe

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Betty Bigombe "is former chief mediator to the northern Uganda peace process. She has tirelessly played the role of peace advocate and advisor to the warring factions and been a voice to the international community for the people of Northern Uganda. From 2004-2006, as chief mediator she arranged the first ever face-to-face meeting between the Ugandan government and the LRA, which led to the Juba peace process. Bigombe was named “Uganda’s Woman of the Year” in 1994 for her efforts as a Ugandan government minister to broker peace and has received numerous international awards since then, from the UN, Tannenbaum Center, and others. She holds a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has been a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as well as Senior Social Scientist at the World Bank." [1]

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  1. Grassroots Reconciliation Group Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2012.