Head of Programs, East Africa
Phone: +32 9 398 8874
Amaniyo Mercy is a lecturer at Uganda Christian University, Faculty of Social Sciences. With over 8 years of teaching experience, she is passionate about gender-related issues, vulnerability, and social inclusion, as well as diversity management in a global context. Some of the greatest areas of impact include capacity building, empowerment and working towards equity and sustainability. Mercy Coordinate DevGRAD program in the East African countries in collaboration with our regional experts and country leads. She identifies the needs of the partners within the network through the country leads and builds alliances with a like-minded organization at country and regional level; provide technical and methodological support for the implementation of the program at the grassroots. She is enthusiastic about promoting human rights and gender equality, social protection, food security, and sustainable livelihoods, which are central to the sustainable development agenda.
Mercy has engaged in several research and evaluation projects related to gender-based violence, with ActionAid Uganda and the World Health Organization as part of a research team. She was a researcher with African Leadership Institute on the parliamentary performance scorecard and civic engagement project. She took part in the research for attitude and behavioral change campaign for malaria prevention and several ongoing research projects, both at individual and group level. Mercy earned advanced Master of Science in Development evaluation and management from the University of Antwerpen Belgium as well as Master of Development Studies-human rights and good governance, and Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University.