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Celebrating Powerful CPAR Uganda Women – Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok

 Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok is a founding member of CPAR Uganda Ltd and is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of CPAR Uganda. She is currently presiding over a male dominated Board of five, of which she is the only woman.While it is not by design that the CPAR Uganda Board is male dominated it is worth celebrating Rita’s leadership of it.

The CPAR Uganda Board of Directors (2015) are: Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok (PhD); Mr. Alex Bwangamoi Okello (MBA) who is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Transport of the Republic of Uganda; Prof. Dr. Christopher Garimoi Orach (PhD) who is currently the Deputy Dean of the School of Public Health of Makerere University Kampala; Hon. John Baptist Okello-Okello (FCCA) who is currently the District Chairman of Dokolo District Local Government of the Republic of Uganda: and Mr. Max Alfred Anyuru (MA), a social sector specialist with over 20 years of experience, most an independent consultant for development agencies large and small.

 Dr. Rita Laker-Ojok is also currently the Chief of Party of the USAID Feed the Future AGRICULTURAL INPUTS Activity. Until October 2014, she was the Executive Director of AT-Uganda Ltd, a non-governmental organisation, which under her leadership excelled in the provision of agricultural extension services, agro-processing promotion, agro-input distribution facilitation, collective marketing linkages and business development services to some of the poorest and most remote districts in Uganda.