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Professional Fellows - Spring 2023 Cohort

Meet our Spring 2023 Cohort of Professional Fellows! This group of six accomplished disability rights leaders from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda completed an intensive five-week Fellowship Program between May and June 2023 in the US.

Learn more about our Fellows, their follow-on projects, and Fellowship experiences.

  • Bakar O Hamad

    Photo of Fellow Bakar Omar Hamad

    Acting Executive Director, Women with Disabilities in Zanzibar (JUWAUZA)

  • Clara S Muchunguzi

    Photo of Fellow Clara Sima Muchunguzi

    Program Coordinator, Restless Development

  • Erick S Oduor

    Photo of Fellow Erick Sande Oduor

    Program Officer, United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK)

  • Rashid Kalule

    Photo of Fellow Rashid Kalule

    Disability Inclusion Facilitator, Jinja District Union of Persons with Disabilities (JIDU)

  • Teopista Nannyanzi

    Photo of Fellow Teopista Nannyanzi

    Project Coordinator,
    Pan African Network of People with Psychosocial Disabilities (PANPPD)

  • Nina H Mago

    Nina Halima Mago, a Ugandan woman wearing a collared shirt and small hoop earrings, smiling.

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
    Purple Bench Initiative (PBI) Uganda