Sophie Kyagulanyi is the Governance and Accountability Manager at Oxfam in Uganda. She is a lawyer and advocate for social fairness and equity. She has vast expertise in working on governance and accountability matters in Uganda where she extensively informed policy research, review, analysis, engagement and influencing.
An ardent advocate of human rights including women’s rights, Sophie worked as a Human Rights Advocate with the Foundation for Human Rights for 6 years then as Just and Democratic Governance Coordinator with Action Aid Uganda as well as 3 years as Women in Leadership Programme Manager at Forum for Women in Democracy.
With her extensive knowledge and experience, Sophie has contributed to the development of training manuals on Governance and Accountability, Human Rights Education and the Anti-Corruption Advocacy Guide.
Sophie’s work is centered on developing and implementing a cross section of projects and programmes on issues of civil and political human rights, social and economic rights, transparency and accountability, anti-corruption gender, feminism and women’s rights, budget research analysis and advocacy, oil and gas, tax justice and effectiveness of aid among others.
Sophie is also an artist who loves communicating through music, dance and drama. “I love making people smile and laugh, I love seeing people happy."