Patience leads research and advocacy at Oxfam in Uganda. An unapologetic feminist and social justice campaigner, she is dedicated to influencing policies so that they address income inequality and cater for the interests of the indigent, women and children.
Before joining Oxfam, Patience managed research and advocacy at Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, an NGO that provides legal aid to sexual minorities.
From 2013 to 2015, she was the Communications Lead at Africa Institute for Energy Governance, an organisation that lobbies for just energy and extractive policies for women and affected communities.
When she is not pushing for pro-poor laws and policies, Patience, who is also an award-winning journalist, contributes articles to publications such as The Observer UK, New Internationalist, Africa in Fact and The Observer Uganda.
Patience is also a qualified High Court advocate who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Diploma in Legal Practice and Master’s in Journalism and Communication. For her work, she won the David Astor Journalism award in 2013 and the Uganda Human Rights Commission award in 2011.
Her favourite pastime is reading poetry and playing with her young daughter, who she hopes will grow up in a better Africa.