Harriet Mbabzi steers the Resilient Livelihoods Themematic Programme of the Oxfam in Uganda Country Strategy (OCS.) At the center of her work is ensuring vulnerable groups especially women, youth, and vulnerable people are empowered economically and resilient to withstand all forms of shocks, uncertainties, vulnerabilities and risks. Harriet is very passionate about development work that is equitable and inclusive in nature. She promotes initiatives that break barriers for women and youth empowerment.
Prior to joining Oxfam in 2013, Harriet worked with Plan International in Uganda and then MIFUMI, a women's rights organization where she served in different capacities.
She holds a Masters degree in Human Rights from Uganda Martyrs' University, a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences (Rural Economy and Economics) from Makerere University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Universalizing Social Economic Security for the Poor from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands .