Co-founder of Action for Development
"Women, War and Peace: The Politics in Peacebuilding" -
Miria Matembe is a co-founder of Action for Development (ACFODE) in Kampala, Uganda, and a former member of parliament representing the Mbabara district of Uganda. She represented Uganda in the Pan-African Parliament, where she served as chairperson of its Committee on Rules. As former minister of ethics and integrity, from 1998 to 2003, she formulated the government’s policy on corruption and helped set standards of ethics for professionals in public office. A former commissioner of the Uganda Constitutional Commission, she later served as delegate to the Constituent Assembly that promulgated the new national constitution in 1995. In 2002, she published a memoir entitled Gender, Politics and Constitution Making in Uganda, in which she documents her experience in bringing gender issues to the forefront of national politics. A lawyer who has focused on human rights law, constitutional law and business law, she was a fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.
Updated on 10/ 18/2006