Cohort 2 Fellows

Gorret Komurembe is a Gender and peacebuilding practitioner with 11 years of experience. Since her university, Gorett has worked with various Civil Society Organizations in collaboration with government ministries, departments and agencies to implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. She is also a feminist and women’s rights activist. She is very passionate about transforming the negative social cultural norms, belief and practices that promote unequal power relations in society.

Gorett implemented a Social Change Initiative that focused on increasing the meaningful participation of Youth in decision making for positive Peace in Uganda. She aimed at increasing participation of youth in key decision making like politics, understanding the rights of others, and understanding the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on gender participation in peacebuilding.

Noah Sempijja has over a decade’s experience working in the non-profit development sector across Uganda. He has gained considerable management experience having previously worked with Grameen Foundation, MTN Uganda, Edukans and Opportunity International. Noah currently runs a social organization called YICE Uganda, an organization that delivers regenerative farming support for refugees and host communities in Uganda.

Noah implemented his Social Change Initiative in Nakivaale Refugee Settlement. Through the initiative, he promoted regenerative farming practices that support host farmers in the utilization of small pieces of land for best farming practices to increase income and become food secure.