Gorretti Byomire

2021 Fellow from Uganda

Gorretti Byomire is a lecturer and the director of the Disability Resource and Learning Centre at Makerere University Business School (MUBS).  Gorretti is a 2021 Mandela Washington Fellow and serves as chairperson of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Disability Inclusion Knowledge Network as well as vice president of the US Exchange Alumni Uganda, which brings together former participants from several US Exchange programs that support the disability community. In addition to her work as a gender, diversity, and disability researcher and consultant, Gorretti has actively advocated for inclusive healthcare, digital technology, inclusive education, and employment for people with disabilities. Gorretti is also the CEO and founder of the Byomire Inclusive Development Foundation (BIDF), whose goal is to create a society that is inclusive, resilient, and empowered. She is a member of several additional boards, such as the MUBS School Council, the MUBS Management Committee, and the Technical Advisory Disability Committee. Gorretti mentors and trains individuals in diversity, equity, and inclusion and serves the underprivileged as the president-elect of the Lions Club of Kampala New Century.

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