Alumna Jacquiline Amongin to Represent Uganda in EALA
2017 Fellowship Alumna Jacquiline Amongin recently won elections in Uganda and will represent Uganda in the regional East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) for the next ten years. Jacquiline served in the Uganda Parliament beginning in 2011 and represented Uganda in the continental Parliament, otherwise called the Pan African Parliament, for ten years, starting in 2013. She also founded of an NGO, Amongin Jacquiline Hope Development Foundation (AJAHFOD), focusing on empowering rural communities of Eastern Uganda in areas of education, health, hygiene, access to water sanitation, as well as addressing climate change, and economic empowerment.
In the EALA, Jacquiline’s focus will be to improve legislation in Africa on climate change and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) to avert climate impacts.
Learn more about the Eastern African Legislative Assembly.