Eunice Nabakwa shapes land rights policy to create meaningful change for the women of Uganda
As part of our April 2022 cohort, Eunice Nabakwa brought her extensive experience in women’s land rights to the class. For the past decade, she has worked with Uganda’s Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, and she has been a Research Fellow at Georgetown University since 2021, focusing specifically on women’s land rights.
We spoke with her recently to learn more about her perspective, inspiration, what keeps her motivated, and how she chose her professional path.
I realized I could make a big contribution by getting into government
I want to cook the laws
As a lawyer, there are many avenues one might pursue in the field of women’s land rights. For Eunice, working on developing policy was far more interesting than working as a litigator.
As an individual, you can contribute, you can influence
Eunice continues to be inspired by her work, and gets excited about it when she sees it working for the people in her community.
I look for solutions in the community
Working in this field can sometimes feel overwhelming, particularly when we see how much work still needs to be done. Eunice maintains her positive attitude by engaging with her community.