Arthur Larok is the Country Director of ActionAid Uganda, a national development organization registered under the laws of Uganda and an Affiliate Member of the ActionAid International, a global federation operating in over 40 countries in the world, taking sides with poor people in overcoming the injustice of poverty and working for human dignity for all, especially those living in the margins of society. He has previously worked with the Uganda National NGO Forum, the Forum for Education NGOs in Uganda and World Learning for International Development. He was also chair for one year, of the Civil Society for Peace in Northern Uganda. He has and still remains part of several civil society formations in Uganda and has championed many citizen mobilization and solidarity campaigns for socioeconomic and political justice in Uganda. An activist and strategist in thought and action, his passion has been most felt in work around governance, rights and democratization, championing citizen led mobilization and action such as the Citizens Manifesto to reshape the politics of development from a rights and needs based perspective and the Black Monday Movement, a defining face of citizen action against corruption and theft of public resources and taxes. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Makerere University in Uganda and a M.A. in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University in the UK.
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