In her position as a project officer, Ms. Nalunkuuma is able to exercise various skills to among others representing UMWA at both local and international foras, communicating and networking with UMWA’s stakeholders, compiling reports on activities UMWA has organized or participated in, conducting meetings, giving guidance to interns and exchange participants, accomplishing several special assignments as directed by the Executive Director.
Currently Ms. Nalunkuuma is coordinating the 5th phase of the FK Exchange program, the third phase of the DANIDA supported internship program, and also coordinating the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OAK-CSAE) project. This project is undertaken with the other Media Women’s Associations of Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia and it is aimed at creating more awareness on the issues using the media.
Rita Nalunkuuma is pursuing a Masters in human rights at Makerere University, from which she hopes to be better placed to improve on her skills as a human rights advocate and activist. Prior to her masters, she pursued a Bachelors degree in education with literature and English.
Ms. Nalunkuuma was first employed by St. Joseph’s S.S.S. Kigando in Kiboga district where she did her school practice and was retained, teaching literature and English. She also worked as a personal assistant with M/S R.S Matovu & Co. Advocates, before she joined the Human Rights and Good Governance Program (DANIDA-HUGGO) as an intern with Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA).
After six months as an intern with UMWA, she was retained to work as a project officer. Ms. Nalunkuuma is a human rights activist leaning towards the rights of women especially the right to access information, and advocating for the rights of children.