Michael Odong

Michael Odong

Country and Partnership Manager Uganda

Michael Odong was born and raised in Northern Uganda. He spent his childhood and early education in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps. He began his career as a dentist and later made a change and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology. He then obtained a Master in Public Health-International Health and Development.

Michael was part of the first group of fellows of the Master MIDHA – in Project Management for International Development and Humanitarian Aid at Social Change School. Michael has been an International Ford Foundation fellow for the commitment he demonstrated while addressing social injustices in Northern Uganda between 2010-2012, and earned the International Compton Foundation fellowship for strong commitment to addressing sexual and reproductive health issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Michael has been working in the development and humanitarian field for over 14 years, has collaborated with international organisations like Save the ChildrenJohn SnowInc (JSI), UNFPA. Most of his experience has been in Uganda and South Sudan.

Michael is an experienced program management and social behaviour change specialist in both development and emergencies. Known for his strong commitment for social justice, Michael believes in improving the quality of the lives of refugeeswomen and children, and people affected by disaster. Sectors of his expertise include emergency management, Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Emergencies, WASHHealth and Nutrition, and Communication for Development (C4D) in Emergencies.
Michael is highly skilled in participatory approaches and program design, is a flexible team player and easily adapts to new environment.

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