Umar Kiyimba was most recently Senior Election
Officer/Regional Election Officer for the National Electoral Commission of
Uganda. He oversees all electoral-related activities in the Eastern region of
Uganda including the demarcation of electoral areas, voter
registration and education, nomination of candidates, monitoring of campaigns
and polling activities, tallying and transmission of results, among others. His
goal is to benchmark the best election practices from the U.S. and apply them
back home while championing credible elections, citizen participation and
strengthening political institutions.
Umar has an MBA and Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
and Management from Makerere University, Kampala and a Bachelor of Development
Studies from Gulu University in Uganda.