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Umar Kiyimba

Humphrey Fellow - Uganda

Umar Kiyimba

Admission Date: Fall 2016
Completion Date: Fall 2017


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.