The CSEM Advisory Group

Harriet Adong

Harriet Adong

Executive Director, Foundation for Integrated Rural Development Uganda

Harriet works with Foundation for Integrated Rural Development Uganda (FIRD) as the Executive Director. Harriet holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Gender Equality from the United Nations University in collaboration with the University of Iceland and Makerere University, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, a Certificate in Conflict Transformation, a certificate in Gender and Transitional Justice, a Diploma in Human Resource Management and is currently pursuing her Masters in Women & Gender Studies from Makerere University.

Harriet has been working with FIRD, a community-based organization, for the last five years as a human rights Educator and community activist advocating for the promotion and protection of vulnerable people’s rights, especially women, girls and youth in the post-conflict northern Uganda at the grassroot level.

Harriet has a passion for improving the quality of life of rural communities through research, mentorship, capacity building and promotion of respect for human rights and adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, and reduction of gender-based violence at the community grassroot level.

Harriet is passionate about promoting access to health for all vulnerable persons irrespective of who they are to ensure that there is access for health services for everyone at no cost in the rural hard-to-reach communities and empower adolescent girls and women to be able to think, decide and thrive on issues related to their reproductive health and rights. She currently serves as the CBO Alternate on the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism, representing the voices of community-based organizations to ensure that UHC policies are inclusive and equitable with the most marginalized  and vulnerable communities voices heard to ensure that no one is left behind.