Ms. Harriet Akullu

 

Ms. Harriet Akullu

Ms. Harriet Akullu

Child Protection Specialist with UNICEF in New York.

For close to 20 years, Ms Akullu’s work has centered on advancing social development and social change by supporting government entities and non-governmental institutions in creating and advancing social work and public policies in the areas of child protection, gender justice, women’s rights, HIV/AIDS, adolescent development, local governance, peace and security. 

Ms Akullu is currently managing and technically advising on implementation of programmes in 21 member states of the United Nations across Africa and the Middle East to build stronger protection systems for the prevention of and response to child protection concerns including the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). She has previously, held national positions in Uganda at various organisations including UNICEF, UNIFEM, ActionAid and ACORD. 

Ms. Akullu holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, and a degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University