Lina Asiimwe is an Economist by profession holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University. She possesses training and expertise in the areas of Project Planning and Management, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Tax and Trade Justice, Gender Programming, Governance and Human Rights and Policy Advocacy.
Lina previously worked with SEATINI-Uganda and Oxfam in Uganda where she garnered over 10 years’ worth of experience in the areas of Trade policy and Governance and Accountability and spearheaded programming, policy analysis and advocacy for sustainable development.
She has written several media articles and policy briefs, managed research and publications, participated and presented at several international forums and led successful projects on various issues including on Women’s Economic Empowerment, Intellectual Property Rights and access to essential goods, Agriculture and Quality product standards, Regional trade and Market Access for vulnerable groups especially the youth and women, Rising unemployment and movement of labor, Governance and Civic Space, Education in crisis, among others.
Lina is passionate about Economic Justice and firmly believes that it is the means to Sustainable Development.