Wilfred Muganga Asiimwe – Regional Human Rights Officer (Head) – Central. Mr Asiimwe has amassed great experience in human rights protection and promotion. He is a consultant, an expert and very resourceful in the promotion of human rights based approach to development. He has been at the fore front of integrating the Human Rights Based Approach to Development in the planning and implementation processes of UHRC, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. At UHRC, he is currently since November 2011 serving as the Regional Head for Central Region responsible for Kampala Metropolitan and the districts of Mityana, Mubende, Kiboga, Nakasongola, Luwero, Nakaseke, Buvuma, Buikwe, Mukono, Wakiso, Kayunga, Mpigi, Butambala and Gomba. Previously, he served in the same capacity in Mbarara (2007 – 2011) and Soroti (2005 – 2007). He had earlier on served as a Human Rights Officer in the Directorate of Monitoring and Treaties at head office. This experience spans from 2002 when he joined the commission.
Mr. Asiimwe holds a Masters in Development of Dublin City University (Ireland), PGD in Computer Science and Bachelor of Arts of Makerere University, Diploma in Education of Kyambogo University and various certificates in different fields related to development and human rights.
Mr. Asiimwe has a passion for development process and he is currently a member of the national committee responsible for integrating HRBA into the National Development Plan II with the National Planning Authority.
He has contributed to the development of this country through the protection and promotion of human rights, coordination of the civil military coordination centers during the disarmament process in Karamoja, documentation of the national human rights situation through the commission annual and periodic reports. As a member of the editorial board, Mr. Asiimwe contributed greatly to the research, compilation and production of the commission reports on ‘Oil in Uganda: Emerging Human Rights Issues’ ( 2013), ‘The Search for Peace and Development in Karamoja’ ( 2008) and ‘ Implementation of the right to adequate food in Uganda’ (2006). He is a member of the board for a number of educational institutions in his home area.