Passionate about Peace, Security, and Girl Child empowerment, Zulaika has 5 years’ experience working to apply rigorous analyses of local conflict dynamics to strengthen tools for conflict assessment; improve the design of community peacebuilding programs; refine systems for PVE program Design, Monitoring & Evaluation, and also further understanding of the critical role of youth and women in building and sustaining peace and preventing violent conflict.

Driven by the belief that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women and girls, Zulaika’s women empowerment initiatives span across training, mentorship, digital campaigns, and advocacy on women and girls issues. To date, her OBR Uganda Campaigns have impacted over 137,000 women and girls both off-line, and through online campaign initiatives.

Zulaika is an alumni of IVLP by the US Department of State, a Participatory Action Research Fellow with the United States Institute of Peace, and a member of Extremely Together Uganda Chapter, an initiative of the Kofi Annan Foundation.