Ms Lorna Amutojo (Uganda) – Member
Lorna Juliet Amutojo is enrolled advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and the founding partner of AALCCA. Ms. Amutojo holds a Masters of Laws Degree Specialization in Law and Economics from Utrecht University and a Bachelors of Law Degree from Makerere University. She also holds a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre (LDC) and a diploma in Development, Socio-economics and Human Rights from The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
As a non-conventional practicing Lawyer, Ms. Amutojo blends innovative practice and consultancy with a focus on legislative, regulatory and policy analyses, assessments and evaluations. Thus, she has considerable experience from the private sector, the NGO and private legal practice. She has consulted at the national, regional and international levels on macro-economic policy, human rights/public interest litigation; gender, peace, conflict and security issues; corporate governance; investments; stock and capital markets; land and real estate development, natural resources and mineral wealth. She has also worked on assignments that covered policy legislative and penal reform with a bias on private sector partnerships, Investment, capital markets, natural resources and mineral wealth. Ms. Amutojo was the lead consultant in engendering the Juba Peace Process, in Juba – Southern Sudan on behalf of the Uganda women’s Coalition for Peace, technically and financially supported by the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She was also a consultant for the International Finance Corporation World Bank Group in a CSO partnership on implementation of the Gender and Growth Assessment with a focus on removing legal and administrative barriers in the following areas: Land transaction, Access to finance with emphasis on Financial Institutions, Access to Justice; Tax administration; Employment and labour laws. She has consulted extensively with UNDP Somalia on Institutional reform and the African Union on Policy and Legislative issues on conflict and security. Prior to starting her own private practice, she was the Coordinator of the Uganda Land Alliance, Head of Governance and Human Right at the Uganda Joint Christian Council and also worked as a legal consultant for AES Nile Power and Norpak on energy and land compensation agreements.
She is skilled in NGO Board management and had served on a number of boards notably the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) – Africa Director, Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-U) – General Secretary, the International Land Coalition Council in Italy – board member and Uganda Women’s Land Access Trust – Executive Trustee. She also served on the boards of Uganda Land Alliance, the NGO Forum, and ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement Civil Society Steering Committee. She’s a member of the Uganda Law Society, International Federation of Women Lawyers and the Association of Christian Lawyers in Uganda and was also a member of the Policy and Legal Review Working Group in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.