Arthur Larok is Federation Development Director for ActionAid International, a global federation working in 46 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. He was previously Country Director of ActionAid Uganda for 6 years. He is also a member of the Transitions Assistance Practice Group (TAPG) hosted by the Institute for Integrated Transition (IFIT) in Barcelona, as well as Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Civic Research Network (CRN).
Arthur Larok holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda and master’s in governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University – UK. He has coedited a Book on Uganda’s Civil Society and authored several papers, including ‘Protecting the Tree or Saving the Forest’: A Political Analysis of the Legal Environment for NGO Operations in Uganda” (2009); ‘Uganda’s New Civic Activism: Beyond Egos and Logos’, ‘The conservative alliance against gender justice in Uganda’; ‘At Crossroads? The Youth, Politics of Interest Groups and influencing National Policy Processes in Uganda’; ‘Modified activism after Ethiopia’s New Dawn’.