About Me

Lydia Namubiru: Ugandan, journalist, writer, media trainer and M&E specialist (for development sector, folks).
Skype: namlyd; Twitter: @namlyd; Email: lydiaDOTnamubiruATgmailDOTcom

Summary of Skills and Interests
Journalism & Writing 
  • Author of this blog; a clone between journalistic blogging and experimental creative writing
  • Data journalist (Spreadsheets, Python, R, Unix, Mapping and many stand-alone visualisation tools)
  • Open data advocate and data journalism trainer
  • Community journalism champion. Publisher of www.news-hapa.press 
  • Memorist. Two autobiographical essays of mine are published in Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today's Uganda. Buy it on Amazon here 
  • I won some a UNFPA award and was runners up for the David Astor fellowship, both of which were in recognition of my reportage and writing as full time journalist/writer between 2007 and 2010 
  • Freelance contributor to niche magazines focusing on development, health & reproductive rights, East African geo-politics
  • Consulting writer/editor to organisational clients looking to produce high quality business development proposals, strategic/performance plans and reports and donor/partner engagement dispatches
Data Collection, Analysis and Communication
  • Designing research/evaluation studies and routine data collection systems
  • Automating paper-based data collection & reporting systems (Think: mobile data collection and live dashboards)
  • Reporting and storytelling with data (Spreadsheets, Python, R, Unix, Mapping, etc)
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: Masters in Journalism - Data Specialization (Expected: May 2016) 
  • Makerere University: Bachelors in Library and Information Science (2016)  

Work Experience

Intellectual Interests
  • Uganda public affairs
  • Feminism 
  • The place of Africa and Africans in the world
  • Individual rights in non-liberal cultures 
  • Inequalities (gender, social, economic)
  • Geo-politics and its impact on communities in its violent arenas
  • Technology for development 

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