Mary Gitahi

Mary Gitahi

RRLI Program Officer

she/her | Based in Uganda | Joined in 2023

Mary is a social innovator with over five years of experience in Community Development and is passionate about refugee governance and the meaningful inclusion of displaced communities in the humanitarian sector. Her experience as a displaced person drives her advocacy on migration and human rights.  

She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Makerere University Uganda with a major in International Business Management.  She worked with Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and Research Study Centre (RSC) Oxford as a research lead in Uganda on the study “Evaluation of Refugee-Led Organisations in East Africa.” The study explored the impact of refugee-led organisations in East Africa. Mary also served as the country lead for the Kuja Kuja Uganda Community Feedback program by Alight Uganda (Formerly American Refugee Committee) for three years, where she supported the exchange of feedback between refugee communities and aid organizations. She led a Women’s Computer Literacy Program and has continuously volunteered with refugee-led organisations as an administrative and public relations officer. 

Mary is also a steering committee member at the Just Tech and Migration community, which works to address the growing harms caused by digital technology deployed in asylum and migration spaces.