By Ahura M. Mark
Winifred (Winnie) Byanyima,the wife of former FDC party ,Kizza Besigye has been appointed to lead Oxfam International.
Ms Byanyima was selected after a global search, led by the Chair of Oxfam International, Keith Johnston, with the help of an international executive search firm.
“In an outstanding field of candidates, Winnie stood out as exemplifying Oxfam’s values and ambitions,” he said. “She brings clear vision fired by her commitment to social justice, the toughness of an able negotiator and campaigner, and leadership based on her capacity to inspire and convene, in many circles, cultures and levels.” He added
With her appointment ,from April, Ms Byanyima will lead Oxfam International, which offers strategic guidance, support, expertise and coordination across Oxfam.
Oxfam works with people in 94 countries to find effective ways to end the injustice of poverty. Through its 17 affiliates, Oxfam provides humanitarian relief in crisis, empowers poor and marginalized people to gain social and economic equality, and campaigns for a more just world.
“The world is witnessing a shift in global development, growing inequality, volatility on many levels, and mounting aspirations and impatience for change. Oxfam understands how this changing context means it must be strategic and adaptable in its mission to overcome poverty and reinforce peoples’ rights. I am very proud to be invited to lead such an important organization as Oxfam, with its passionate commitment to social justice.” Byanyima said after her appointment