Benson Ogwal

Program Director

Benson Ogwal Stanley currently leads the Northern Uganda Education Program (NUEP)  team with Geneva Global as Program Director. He has until recently been leading UNICEF’s multi-sectoral emergency response program in the disputed Abyei region of the Sudan, where he also previously led Save the Children’s multi-sectoral emergency operations.

With over 12 years’ experience in programs management in multiple contexts, ranging from emergency relief to post-conflict development, Benson excels in program operations and delivery with multiple institutional donors.

Currently, he is a fellow at the London School of Economics Program for African Leadership and a scholar at the Brown University’s Watson Institute on Human Security and Humanitarian Response.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Geography from Makerere University, Kampala and a Master’s in Development Studies from Uganda Martyr’s University, Nkozi. His thesis focused on the contribution of NGO interventions towards eradicating extreme poverty in Northern Uganda. He is currently working on his PhD, which is focused on reconstruction aid as a catalyst for corruption in Uganda, a case study of the peace recovery development plan for Northern Uganda.