Lina Waru Abuku Zedriga

Director, Regional Associates for Community Initiatives (RACI)

Region(s): Africa
Country of focus: Uganda

Lina Zedriga (@linazed2) is the Director of Women Peace and Security at Regional Associates for Community Initiatives (RACI).  She was the Secretary of Uganda’s National Committee for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and all Forms of Discrimination.

Lina is a Judicial officer, lecturer, mediator, trainer and researcher. Her primary focus is on Women, Peace, and Security and social justice. She was a Woman Peace Ambassador in the 2005-2006 Juba peace talks between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) lead by Joseph Kony, and the Government of Uganda, and provided technical support to Betty Bigombe during the protracted peace negotiations. She is an advocate for the critical presence of women in peace negotiations.

Lina is the Secretary of the Africa Working Group on Global Action Against Mass Atrocities, and Secretary of the Uganda National Community for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Crimes and all forms of Discrimination set under the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

She is a Fellow-in-Residence at the annual Raphael Lemkin Global Seminar convened by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), and is a visiting resource for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.