Margaret LoWilla is the Programme Officer- South Sudan whose main role is to support the implementation of the Peace Centre’s programmes in South Sudan from planning stage to impact assessment. Margaret also engages in Policy Lobbying and Advocacy as well as, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. She also represents the Peace Centre through networking and maintaining constructive and positive relationships with a broad range network of stakeholders including civil society organizations. Margaret brings to the Peace Centre her technical expertise, proficiency in handling and leading cross-functional programmes and her passion to uplift and empower the young women of South Sudan.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Economics from the Australian Catholic University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Governance, Peace and Security at Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya. She was a Peace, Security and Development Early Career Fellow at the African Leadership Centre (ALC)- King’s College London and has worked with local civil society organizations in South Sudan on women’s rights, women’s political participation and lobby and advocacy against early and forced marriages.
Margaret is also a researcher and writer, documenting stories of Africans from their own lived experiences, highlighting their resilience and centring their agency and innovation. Her works are featured in the Young African Leaders Journal of Development, ALC Covid-19 Op-Ed Series and Covid Stories from East Africa and Beyond: Lived experiences and forward-looking reflections, published by Langaa Research and Publishing.
Her interests include fitness and wellness, reading, writing and travelling.