Principal Policy Analyst

Ms. Violah Tucungwirwe is the ODPP’s Principal Policy Analyst. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies, with Specialization in; Public Policy and Management from Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She underwent a training in John Maxwell’s 12 Irrefutable
Laws of Leadership.
Having joined the ODPP in 2010 from where she is currently heading Policy and Planning, Violah is a career Public Policy Analyst with experience of over 10 years as public policy practitioner. She is a self-
motivated team player with a great passion for innovation and knowledge sharing. She has a demonstrated zeal for results and often delivered within schedule. Before joining the ODPP, she worked with: The Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace Uganda (IIFWP-U); Uganda Red Cross, UNHCR and GIZ in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement; Office of the
Prime Minister Uganda.

She has undertaken numerous training courses, including: Study placement in HCLU (Hungarian Civil Liberties Union) Budapest Hungary – an organization that handles Drug Policy Issues, Central European University in Budapest for Policy Formulation, HIVOS (Humanitarian Institute of Development Cooperation) Netherlands for Project and Budget Practical and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Royal Netherlands Kingdom for Policy and Project Monitoring and Evaluation. These exposed her to European Approaches to Policy and Project Processes. She has also undergone various training courses in policy formulation & analysis, leadership, planning & budgeting, project formulation & report writing, and
Gender Justice aimed at applying Gender Lens in data collection, analysis and reporting.
Ms. Violah has a wealth of accomplishments, a few among them are: Provided technical guidance on policy development and management; Supported formulation of program public policies, participated in identifying
best policy options to address issues that affect criminal prosecutions, and options to inform Mutual Legal Assistance framework; Designed a Concept Note to UNOCHA – Office of the High Commission (Uganda) – UN Human Rights for funding to train ODPP officers in Human Rights (2015);

Reviewed and participated in profiling ODPP performance indicators and development of ODPP Strategic Plans aligned to the National Planning Framework of the National Development Plan (NDP); Led the team that drafted a project paper on Training and Outreaches on Prosecution of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) crimes funded by UN Women;
Took lead in drafting of the concept for the project on Enhancing Prosecution Services For All (EPSFA); Spearheaded drafting of concept paper for Assistance to Prosecutions Project Phase II that involved components of Retooling the ODPP, and Prosecution Case Management;
Participated in drafting Prosecution Guidelines, and Witness Protection and Victim Empowerment Guidelines, and Guidelines on Requesting Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) from Uganda, and various ODPP Policy & Planning documents.