Michael Otim joined ICTJ in June 2009. Prior to that he worked as director for Gulu NGO Forum responsible for communication and coordination of over 100 NGO’s working in northern Uganda affected by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) conflict. He has over nine years experience working on research, advocacy on human rights, peace-building, and justice issues including supporting a number of grass roots support initiative in Uganda.
Michael also co-founded the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) that seeks to reintegrate ex-combatants in justice and reconciliation activities in northern Uganda. He was also an accredited observer during the two-year Juba peace negotiations between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Government of Uganda in South Sudan.
Michael Otim has an M.B.A. degree from Gulu University in Uganda and a B.A. Economics from Makerere University in Kampala.