Michael Miiro is Montrose’s disability inclusion expert for the DFID-funded Girls’ Education Challenge Transition Project. He has over 10 years’ experience in gender and disability inclusion. Mr Miiro is a dynamic and innovative human rights activist who is passionate about working with marginalised groups with particular interest in women’s rights, disability groups, youth, children and the elderly. He has spent his career in the field of community empowerment, mental health promotion, advocacy, disability, ageing and development.
He previously worked as a Country Representative for Dansk Handicap Forbund (DHF) Uganda, where he led the implementation for the gender and disability inclusion and economic empowerment project for an emerging Disabled People’s Organization in Uganda. He has also worked as the Principal Labour Officer for the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development ensuring that the Employment Act 2006 is adhered to by employers, recruiters and job seekers. He trained technical staff and job seekers in diversity and inclusion and carried out workers’ education programmes.
Mr Miiro holds an MA in Public Advocacy and Activism from the National University of Ireland, Advanced Certificate in Human Rights from the Columbia University in the City of New York. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University, Uganda. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Community-based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University, Uganda.