Esther Kyozira is a female with visual impairment. She has a Masters in Human Rights from Makerere University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts with Education from Makerere University, a Diploma in law from the Law Development Centre plus several short term trainings in different fields.
Esther has worked with the disability movement since 2000 till now. She worked as the Country programme Officer for the Disability Rights Fund in charge of funding organizations of persons with disabilities to engage in advocacy. She worked with the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) for 12 years in different portfolios. She chaired the National Council for persons with disabilities 2008-2012.
Esther represents persons with disabilities on the governing boards of National Association of Women’s Organizations of Uganda (2017 to date) and the Higher Education Students Financing Board (2014 to date).
She has been behind the enactment of several laws and policies for persons with disabilities such as the persons with disabilities Act 2020, the Mental Health Act 2019; the amendment Act of the National Council for Disability among others. While at NUDIPU, Esther spear headed the drafting and presentation of the alternative report for Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). She worked tirelessly to ensure inclusion of disability concerns in the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) strategic documents and the appreciation of disability concepts into the sector.