Profile: Caroline Kateeba

Caroline has made her mark on the international arena since matriculating from Crawford College North Coast in the Matric Class of 2006, spreading her wings after departing from boarding, which she recalls fondly as being “so much fun”, as “I loved the unity and love amongst all of us.”  She returned to her home in Kampala City, Uganda before studying at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, where she completed a Masters of Political Science Degree in International Relations and Global Issues between 2007 and 2011.  During this time she participated in an exchange programme at the Faculty of Arts in the Department of Political Science at McGill University in Montreal Canada.  She also received a certificate for an International Human Rights Law Course at Nottingham University.

These qualifications were instrumental in her starting her career in the Ugandan public sector with a focus on human rights and politics.  She had already gained valuable work experience with her internship for the Human Rights Network in Uganda with her research paper on “Bride Price”, known locally as “Lobola”.  She represented the Minority of Gender, Labour and Social Development at the advocacy workshop on the launch of the female condom in Uganda.  She also represented the non-governmental organisation known as HURINET at the review conference of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. Caroline also interned for an online magazine called Think Africa Press in the capacity as a journalist and legal researcher, and this research led her to publish an article on a documentary about gay rights activism in Uganda.

Her passions have led her into the business sector where she currently works as a Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, which has her responsible for the development and implementation of the CSR Strategy which focuses on improving the communities that her company operates in. She has formed strategic partnerships with Roteract (Kampala Central), Young Entrepreneurs Programme, and the Kampala City Council Authority. She has also assisted the Marketing division with their strategy and is studying further in this field by currently pursuing a Diploma in Marketing (level 6) with the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

Caroline has enjoyed travels to the UK and Canada, besides Uganda and SA for both study and work opportunities.  In 2008 she was awarded a participation certificate from the Centre for Global Justice, and in 2011 she was awarded the University of Nottingham’s Advantage Award due to her high academic performance. She was more importantly recognised as a Future Leader by the UK Media Organisation.  Caroline is indeed a young person who is making her destiny a reality, a destiny which has led her to Washington DC in the USA where she is presently a Business Development and Partnerships Associate at “Trees for the Future”, where she is living out her passion for communications, marketing and building business partnerships between the private and public sectors.