How can people be empowered through community-led development? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Naomi Muando, the regional manager of ACET Uganda in Mbale.
During the interview, they talk about ACET as an organisation and Naomi’s role there. There is a discussion about the community-led initiatives designed to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDs and reduce stigma around the disease through education. Naomi talks about the rise in teenage pregnancies following the effects of covid-19 lockdowns and how her work seeks to empower women in a very conservative and patriarchal society.
Interview by Esther Coomber. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook.