U4 -Chr. Michelsen Institute
Monica Kirya is a lawyer specialising in law and development. She joined thee U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Center in 2016, coordinating U4’s theme on mainstreaming anti-corruption in public service delivery and integrating gender in anti-corruption programming. Previously, she lectured at Makerere and Cavendish Universities in Uganda and was Dean of Law at Cavendish University. She was also an external consultant with various NGOs, international organisations and justice, law and order sector agencies, providing technical assistance on human rights, gender mainstreaming, legal reform, strategy development and improving processes and procedures. She wrote her PhD thesis on the role of commissions of inquiry in the fight against corruption in Uganda, funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship. Ms Kirya is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a member of the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Degree from Makerere University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Uganda Law Development Centre, a Masters’ in Law and Development from the University of Warwick, UK and a PhD in Law, also from Warwick.