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The 10th Extraordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State meeting in Arusha on 28 April 2012 appointed Hon. Jesca Eriyo – Deputy Secretary General (Productive Social Sectors), effective 30 April 2012.Hon. Jesca Eriyo

Hon. Eriyo brings to this position a formidable record of leadership experience that spans more than a decade, having served in fields ranging from education, business management, community development to politics.

Her time as a politician includes 10 years as a Woman Member of Parliament for Adjumani District in northern Uganda (2001-2006, 2006-2011) and as a Minister of State for Environment (2006-2011).

Hon. Eriyo has also previously worked as a teacher and is a founder member and active participant in various community development initiatives as well as regional and international non-governmental organizations.

Her undergraduate academic training is in the areas of education and social sciences while her postgraduate training is in the fields of democracy and development studies.

To date she is a member of the Board of Trustees - Africa Leadership Foundation (AFRICAF) and a member of the Uganda Chapter of the AMANI Forum (Great Lakes Region), to name but only two.

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