Ms. Lyvia Kakonge is a certified specialist in Law, Development, and Political Studies, with more than 14 years of experience managing the development and implementation of governance, democracy, accountability, and peacebuilding programs, serving as an expert to projects funded by international organizations, including USAID, DANIDA, DFID, NORAD, and the World Bank. Ms. Kakonge has developed, led, and managed anti-corruption, human rights, and peacebuilding programming by providing direct assistance to safeguard civic space, enhance accountability, and manage conflict. Working on initiatives for governance mainstreaming that included advancing constructive dialogue, strengthen transparency, protection, and peacebuilding, she has demonstrated excellent skills both as a leader and team member. As an advanced specialist in these areas, she has proven expertise in providing technical guidance, oversight, monitoring, and effective project implementation. Her sound knowledge of human rights and accountability enhancement has facilitated dialogue and inclusion of nonstate actors in closing environments through evidence-based research and programming. She has concentrated on African countries. Her expertise includes donor project Europe missions and legal practice in Canada; Ms. Kakonge displays a high level of professionalism in her areas of expertise.