Hon Janet Museveni
First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Uganda
Before taking up her role as First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports in Uganda in 2011, Janet Kataaha Museveni served as the Minister for Karamoja Affairs in Uganda’s Cabinet and as the elected Member of Parliament representing Ruhaama County, Ntungamo District. As First Lady and Minister, Janet has focused her attention on socio-economic and health issues. She founded, and has been patron to the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), an indigenous NGO which cares for war-related and HIV/AIDS-affected orphans in all the districts of Uganda. She also set up the National Strategy for the Advancement of Rural Women in Uganda (NSARWU), an NGO which works with poor rural women to empower them economically through various interventions and created the Uganda Youth Forum (UYF) and NGO that engages the youth of Uganda for purposes of character and behavior formation particularly with regard to HIV and AIDS prevention. Janet is an active member of OAFLA, an Organization that unites the First Ladies of Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the region. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Makerere University, a Diploma in Early Childhood Development from Sweden, and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.