Originally from Scotland, James Macbeth Forbes started his GIZ career in 2002 in Uganda. He later took up posts in countries including Kosovo and Armenia. In Uganda, he witnessed how the terrorist organisation LRA wreaked havoc in the north of the country and how children were being taken to the town of Gulu at night for protection. This shaped his perspective of working at GIZ and his determination to utilise all resources in order to do the utmost to improve people's lives. He has been Country Director in Uganda since 2022.
‘For girls and women, not against men’
James Macbeth Forbes, GIZ Country Director in Uganda, explains why feminist development policy is important for everyone.
Interview and photos: Martin Kharumwa
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