Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
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Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga

Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga
Speaker, Parliament of Uganda

Rt. Hon. Rebecca A. Kadaga is the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, elected for a second term in May, 2016 – the third position in the hierarchy of National Leadership in Uganda after the President and the Vice President.


She is an Advocate having been enrolled in 1982. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law, from University of Zimbabwe (2002 to 2003) and the First Woman to establish a law firm – Kadaga & Co. Advocates established in 1984.


The Rt. Hon. Kadaga is currently the Inter-Parliamentary Union President, Africa Region (October, 2016 to 2019) and Chairperson of the Commonweath Women Parliamentarians (2014 to 2016), having first served as the Vice Chairperson of the same organization (2009 to 2014).


She was an Executive Committee Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union representing the African Region, and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (Africa Region). In this fora she campaigned for the women emancipation in politics and governance throughout the Commonwealth.


In 2013 she received the Golden Jubilee Award by the President of Uganda, while in 2014 she received the Grand Officer of the Republic of Benin from the President of Benin in recognition of her work as women empowerment campaign


Shewas named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.

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