RLP scoops $25,000 Ockenden International Prize

On 7th March 2017 RLP scooped an award and a cash prize worth $25,000 as one of three finalists in the 2017 Ockenden International Prize.

RLP, represented by Mrs Charity Ahumuza Onyoin (Access to Justice Programme Manager) and Susan Alupo (Access to Justice Deputy Programme Manager), delivered a presentation before a panel of five judges at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK. This presentation was premised on a project, “Consolidation of legal aid services to forced migrants in the districts of Isingiro, Mbarara, Hoima, Masindi and Kiryandongo”, that was successfully implemented by RLP’s Access to Justice Programme from 2014 to 2016 with funding support from the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF).

As part of the competition, RLP submitted a presentation as well as a 3 minutes video showcasing our work and a selection of case stories, both available online at;

The Ockenden International Prize recognizes the value of outstanding refugee and/or internally displaced people projects proven to instill self-reliance, around the world. It highlights the challenges faced by displaced people, raising awareness of their range of needs, and providing reward and recognition for those giving outstanding support.

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