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Beatrice Lamwaka

Director, Arts Therapy Foundation, Uganda

Beatrice Lamwaka is a founder and director of Arts Therapy Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides psychological and emotional support through creative arts therapies. She writes research articles, poetry, and a collection of short stories. 'Butterfly Dreams', was recently published in Uganda. Beatrice was shortlisted for the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing and was a finalist for the South African PEN/Studzinski Literary Award 2009. She won first prize in Makerere University's MA Peace and Conflict essay competition for her article 'Acoli Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution'. She contributes to Open Global Rights and Global Press Journal, and her stories have been published in the USA, UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zambia. Beatrice was selected as one of the Harry Franks Guggenheim's Young African Scholars for research on land displacement in post-conflict Northern Uganda and was a participant at Young Researcher's Training in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Institute of the Organization of Social Science in Eastern and Southern Africa. Beatrice is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Session 549 Youth, Economics, and Violence.

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