Teddy Atim

Ms. Teddy Atim, started her professional work in northern Uganda since 2001, working with children, women and communities affected by war in northern Uganda both as a practitioner and a researcher.

She worked for in both humanitarian and development work. Beginning her work with The Concerned Parents Association, she worked on a number of research and documentation processes regarding abduction and return of children abducted by the rebel group, Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Teddy later worked with Save the Children in Uganda as a child protection officer, supporting child protection work for children affected by armed conflict in northern Uganda. At Save the Children, she helped design and implement the first studies of child prostitution and street children in northern Uganda, a phenomena greatly increased as a result of the war. She later worked for CARE International in Uganda as the Emergency and Disaster Risks Reduction Coordinator, leading emergency response for CARE in Uganda. She has also worked with American Jewish World Service (AJWS) as a country consultant grants, supporting AJWS grant making in northern Uganda and with the Democratic Governance Facility[1] in Uganda supporting work around transitional justice and peace building in Uganda.

Since Aug 2008, she has been Feinstein International Center (FIC), Tufts University Team Leader for northern Uganda, focusing on community-based and community-informed reparation and transitional justice measures. Teddy’s work focuses on the effects of the over two decade conflict between the GoU and LRA rebels on the community in northern Uganda. She is particularly interested in the experience of conflict on people’s ability to rebuild their lives. She has specific interest on children and youth affected by armed conflict with a gender and generational lens.

From Sept 2012, she started a PhD programme at Wageningen University in the Netherland with a focus on children and youth affected by conflict in northern Uganda. She holds a Masters in Humanitarian Assistance from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutritution Science and Policy, Tufts University, graduating in spring 2008. She also holds a B.A. in Social Sciences, (social administration and sociology) from Makerere University, Kampala. She is also a member of the international coalition on women’s human rights in armed conflict.


[1] The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) was established in July 2011 in order to strengthen democratisation, protection of human rights, access to justice, peaceful co-existence and improved accountability in Uganda by some of its development partners: Austria, Denmark, EU, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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