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Raymond Odokonyero


Raymonds is a Ugandan psychiatrist, a lecturer at Makerere University, a public speaker and an author. He hails from the Northern Uganda district of Gulu. A multi-skilled person, Raymond serves as a mental health advocate; a regular writer for Uganda’s leading newspapers; a storyteller; a sportsman; and a Master of Ceremonies.

He’s currently a Ph.D. candidate at Makerere University, with research interests in the areas of substance use and HIV, especially among young people. His interests include reading, rugby, travel, bonding with people, and growing both vulnerable indigenous trees of Northern Uganda and rare tropical fruits.

In the GINGER, I found the friendliest, most knowledgeable, patient, warm faculty I’ve ever interfaced with in my academic life. The training was intense and rich, challenging and fun, new and scary. I’ve found it exceedingly rewarding and it will not leave me the same. I am so proud to be a GINGER Fellow.