Walter Akwat is a Communications Specialist, with vast experience in Development Communications and Advocacy. He is currently managing Advocacy functions in a Dutch-government funded Consortium comprising of Save the Children International and ZOA. He has also worked in the Civil Society, where he remains a committed advocate of pro-poor policies and development. Between 2004 and 2007, he was a Sub Editor with The New Vision, one of the leading media houses in Uganda, before joining the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as a National Information Officer from 2007 to 2011. He is also a serving Board Member at St. Peter’s College Tororo, a school owned by the Government of Uganda but founded by the Mill Hill Catholic Fathers.