Jackson Opio

Areas of expertise: Human rights and social justice, International youth work, psychosocial support, decolonization.

Jackson Opio is a Ugandan, currently living in Berlin – Germany.   He is a graduate of a MA degree studies in Social Work as a Human Rights profession at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin. Before coming to Germany, Jackson worked for African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) – Uganda as the head of the department of Medical and Psychosocial Rehabilitation of people affected by armed conflicts in northern Uganda. He is trained in mental health and treating torture and trauma survivors. Jackson is passionate about empowerment of young people for sustainable peace and resilience, and to take on active leadership roles in civic spaces. Jackson’s childhood and lived experiences are the motivation for his civic participation. He holds a viewpoint that a societal broken system is a primary product of malfunctions in civic/political education of that society. He is one of the trainers for the Model International Criminal Court (MICC) – an international programme of Kreisau Initiative for the young people with focus on contemporary history and human rights education. Jackson also has special interest and experience in, and as well giving workshop on the topic of identity decolonization.

Email: jackson.opio81@gmail.com (best way to contact)