Nancy Akumu started her professional career as a Research Assistant with BBC World Service Trust while at Makerere University. Immediately she completed her first degree in Forestry, she volunteered with Opportunities for Environment Planning (OPEP) Consult Ltd- Kampala and later became an Environment Officer in that same consultancy firm. She worked in partnership for various local and international consultancy firms in Uganda including COWI Ltd, VSHydro Ltd, Uganda Investment Authority (UAI), Green Label Serveices (GLS), Uganda Coffee Processing Industry (UGACOF), among others. Later, she started a forestry business with Global Woods Uganda and still progressing well. This business was aimed to help her family members in paying school fees for her young siblings. Presently, she received an Environmental training opportunity as a Young Environmental Trainee with WWF (World Wide Fund for nature)-Uganda Country Office for a period of six months i.e. from June-December 2012.
In August-2012 I will begin my master’s programme in ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT at Makerere University. After my master degree, I hope to actively participate in combating climate change in Uganda and the world at large. After my master’s degree I look forward to new opportunities having been recognized by various worldwide institutions and organizations.