William Byansi is from Uganda, East Africa. He received his bachelor’s in Social Work from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. During his undergraduate studies, he served as a gender peer trainer at Makerere University Gender Mainstream Directorate organizing student seminars on gender and carried out gender-related community outreach. He also volunteered at Kampiringisa National Rehabilitation Center–the only facility established for children experiencing behavioral difficulties providing counseling and support services. After his undergraduate, Byansi worked as a Senior Programs Assistant for International Center for Child Health and Development, a research center based in Uganda. He oversaw field research activities as well as administrative tasks. He received his Masters in Social Work from New York University in May 2017. During his studies, Byansi received a two-year fellowship from the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. William’s passion is children and adolescent mental health services, community-based economic development, adolescent HIV care and social policy in limited-resource settings, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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