About Victor OCHEN
“I am proud to be a part of this dedicated team of young people who suffered a lot during the war but who are now doing amazing work to rebuild their communities." Victor OCHEN
Victor was born and raised in Lira district in northern Uganda. His experience growing up in an IDP camp shaped his desire to be part of the peace building and community development process. In 2005, he founded AYINET with a desire to mobilize youth and communities to contribute to peace and justice in northern Uganda.
Mark Goldberg talks to Victor Ochen who grew up in displaced persons camps in Northern Uganda, fleeing from the Lord’s Resistance Army. He emerged from that difficult situation to become a civic leader and peacemaker. And this year, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of war crimes victims in Uganda. Victor and Mark are old friends, and Victor opens up about growing up in a war zone, losing a brother, and becoming a self-taught social entrepreneur. Read more