President, Uganda Swimming Federation
Session: Creating Outstanding Development Programmes
Dr. Rukare is the President of the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) and Board Chair of Special Olympics Uganda. Dr. Rukare is credited with turning around the USF during his tenure.
Dr. Rukare also holds a number of sporting portfolios which include: Secretary General of the Uganda Olympic Committee; Chairperson of the Uganda Olympic Merits and Award Commission; former head of the NOC legal commission; Vice President of African Swimming Confederation (CANA) and a Member of the FINA Masters Committee.
Dr. Rukare is a former national swimmer who represented Uganda at national, regional and international championships and held several national records between 1980- 1992.
Dr. Rukare is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and a Legal Specialist with sound knowledge of International and Human Rights Law. He has over 20 year’s experience in the field of access to justice human rights, good governance and development cooperation. Dr. Rukare is a guest faculty member at
Makerere University Uganda and the Center for Human Rights University of Pretoria South Africa.