Teddy Atim

Teddy AtimResearcher

Working with Feinstein Since: 2008
Based in: Uganda

Teddy Atim leads research on recovery, transitional justice, and reparations in northern Uganda. Her work focuses on the impact of serious crimes resulting from the conflict between the Government of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels.

She is part of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC), a DFID-funded multi-country, multi-year study on livelihoods, basic services, and social protection. She also conducted research for the Karamoja Resilience Support Unit project funded by USAID. This project supports the development of both short- and long-term development strategies in Karamoja, Uganda.

Prior to joining Feinstein, Teddy worked as a practitioner with various national and international organizations in Uganda including the Concerned Parents Association, Save the Children, CARE International, American Jewish World Service, and the Democratic Governance Facility. With these organizations she supported the rehabilitation, reintegration, and recovery of conflicted-affected people in northern Uganda with emphasis on gender, youth, and children.

Teddy holds a B.A. in social sciences from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She has an M.A. in humanitarian assistance from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow. Presently, she is in the final year of her Ph.D. at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Research Interests:
  • Recovery, transitional justice, and reparations
  • Serious crimes
  • Gender, youth, children
Regional Focus:
  • Uganda

News Items

Teddy Atim’s testimony at ICC covered by TuftsNow
July 25, 2018

In May, Teddy Atim was an expert witness at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the ongoing trial of Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Dominic Ongwen. The court charged Ongwen with…

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Teddy Atim testifies on Feinstein research at the ICC
May 17, 2018

On May 4, 2018, Teddy Atim testified at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen has been charged for…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Generating stronger evidence on conflict situations

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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People First! Justice, Accountability, and Reparation in the Greater North of Uganda
By Dyan Mazurana, Teddy Atim | December 2016

The flagship reconstruction program for northern Uganda (NUSAF Phase II) started implementation in 2010. Our work has informed this process and hence we are hopeful that NUSAF will yield some positive results for the lives of women and children who have suffered grave violations and serious crimes.

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Feinstein Publications

Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery, and governance: evidence from a 2013-2015 panel survey in Uganda
livelihood recovery in Uganda

This report presents a series of challenges to conventional thinking around livelihood recovery for war-affected populations.

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Youth on the margins: in search of decent work in northern Uganda

Through a case study in Uganda’s second largest town, Lira, the research sets out to examine what the dynamics of young people’s work look like.

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