Stephen Okello graduated from Nkumba University with a BA in international relations and diplomacy (2006). He worked for the Parliament of Uganda, USAID-Legislative Support Activity/Development Associates, USAID-Northern Uganda Peace Initiative, and the Center for Conflict Resolution in Kampala. Stephen helped found the Uganda Conflict Action Network (Uganda CAN), an organization of Ugandan and US citizens focused on the crisis in northern Uganda. In 2006, he collaborated with five international Catholic religious orders as part of a team working to establish a Justice and Peace Center in Kampala. Stephen has worked for the Small Arms Survey as a field research assistant in Uganda.