Name: Dan Wandera Ogalo
Date of birth: 27 th November, 1956
Profession: Lawyer, Legislative Expert/Consultant
Academic qualification: Master of Law (LLM), Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) Diploma in legal practice
I am presently the Managing partner of a law firm known as Victoria Advocates and Legal Consultants. I practice in the Courts of Judicature in Uganda and the East African Court of Justice specializing in Constitutional, administrative electoral and human rights law. I have been in active legal practice since 1982.
From April 1994 to October 1995 I served in the Constituent Assembly of Uganda (comprised of delegates elected by universal suffrage) which debated and promulgated the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of
From July 1996 to June 2001 I was elected and served in the Parliament of Uganda where I held positions of responsibility. These included Commissioner of Parliament, Deputy Chair, Committee of Rules, Discipline
and Privileges, Chair Committee of Legal and parliamentary Affairs and Member/Chair of several select Committees.
From November 2001 to June 2012 I served in the East Africa African Legislative Assembly representing Uganda and was a member of the House Business Committee, Public Accounts Committee, Committee on
Rules, privileges and Discipline, Budget and Social Affairs Committee and Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture.
I have consulted with several parliaments including the Parliaments of Somalia, East Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Somaliland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria,
Lesotho, Zambia, Pan African Parliament and SADC Parliamentary Forum. I have also been consulted by civil society organizations in areas of democracy, rule of law and good governance. Consultancy work is
I am a faculty at the International Law Institute since 2012.The institute offers courses leading to awards of Diploma and certificate in legislative drafting.
Currently I am the Chairman of the Valuation Court Kampala Capital City Authority.
I am involved in political party activities in my country. I was part of a working committee to form a new political party in 2005 when the country transited from a one party system. I held several positions of
responsibility in that party which was the official opposition in Uganda.