Betty Oyella Bigombe has served as Uganda’s Special Envoy to South Sudan from 2019. Betty Bigombe plays a key role in conflict prevention and mediation in Africa. She is a member of the FemWise–Africa and Commonwealth women mediation networks. She led the peace and humanitarian efforts in northern Uganda, first in the 1990s as Minister of State for Northern Uganda and later in her private capacity as a chief mediator to the conflict in the mid-2000s. Betty has served in several development positions over her career, including as the Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence at the World Bank from 2014 to 2017. From 2011 until 2014, she was the State Minister for Water Resources in the Uganda Cabinet.