Dr Donald Rukare
Donald Rukare

Sporting Background

National Engagements:

  • President – Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and Commonwealth Games Association Uganda 2021 to date
  • Chairperson – National Council of sports
  • Former Secretary General – Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and Commonwealth Games Association Uganda
  • Member – UOC Government Relations Committee
  • Member – UOC Legal Commission
  • Former Chairperson – UOC Merits and Award Commission
  • Former Chairperson – UOC Legal Commission
  • Former President – Uganda Swimming Federation
  • Former Board Chair – Special Olympics

Regional and Continental Engagements

  • Vice President – African Swimming Federation (CANA)
  • President – CANA Zone III
  • Vice Chair – Legal Commission of the Association of African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA)

International Engagements

  • FINA Bureau Member and Official
  • Member – FINA Marketing Commission
  • Member – FINA High Diving Technical Committee
  • Former Member – FINA Masters Committee 2013 – 2014
  • Arbitrator – International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
  • Panel Member – Regional Anti-Doping Agency (RADO)
  • 1st African MEMOS Lecturer
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) consultant/advisor that has undertaken assignments for the IOC in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Lesotho.

Career as an Athlete  

  • Former National Swimmer at national, regional and international championships including the FINA Masters Swimming Championships in Montreal 2014.
  • National record holder between 1980 – 1992.
  • Swimming Team Captain at Makerere University 1989 – 1992.
  • Awarded university colors in Swimming, Squash and Basketball during that period.
  • Active Masters Swimmer Both Nationally and Internationally.

Career achievements

  • CEO and founder of Governance and Public Policy Research Center.
  • Chief of Party of the USAID Rights and justice Activity program in Uganda.