Dr Pamela Lomoro
Dr Pamela Lomoro is a trustee of the UK-based girls’ education charity, Friends of Ibba Girls School, South Sudan (FIGS). Born in South Sudan to educated South Sudanese and Ugandan parents, she attended a fee paying catholic nursery and primary school in the earlier years of the second civil war. Pamela’s parents heavily emphasised and encouraged equally their male and female children to pursue excellence in education. When, in the late 80’s, the civil war intensified Pamela and her mother escaped the fighting and found refuge in the UK where her mother had studied during the 50’s. She continued her education at primary and secondary schools in East London.
In 2004 at the dawn of the peace agreement that ended 21 years of the civil war, Pamela travelled to South Sudan for the first time since leaving as a child. This trip marked the beginning of her personal journey towards promoting education and development initiatives in South Sudan.
She is a mechanical engineer by profession, with 10 years of experience spanning academic research, international oil and gas infrastructure development and energy policy. She holds a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Leeds University, and currently consults for the Open University on engineering research.