Christine Achieno is a Ugandan, born in Busia District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and in her final year for her Masters Degree in Public Administration and Management. Christine has worked at FOCREV Ministries, Sihubira Farmers’ Organization and Youth AID Uganda, participated in various research projects from different organizations such as World Vision, Samaritan Purse, UNICEF, Promise Consults International, among others.
She is passionate about working to promote the rights of the marginalized people especially women and children. Her values are Honesty, Integrity and stewardship. Her hobbies and interests include; travelling and Making new friends. She is a soccer fan and an ardent Arsenal fan for that matter.
Muramuzi Patience (Mrs) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Makerere University and a certificate in project planning and management from Uganda Management Institute. As NAWAD’s Executive Director and Founder, Patience has a 15 years’ working experience implementing, monitoring and managing environmental sustainability, women’s rights programming, organizational development, mobilization and support to grassroots women organizing. Since 2010, Patience led the design and management of a number of projects focused on empowering women as well as consolidating their position in sustainable environmental management. Patience is one of a group of women who initiated the formation of the eco-feminist movement in Africa and has been at the forefront of carrying out a campaign for the establishment of the movement in Nwoya and Amuru in Northern Uganda.
She is a member of Several Alliances and network organizations that promote women’s rights and environmental governance and among these include: WoMin which is an African gender and extractives alliance, Uganda Coalition for sustainable Development as a Board Member, Uganda Water and Sanitation Network (UWASNET), and National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU). As a Project Manager, Gender person and core mobilizer at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI), she developed and implemented programs that promoted water hygiene and sanitation among the slum areas of Kampala while ensuring that gender was mainstreamed in all the organization programs. At Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), which is one of the pioneer organizations to engage in the Oil and gas Sector of Uganda, Patience as a Program officer, initiated the promotion of access to rights and EITI (Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives) in the Oil sector of Uganda. She coordinated and participated in organizing dialogue meetings on EITI both local and cross country including Congo and South Africa. She was among the people who initiated the formation of the Publish What You Pay Coalition of Uganda, which is currently doing a great work in promoting transparency and accountability in the ecxtractives sector.
Sylvia is a self-motivated and result oriented community educator, project planner, social and policy researcher, an entrepreneur and a human rights specialist with a master’s degree in human rights and a post graduate Diploma in project planning and management. She has a long experience in networking, mobilization, co-ordination, marketing and management, developed from working with development organizations and institutions at both local and international levels. Working with Reach Out Mbuya HIV AIDS Initiative for 2 years ushered her into deeper understanding of NGO work and positioned her to passionately work with vulnerable populations.
Working with National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) since 2011, challenged her to practically acquire hands on experience to help her work with women in development. This has enabled her coordinate sensitization campaigns on sustainable development goals and initiate income generating activities in bid to address gender equality and climate change challenges. In addition, this has exposed her to resource mobilization, negotiation, training of trainers, and facilitation skills to ably work on projects and with government.
Mr. Benard Jacan – Heads the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning department at NAWAD. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and a bachelor's degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University. He has attained extensive experience in the field of Project Planning and Management with a bias in Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation. He oversees overall measuring program results, field monitoring, evaluations/research, data collection, data analysis and management, and supporting organization’s proposal developments. He is an excellent team player with honed communication and analytical thinking skills and a strong ability to identify and articulate programs strengths and weaknesses. He loves studying and travelling as a hobby.
He holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Makerere University with accounting as his area of specialization. He is very passionate about accounting, finance, audit and tax. He has been involved in accounts of different organizations before joining NAWAD for example Jehovah Jireh Modern Primary School. He also received a 3 months training in operations from UMEME (U) Ltd.
During his stay at Makerere University, he engaged in research about risk assessment procedures and detection of financial statements fraud in Uganda Banking sector taking a case study of the defunct Crane Bank take over by the Bank of Uganda.
He has interest in publishing about different aspects concerning the economy (micro and macro economics), finance , accounting, audit and tax on his blog Economy and Technology