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.
Khaoya Annet Irene is a community development specialist with key interest in gender issues. Irene holds a Master of Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University and a Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences majoring in gender and development studies from Makerere University.
Over the years, Irene has had a consistent work experience in areas of community mobilization and education on key development interventions and as well conducted field researches mainly baseline, midline and end line surveys using both qualitative and quantitative approaches on consultancy basis with a number of INGOs, NGOs, Private Companies and Government Departments. From this experience she has acquired practical skills in designing, planning, supervising, conducting and managing research projects and other projects.
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
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.
An IT personnel that holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from Makerere University. She attained a certificate of Corporate ICT internship training in Dynamic website design and Management, computer graphics,Database Management System, corporate networking and report writing.
Before joining NAWAD,she has been a small projects coordinator at Precision Africa Ltd, a part time teacher at Mothercare Preparatory School, Bunamwaya, Farm manager at Countryside Farms based in Nakawuka and Zirobwe and a Manager/ Cashier at Countryside Pub.
Away from her area of professionalism, she is passionate about farming, swimming, listening to music and watching soccer and for that matter a Uganda cranes and Liverpool fan.