NAWAD’s Executive Director and founder, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management from Makerere University and a certificate in project planning and management from Uganda Management Institute. She brings broad experience to her work with NAWAD and this project. As a volunteer at Uganda Coalition for sustainable development (UCSD) she assisted in fundraising.
As a programme officer at Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO) she was in charge of biomass energy efficiency and renewable energy conservation program. As an Assistant Project Officer at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI), she helped in the mainstreaming of gender in all CIDI projects.
Also at CIDI, she mobilized the communities of Kawempe to take part in the implementation of the Kawempe Urban Water and Environment project sensitizing community members on the dangers of poor hygiene and sanitation.
In this role, Patience was also responsible for the organization of all the workshops and meetings for the project. After promotion to Project Manager, Water and Environmental Sanitation, she conducted training seminars, workshops and all other meetings. Patience highest managerial position was when she served as Acting Executive Secretary, Uganda Wildlife Society for three years. Here she was in charge of programme management and also served as the accounting officer, a responsibility she held until she founded NAWAD in 2009