Ms. Sandra Coote - Communications Intern

Sandra CoSandra Coote UDNote is an intern in the communications department at UDN, She’s responsible for managing the organizations database, social media platforms. Sandra also works in liaison with the IT consultant to ensure that all staffs’ work stations are fully functioning with current and updated software and hardware. She holds a Diploma in Computing and Information Systems form Management Training and Advisory Center Nakawa (MTAC) and currently pursuing an under graduate bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Technology at Uganda Technology and Management University Bugolobi (UTAMU)

She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Patrick Tumwebaze – Executive Director

Patrick Tumwebaze - Uganda Debt Network (UDN): Executive Director

Mr. Tumwebaze is a renowned professional in the civil society family with wide experience in NGO work. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Makerere University. He has over ten years' professional experience in development work. He has previously provided leadership in strategy and program planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

He heads the UDN Secretariat and provides day-to-day leadership at the organisation, as well as coordination with the Board of Directors. Mr. Tumwebaze can be contacted on Cell phone number (+256) 701 822 000 or through Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Julius Kapwepwe Mishambi –Director of Programs

He is a development practitioner, budget policy analyist and previously worked with DanChurchAid as a Programme Officer for Political Space Programme Great Lakes Region, for 4 years before joining UDN. He holds a Masters in Developmnt Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi; a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University; a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute, and a Certiicate in International Development financing and poverty reduction strategies from University of Antwerp, Belgium. Mr. Kapwepwe is a Pan Africanist inspired by people power and unity in diversity, and believes that "None but ourselves can free our minds out of our situations".

As Director of Programs, he is responsible for coordinating all programme activities implemented by Uganda Debt Network. Mr. Kapwepwe can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Imelda Namagga – Programme Manager (Policy Analysis & Governance)

Imelda NamaggaMs. Namagga heads the Policy Analysis and Governance, and works closely with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Parliament and other UDN stakeholders to help establish and operate an open and prudent budget management system at national and local government level. She holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Quantitative Economics, both from Makerere University.

She also holds a certificate in Poverty Reduction Appraisal (PRIA) and another in Resource mobilization and fundraising. She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Jude Tadeo Odaro – Programme Manager

Jude Tadeo Odaro Mr. Odaro and posesses a wealth of practical experience in development work. He coordinates the implementation of UDN internal and external demand driven capacity building needs of stakeholders to implement participatory development approaches using Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation System and (Availability, Accessibility, Affordability & Quality) AAAQ framework, budget literacy, policy analysis, research, advocacy, organizational strengthening, capacity building and coordinates various activities with diverse CBOs, CSOs, government agencies and development partners at local and national level.

He is driven by the value of excellence and being the model that he can be in “doing what you can, with what you have, where you are”. Mr. Odaro holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, a Post graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute; a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and a Diploma in Education. He can be contacted on Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Gilbert Musinguzi - Quality Assurance Manager

Gilbert Musinguzi
  
Mr. Gilbert Musinguzi – Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)
Gilbert is responsible for UDN’s ultimate Total Quality Management (TQM). As QAM he handles Programme Design, Resource mobilisation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Organisational Learning and Reporting; 
Pursuant to UDN’s adherence to quality standards as a robust organisation, he supervises the communication and documentation functions.  
He was the National Coordinator for the UDN - led CSO consortium implementing the Social Accountability and Community Monitoring Consultancy that was commissioned by Inspectorate of Government under World Bank funded NUSAF 2 project. He Coordinates UDN’s District Peer Review Mechanism; Advocacy for Better Health; and Community Response to Enhance Transparency and Accountability (CRETA) Project under Northern Uganda Social Action Fund – NUSAF 3. 
Gilbert holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education an MA in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University - Kampala, plus vast working experience with Government and NGOs. He previously worked as an information officer with Government. Other previous workplaces include World Vision International, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda; Torture Victims Treatment Centre; and Network Against Small Arms and Light Weapons. 
He is a governance and accountability activist; a member of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) CSO coalition and other professional associations. 
His passion remains embedded in his Masters’ course thesis - Mitigation of Challenges to Sustainability of Community Development Programmes. 
He can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Juliet Akello – Policy Officer

Ms. Akello is in charge of the Policy and Economic Research sub-component under the Policy Analysis and Governance Programme that works to ensure pro-poor and participatory policy formulation and implementation aimed at reducing the number of people living in poverty through evidenced based research. She holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Education, both from Makerere University. She also holds a certificate in Administrative Officers' Law course from the Law Development Centre.

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Christine Byiringiro – Programme Officer

Christine Byiringiro - Uganda Debt Network

Ms. Byiringiro is a Programme Officer under the Policy Analysis and Governance Programme. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Uganda Christian University- Mukono. Before joining the Civil Society, Ms Byiringiro worked with Balidawa Ngobi and Company Advocates in Iganga district.

In addition, Ms Byiringiro is part of the Secretariat's AGM Committee that spearheads membership recruitment. She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Esther Mufumba – Programme Officer

Esther Mufumba

Ms. Mufumba works under the Citizens Empowement and Egagement Programme that implements the Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation System (CBMES) as a tool to empower the poor and marginalized people at the grassroots in monitoring and evaluating the quality and delivery of services.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secretarial Studies from Makerere University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute.

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Peace Annet Nambooze – Finance Officer

Annet Peace Nambooze - Uganda Debt Network

Ms. Annet Peace Nambooze is a Finance Officer working in the Finance and Administration department. She is a Certified Accounting Technician and is currently pursuing Association of Certified Public Accountants (ACCA).

She possesses professional hands-on experience with various Accounting softwares including Pastel, Quick-Books and Ms Excel. She has also attained short professional trainings on Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and NGO Audits and Value For Money organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA Uganda).

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Ritah Nakkusi - Accounts Assistant

Ritah Nakussi Uganda Debt Network (UDN)

Ms. Ritah Nakkusi holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration & Management, specialising in Accounting & Finance.

Her key responsibilities include: Effecting payment processes, maintenance and regular update of a comprehensive filing system in the accounts department, preparing cash control reconciliations and ensuring UDN’s compliance with statutory obligations.
She can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Grace Kobusingye – Programme Assistant - CEE

Grace Kobusingye - UDN
Ms Grace Kobusingye is a dynamic development worker who works under the UDN Community Engagement and Empowerment Programme. She is a self-motivated professional with a rich experience acquired in areas of Development and social work. She has worked closely in areas of advocacy, social accountability, community empowerment, networking while linking the CSOs and Government institutions as well as a human rights activist. 
 
She has also spent much of her time building capacities of other partners in Social Accountability tools, Community Mobilization, Facilitating trainings, building relationships and partnerships with both CSOs and government institutions, linking the communities with both local and national level governments.
 
Grace adapts easily to new situations with an ability to work independently as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in cross-cultural settings and multi-national environment. She successfully handles a wide range of functions using a combination of creative, organizational and writing skills.
 
Ms Kobusingye holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights awarded by Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kampala International University; she can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
 

Mr. Richard Ssempala - Research Associate Policy Analysis & Governance

Richard Ssempala UDN Uganda

Richard is an economist with outstanding competencies in critical analyses of economic issues at both Micro and Macro level.  He has a passion of contributing significantly to the economic research portfolio, development cooperation, economic making as well as motivating and inspiring the young people through various transmission channels in particular the technical one.  He possesses outstanding expertise in writing   both academic and technical papers, articles as well as briefs for policy interventions. Richard strives to be an Element of Change in community and country at large through his expertise.

 He has a Master of Arts in Economics degree from University of Dar salaam and a bachelors of Arts in Economics from Kyambogo University.
Among   Richard’s research writings both published and un published papers include; The factors influencing Demand for health insurance in Uganda; The contribution of quarrying activities to people’s livelihoods in Mpigi district: A case study of zuwungwe,The economic burden of malaria illness on Ugandan Households, The impact of inflation on economic growth in Tanzania, (A time series study for the period of 1980-2010), Determinants of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) growth in Uganda, Impact of corruption on performance of Small and Medium Enterprises  (SMEs) in Uganda and the   state and implication of Uganda’s indebtedness.
 
At UDN Richard is responsible for spearheading rigorous research, relevant policy analysis and CSO parliamentary collaboration with regard to people’s representatives understanding of the content and implication of Public Finance management – related legislation, policy guidelines and processes for debt acquisition and management, assisting  in the development of  and functionality of   the UDN civil society  debt unit and providing  assistance in reviewing  documents  for accuracy as well as writing reports. In addition, Richard  is responsible  for collecting relevant electronic and hard copy literatures  from various sources to beef up the  organization’s Debt unit  as well as liaising   with the Parliament. 
 
He can reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +256 700 274 764

Ms. Ishimimaana Jenice - Communication Office / M&E Assistant

shimimaana Jenice - UDN Communication Officer

Ms. Ishimimaana Jenice is currently working with Uganda Debt Network (UDN) as a Communications Officer.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies at St. Lawrence University and is pursuing a Post graduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation at Uganda Management Institute (UMI).

She can be contacted on email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Peninah Mbabazi – Programme Assistant

Peninah Mbabazi - UDN

Ms. Mbabazi is a Programme Assistant under the Policy Analysis and Govenance Programme. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University Mukono, a Post Graduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Makerere University and a Post Graduate in Project Planning and Management from UMI. Besides Programme work, she also coordinates the Secretariat's AGM (Annual General Meeting) Committee that spearheads membership recruitment.

Ms. Mbabazi can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. George Matovu – Logistics and Transport Officer

George Matovu - UDN
Mr. Matovu is responsible for transport and other logistical support. He can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Aanyu Ruth Epetait - Administrative Secretary

Aanyu Ruth Epetait - UDN

Ms. Aanyu Ruth Epetait works as an administrative Secretary and her general duty is to provide administrative support to management and the Organization through conducting and organizing administrative duties and activities. She has gained experience overtime while working with likeminded organizations within the country.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Makerere University Business School and has a diploma in Information Technology Business from the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology and She can be contacted through email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.