Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

 

Ms. Eunice Musiime, Executive Director, AMwAEunice Musiime is a human rights activist and ardent policy analyst with over 13 years experience working to promote gender equality, human rights and social justice at national, regional and international level.

Adept at strategic planning, project management and monitoring of programmes, she is results driven and passionate about making a difference in the lives of the vulnerable members of society mainly women and girls. She has a solid track record of using research, analysis, and advocacy to successfully develop initiatives aimed at ensuring that development processes are people- centred to ensure that women and men live a life of dignity, opportunity and liberty.

 She has worked as the head of policy and civil society strengthening at the Uganda National NGO Forum for the last 5 years successfully coordinating civil society to engage with multi-sector development processes such as the National Development Plan (NDP) and Vision 2040; the budget process and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. She also headed the department of policy and advocacy at the Uganda Law Society from 2006- 2010. She has been a research fellow with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment from 2004-2006.

She also holds positions of responsibility at governance level in Non-Governmental organizations currently as the Chairperson FIDA-Uganda (2014-2016); FIDA –Uganda Board Member (2012-2014); Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET) Board Member (2013-2015) among others.

Eunice possesses a Bachelors Degree in Law from University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and a Masters in Business Administration majoring in public policy analysis from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) with several other professional trainings in the areas of human rights, good governance and accountability.

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Patience Ayebazibwe is the Program Officer. Her area of concern is the rights of marginalised groups; women, children and refugees. She holds a a Masters Degree in Human Rights and  Bachelors Degree in Education of Makerere University. She has undergone training in Advocacy and women’s rights.Patience has experience in networking and program management.

She previously worked as an Intern at AMwA under the Uganda programs during which time she demonstrated her commitment to the struggle for women’s rights.

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Margaret Nambi is currently the Finance Officer at Akina Mama wa Afrika. She is a graduate of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda and has experience of over 5 years in the Accounting Profession particularly in Financial reporting, Budgeting , Budget Analysis and Auditing.

She previously worked with Mogas Uganda Limited from 2011 to 2013 as a General Ledger Accountant, Ugachick Poultry Breeders from 2009 to 2011 as a Cost and Management accountant and Price & King Certified Public Accountants (2008 to 2009) as Audit Assistant.

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Irene has been working with leadership programs for women  since graduating from university in 2005. She served as the Global Student Leadership Representative in Residence at Manhattanville College in New York City for 2 years.

There after,she moved to Tanzania to serve as the GSL  Program Coordinator at the University of Dar es Salaam. In 2010, Irene moved to Rwanda, where she was working as the  Leadership Program Coordinator for Akilah Institute for Women before Joining AMwA in July 2012.

Irene holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Makerere University Uganda and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Law Development Centre in Uganda.

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Sharon holds a Master’s Degree of Arts in Human Rights (MA.Hrts) and a Bachelors Degree of Arts with Education (Economics/Geography) from Makerere University. She has also possesses certificates in human rights, poverty and good governance. She has worked with educational institutions such as the Zenith Business College as a Deputy Principal, the School of Liberal and Performing Arts -Makerere University as a Research Assistant.
In addition Sharon has worked in research based organizations like Innovations for Poverty Action and other Civil Society Organizations working towards the promotion of good governance and human rights. She is passionate about global development challenges like human rights, poverty, peace and conflict, climate change and sustainable development.

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Ms. Mercy Caroline Asianut is a former alumni for Forum of Women in Democracy (FOWODE). Currently working with Akina Maama wa Afrika as a Communication Intern.
Mercy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and a Diploma in Information Technology Business (UICT) Nakawa and other professional certificates in Social Development.
She has worked with FOWODE Young Leader’s Alumni Association (FYLAA) as the organizing secretary for 3 years handling the publicity, public relations and mobilization of associations and trainings. She is very passionate about women empowerment and advocating for women’s rights.

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Alice is currently the Finance Intern at Akina Mama Wa Afrika. She is a graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance awarded from Kyambogo University, Uganda.

She has more than 3 years of working experience in the accounting profession, having worked with Farm Source Limited as the Accountant; handling accounting transactions using Tally ERP9 and as the Accounts Assistant of Aquva International Limited.

Alice possesses excellent accounting, computer and interpersonal skills. She is passionate about learning emerging issues, engaging in problem solving discussions and amplifying women's rights.

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Rose holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) and a Bachelors of Arts (MUK).
She has previously worked with Bank of Africa Uganda and also interned at Chapter Four before she joined the AMwA team.
Rose has a new found passion for women’s rights and is committed to changing the lives of young girls and women.

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Costance joined Akina Mama wa Afrika in 2010. She  previously worked with Mosa Courts as a House Keeping Supervisor.

She is currently the Receptionist and Front Office Manager at AMwA. Costance has a passion for children and is striving to become a children's rights activist.

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Stephen joined Akina Mama Wa Afrika in 2008 as a Casual Worker.In June 2012, he was permanently hired as an Office Assistant.

He has great interest in computers and he is working hard to ensure that his computer skills are improved.

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Bosco, joined Akina Mama wa Afrika as a Driver in 2011. He has 13 years of driving experience.

Bosco enjoys watching football and is a big fun of Arsenal

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