Kaviri Ali – Team Leader
Ali is a dynamic youth activist with over four years of experience being at the forefront of many issues that promote pro-poor values, gender equality, good governance and social justice in Uganda. A Founding Member with the “Young Leaders Think Tank for Policy Alternatives” an initiative of Konrad Adenour Stiftung which aims at enhancing youth participation in policy formulation, Ali has extensively carried research and analyzed development policies with focus onto maternal health, media freedoms, Education and youth employment and provided policy alternatives to political decision makers. He is also the President for the FOWODE young leaders Alumni Association (FYLAA) a youth non-profit that grew out of Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)’s Leadership Building Initiative where he provides headship to the Association that has a membership of over 500 Alumni.
Presently, Ali is currently employed with Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) in Uganda where he facilitates technology, business and life skills to grassroots youth and women groups in in Mukono district. Ali runs an online blog at http://kaviriali.wordpress.com/, where he blogs on all aspects relating to youth and women’s empowerment. He is skilled in leadership, ICT and Business facilitation, Blogging and social media training/advocacy, research, Public speaking, Resource Mobilization and with the ability to read and write in Braille and sign language for the Blind and the Deaf respectively. Ali holds a Bachelors Degree of Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University.
Cherotich Jackline – Director of Programs
A Social Worker by professional, Jackline is keen at advocating for the rights of the underprivileged. The 26 year old is also a hardworking, creative, and fast paced individual. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University Uganda, a Certificate in ICT from Uganda Industrial Research institute, and is an alumni of Forum for Women in Democracy Young leaders Alumni Association (FYLAA) – a youth led non-profit association that trains and equips young people from different parts of Uganda to promote alternative and trans-formative leadership in their communities.
Nakabira Bernadette – Entrepreneurship & Career
Bernadette is a young social innovator and a budding Business woman who is passionate about seeing youth play a visible role in bringing about change socially and economically in their communities. She is currently employed with Digital opportunity Trust (DOT) in Uganda a global social enterprise that harnesses the power of youth and transforms them into leaders of change as they deliver Information on Business, entrepreneurship and Communications Technology (ICT) training in their own communities. Bernadette holds a Bachelors degree of science in information technology from Uganda Martyrs University. She also has membership with Uganda scouts and Raleigh in Uganda. Above all, Bernadette loves bringing about a positive change in lives of structured communities especially among the unprivileged in society including children, youth, women, PWDs and the elderly among others.
Okello Igune Chris – Advisory / HR
Chris holds a bachelors degree in computer science and he is the reigning Mr. FOWODE whose significant contribution has helped elevate the status of the association both on line and within the Civil Society Circles. Currently, he manages all the online information and communications technology of the association like face book, twitter, blogs and the website. He has so far designed a total of three working websites like that of UYONET, FYLAA and self help Foundation Uganda.
Nyamwiza Agnes – Volunteer of Technology
Agnes is a graduate of Makerere University. The 23 year old holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science. She has previously worked with Jobyte Systems – a small and growing IT Company in Kampala as the Systems Analyst. She appreciates technology and loves troubleshooting computers and any other IT gadget.
She enjoys discovering new things and is a self-directed learner.
Mukose Andrew – Volunteer of Leadership
Andrew has a bachelors’ degree in Community Based Rehabilitation. he is a social worker/ community worker, an activist,mentor, facilitator. has ever worked with sense international as a volunteer, worked with starkey as a counselor disability affairs, worked with AC Nielsen as a community coordinator/ validator.
Ebokorait Aggrey -Monitoring and Evaluation
Aggrey is a youth leader and rights activist, a mentor, entrepreneur, and facilitator who is actively in youth mobilization and organizing pro-youth programs aimed fostering change in to the lives of young people within their respective communities. Aggrey has gained vast experience in working with different people and community groups including women, orphans and people with disabilities (PWDs).
He has previously worked with the Agency for community literacy as a project assistant, apoolo na angor (Development of women) as community development facilitator as well as monitoring and evaluation officer. Aggrey also serves a General Secretary for his sub country in the National youth council in Kachumbala, Bukedea district in Eastern Uganda. He has also worked with the Green Light Movement a youth led organization as a field coordinator in charge of youth policy and advocacy.
Aggrey holds a bachelor’s degree of Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University and he also holds a certificate in monitoring and evaluation from Kimmage Open and Distance Studies Centre Dublin from Ireland.