Maggie Ndagire is the Senior Operations Manager responsible for monitoring and learning. She conducts the monitoring and evaluation of the Organization’s activities, projects and programs in Kampala and is responsible for the day-to-day and periodic assessment and documenting of the progress of the implementation of the WACENA mission. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Makerere University in Secondary Education and Computer Programming. Maggie is a co-Founder of WACENA who believes strongly in in women and girls’ empowerment at all fronts. As a young visionary woman, her dream is to support and inspire activism in her immediate surroundings by fostering the values of non-violence, respect and non-discrimination at every opportunity. She is also a mother of two and loves children.

Rose Nakiwala is our Assistant Program Officer with the Women’s Circles team and her work includes program planning and creative documentation, interacting with children in different schools, and supporting partners using the available tools of the Girls’ Satellite Clubs. She graduated from Uganda Christian University with a Diploma in Electrical Engeering, following her first Diploma in Early Childhood and Women’s Studies from Makerere University. She has volunteered with various Church Missions and has been inspired by the women and children with whom she has come in contact, particularly their resilience and optimism she has witnessed during the hardest of times. She travels to avrious districts where she invests her abundant energy to create a supportive, inspiring and challenging work environment. Involved in all aspects of work at WACENA, Rose spends her days supporting staff and strategy development, developing ideas and programs, learning from experiences on the ground, and discovering new ways to promote violence prevention.

Chrisine Namalwa is the Media and Counseling Director organizing regular small group-conferences for women leaders in the rural Uganda including the unemployment child-mothers in urban centers who are greatly marginalized. She works with other team members to plan and implement the national multimedia campaign and is responsible for running the Radio and TV campaigns, managing media campaign databases, and tracking various media campaign activities. She is engaged in advocacy, raising awareness and mobilizing communities. Christine holds a BA with Education and a Certificate in Counseling from Makerere University. She has worked before several High Schools teaching History, Luganda and Economics. She is inspired by her family to promote values of respect across humanity and has a soft spot in her heart for women and children.

Rosemary Namatovu is known as The Smiling Face. She loves her work as WACENA Accountant and has a strong passion and understanding for numbers. Her work involves financial management, managing donor budgets, and ensuring that program staff has the resources they need to carry out their work. She also keeps financial data organized and provides financial support to the administration department. Before coming to WACENA she worked extensively in Wakiso District in financial management schemes, primarily in the dynamic field of micro-finance, distribution and evaluation of the loan impact.

Mary Nambi is our Executive Director for Women’s and Children’s Rights (WCR), with extensive experience in working with communities, institutions and policy makers to prioritize violence prevention in Uganda. Mary is responsible for all program oversight for WCR work. She brings six years of leadership experience in activism for promoting women’s rights in Uganda, with special skills in community mobilization for prevention of violence against women. She is pro-active and bears a track record of mentoring willing individuals into ‘Active Activists’ who stand up and act to prevent violence against women in their own relationships and communities. Mary adds beauty with work and love for children in her determined spirit and disciplined exercise regime. She is also a teacher by profession from Kyambogo University.