We are super excited to introduce to you our new Board of Governors. These are resourceful and experienced persons with a strong passion for SRHR and Gender.
Rose Wakikona, Chairperson of the Board
Rose is a trained lawyer and an advocate with a master’s in law from the University of Pretoria, currently working with Women’s Link Worldwide as a Senior Attorney. Her practice is in Human Rights specifically handling Public Interest Litigation with a bias towards economic, social, and cultural rights mainly because these are the rights that predominantly affect women and yet are the most overlooked. She has litigated several public interest litigation cases which have exposed her to the advantages of using litigation as a tool of advocacy. She has also participated in several research and managed projects majorly focusing on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and their implementation in Uganda which has given her a unique perspective on how projects work and the delicate balance between a written project and actual implementation. She is a trained facilitator for workshops most usually on sexual and reproductive health and rights with the ability to do VCATs, train on laws and policies around SRHR and advocacy.
Dirisa Wakaabu, Vice Chairperson of the Board
Dirisa is a climate change activist, an agriculturalist with a masters of science in agricultural economics from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany and an International master in Agricultural science from the university of Avigon, France.
Dirisa is interested in climate adaptation, soil and plant science, organic farming, and regenerative agriculture. He has extensive knowledge and experience in experiment design, literature review, research designs, and data analysis. Publishing, reporting, and creative writing are key competencies that he has attained over time.
Dinah Elizabeth Akwii, Secretary to the Board
Dinah is a Ruman Rights Activist, SRHR master trainer, and feminist. She holds a master’s degree in management studies and a bachelor’s degree in Education. She is currently the regional manager for Brac Uganda.
Dinah is a gender and youth activist whose primary objective is engaging more from the gender and development perspective to ensure that whilst women, youth, and/ or, children’s rights are championed, men as part of the community are strategically engaged to challenge any social norms that suppress the rights of children and equality for women and girls
Nixon Ochatre, Head of Finance
Nixon Ochatre is a certified accountant and social entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience in project planning and management were he has held various positions as an Executive Director (5 years), Programs Director (3 years), and Project Coordinator (2 years) and directly prepared successful proposals coordinated multimillion projects under the Girls Education Challenge by the Department for International Development (Dfid), Feed the Future Youth Leadership in Agriculture Activity by USAID, Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund under UN Women and many others. Nixon holds a post graduate diploma in project planning and management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and various certificates in related fields. Nixon has also supported institutional growth and development for young and upcoming non profit organizations with guidance in areas of institutional governance and resource mobilization.
Nasante Margret Nakamba, Youth Representative
Nasante is young leader, 23 years old. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Pure Biology (Biotechnology) from Copperbelt University, Kitwe.
She is an SRHR activist with skills in public speaking, moderating, and community engagement. She is currently building her skills as a researcher and climate change activist, as well as improving her skills in project coordination and management. Nasante has led different programs and served on different boards, these platforms include; What Girls Want / She Learns – Athena Network, SRHR, Africa Trust (SAT ZAMBIA), HubHivos unlimited RSRHR fund – Youth Advisory Panel, and UNESCO O3+ Project – App Advisory Group.