Peace Oliver Amuge Executive Director
She is a Communications Specialist, Gender Digital Rights Activist and a Writer, she holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations & Diplomatic Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations Management. Prior to this role Peace was the Program Manager, Information Sharing & Networking at WOUGNET. She has vast experience in gender responsive project identification, formulation and implementation, policy advocacy and development of communications strategy and policy documents. She has authored a couple of online publications on topics related to women’s digital human rights. Peace is a working group member of the global Internet Governance Forum on Strengthening and Strategy, a Faculty member of the Arusha Women School of Internet Governance, working Group member of the Association for Progressive Communicators on the Landscape and Intersectionality’s for Environmental Justice & ICT and Board member of the Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA).
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Goretti Amuriat Gender & ICT Policy Advocacy Manager
She is a Rural Development Specialist, Gender and Technology advocate, advocating for integration of gender and rights issues in ICT Policies and Programs. She is a trainer, a mentor and a Facilitator. She holds a Masters in Arts In Agriculture and Rural Development obtained at Institute of Social Studies (ISS) the Hague, Netherlands, a Diploma in Gender and Local Economic Development from Makerere University and a Degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Rural Economy) from Makerere University. She has 20 years of experience in development work, working with Civil Society Organization (CSO) both in urban and rural areas in the areas of gender, agriculture, rural development, ICT4D, policy advocacy, women rights, economic empowerment/entrepreneurship, governance and accountability and gender-based violence (GBV). She is interested in seeing change happen in the lives of women both in urban and rural areas.
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Patricia Nyasuna Gender & ICT Policy Advocacy Officer
She is currently a Program Officer under the Gender & ICT Policy Advocacy Program at Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET). Patricia has 5 years’ working experience in ICT specifically in relation to Gender and Women’s Rights. She has acquired specialized training in Gender Data, Women’s Right to Information (WRI), Women in Business Management, and Internal Governance. She is a @TechChange alumni and Women in Business Mentee alumni @CherieBlairFndn . She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences where she majored in Gender and minored in Psychology from Makerere University, Uganda. She has participated in various Advocacy initiatives and publications in Uganda including; Gender responsiveness of ICT innovations, WEB Foundation Women’s Rights Online Campaign, and the role of new media in women’s rights. Patricia admires art, poetry and indulges herself in reading feminist novels.
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Roseline Babirye Gender & ICT Policy Advocacy Officer
Babirye Roseline is the Program Officer under Gender and ICT policy Advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development studies from Mbarara University and a certificate in Administrative Law from Makerere University. Roseline worked with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) as an enumerator. She is committed to see women progress in life through tackling gender inequality. During her free time, she travels to new places.
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Letowon Saitoti Abdi Senior Technical Support Officer
Is the Technical Support Officer, he provides technical support to staff and WOUGNET members. He is a fan of technology, arts, and innovation. Saitoti is also interested in programming and web development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kampala International University. He is a digital security trainer and has conducted a couple of digital security training for several institutions in Kampala and outside of Kampala as well as to different WOUGNET member organizations, partners, and women’s groups working with WOUGNET. He has participated in SAFETAG framework training with Defend Defenders, and Digital security training by the DPI team. Saitoti is adventurous and always curious about his surroundings.
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Nyapendi Esther Technical Support Assistant
Is a volunteer at WOUGNET under the Technical Support Department. Esther holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Kisubi. She joined the Rotaract Club of the University of Kisubi in 2016 and has risen through the ranks as a member of the Club, Vice President, President, and now the Club Administrator. She has therefore intensely absorbed the art of volunteerism and serving people in the various communities. Esther is an ongoing sauti ya sasa mentorship program by ACFODE to better her leadership skills, communication skills as well as relate with other people and share insights issues concerning the communities. She is passionate about swimming, photography, volunteering, traveling, and growing her skills in Information Technology
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Miriam Nakibuule Finance & Admin Officer
Finance and Administration at WOUGNET . She is an Afrising Alumni, holding a degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Miriam has three-years of experience working with civil society organizations in the areas of ICT for development, gender, women and women rights that have exposed her to issues that affect women in using the internet. With WOUGNET, it has provided her an opportunity to learn Internet Governance issues and the need to make it engendered. Miriam has taken part in trainings in Gender, governance and entrepreneurship which provided an understanding of issues of human rights. About Yourself...
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Amuku Isaac M&E & Fundraising Officer
The current Fundraising and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at WOUGNET, Isaac is an Economist and Digital Rights Advocates. He is credited for his sound fundraising and resource mobilization strategy adopted by WOUGNET. Isaac is a research specialist with Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. His research interest is premised on cross cutting issues of agriculture, health and entrepreneurship and currently he is studying how innovative technologies can improve the livelihoods of both men and women and design processes and strategies that can be applied to close the gender digital divide focusing on two such phenomena: (1) hybrid gender and information Technology Policy and Laws, new innovative technologies that can be combined to promote gender equality and more meaningful engagement of citizens with the policy makers by combining aspects of gender and technologies, and (2) promotion of effective use of technologies and innovations for women’s economic empowerment. The research will contribute to literature on gender equality, innovations, and national policies and laws.
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Peter Ongom Project Support Officer
Peter Ongom is a Tech personnel, software engineer, ICT advocate, Data analyst and entrepreneur, currently working under the Technical Support Department at WOUGNET as a field Technical Support Officer. He also doubles as the program officer under the Gender and ICT policy advocacy program for project activities,based at the Kubere Information Centre (KIC) -WOUGNET's multi dimensional Information Centre located in Apac district in the Northern part of Uganda. With vast knowledge in the use of digital technologies for development, he has participated in many ICT for development projects over the years especially in the fields of education, agriculture and general service delivery in partnership with other stake holders. With a degree in software engineering from Makerere University, Peter believes that the use of Information and communication technologies if applied strategically can drastically reduce the gender digital divide between the urban and rural areas hence promoting development and gender equality among the rural communities.
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Lillian Mercy Apio Project Support Officer
Apio Lillian Mercy is Team Leader at WOUGNET and Coordinating WOUGNET activities in Northern - Uganda through WOUGNET'S Information Centre, the Kubere Information Centre- (KIC) Apac. She holds a Bechelor's Degree in Public administration and Management from Gulu University - Uganda . Mercy is a 2019 Professional Fellow at US Department of State /Alumni at Michigan State University - MSU. She Coordinated Community Action Research Programs (CARP) of Makerere University with aims of enabling rural Women prosper from Cassava bioethanol Production through University engagement with Communities between 2014- 2018 As a Community Development worker, she is Committed to building a Sustainable Rural communities across Uganda and beyond. Lillian's main focus are on identifying Social issues, raising awareness and leveraging Opportunities presented by Digital Inclusion to help solve social challenges.
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