Patrick Tumwebaze - Uganda Debt Network (UDN): Executive Director

Mr. Tumwebaze is a renowned professional in the civil society family with wide experience in NGO work. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Makerere University. He has over ten years' professional experience in development work. He has previously provided leadership in strategy and program planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

He heads the UDN Secretariat and provides day-to-day leadership at the organisation, as well as coordination with the Board of Directors. Mr. Tumwebaze can be contacted on Cell phone number (+256) 701 822 000 or through Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Julius Kapwepwe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) is a Development Aid Policy Specialist and a Pan-African, with over 14 years of hands-on experience in managing Economic Governance and Social Justice programming, strategy design as a Donor; and also civil society actor and implementor, especially in respect to i) Public Finance Management- sector policies and Budget analyses ii) Development Aid policy analysis and Advocacy iii) Managing Partnerships in complex/ multi-racial/ multi-country/ multi-layer (global, continental, regional and national) context. Kapwepwe is not only a Deputy Executive Director at UDN www.udn.or.ug) and Board Chairperson of Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (www.csbag.or.ug) but also a co-founder and co-facilitator of East African Budget Network (EABN). EABN draws fiscal and macro-economic policy advocacy linkages plus Public Investment Management towards Economic integration, through synchronised Africa’s regional Economic Blocs like CEMAC, Maghreb, SADC and EAC. Kapwepwe has been an author, Panelist and advocate that, inter alia, any economic development financing must be people-centred; and a paradigm shift that balances current free-market economic development with social protection is urgent; also where Africa must revisit policies around financial markets and competition, with a balance between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Domestic Direct Investment (DDI), plus where African Governments ought to directly own a level of share in strategic enterprises rather than full economic liberalisation and citizens must not be spectators but directly own an extent of  economic functions in their mother countries.

 

Jude Tadeo Odaro Mr. Odaro posesses a wealth of practical experience in development work. He coordinates the implementation of UDN internal and external demand driven capacity building needs of stakeholders to implement participatory development approaches using Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation System and (Availability, Accessibility, Affordability & Quality) AAAQ framework, budget literacy, policy analysis, research, advocacy, organizational strengthening, capacity building and coordinates various activities with diverse CBOs, CSOs, government agencies and development partners at local and national level.

He is driven by the value of excellence and being the model that he can be in “doing what you can, with what you have, where you are”. Mr. Odaro holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, a Post graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute; a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and a Diploma in Education. He can be contacted on Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Imelda NamaggaMs. Namagga heads the Policy Analysis and Governance, and works closely with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Parliament and other UDN stakeholders to help establish and operate an open and prudent budget management system at national and local government level. She holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Quantitative Economics, both from Makerere University.

She also holds a certificate in Poverty Reduction Appraisal (PRIA) and another in Resource mobilization and fundraising. She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Rembo UDNJames is an experienced Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Makerere University. He has extensive experience that has been developed over the past 14 years in a career which has spanned a wide range of organizations in which he has been able to work well with the executive and diverse staff at all levels. He has worked in a number of donor funded projects and programme institutional support where he mastered their grant policies and procedures and reporting. He has drafted, reviewed and revised finance and administration policies and procedures, crafted and implemented sub-grant policies and procedures, and successfully implemented and managed new accounting systems and procedures such as planning and budgeting, cost control and compliance, cash-flow and debt management and payroll management.
James is skilled in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Auditing, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Financial Management, Compliance and Reporting, familiarity with U.S. Government grants,  Rules and Regulations, Strategic Leadership and Planning, Donor Contract Management, Human Resource Management, Administration and Public Speaking. He is a flexible and innovative team player, with good communication, feedback, interpersonal, leadership, supervisory, problem solving skills and a capability to work with diverse-cultural disciplinary team.
 
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