Mr. Patrick Tumwebaze – Executive Director

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.

Mr. Julius Kapwepwe Mishambi –Director of Programs

He is a development practitioner, budget policy analyist and previously worked with DanChurchAid as a Programme Officer for Political Space Programme Great Lakes Region, for 4 years before joining UDN. He holds a Masters in Developmnt Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi; a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University; a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute, and a Certiicate in International Development financing and poverty reduction strategies from University of Antwerp, Belgium. Mr. Kapwepwe is a Pan Africanist inspired by people power and unity in diversity, and believes that "None but ourselves can free our minds out of our situations".

As Director of Programs, he is responsible for coordinating all programme activities implemented by Uganda Debt Network. Mr. Kapwepwe can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Imelda Namagga – Programme Manager (Policy Analysis & Governance)

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.

Mr. Jude Tadeo Odaro – Programme Manager

Jude Tadeo Odaro Mr. Odaro heads the Citizen's Empowement and Egagement at UDN and 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 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.

Mr. Gilbert Musinguzi - Quality Assurance Manager

Gilbert Musinguzi

Mr. Musinguzi is the Quality Assurance Manager at UDN. He is in charge of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Documentation needs of the organisation and provides technical support to ensure Quality Control in all UDN publications, reports and other information materials.

Ms. Juliet Akello – Policy Officer

Ms. Akello is in charge of the Policy and Economic Research sub-component under the Policy Analysis and Governance Programme that works to ensure pro-poor and participatory policy formulation and implementation aimed at reducing the number of people living in poverty through evidenced based research. She holds a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Education, both from Makerere University. She also holds a certificate in Administrative Officers' Law course from the Law Development Centre.

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Christine Byiringiro – Programme Officer

Christine Byiringiro - Uganda Debt Network

Ms. Byiringiro is a Programme Officer under the Policy Analysis and Governance Programme. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Uganda Christian University- Mukono. Before joining the Civil Society, Ms Byiringiro worked with Balidawa Ngobi and Company Advocates in Iganga district.

In addition, Ms Byiringiro is part of the Secretariat's AGM Committee that spearheads membership recruitment. She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Esther Mufumba – Programme Officer

Esther Mufumba

Ms. Mufumba works under the Citizens Empowement and Egagement Programme that implements the Community Based Monitoring and Evaluation System (CBMES) as a tool to empower the poor and marginalized people at the grassroots in monitoring and evaluating the quality and delivery of services.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secretarial Studies from Makerere University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Management Institute.

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Peace Annet Nambooze – Finance Officer

Annet Peace Nambooze - Uganda Debt Network

Ms. Annet Peace Nambooze is a Finance Officer working in the Finance and Administration department. She is a Certified Accounting Technician and is currently pursuing Association of Certified Public Accountants (ACCA).

She possesses professional hands-on experience with various Accounting softwares including Pastel, Quick-Books and Ms Excel. She has also attained short professional trainings on Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and NGO Audits and Value For Money organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA Uganda).

She can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Ritah Nakkusi - Accounts Assistant

Ritah Nakussi Uganda Debt Network (UDN)

Ms. Ritah Nakkusi holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration & Management, specialising in Accounting & Finance.

Her key responsibilities include: Effecting payment processes, maintenance and regular update of a comprehensive filing system in the accounts department, preparing cash control reconciliations and ensuring UDN’s compliance with statutory obligations.
She can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Grace Kobusingye – Programme Assistant

Grace Kobusingye - UDN

Ms Grace Kobusingye works under the UDN Citizens Empowemt and Egagement Programme. She is a self-motivated professional with a rich experience in areas of Administration and Development work. She has worked closely in areas of advocacy, social accountability, community empowerment, networking while linking the CSOs and Government institutions as well as a human rights activist. Grace adapts easily to new situations with an ability to work independently as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in cross-cultural settings and multi-national environment. She successfully handles a wide range of functions using a combination of creative, organizational and writing skills.

Ms Kobusingye holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kampala International University; she can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Ishimimaana Jenice - Communication Office / M&E Assistant

shimimaana Jenice - UDN Communication Officer

Ms. Ishimimaana Jenice is currently working with Uganda Debt Network (UDN) as a Communications Officer.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies at St. Lawrence University and is pursuing a Post graduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation at Uganda Management Institute (UMI).

She can be contacted on email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Peninah Mbabazi – Programme Assistant

Peninah Mbabazi - UDN

Ms. Mbabazi is a Programme Assistant under the Policy Analysis and Govenance Programme. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University Mukono, a Post Graduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Makerere University and a Post Graduate in Project Planning and Management from UMI. Besides Programme work, she also coordinates the Secretariat's AGM (Annual General Meeting) Committee that spearheads membership recruitment.

Ms. Mbabazi can be contacted on Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. George Matovu – Logistics and Transport Officer

George Matovu - UDN
Mr. Matovu is responsible for transport and other logistical support. He can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Aanyu Ruth Epetait - Administrative Secretary

Aanyu Ruth Epetait - UDN

Ms. Aanyu Ruth Epetait works as an administrative Secretary and her general duty is to provide administrative support to management and the Organization through conducting and organizing administrative duties and activities. She has gained experience overtime while working with likeminded organizations within the country.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Makerere University Business School and has a diploma in Information Technology Business from the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology and She can be contacted through email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.