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.

 

Gilbert Musinguzi
  
Mr. Gilbert Musinguzi – Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)
Gilbert is responsible for UDN’s ultimate Total Quality Management (TQM). As QAM he handles Programme Design, Resource mobilisation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Organisational Learning and Reporting; 
Pursuant to UDN’s adherence to quality standards as a robust organisation, he supervises the communication and documentation functions.  
He was the National Coordinator for the UDN - led CSO consortium implementing the Social Accountability and Community Monitoring Consultancy that was commissioned by Inspectorate of Government under World Bank funded NUSAF 2 project. He Coordinates UDN’s District Peer Review Mechanism; Advocacy for Better Health; and Community Response to Enhance Transparency and Accountability (CRETA) Project under Northern Uganda Social Action Fund – NUSAF 3. 
Gilbert holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education an MA in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University - Kampala, plus vast working experience with Government and NGOs. He previously worked as an information officer with Government. Other previous workplaces include World Vision International, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda; Torture Victims Treatment Centre; and Network Against Small Arms and Light Weapons. 
He is a governance and accountability activist; a member of United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) CSO coalition and other professional associations. 
His passion remains embedded in his Masters’ course thesis - Mitigation of Challenges to Sustainability of Community Development Programmes. 
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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.

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.