The UWS staff

Priscilla Nyadoi

ANNE Ainembabazi Anne Brighet

Position: Head of Department Finance, Administration and Human Resource.

BA (Management) Makerere University, MBA (Finance) Uganda Martyrs University.

E-Mail: ann@uws.org.ug/finance@uws.org.ug

She is in charge of the human resources, developing Human Resource Capacity building strategies long and short-term, employee welfare services such as health and wellbeing programs and social activities, participate in the Society strategic planning and fund raising activities.

She also supervises:

The Society finance and production/procurement units, ensuring that proper and up to date books and systems of accounts and financial reporting are maintained.

Operations and activities of finance, production/procurement unit and especially ensure the units implement agreed upon internal and external income generating/fundraising strategies.

Also supervises and especially ensures that the Society and Staff adhere to statutory financial obligations as required by the laws of Uganda.

Verifies all Society procurement and payments, including requisition forms and funds expenditure-accountability from all the Society departments before approval by Executive Secretary and Authorization by the society Treasurer and or Chairperson and supervises and especially ensures proper records and maintenance of the Society Assets.

She has to also participate in the development of fundraising strategies for the Society from all the departments and offer advice.

She is also in charge of the Society Membership Recruitment and Servicing and the Society Finance Management including preparing monthly work plans and reports for his/her department and present it for approval by the Executive Secretary and for UWS Today Newsletter.

Her past experience includes:

Between August 2009 to August 2011 – Banking Officer with Stanbic Bank Uganda

Between Jan 2006- Aug 2009 – Administrator SIPI Law Associates

Christine Nabanakulya Christine

Position:Accountant

Bsc.(Accounting & Finance) – Kyambogo University

E-Mail: finance@uws.org.ug

She is in charge of the all the day to day accounting work of the society, these include:

Maintaining an adequate accounting system with proper cash flow forecasts and monitoring the annual cash flow, proper and up to date books of accounts, costing activities and work plans and preparing budgets, preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and management reports according to agreed formats, preparing monthly bank reconciliation statements, balance sheets and final accounts, preparing draft accounts for audit and implementation of recommendations made by auditors and ensuring statutory financial obligations are adhered to and implemented as required by law.

Between 2010 to 2012, She worked with 710 Accountants (Audit Firm) as the Accounts and Administrative Assistant

Between 2009-2010, she worked with Power Masters Point as an Accounts Assistant.

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JOSEPH Mukasa Joseph

Position: Membership Officer

E-Mail: membership@uws.or.ug

The membership officer is responsible for preparing work plans for membership unit and presenting it for the inputs and incorporation by the Head of Department Finance, Administration and Human Resources before submission for approval by the Executive Secretary.

He is also responsible for recruiting new members to the society following a strategy agreed upon by the Head of Department FAH and the ES. In addition, he is also to ensure old members renew their membership and update and maintain databases and report on membership activities, implement agreed upon membership servicing strategies and activities (Nature walks, UWS Today E-Newsletter distribution and others) and also develop proposals and products for members’ benefits and participate in fundraising activities.

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Sharon Nabasa Sharon

Position: Production Officer.

BA (Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management)

E-mail: production@uws.org.ug

She is responsible for the production unit which includes a fully equipped printery where she is in charge of Newsletter publications, Membership cards, books, policy briefs and Video documentaries and events management unit.

She is also in charge of procurement and keeping records of materials for production works of the society.

Developing a strategy for and taking charge of the day to day records and safety of the society Production unit equipments, monthly and quarterly reporting on progress in the running of the production unit to the head of department Finance, Administration and Human Resource.

Her past experience includes:

Between February 2012 to March 2013-International Trade Center (ITC)as a financial consultant under the Netherland Trust Fund II (NTF II) Program.

Between May 30th to August 24th- T.A& S Coca-Cola Agentsas a Field supervisor.

Between 2008 to 2010- KYDEVASavings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) as a Cashier.

JOEL Buyinza Joel.

Position: Head of Department Research and Development.

BSc. (Forestry), pursuing MSc. (Agro forestry) Makerere University

Email: ecosystemsalliance@uws.or.ug / r&d@uws.or.ug

As Head of Department Research and Development, he is involved in developing projects, planning and implementation of the Society’s fund raising and other strategies. He is also involved in preparing monthly work plans and reports for his department.

Previously he worked as the Project Officer with Uganda Wildlife Society since July 2012 – May 2013 Ecosystems Alliance project in the Albertine Rift, particularly in Buliisa district. The project aims at ‘Empowering communities in Buliisa district for sustainable natural resource use and management’.

He also worked as a tutorial assistant in the School Forestry, Environment and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University. In addition he has and in some cases still is working as a research Assistant with various projects:

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST). UNCST is currently conducting a survey of Clients’ attitudes towards UNCST Services in academic, research and government institution across the country. Between August 2011-July 2012 Research assistant on a doctoral research on capturing the Carbon Sequestration Value of Coffee Agro forestry systems in East, Central and Western Uganda for climate change adaptation. This research involved identification of tree species in coffee agro forestry systems in central and Eastern Uganda. The research was sponsored by Volkswagen Foundation of Germany and implemented by Makerere University.

Between December 2011- March 2012Research assistant with ENACOFFAN research project- Enhancing Adaptation to Climate change effects through optimized production of selected indigenous fruit trees for food and Nutrition security in the Lake Victoria Basin, Eastern Africa. This research involved collection of specimen samples for lab identification of fruit trees in L. Victoria basin.

Between August 2008 to December 2010. Research Assistant with Innovative Tools and Techniques for sustainable Use of the Shea Butter Tree (Karite) in Sudano-Sahelian zone –INNOVKAR. An EU INCO funded Project. This project operated in the cattle corridors including Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-regions of Uganda.  In this research, other trees growing with the shea butter tree were identified and lab specimen samples were collected.

Between May 2009 to July 2009 Research Assistant with World Vision. The major task was to collect socio-economic data on Transformation Development Indicators (TDI) with the communities in Buyamba ADP, Rakai district.

Between August 2007 to July 2008 Research Assistant with AFORNET funded research project entitled “Ecology, Ethno botany and Conservation of shea butter tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in the farmed parklands of Uganda and Ethiopia”.

Publications

Alex B. Muhweezi, Priscilla Nyadoi and Joel Buyinza, 2013. Enabling Albertine Rift Communities to understand and Benefit from Uganda’s REDD, a Strategy for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management. Uganda Wildlife Society and Buliisa District Local Government Technical Series Number 1, 2013.

Joel Buyinza, 2012. Above-ground biomass and Carbon stocks of the different land use system in Mt. Elgon region, Eastern Uganda, Makerere University, Uganda.

Priscilla Nyadoi., Ambrose Mugisha., Moses Murungi., Suzan Owino., Joseph Odong., Teddy Namirimu., Gilbert Wathum., James Lutalo., Chris Bakuneeta and Joel Buyinza, 2012. Unlocking local community potentials for sustainable natural resource management in Uganda’s Albertine-oil region, Buliisa in Perspective. Uganda Wildlife Society.

Joel Buyinza, Teddy Namirimu and Priscilla Nyadoi, 2012. Empowering Communities in Buliisa for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management; Practical Interventions Extension Manual. Uganda Wildlife Society.

TEDDY NAMIRIMU Namirimu Teddy

Bsc.(Conservation Biology)

Position: Research and Conservation Officer

Email: r&c@uws.or.ug

She is in charge of implementation of research and conservation activities of all the society running projects under the research and development department. Including supervision of the society field staff who are implementing activities feeding into the research and conservation components, preparing monthly work plans and reports on research and conservation on-going activities, developing strategy for and taking charge of the day to day research and conservation activities of the society.

She has been working for UWS as a Project field Assistant Ecosystem Alliance Project since April 2012- April 2013 and contributed to several publications before her new role as Research and Conservation Officer.

Her past experience outside UWS includes UWEC as a volunteer Animal keeper at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre between June 2011- April 2012, where her roles included; Daily animal care giver and giving guided tours to visitors.

Publications:

Priscilla Nyadoi., Ambrose Mugisha., Moses Murungi., Suzan Owino., Joseph Odong.,

Teddy Namirimu., Gilbert Wathum., James Lutalo., Chris Bakuneeta and Joel Buyinza, 2012. Unlocking local community potentials for sustainable natural resource management in Uganda’s Albertine-oil region, Buliisa in Perspective. Uganda Wildlife Society.

Joel Buyinza, Teddy Namirimu and Priscilla Nyadoi, 2012. Empowering Communities in Buliisa for Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Management; Practical Interventions Extension Manual. Uganda Wildlife Society.

SUSAN Owino Suzan

Position: Development and Social Works Officer

BA (Development Studies)

Email: admin@uws.or.ug

She is responsible for facilitating development among communities stakeholders/partners UWS is working with, establishing and strengthening society partners/collaborators/donors/beneficiaries network and development working relationships.

She also monitors and reports on progress and impact of society projects both at local and national levels, participates in the development of the society strategies for development and fund raising.

Her other roles include following up and ensuring realization of the signing and implementation of the society and partners/stakeholders agreements/MOUs in relation to the society works, building strategic partnerships for the society by establishing and maintaining network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnerships related issues and assisting the Conservation and Research Officer, the Advocacy and Policy Dialogues Officer and the heads of department Research and Development in preparing/reviewing work plans, technical reports and monthly/quarterly progress reports to be submitted to the Executive Secretary and for the UWS- Today and other Society Publications.

Between March 2012 to March 2013- she worked as our Administrative Assistant. Preparing monthly work plans for the office and presenting it for approval by the Executive Secretary, Planning and scheduling of meetings and appointments, Organizing paperwork, Conducting research, circulating information, working on donors/guests’ itinerary and their accommodation and attending to the front desk.

Between May 2011 to March 2012- Volunteer staff – Uganda Wildlife Society

Between November 2010 to April 2011- Volunteer staff –Masindi Child Development Centre, Compassion International assisted project. Her roles included;

Making annual work plans and budgets, procurement, secretarial work (typing, photocopying etc) monthly and quarterly reports, Giving psychosocial support to project children and their families and advocacy for children’s rights in their homes and communities.

Between September 2008 to January 2009 – Volunteer Uganda Red Cross Society, Kampala.

she worked on HIV/AIDS home based care management, basic First Aid Administration, hygiene promotion in communities, basic counseling skills to people living with HIV/AIDS, peer education, road safety campaigns and needs assessments in communities.

Between January 2001 to December 2005- Administrative Assistant Tororo District Local government.

Publications

Owino .S. 2010. The impact of early childhood education on the academic performance of children in Tororo district, Bachelors in Development Studies, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda.

Pricilla Nyadoi, Ambrose Mugisha. Moses Murungi, Owino Suzan, Joseph Odong, Teddy Nmirimu, Gilbert Wathum, James Lutalo, Chris Bakuneta and Joel Buyinza- December 2012 Unlocking Local Community Potential for Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Uganda’s Albertine Oil Region. Uganda Wildlife Society, Buliisa District Local Government.

vacant Position: Policy and Advocacy

E-Mail: p&a@uws.or.ug

This position is vacant at the moment.

LOUIS Kyalingoza Louis

Position: Field Assistant

Dip(Agro-Forestry), Cert(Organic Farming) Nyabyeya Forestry College

E-Mail: r&c@uws.or.ug

He is responsible for field extension visits and helping communities to adopt technologies being promoted under the Society Research, Conservation, Advocacy and Development Programmes.(Tree planting, nursery establishment and management, pasture and livestock management, appropriate fishing methods and gears and wildlife resource harvesting). He is also responsible for day to day management of the Society technology demonstration sites and technologies demonstrated in those sites, including tree nurseries.

The Field Assistant is also responsible for translating extension materials under the Society Project Interventions for Community Development and Conservation purposes, prepare detailed technical and other progress reports on the Society field activities done and submit the same for incorporation by the Research and Conservation Officer, the Development and Social works Officer, the Advocacy Officer and for incorporation into the department report by the Head of Department before submission for approval and reporting by the Executive Secretary and other duties.

KENNETH Kazarwa Bernard

Position: Transport Officer

Driving License, Cert (Ordinary Level) Kitante High School.

E-Mail: transport@uws.or.ug

He is responsible for all the transportation facilities, vehicle(s) maintenance and standards and adherence to all safety precautions for vehicles and personnel.

Preparation of detailed technical and other progress reports on the society transport activities done and submits the same for incorporation by all the officers and for incorporation into the entire department’s report by the head of departments before submission for approval and reporting to the Executive Secretary and other duties.

Other experience:

Between 1994-1998- Legal Aid as a Driver

TEDDY NYANGOMA Position: Environment and Cleanliness

E-Mail:

The Officer is responsible for ensuring general maintenance and cleanliness of UWS offices, performs general duties of an office messenger, ensure Society assets, Equipment, files are kept in their rightful places and report monthly to the E.S and for UWS Today E-News letter on matters of hygiene, safety of assets and other duties.

VOLUNTEERS

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Niwagaba  Ivan Niwagaba Ivan

Position: Volunteer

BA(Dvelopment Studies)

E-mail: bgivna@gmail.com

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Adikini  Fiona Adikini Fiona

Position: Volunteer

BA (Social Development) Makerere University.

E-Mail: adikinif@yahoo.com

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Ogola  Laster Stonney Ogola Laster Stonney

Bsc (Conservation Biology) Makerere University

Position: Volunteer

E-Mail: membership@uws.or.ug

INTERNS

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Sande  Didas Sande Didas

Position: Intern

Pursuing Bsc. (Conservation Biology) Makerere University, Dip (Wildlife and Allied Natural Resource Management) Uganda Wildlife Training Institute

E-mail: didasande@gmail.com

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Mutekanga  Javis Mutekanga Javis

Position: Intern

Pursuing BA (Population Studies), Makerere University.

E-mail: mutekangajavis@gmail.com

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Nabukenya  Shakirah Nabukenya Shakirah

Position: Intern

Pursuing BA (Tourism) Makerere University

E-Mail: Kiesha252@gmail.com

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Siira  Paul Siira Paul

Position: Intern

Pursuing Dip(Environmental Management), Kampala International University

E-Mail: siira.paul@yahoo.com

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