James Byarugaba

Executive Director – Youth Alive Uganda

Mr. James Byarugaba is passionate about seeing children and young people live their lives to the full and he has committed the last 14 years working with Youth Alive Uganda. He is skilled in project design, planning, implementation and business development. He is also a Man up delegate a global coalition of young people across the world to end sexual and gender-based violence and is so passionate about promoting gender equality as well as preventing sexual and gender-based violence. His vision is to see one world where boys and girls; men and women have the same opportunities and are empowered to contribute equally in shaping the world they want and a violence-free world where no human being owns the other or insights harm based on one’s gender. He holds a Masters in Human Rights from Makerere University Uganda, a Masters in International Development from the National University of Ireland-Maynooth and currently pursuing a PhD in Human and Social services from Walden University USA.

Jude Okongo

Jude Okongo

Director Programs and Business Development

Skilled development worker with seven years’ experience in project cycle management, partnership coordination, applied research and managing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems. Experienced program content developer and trainer with keen interest in applied learning and participatory training methodologies. Strong in analytical, social, networking and organizational skills. Jude holds a Masters in Institutional Management and Leadership from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences of Makerere University.


Adrian Kalemeera

YOUTH & GENDER ADVISOR USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC)

Adrian is a Youth Program Development Expert with over 12 years’ experience using participatory approaches to youth and community development. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Bachelors in Adult and community Education from Makerere University, Commonwealth diploma in Youth in Development Work from Makerere University, and an Advanced Diploma in Social work and social administration from Makerere Institute for Social Development.
He has developed and trained several community youth and women groups using evidence based curriculum including; Integrated Functional Literacy for Youth (IFLY) Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) trainer and Stepping stones trainer for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Supporting Children’s Rights through Education Arts and Media (SCREAM) methodology and Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA).

Herbert Otim – Program Manager - East African Youth Inclusion Program

Herbert Otim

Project Manager

Herbert Otim, is a Project Management Specialist with a Master’s Degree in Management Studies-Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute (UMI). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult and Community Education (BACE) from Makerere University and currently pursuing Bachelors of Laws (LLB).  He has over 10 years experience in Project Management with focus on Financial Inclusion Programming for young and vulnerable communities using different models such as Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA).

Alice Mukazi

Alice Muzaki.

Human Resource and Administration

Alice Muzaki is a Human Resource and Administration professional with a four-year experience in managing employee relations, job analysis and staffing, recruitment and selection, orientation of new staff and above all performance monitoring.
Alice is completing a Masters degree in Human Resource Management. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources from Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.

Flavia Adoch


Flavia is a Program Management Specialist with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics (BQE) from Gulu University and over 7 years’ experience coordinating and implementing youth programs. She specializes in Adolescent and Youth Health, positive parenting skills, Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights, girl child programming focusing on Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW). Flavia is passionate about working with the youths and is currently pursuing the prestigious commonwealth Bachelors of Youth and Development work from Makerere University, Kampala. She has received tailored trainings on highly approved Curricular including Stepping Stones; a USAID approved curriculum focusing on social asset building for DREAMS AGYW and SINOVUYO caring for families, a curriculum which enforces positive behavior between the teenagers with their parents/caregivers through positive parenting.



YOUTH OFFICER Scaling Up HIV Responses in Hard to Reach Areas of Northern Uganda
Patricia is a Program Management Specialist with over 5 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS programming in Northern Uganda. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Cavendish University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration and Management from Gulu University. She is a mentor, coach and life skills trainer passionate about Adolescent and Youth Health with focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights including Gender Based Violence.

Peter Opata


PROGRAM MANAGER Technical and Foundational Skills Enhancement Program (TAFSEP)
Peter is a Youth Mentorship and Training Specialist with over 5 years’ experience in youth programming. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Uganda Management Institute. His passion and drive are to leave a mark in the lives of people he works with and communities he serves through making a significant contribution to life changing interventions.

Stella Nandawula

Stella Nandawula

Stella is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 6 years’ experience in Financial Management. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce-Accounting from Makerere University. She’s passionate about working with young people and building capacity of young professionals into the Accounting and Operations field.