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 and currently doing a second Masters in International Development from the National University of Ireland-Maynooth.

Jude Okongo

Jude Okongo

Training & Development Manager

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.

Joy Edith Angulo

Joy Edith Angulo

Youth & Gender Advisor

A social scientist by profession has over 15 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, youth and gender programs in health systems with NGOs and Local Government structures. She is passionate about adolescent health, Gender Equality, Gender Based Violence/Violence Against Children (GBV/VAC and male involvement issues.  She has excellent training, coaching and mentorship skills. She has experience coordinating Partners to define and inform policy in areas of HIV, Palliative Care, Adolescent Health, Maternal and Child Health and GBV//VAC. Currently Joy is the Youth and Gender Advisor with Youth Alive-Uganda on the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (RHITES EC) Project. She holds a master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Makerere University-Kampala and Masters in Divinity (MDiv) majoring in Educational Studies from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Theology from EAST Africa school of Theology, Nairobi

Adrian Kalemeera

Adrian Kalemeera is a youth program development specialist with over 12 years’ experience using participatory approaches to youth and community development. Adrian believes in lifelong learning, creativity, strategic leadership and teamwork to enable vulnerable communities, particularly children, youth and women groups, to realize their self-worth for sustainable learning for development.
Adrian has worked with international and local Civil Society organizations on; adolescent HIV, alcohol and mental health, youth livelihood/financial literacy, child protection, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), youth growth and development programs; and curriculum development and training on local capacity development projects for civil society organizations and Government.
Adrian is currently completing a master’s in development studies, holds a Bachelors in Adult and community Education, Common Wealth diploma in Youth in Development Work, and an Advanced Diploma in Social work and social administration