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

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

Herbert Otim – Program Manager - East African Youth Inclusion Program

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 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.