13559000_804104959724568_634518634905802003_oJustine Mpagi is the CERESAV Executive Director.  She has a master’s degree in Social Sector Planning and Management and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University.  Prior to her work with CERESAV, she worked as a Regional Program Manager for National Forum of People Living with HIV/AIDS Network in Uganda, a USAID funded partnership project strengthening HIV/AIDS prevention, TB response, and health and human rights protection in eastern Uganda.  She also worked as Head of Policy, Advocacy, and Research for United Nations Human Settlement (UN-HABITANT) to encourage the development of pro-poor policies and achievement of water and sanitation sector goals.  She has also served as a National Senior Gender Trainer through the Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development in partnership with World Vision Uganda, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment programs.


Jennifer Mutesi is a survivors’ representative
She is an acid attack violence survivor.






Hanifa Nakiryowa is the CERESAV President.  She is currently an H. J. Heinz fellow in the Master of International Development program at University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA.)  Her work focuses on addressing gender-related challenges facing women and children in institutionally oppressive societies.  Prior to joining GSPIA, Hanifa completed a master’s degree in Economics at the University of Nairobi under the Collaborative Master’s Program sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).




Nasser Mbonde, advocacy

Nasser Mubonde is the CERESAV Executive Legal Officer. 

Nasser Mubonde is a lawyer working with R. Nsubuga and Advocates. He is an astute knowledgeable lawyer and certified in accountancy. As a minority rights advocate and an acid attack violence survivor, he brings on board a good legal background to excel at his position and real life acid attack experience to contextualize CERESAV’s vision in a more practical way.





Shalitah Kyomuhendo is the CERESAV Survivor ambassador in the UK:

Attacked in the 1990s, Shalitah is one of the very first acid attack violence survivors in the early stages of this problem. She is a trained motivational speaker and a psychosocial support counselor working to promote building resilience among acid attack violence survivors.




CharlesCharles Kyazze is the CERESAV Advocacy Adviser. He is a Ugandan-born Canadian Sociologist, living in the UK. A community advocate and campaigner to end violence against women, and a member of the international Men’s movement aspiring to ensure men and women have equal rights and opportunities worldwide. Presently working with Youth Project International, mentoring young people to enable them to understand the major gender issues facing the world, which among others include; domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation, acid violence and breast ironing. Charles is also an actor and play Wright.