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.




12189646_1646764605603361_3510834012946848684_nLinneti Kirungi is the CERESAV Administrator.  She has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Makerere University where she acquired professional skills in conflict management, counseling and administration management.  She also has a certificate in advanced counselling from Makerere College of Public Health, a certificate in Psychology of Religion from Makerere College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a certificate in Computer Applications from Makerere School of Women and Gender Studies.  Before joining CERESAV, she worked with Reproductive Health Uganda as a social work volunteer and a peer educator for safe-motherhood project in Hoima and MA-PLAY (Making a Positive Living to the Youth.)






Hanifa Nakiryowa is the CERESAV President.  She is currently a 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).


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