Our Staff

Annet Nabirye, Program Director
Shalifah Namawejje, Senior Operations Manager
Rose Nakiwala, Assistant Program Officer
Daphine Ntongo, Media and Counseling Director
Rosemary Namatovu, Accountant
Mary Nambi, Women and Children’s Rights Director

Shalifah NamawejjeShalifah Namawejje is the Senior Operations Manager responsible for monitoring and learning. She conducts the monitoring and evaluation of the Organization’s activities, projects and programs in Kampala and is responsible for the day-to-day and periodic assessment and documenting of the progress of the implementation of the WACENA mission. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Makerere University in Secondary Education and Computer Programming. Before joining WACENA, Shalifah worked with Compassion International, Gayaza Micro-Finance and the Ministry of Education and Sports. As a young visionary woman, her dream is to support and inspire activism in her immediate surroundings by fostering the values of non-violence, respect and non-discrimination at every opportunity. She has held multiple managerial and supervisory positions at six different institutions.

Rose NakiwalaRose Nakiwala is our Assistant Program Officer with the Women’s Circles team and her work includes program planning and creative documentation, interacting with children in different schools, and supporting partners using the available tools  of the Girls’ Satellite Clubs. She graduated from Uganda Christian University with a Diploma in Electrical Engeering, following her first Diploma in Early Childhood and Women’s Studies from Makerere University.  She has volunteered with various Church Missions and has been inspired by the women and children with whom she has come in contact, particularly their resilience and optimism she has witnessed during the hardest of times. She travels to avrious districts where she invests her abundant energy to create a supportive, inspiring and challenging work environment. Involved in all aspects of work at WACENA, Rose spends her days supporting staff and strategy development, developing ideas and programs, learning from experiences on the ground, and discovering new ways to promote violence prevention.

Daphine NtongoDaphine Ntongo is the Media and Counseling Director supporting the Media Program at WACENA. She works with other team members to plan and implement the national multimedia campaign and is responsible for running the Radio and TV campaigns, managing media campaign databases, and tracking various media campaign activities. She was  previously engaged in advocacy, raising awareness and mobilizing communities with the Baylor-Uganda. She has also undertaken scholarly research projects with the Radio, Television and Film (RTF) Center in Rubaga Division in Kampala City. Daphine holds a BA in Counseling and Guidance from Makerere University and a Diploma from Crested Crane Institute of Catering and Hotel Management. She has worked before with VCL Productions, the most popular Film Company in Uganda. She is inspired by her family to promote values of respect across humanity and has a soft spot in her heart for women and children.

Rosemary NamatovuRosemary Namatovu is known as The Smiling Face.   She loves her work as WACENA Accountant and has a strong passion and understanding for numbers. Her work involves financial management, managing donor budgets, and ensuring that program staff has the resources they need to carry out their work. She also keeps financial data organized and provides financial support to the administration department. Before coming to WACENA she worked extensively in Wakiso District in financial management schemes, primarily in the dynamic field of micro-finance, distribution and evaluation of the loan impact.

Mary Nambi (1)Mary Nambi is our Executive Director for Women’s and Children’s Rights (WCR), with extensive experience in working with communities, institutions and policy makers to prioritize violence prevention in Uganda. Mary is responsible for all program oversight for WCR work. She brings six years of leadership experience in activism for promoting women’s rights in Uganda, with special skills in community mobilization for prevention of violence against women. She is pro-active and bears a track record of mentoring willing individuals into ‘Active Activists’ who stand up and act to prevent violence against women in their own relationships and communities. Mary adds beauty with work and love for children in her determined spirit and disciplined exercise regime. She is also a teacher by profession from Kyambogo University.


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