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The Board of Directors
The operations of TPO Uganda in the country are overseen by a nine person advisory Board of Directors including the Country Director as ex-officio. Below are their brief profiles of our Board Members:
Dr. Florence Baingana – Board Chairperson
Dr Florence Baingana is a psychiatrist and public health specialist who has worked for over ten years in mental health policy and planning. She worked for four years as the National Mental Health Coordinator with the Ministry of Health of Uganda before she joined the World Bank in Washington DC, seconded by the Mac Arthur Foundation, US Center for Mental Health Services and National Institute of Mental Health in 2000.
Dr Baingana returned to Uganda in 2004 and worked as a Research Fellow with Makerere University School of Public Health. In 2009/2010, Dr Baingana undertook an MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Presently, Dr Baingana is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow with the Personal Social Services Unit of the London School of Economics/Makerere University School of Public Health. Dr Baingana has consulted for a number of both national, international and UN and has a number of publications to her name.
Presently, Dr Baingana is Research Fellow at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is Principal Investigator for a Grand Challenges Project, Mental Health Beyond Facilities.
Dr Baingana is a member of the Finance Committee of the World Psychiatric Association, is a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Children and War Foundation, Board Chair TPO-Uganda, is an Editor for Interventions and has been recently appointed to the Consortium Advisory Group of the DFID funded PRIME project.
Mr MABUYA MUBARAK
Mr. Mabuya is a Gender and Development Specialist. He has 16 years experience working on gender mainstreaming in poverty reduction strategies and public policies, as well as Gender Based Violence prevention and response in Africa. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights (Makerere University Kampala). He currently works as a Gender Component Manager for the Government of Uganda/ UNFPA Country Programme; and the National GBV Programmes Coordinator at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
Christina Angela Ntulo (Tina) has 15 years professional experience in the emerging field of mental health and development with specific skills in mental health policy and legislative reform, integrating gender and human rights in mental health, community mental health, and capacity building in advocacy for users of mental health services. She also possess technical competencies in strategic and program planning, monitoring and evaluation, organizational development and finance management.
Currently she works for BasicNeeds Foundation Uganda as CEO and also supports young organizations to strengthen their institutional governance structures, strategic thinking and advocacy initiatives. Christina has a degree in psychology and management, a master’s degree in public health with a focus on policy and planning, and is currently pursuing a PHD with Open University. Her research topic focuses on drivers of reform for mental health systems.
Ms. Aisha Daisy Buruku
Ms. Aisha Daisy Buruku holds a BA with Educ and M Educ degrees. She has recently retired from an extensive career in the UN Refugee Agency and is currently a freelance trainer on Career Development. Prior to this , she had a successful teaching experience in Uganda culminating as Headteacher of Nabisunsa Girls Secondary School. She is keen on human resources development with focus on helping young professionals enhance their professional presence. She is a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Kampala West and Coordianator of the International Women's Organization Gardening Club.
E.J. Walakira, PhD
Qualification: PhD (Social Anthropology), M.A (Dev. Studies, Human resources development), PGD (Children and Youth in Development (ISS), B.A (SWSA)
Dr. Walakira is the Ag. Chair Department of Social Work and Social Administration and Current designated Leader for the AfriChild Program at Makerere University. He is a Senior Lecturer for Children and Youth and a researcher in this field. He specializes in research and evaluations in areas of child protection, social protection, child labour, HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, policy analysis and programming for children and youth.
He is a Board member of various organizations, leader of working groups and a resource to various organizations. He is in addition a skilled designer of professional tailor made training programs for strengthening services delivery for OVC, and combines it with policy analysis and upstream advocacy. He has worked as a consultant on programs undertaken by leading agencies and governments.
works as Assistant Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda. He holds an MBA and M.A., and has an academic background in Economics, with specialization in managerial and business economics. For more than 20 years he has worked as a social protection specialist and in the field of local and rural development in Northern Uganda. From 1998 until 2003 Timothy was the Team Leader and Programme Manager for the design of Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (Phase 1). He also served as Youth Coordinator for the Northern Uganda Youth Rehabilitation Project from 2004-5 and Team Leader for the design and management of the Northern Uganda Peace Recovery and Development Plan (Phase 1) from 2005- 2008. He has also been the Co-ordinator of the Monitoring and Evaluation System for Programmes in the Department of Pacification and Development in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Florence Ochago is a female Ugandan Attorney, who is equipped with unique experience through working with the civil society, private and public sectors. She is armed with over twelve years of progressive exposure and experience on diverse development related issues in Eastern and Southern Africa and parts of the horn of Africa. Her main concentrations are: governance, policy research and formulation, legal reform and advocacy, peace and security, public legal education and public participation; gender concerns, legislative drafting and dispute resolution.
Ms. Ochago is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree of Makerere University and Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in International and Comparative law of the University of Iowa (USA). She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala. In addition, Florence has undertaken professional training in diverse areas including: leadership and ICT; leadership and peace and security; conflict prevention and peacemaking; human security, legal counseling, and development law and social justice. Ms. Ochago is an enrolled advocate of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda and a member of the Uganda Law Society.
Ms. Ochago is exposed to provision of legal advisory services and legal technical assistance in the areas of her concentration to diverse actors at diverse levels. She has also taught law at the law schools of Nkumba University and Busoga University in Uganda. As part of her voluntary service, Ms. Ochago is associated with various professional and pro-bono bodies in Africa. She is also seconded to serve on various committees of regional and national importance within the East African Region and is a regular guest speaker/ trainer on diverse legal issues at various fora. Ms. Ochago is currently the Assistant Commissioner of Law Reform at the Uganda Law Reform Commission.
Joel K. Byaruhanga is a practicing Accountant with Quest Co. He is Responsible for Business Development & quality assurance.
Has over 20 years Financial Management experience in institutions with a significant impact on private sector development i.e. Uganda Development Bank, National Drug Authority, Danida Water Project (Eastern Centres Water & Sanitation Project) and Uganda Investment Authority at strategic decision making levels. He holds an MBA and a B.COM and is a member of the Institutes of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Uganda and a Chartered Management Accountant(UK)