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SEATINI UGANDA STAFF MEMBERS

Jane Seruwagi Nalunga
Ms. Jane Seruwagi Nalunga
Country Director
SEATINI UGANDA

Jane Seruwagi Nalunga is an expert on trade, tax and investment related issues in general and the multilateral, bilateral, regional and national trade and investment policies and Agreements in particular. She has more than 20 years of experience in policy research, analysis and advocacy and has authored a number of policy-oriented studies and articles.

Jane sits on a number of national policymaking bodies; and advises government and Parliament on trade, tax and investment-related matters. She is a member and actively participates in a number of networks at national and global levels.

She holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English Language (Makerere University); a Diploma in Education from Makerere University; and a Masters of Arts (M.A) in African History from the University of London.

She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS) and currently the Country Director of SEATINI-Uganda.


Erisi Mbambu
Eresi Mbambu
Finance Officer

Eresi is an Accountant by profession. She is currently pursuing a Certified Public Accountants of Uganda Course (CPA-U) and holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance from Kyambogo University, Management Accounting for NGOs Certificate (MANGO), a diploma in Business Accounting and a servant leadership training course Certificate from Development Associates International.

Currently Eresi is working as the Finance Officer of SEATINI-Uganda where she guides the organization in its financial management.


Emilly B K
Emilly Babirye
Human Resource and Administration Officer

Emilly is a management Professional with special interest in Human resource Management and over 6 years of working experience .She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Management (Human Resource Management). She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Uganda Management Institute Kampala-Uganda and an Honors Bachelor of Information Technology from Mbarara University of Science and Technology-Uganda.

She is currently working with Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute-Uganda as the Human Resource and Administration Officer as well as the Acting Programmes Coordinator


Nelly Busingye Mugisha
Nelly Busingye Mugisha
Programme Officer
Financing for Development/Tax Justice

Nelly Busingye Mugisha currently works as the Programme Officer under the Financing for Development/ Tax Justice Programme. She holds a Master Master's Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi. In 2008-09, she was a Capacity Advancement Fellow on Extractives with Natural Resource Governance Institute formerly Revenue Watch Institute. Previously worked for Environmental Alert and AFIEGO. She has more than seven years experience in research and advocacy work in areas of Financing for Development, Extractives Industries and Community Development. She is self-driven, a hard worker and fast learner.


Faith Lumonya SEATINI UGANDA
Faith Lumonya
Programme Officer
Trade and Investment Programme

Faith Lumonya holds an Honors Bachelors of Arts degree in Development Economics (specializing in International Trade) from Makerere University. She is currently working with SEATINI-Uganda as a Programme Officer under the trade and Investment programme area. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in trade and trade policy related aspects at national, regional and global level. She has previously handled policy analysis and advocacy work on trade and economic, social and cultural rights; regional trade integration .

She has authored and contributed to the development of a number of trade and trade related policy information materials on trade, agriculture and food security issues. She has worked closely with policy makers at national and regional level to ensure pro development outcomes in various trade and trade related policy processes. Lumonya Faith is a young and enthusiastic trade policy researcher, analyst and activist.


Monica Malega
Monica Malega
Program Officer
Regional Integration Programme

Monica is the Program Officer in charge of Regional Integration at SEATINI. She is an Associate development advisor in Trade Policy, Gender and Enterprise Development, with experience in business management systems and advocacy in both private and public sector.

She holds a Masters in International Trade Policy and Law from Uganda Martyrs University, a Diploma in Private Sector Development from International Swedish Institute for Public Administration with extensive training in Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute, Wageningen University in Netherlands and Carlton University in Canada respectively.

She has more than five years' experience in women economic empowerment, export promotions, policy analysis and research to support public advocacy for regional competitiveness. She believes in the voice behind the voiceless.


Africa Kiiza
Africa Kiiza
Program Officer
Trade Policies & Negotiations Programme

Africa is a researcher, activist, and development anthropologist with four years' experience in Trade policy and development. He holds a Bachelors of Development Studies (specializing in International Trade) from Makerere University and MSc. in Governance and Regional Integration from the Pan African University. He has worked with SEATINI-Uganda as a Program Officer on Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Negotiations and has participated in numerous meetings and conferences on Trade negotiations at Regional and WTO level. He has written numerous articles on Global Value Chains, Trade and Investment Negotiations, Sustainable Development Goals, Aid and Aid for Trade. Africa has been quoted in "Trade is War"; a book by Yash Tandon, as among those who, in action and solidarity, continue to challenge the globalized trade warriors".


Paul Martin Muhoozi
Paul Martin Muhoozi
Program Assistant
Documentation & Communication

Paul Martin Muhoozi is an Information Technology professional with a strong passion for computers and communication. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Information Systems from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda as well as a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He is working at SEATINI Uganda under the documentation and communication programme. On a daily basis , Paul is involved in administering and monitoring the organization's IT systems, updating the website, hardware and software monitoring as well as undertaking the documentation and communication requirements within SEATINI. Paul has gained professional experience in the areas of network systems development and management, website design and maintanance, capacity building in IT systems operations. He is an all-round person devoted to learning new ideas.


Bukenya Joseph Photo
Joseph Bukenya
Program Assistant
Trade & Investment

Bukenya Joseph is a student of Economics with specific interest in Economic policy research. He is a seasoned Academician with over seven years’ experience in university teaching and a council Member of Gerson Lehrman Group. He holds Masters of Arts in Economic Policy and Planning from Makerere University and a Bachelor of Arts with Education (Economics Major) from Kyambogo University. He has a wealth of experience in conducting both academic and social policy research. He has led and participated in a number of research studies at different critical stages He is currently working with SEATINI Uganda as a Program Assistant in trade and investment. Prior to joining SEATINI Joseph was Lecturing at the department of Economics and Statistics at Kyambogo University where he has taught International Trade, Macro-Economic Theory and Policy, Research Methodology as well as Policy Analysis and evaluation.


Regina Navuga SEATINI UGANDA
Regina Navuga
Programme Assistant
Financing for Development/Tax Justice

Regina is an expert on trade and Taxation issues. She is a Programme Assistant of Financing for Development Programme. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade and Development from TRAPCA (Trade Policy Center in Africa) and an Honors Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Makerere University Kampala-Uganda.

She has contributed to a number of publications on tax and budget.


Anne Tushemerirwe
Anne Tushemerirwe
Accounts assistant

Anne is an Accounts professional. She is currently pursuing a Certified Public Accountants of Uganda course (CPA-U) at Management and Accountancy Training Company. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Science from Kyambogo University Kampala- Uganda. She is currently the Accounts Assistant of SEATINI Uganda.


Merci Divine Kemigisa
Mercey Divine Kemigisa
Programme Support - Agriculture Trade & Rural Transformation

Kemigisa Divine Mercey holds a Bachelors Degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University Kampala, a Certificate in Sundoulous African Leadership, a Certificate in Co effective Counseling and Positive Psychology at the College of Health Sciences Makerere University, Certificate in Supervisory Skills Development at Centre for International Training and Executive Development. She under took Child Protection Training at World Vision International. With 2 years of working experience, Kemigisa is currently working with Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute as the programme support as the Agriculture Trade and Rural Transformation.


Grace Namugambe
Grace Namugambe
Program support
Finance for Development/ Tax Justice

Grace is a programme support officer under financing from development/Tax Justice Programme. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Makerere University Business School and is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation at the East African School of Taxation. She has close to two years' experience in research, analysis and policy advocacy on areas around Financing for Development. She is hardworking, resourceful and ambitious with a good understanding of economic theory and its practical implication. She is able to work amidst multiple priorities with tight deadlines. She is highly organized with great embrace to time management and teamwork.


Alana Emmanuel
Alana Emmnuel
Program Support - Regional Integration Programme
 Alana holds a Bachelors of development Studies from Makerere University Kampala, with numerous certificates in governance, climate change adaptation and training of trainers certificates in bean, maize and sesame standards. He has three years working experience in the field of regional integration. As a development worker by profession, he believes that meanful development should come from within, through bottom-up approach in which the given society has a mandate to address development challenges through negotiation and advocacy. He also has good networking and alliance building skills.

Alyosius Kittengo
Alyosius Kittengo
Program Support Officer
Financing for Development

Aloysious Kittengo currently works as the Programme Support Officer under Financing for Development /Tax Justice programme. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in International Trade Facilitation and Development from Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA)- Arusha, Tanzania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He has five years experience in Trade, Tax and Policy-related advocacy from local, national, regional and Global level. Aloysious's ambition is to become a reputable Social Scientist with specialization in developmental related issues for the improved people's livelihoods in associate with other professionals and institutions where his knowledge and skills are highly needed and acknowledged. He has a clear logical and practical approach to problem solving and capable of working under pressure on one hand and, with equal confidence in working independently on the other.


Najib Kiggundu
Najib Kiggundu
Program Support - Trade & Investment Programme

Kiggundu Najib is a graduate from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor's degree in International Trade. He holds a leadership certificate from Sunway University, Malaysia. He is currently working as a programme support staff under the Trade and Investment program. His daily duties range from research, keeping up-to-date with trade related issues on the global, regional and national level, disseminating trade news to the public and stakeholders and directly supporting the program officer.


Muhiirwa Elizabeth
Elizabeth Muhiirwa
Programme Support - Trade and Investment Programme

Elizabeth holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Makerere University and a Diploma of Law from Law Development Centre Makerere. She is currently working as a program support staff under the Trade and Investment program.

Her daily duties range from research, writing articles, keeping up to date with trade related issues on the global, regional and national level, disseminating trade news to the public and stakeholders and directly supporting the program officer.

She has a one year experience in trade related issues


Jessica Chen
Jessica Chen
Intern - Agricultural trade and Rural transformation Programme

Jessica Chen currently works as an Intern under Agricultural Trade and Rural Transformation Programme. She is visiting from Canada and currently holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from York University (Toronto). Her graduate thesis examined the role of art in social movements and its role in shaping acts and meanings of political resistance. She is interested in a wide array of topics including sustainable development, global economics and political philosophy


Patrick Mukungu
Patrick Mukungu
Security Guard

As our security guard, Patrick holds an ordinary level certificate of education. He does a number of things from watching office premises to preventing and detecting, evicting suspicious persons from premises where necessary, calling police or fire brigade in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons , to cleaning of office premises (sweeping & slashing of the compound and tending to plants and flowers i.e. regular watering and maintenance care)