Violet Alinda: Policy and Advocacy Manager (Uganda, based in Kampala)
Violet has a BSc in natural science and a Masters of Science Degree in Development Economics. She has 12 years experience in community driven natural resource management with Care International in Uganda, Nature Uganda and Rakai District Local Government Administration, including 7 years experience in coordinating projects with Care International in Uganda at field and national level.
Violet also has 5 years experience in initiating, nurturing and managing partnerships involving government agencies, ministries, , civil society organizations, networks, alliances and coalition.
Miriam holds a Masters in Social Sector Planning and Management, a Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Economics and Geography).
Prior to Joining Care International in Uganda, Miriam worked as a Regional Coordinator with RTI International under the USAID/Strengthening Democratic Linkages in Uganda (LINKAGES).
She has also worked with Concern Worldwide in Amuria as a Community Development Worker/Camp Coordinator and later as a Project Officer.
Alan has a PhD in political science specialising in resource management and competition.
He has worked on water resource management issues in Africa for over 20 years and has established and directed research, policy and advocacy programs on water and development in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
He founded the Water Policy Program at the UK’s Overseas Development Institute and set up and directed the RiPPLE Research Consortium in Ethiopia from 2006-2009.
Andrew Lubanga: Operational Support Manager (regional, based in Kampala) Andrew is a Chartered Accountant affiliated to ACCA – UK with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Accounting). He brings with him 12 years of experience in Accounting and financial management, programme management and monitoring resource utilization. He is also trained in DANIDA programme management guidelines, Audit and financial management for Donor funded programmes. He has worked with the Royal Danish Embassy as the Chief Accountant, as Accountant with DANIDA’s decentralization Advisory office and with the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy (NIMES) project, as well as an Assistant Accountant and later Accountant with Maersk Sealand, a global shipping company.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, having specialized in print journalism. She has 10 years experience as a seasoned journalist covering wide ranging beats from development, business, to lifestyle and investigative reporting. She has previously plied her trade in three of the major media houses in Uganda, including The Monitor, The New Vision and The Observer as features writer. She has also worked in the advertising industry as PR Manager – Media at fireworks Advertising and has expertise in developing communications strategy, media relations and public relations.
Clement holds a MSc in Agribusiness Management, a BA in Social Sciences (Rural Economics) and Postgraduate certification in Research and Data Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Computer Applications, Repair and Networking and Resource Mobilisation.. He brings with him over 10 years experience and extensive expertise in programme management, strategic planning, agricultural livelihoods enhancement, research and monitoring and evaluation.
Prior to joining CARE International in Uganda, Clement worked as Operations Manager and M&E lead at Nurture Africa Uganda. He has also worked as an Academic Registrar and as a Research assistant at the Department of Social Science, Makerere University, Uganda
Matilda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Computing with a specialization in website development. She has 4 years experience in administration, accounting, and media and communications management. Prior to joining CARE International in Uganda, Matilda worked with the Eye Magazine, Uganda as Administrator and Accounts Assistant. She has also worked with Link Internet Solutions as a website designer.
Tesfaye Ewnetie is an agricultural Engineer with more than 16 years experience in the agriculture and water sectors, working with both non-governmental and government organizations, leading programs and providing technical expertise in agriculture water management issues. He has worked in project management positions with CARE and Save the Children UK. He has detailed technical knowledge of soil and water conservation, irrigation and water harvesting technologies.
Bethel Terefe has an MA in Regional and local development studies and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Starting from 2003, she has worked in the Ethiopian development sector, specifically on gender, water and sanitation programs. Specific experience included managing a Programme led by UNFPA that worked on livelihood improvement and social empowerment of women and coordinating ActionAid Ethiopia’s women rights programs with a strong emphasis on building the capacity of women and engaging duty bearers to effectively and efficiently address economic and social empowerment of women.
Experience in water and sanitation programs has included managing a Governance and Transparency Fund program for civil society organizations working in the WaSH sector, and building their capacity to influence policy. Bethel has also worked in the RiPPLE consortium in Ethiopia, developing policy engagement and influencing, as well as leading and undertaking policy-oriented activities and monitoring and evaluating impact for the Program.
Before joining GWI, Dosteus managed the Equitable Payments for Watershed Services (EPWS) program for five years. This partnership between CARE and WWF Tanzania was financed by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). As program manager Lopa undertook policy analysis and advocacy, leading EPWS program efforts to influence changes in water legislation.
In addition to his experience in project management, he also has worked for the Environmental Resources Consultancy as consultant and for the University of Dar es Salaam and international agencies as a research assistant on natural resources management since 1998. His primary expertise is in social sciences and natural resource management, specializing in relation between environmental conservation and livelihood improvements. He holds an MA in Geography and Environmental Management and a BA in Land Use Planning and Environmental Studies.
Donath is an agronomist, specialized in soil science and crop production. He has worked with international organizations since 2006, including the Entomology Company of the Royal Museum for Central Africa and ABIC foundation providing technical assistance to the project, as well as with CARE international in Tanzania, Plan International and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
Donath has a strong understanding of community development issues, and environment and natural resources management. He has been deeply involved in the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) concept and recently worked for the EPWS project under CARE.