Our Team

Board Members

Hon. Joyce Nanfuka

Hon. Nanfuka Joyce  – Chairperson

She is Wakiso District Woman Councilor representing Busukuma and Gombe Sub Counties, a professional Nurse, entrepreneur in Education, Health and Agriculture Sector, with experience in managing women/youth projects, with a certificate in conflict management, resource mobilization and utilization, building partnerships with civil society organization- Makerere University. She has vast knowledge in prevention of mother to child HIV Transmission and Antiretroviral Therapy from Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, trained by Red Cross Society to offer First Aid, team building and promoting Volunteerism.

Justine Kawaala  – Vice Chairperson

Justine interfaced with EYDI in 2014 as an Intern Student. During that she shared with us various skills in project planning and management, resource mobilization and community participatory techniques. She is also knowledgeable in implementing adolescents/women projects. Now she is the new EYDI Board Vice Chairperson.
Currently working with Komo Learning Centres as a Project Officer for Wakiso Cluster, leading the youth into various life skills and projects to ensure holistic development of individuals that impose value to the communities by thinking outside the box through activities that call for environmental conservation, proper sanitation and reduce on pollution through recycling of wastes and effective use of locally available resources to promote entrepreneurial skills in young people.   She holds a Bachelors in Social Work & Social Administration, a Diploma in Social work and Social Administration, a Certificate in project planning and management, a Certificate in Resource Mobilization and Community Participatory Techniques-Bugema University, a Certificate in Sign Language – Ntinda School of the Deaf, a Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation – UTAMU, a gender based activist, a child protection advocate with Raising Voices, a technical youth mentor and life skills facilitator by experience. She is currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation – UMI.

Twahah Musoke  – Executive Director/(Board Secretary)

Twahah is a visionary and driving force behind EYDI since inception; currently he is the Executive Director/Board Secretary. He leads the technical arm of EYDI with vast experience organizational management from Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, Ugachick Poultry Breeders Ltd, Uganda Electoral Commission, National Crops Resources Research among others.  His broader focus is to improve community access to social services.  He passionately believes in the power of young people in creating change, if they are given the right resources/information and this is what we aspire for at EYDI.

He is pursuing Masters In Social Sector Planning, with a bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration- Kampala University, Diploma in Business Management-Buganda Royal Institute, Certificate in Community Development Strategies for sustainable Rural Development-IIDC- Yeungnam University-Korea, Certificate in Palliative Care and Rehabilitation-Mildmay Uganda and Experiential Counselling from TASO Uganda.    Also, a member of National Association of Social Workers in Uganda among others.

Dr. Kirwisa Matovu – Board Treasurer

In 2017, Dr. joined EYDI as a consultant on Prevention of Violence Against Children and Adolescent Project on Bussi Island and currently serves as EYDI Board Treasurer. He has vast experience in community development from Kabubbu Development Project, USAID, UNICEF and Water Compass, a regional Centre of excellence focusing on building capacity and strengthening community lead total sanitation in Cattle Corridor in Uganda. He is currently working on World Bank and African Development Bank Projects as a senior Sociologist in various Districts under rural electrification, Deputy Quality Assurance Director-Metropolitan International University, Lecturer-Kampala University & Islamic University in Uganda respectively. And he holds a PhD in PA. Local Government Administration & Dev’t- Coventry University UK, Masters of P.A (Local gov’t Administration & Dev’t), Bachelors of Social Work & Social Administration-IUIU, Diploma in Secondary Education & Post-graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring & Evaluation -Kyambogo University.

Josephine Zawedde  – Board Member

Josephine is an Educationist with a passion for seeing children safe and cared for. She has played a visible role in nurturing and developing children through education as a teacher at St. Joseph Maya, St. Joseph’s Nansana, St. Theresa Bunamwaya then, promoted as Head teacher-St. Mark Bulenge and currently deployed at St. Denis Nkumba Primary School, Wakiso District. As a board member, she is instrumental in guiding EYDI to develop strategies that improve the school learning environment. Her efforts enabled the organization to form sustainable child protection and support clubs.  Josephine is pursuing a master’s degree in Education Management and Planning-Nkumba University, holds bachelor’s degree in Education from Muteesa I University, Diploma in Primary Education from Kyambogo University and Grade III Teacher’s Certificate from Busuubizi Teachers College she represents key stakeholders on the EYDI Board.

Asia Nakidde  – Board Member

Asia is a young social innovator and is passionate about seeing young people play a visible role in bringing about change socially and economically in their communities.  She previously supported EYDI through youth programmes to transform young people into leaders of change as they deliver Information on Business, entrepreneurship and Communications Technology (ICT) training in their own communities.  She loves bringing about a positive change in lives of structured communities especially among the unprivileged in society.  Also worked as Field Officer with Uganda National Registration Authority and Uganda Electoral Commission attached to Wakiso District.

Asia has Bachelors of Information Technology – Metropolitan International University, certificate in entrepreneurship and business skills Development- Deutshe Stiftung Weltbevolkerung (DSW), Guidance, Counseling, Communication and Home Economics- Care Muslim network Uganda. She is represents young people on EYDI Board of Directors.

Staff

Lillian Birabwa – Child Protection & Participation Officer

Before joining EYDI in 2020, Lillian volunteered with World Vision, monitoring classrooms, latrines and rubbish pits construction on the Koro-Bobi project (2012/13). She has experience in project documentation (success stories)/theories to guide programming, promoting positive parenting principles, identifying and placement of orphans in schools and management of feeding Programme as Administrator at Sports Outreach Ministries (2014/16).
She is skilled in development and modification of research data tools, career guidance as well as parenting and child Counselling programmes at Transcend Educational Consultancy. At EYDI, Lillian heads Child Protection and Participation Programs. Her mandate is to build capacity of child protection structures, Identify young mothers to benefit from Vocational training opportunities, formation of community support groups to prevent and respond to violence against children and Adolescents.  Lillian is a finalist of Master of Arts in Child Development-UCU-Mukono; holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development studies from Gulu University (2012).

Betty Nagadya  – SRHR Officer

In 2021, Betty joined EYDI to lead Counselling and Prevention of risky sexual behaviors, drug abuse, unplanned teenage pregnancies intervention, design peer learning sessions and build capacity of youth support groups in and out of school activities among others.

She is a qualified midwife from Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery with  experience in Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sanitation, Community engagement gained while at Dotcom Drug shop, Namulonge Health center III through administering Antenatal Care, deliveries, Immunization, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission and health talks.

Her passion to be engaged in challenging tasks which require leadership, managerial skills, strategic planning, problem solving and decision making in health management.

Christine Nakityo  – WASH Officer

Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology from St. Lawrence University also pursuing a Post graduated Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration. She also holds a TOT certificate in Menstrual Hygiene management, prevention of VAC-A/SRHR programming, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation from Action for Health Uganda. Initially worked with NCR Ltd and Uganda Electoral Commission among others. She has various skills in advancing community Led Total Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene management to improve girls’ access to education. Her role is to develop, plan and coordinate intervention that enhance school, family and community access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Christine believes that if every family can have access to WASH facilities, then early marriages and drug abuse will be reduced.

Margaret Namutebi  – Accountant

She holds a BA in Commerce from Kyambogo University.  Before working at EYDI, Margaret worked for Children Action Initiative in Uganda. Margret supports EYDI with grant processing, accounts payable, expenses and budgeting to enable implement efficiency and accuracy in the financial team. She also provides functional support and system building to advance EYDI’s fundraising strategy to provide the functional support and systems-building to advance Peace First’s fundraising strategy and build grassroots people power to support global youth leadership.

Salaama Nakintu  – Office Manager

She is often the first person you will meet when you come to EYDI. As an Office administrator, she heads the ICT training facility, organizes data and communication materials for project work.  Salaama also responds to clients who are seeking services with passion and supports them whenever possible. She recently finished a course in computer application at EYDI and peer counseling from Action For Health Uganda.