Our Team

Board Members

Hon. Joyce Nanfuka - Chairperson

Joyce is a midwife and the Board Chair, Former District Women Councilor for Busukuma and Gombe Sub Counties in Wakiso District, Uganda. Currently she is an entrepreneur in education, health and agriculture sector, with experience in managing women and youth projects, conflict management, resource mobilization and utilization, building partnerships with civil society organization, Elimination of mother to child HIV Transmission and Antiretroviral Therapy projects gained from Kasozi Health Center, Islamic Medical Association of Uganda and  Uganda Red Cross Society  among others.

Musoke Twahah - Executive Director / Board Secretary

Twahah is a social worker, administrator and the Executive Director/Board Secretary. He leads the technical arm of EYDI with vast experience organizational management from various sphere of work life such as National Crops Resources Research, Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, and Uganda Electoral Commission, Ugachick 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 and information and this is what we aspire for at EYDI.

Justine Kawaala - Vice Chairperson

Justine is a vice chair to the Board, social worker and Social entrepreneur with proved record of generating and building relationship, resource mobilization and managing community development projects.  And her passion is in life skills development projects to ensure holistic development of individuals through educational strategies, prevention of violence against children and adolescents, gender equality, mentorship, life skills coaching to individuals to success. She is a transformational leader who endlessly support and create opportunities for EYDI to achieve its mandate.

Josephine Zawedde - Board Member (School Representative)

Josephine is a board member, administrator and an educationist with desire to see that children are safe and cared for. She is played a visible role in nurturing and developing child through education as a teacher at various schools such as St. Joseph Maya, Joseph’s Nansana, Theresa Bunamwaya, Mark-Bussi and Denis Kigero Nkumba Primary School, Uganda about change socially and economically in their communities.   And she is instrument in guiding EYDI to develop strategies that improve school learning environment. Her effort enabled the organization to form sustainable School clubs.

Dr. Kirwisa Matovu - Board Member

Dr. Matovu is a board member,  researcher and educationist with a vast experience and technical expertise in community development and public health interventions gained while at Kabubbu Development Project, USAID & UNICEF and Water Compass a regional Centre of excellence focusing on capacity building and strengthening community lead total sanitation in Cattle Corridor in Uganda.  And currently, he is working on a world Bank and African Development Bank Projects as a senior Sociologist in various Districts of Uganda.

Asia Nakidde - Board Member (Young People's Voice)

Asia is a board member, social innovator and 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 information communications technology trainings.  She loves bringing about a positive change in lives of structured communities especially among the underserved communities.  Also worked as Field Officer with Uganda National Registration Authority and Uganda Electoral Commission attached to Wakiso District. She is the voice of young people on the Board.




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.