Stacey P. Cameron
He holds a Msc in Development Management from The Open University United Kingdom, M.A. Social Sector Planning and Management, Makerere University, Kampala., Post Graduate Diploma in Development Management, Open University U.K, Post Graduate Diploma in Children, Youth and Development, Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Hague, Netherlands, Bachelor of Arts, Social Work and Social Administration, Upper Second Degree – Makerere University – Kampala. Yiga also holds certificates in other specialized training in Reintegration of Ex-combatants: Advanced Training Course- Level 5: By International Alert; Netherlands, NGO Management: By Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida Fellowship Centre, Copenhagen – Denmark, Effective Executive and Leadership Management: By ACCLAIM Africa Ltd, Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers: By ACCLAIM Africa Ltd.
PROFESSIONAL / EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Mr. Yiga is currently Director for Impact and innovations Development Centre (IIDC). He was a Consultant for Development Links Consult (DLC). He was Executive Director, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter, Programme Officer, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter and Research and information Officer, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter
Other Career Highlights:Interim Secretary African committee of Experts of the Rights and Welfare of the Child, AU Commission Addis Ababa – 2004
Member of Civil Society Leadership Group involved in advocacy against narrowing of civil society operating space in Uganda. Participated in several sessions of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of Uganda’s Government and CSO delegation.
National Child Rights and Child Protection Advocate Between 2000 to-date I have offered consulting services to various organizations and institutions in diverse development management related fields namely; He provides management technical support in Strategic planning; Programme reviews and evaluations; Capacity building in child rights/ protection and advocacy; Organizational assessment and strengthening; Baseline research, surveys and assessments; Facilitation, documentation, technical editing and resource materials development
He has served in various capacities on the governance Boards of the following Civil Society organizations; Action Aid International Uganda: Board Member (2011- to date).Currently Chairperson of Programmes Committee of the Board. Uganda Child Rights NGO Network: Board Member (1995- 1999); Treasurer(2000-2004) and Chairperson ( 2005-2006). Uganda Human Rights Network: Vice Chairperson (2001-2002) Treasurer( 2002- 2004). ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking) Uganda Group: Chairperson of ECPAT Uganda ( 2001-2007). Buddukiro Children’s Agency: Vice- Chairperson ( 2002-2004). Kulika Charitable Trust: Board Member (2017 –to date). Currently Board Chairperson. St. Vincent Pallotti’s Initiative for People with Disabilities. (Masaka Diocese) : Board Chairperson ( April 2018 – to date )
Josephine Kiiza the Founder and Executive Director of St Jude Family Projects. She started St. Jude Family Projects together with my late husband in 1993, in order to support rural small holder farmers with practical and sustainable organic farming practices so that they improve their incomes and livelihoods. She has led by example, turning their small farm into a demonstration that has inspired thousands of farmers over the years. What was a family farm is now a Ugandan NGO with tremendous potential for promoting integrated organic farming. St Jude was registered in 1997 under registration certificate No.S.5914/2000 with Uganda Non-Governmental Organization Board under the ministry of Internal Affairs.
Josephine is a trained teacher. She holds Certificate in Water shade Management, Diploma in Food Processing, Branding and Marketing. Copenhagen, Degree in Organic Agriculture, Reading University – United Kingdom.
The farm exists to empower rural farming communities in Uganda and the African region through advancing integrated organic farming practices and boosting entrepreneurial competencies of women and youth so that they become job creators through agribusiness, while being mindful of the environment. Major activities are on a farm of 3.7 acres with demonstrations of 17 Integrated Agricultural projects (both crop and animal husbandry), water harvesting and fish farming etc. offering a simple and practical farm setup for smallholder farmers.
We have managed to reach out to 6000 families of small holder farmers and 12,000 youth have now become job creators because of our interventions. We have also formed women farmers’ cooperatives where our members get access to savings and micro loans to boost their businesses. We also build their entrepreneurial competence to improve their business management skills.
Through our cooperative, we also carry out value addition on fruits like pineapples and mangoes; vegetables and spices which we sell locally and export to other countries. The women farmers also add value to the beans, coffee through sorting and packing and then sell them to companies. We have maintained high standards in both demonstrations and training despite the dynamic climatic changes.
Our work has also attracted high profile visits from President Museveni, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Cultural and Religious Leaders among others.
Alastair Taylor holds Hons degree in Agriculture and Master’s Degree in Agricultural Extension. Advisor in tropical agriculture with specialization in organic production, livestock and small-holder commercialization.
After some years working on pig and dairy farms in the UK, Alastair moved to Africa and this is basically where he has spent all his working life to date. His passion is to enable farmers to improve their production, through methods which are affordable and applicable to their circumstances, and hence to produce enough food for their families and income to live a satisfying lifestyle. Alastair has lived and worked in various regions of Uganda, including West Nile and Karamoja, and from work based in Kampala he has given agricultural advice in all corners of Uganda. He has carried out short term assignments in many other African countries and spent 6 months in Nepal helping people recover from the devastation caused by the earthquake. He is now based in Entebbe at the Ministry of Agriculture where he is working as an advisor to an EU / GoU project to promote sustainable beef production.
His key work achievements included the following
Alastair has people at heart. He is an active member of Kampala International Church (KIC) and when carrying out rural assignments, always tries to reach out to the grass-root farmers so that he can understand their particular needs and respond appropriately.
Alastair is a committee member of Kampala Amateur Dramatics Society (KADS) and greatly enjoys being involved in the shows that they produce, both on and off stage. He has also written a number of shows. For exercise Alastair enjoys walking, cycling, swimming and occasionally sailing, so long as the wind is not to strong or weak.
Julian is a dynamic entrepreneur who utilizes creativity, leadership and teamwork to design and execute solutions that create business value. She is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Delight Uganda Limited (with a branch in South Sudan), a company incorporated in Uganda (October 1996). Since 2014 to date she has been working on Enhancement of improved mango production and marketing as a resettlement strategy of previously internally displaced people in Nwoya district. She operated a bakery in Uganda and Southern Sudan in 2005 - July 2016, which was the biggest in the latter country, with 86 employees. From 2004 - 2015 she was an Agent for Ruwenzori water in south Sudan, providing 150 jobs to Ugandans and earned about USD 7,000,000 foreign earnings to the country per year. She mobilized women in South Sudan and northern Uganda and trained them in business skills.
In partnership with Nwoya district local government, Delight and Nwoya Agribusiness demonstration farm opened up roads to ease accessibility. This has attracted other 24 foreign investment firms in Nwoya and Amuru. As a result her contribution, she was elected as the chairperson of Nwoya District investors’ forum as a founding member. Delight Uganda also improved on agriculture marketing roads and accessibility in Northern Uganda in 2011. .
Julian trains organizations and schools in Mentoring and Entrepreneurship Skills. She also practices poultry farming in Tororo and Senge in Wakiso District, with a capacity of over 60,000 birds, and providing 48 jobs. She was part of the Presidential Investors on Agriculture Round table phase 4 in 2013 – 2015, which advised the President to open up fertilizer factory as one way to have genuine farm inputs. As a result Tororo phosphate factory is now under priority areas of investment under NDP11.
Julian is a Director Delight Nwoya agribusiness ltd and a Board member PSFU 2016-2018. Previously, she was a Board member Uganda National chamber of commerce and industry, 2004-201, Board member Best Pack Uganda Ltd, 2013- Sep 2011.
She is a Patron of angels choir Kawempe
Her special skills and capabilities are in networking, leadership, mentoring, business startups and ability to maintain a strong sense of urgency.