LIKE MARGARETTE MEADE ONCE QUIPPED, WE ARE A SMALL GROUP OF FEW INDIVIDUALS ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE WORLD. NEVER DOUBT THAT!
ADVISORY BOARD OF ADVISORS
Maureen Agena is a freelance communication specialist who worked at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), and the World Bank. She holds a BA in IT, an MSc in Information Systems, and an MA in Development Communication. She also is the founder of Tune Communications. Agena is involved with Okere City because of her passion for building community resilience.
UNCFCU Global sustainability programme member
Timothy Masembe is a Thought leader in Sustainable Finance; currently working with United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). He previously held leadership roles in Digital Financial Inclusion Ecosystems and Value chains programing at Barclays Bank, Stanbic Bank, Equity Bank, Bank of Africa and Centenary Bank. He studied Master of Laws in International Trade Law from the University of Leeds as a Commonwealth Scholar. Timothy brings his passion for Sustainable Finance, Impact Investment and integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives in Okere City.
INFORMATICS SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT CELGENE
Edward Kiruluta is head of the Research Informatics Systems Engineering Team at Celgene. Prior to joining Celgene, Edward was the Founder and CTO at Fabric Genomics, Vice-President of Development at Symyx Technologies, Team Leader at Merck Research Labs, DoubleTwist, 4D Inc, and MacSys. He studied Electrical Engineering at Memorial University in Canada. Edward's interest in Okere City stems from a deep desire to create sustainable and prosperous communities in E/Africa.
founder & CEO
Ojok is a development practitioner and community organizer. He studied rural development at Makerere University and international development from the prestigious London School of Economics and Makerere University. He has worked with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung as a Programme Manager and Makerere University as a Senior Assistant Secretary. He holds fellowships from President Barack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) and LSE’s Programme for African Leadership (PfAL). He is also an Ashoka Visionary Fellow. Ojok bears the vision of the Okere City project and provides the overarching strategic direction and management of the organization
Austino is a passionate community mobiliser.
Obong is a social worker. He studied social works and administration at Makerere University.
Community engagement officer
Milton is a local community leader. He manages our community liaison personnel.
PROJECT OFFICER (OKERE VILLAGE BANK)
Mr. Moses Aker is our local mobiliser and credit officer. He oversees the credit disbursement and field operations of Okere Village Bank.
Lucy is a business administrator by training and community worker by passion and practice. She obtained a diploma in business administration from Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and is currently pursuing a bachelor of commerce degree at Lira University. Lucy oversees the day-to-day financial operations and project activities of Okere City.
Ogwang obtained his primary school teaching education certificate from Kotido Teachers’ Training College. He is the Deputy Headteacher of Okere Community School.
EARly childhood development expert
Harriet is a trained early childhood development expert. She is the manager for our HCD Centre.
Adongo obtained her primary school teaching education diploma from Kyambogo University. She is the Headmistress of Okere Community School.