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Juliet Driciru is the Administrative Assistant at Uganda Media Development Foundation.She is a graduate of Business Administration from Ndejje University and is looking to progress in the field as an Accountant.

Olga Karungi Wendy is a project officer on Action For Transparency (A4T) project funded by Sweden.

A graduate of Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Olga exhibits great strengths in Research, Communication and writing skills.

Olga is articulate, confident and possesses an excellent ability to communicate with team members at all levels.

Ssemwanga Kivumbi Christopher is the accountant of Uganda Media Development Foundation.

Before joining UMDF, Christopher worked with African Queen Limited, a company with a supply chain for cosmetics and stationery all over Uganda and the sole distributors of Bic pens in Uganda.

Christopher holds a diploma in accounts and is an affiliated member of the association of certified chartered accountants (ACCA – London). He is currently pursuing further studies in finance and administration at Uganda Martyrs’ University - Nkozi

Lois is a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation specialist, with experience from multidiscipline Non government organizations like Straight Talk Foundation – MVULE Trust project, Marie Stopes Uganda working with the public and private health sector and as a consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Alliance.

She worked as a Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager with a team of seven staff, from different cultures with different levels of experience; she also worked as an officer in the same organization and as a Data Manager.

She has a degree in Statistics majoring in Computing from Makerere University with multiple on job trainings from both local and international institutions. She has a number of publications as a lead author and a co author

Gerald Businge is the Project Coordinator for the Sweden-funded Action for Transparency (A4T) project.

He is a graduate multimedia journalist and researcher based who studied Journalism and Communication at Makerere University (2003), and Multimedia Journalism and Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley (2010), as well as multimedia training from the Radio Netherlands Training Centre. He teaches digital journalism and multimedia production at Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication.

Businge has worked with several media houses in East and Southern Africa as a reporter, writer, correspondent, editor, trainer and manager. Businge has led and has been part of several researches in media, journalism, gender, agriculture, entrepreneurship and ICTs. His current career interest is popularizing the adoption of new media tools and practices for better journalism and communications.

James Kigozi is the Executive Director of Uganda Media Development Foundation (UMDF).

He holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa,an Honors Degree in Communication from Makerere University, Kampala, a Diploma in Journalism from the Institute of Public Administration (now Uganda Management Institute) as well as a Diploma in Strategic Planning from Management Sciences for Health (MSH).

James has worked for a cross section of high profile organizations including The New Vision, Nation Media Group (Nairobi), Uganda Christian University (Assistant Lecturer) and Uganda AIDS Commission as spokesman for the Government of Uganda on HIV coordination. He has also undertaken consultancy work for non-governmental organizations in Juba, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and South Africa and presented papers at key international conferences.

Major interests include strategic health communication, media liaison and advocacy for strategic interventions. He has vast experience working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

All official communication to UMDF should be channeled through the ED