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Our  Consultative Panel


Carol Parker

Senior Advisor

Carol volunteered with us in 2014, when she visited Uganda with her daughters during an internship through our partnership with Nourish International. Since then, she and her family have remained actively involved in providing financial and advisory support of all of our programs, including personal contributions to our child sponsorship program.


Now retired, Carol worked with Schlumberger Ltd. for 38 years, initially as an HR Manager in the US, UK and Francer and later as US Benefits Communication Manager. She has broad experience in multi-media communications, branding, employee benefit programs and all aspects of human resource management.


Carol holds a BS degree in Psychology (English Minor) from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  She speaks French and some Italian.


Hannah Patterson

International Partnerships

Hannah first interned with CCUg in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and a Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary).


Hannah has close to three years of experience in fundraising with World Vision, Australia and four years of experience in the education sector. During her internship, her main focus was a project on literacy development in one of our partner schools. She is passionate about flexible education and sustainable community development.


Hannah currently provides support to our Australian interns and assists in maintaining our online presence. In addition to her work with us, Hannah works as a secondary school teacher in rural South Australia.

Our Board  of Trustees


Kigere Rose


Mother of two wonderful daughters, wife, feminist, human rights activist, advocate for the rights of vulnerable girls and women. She pursued a BA. (Hon) Human resource management at Busoga University and another BA. (Hon) in Social work and Social Development. She has a vast experience of working with women and girls especially in uplifting them with leadership skills, economic empowerment and reproductive health and rights.

Rose is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Initiative (WORI)* an action-oriented organization working with women and youth in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Through programmes in human and women’s rights awareness, advocacy, and education, they promote leadership development, sexual and reproductive rights, and economic empowerment.

Rose is also the founder *Star Durable Pads* which produces re-usable pads for girls. Star Durable Pads was launched in April 2017 as a social enterprise project in response to an urgent need for menstrual products for girls and women in Uganda. Many girls and women lack access to or are unable to afford menstrual products, and are left with no option but to leave school or work. Many have to resort to using unhygienic or uncomfortable items like rags to manage their menstruation. Therefore the initiative of Star Durable Pads was aimed at breaking down this barrier to women’s prosperity, education and empowerment because they are reusable and affordable pads. 


Nakirya Brenda Doreen

Secretary, Executive Board

Brenda is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Concerns Uganda Initiative, and serves as the Secretary at the Executive Board. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson on the Women Right’s Initiative Board. She has a Masters degree in Public Health Disaster Management and a Bachelor’s degree of Community Psychology from Makerere University.

In 2015, she worked with Infectious Disease Research Collaboration as a Home based Tracking Counselor, acting as Team Leader while there. She has participated in research sponsored by various institutions.

She has been a vital, driving force behind CCUg since its inception. Her passion is to reach out to grassroot communities and create change.  She firmly believes that individuals working together can create a major, lasting change. Every day, she strives to live out the CCUg mission: working hand in hand for a better life for children, women and youths.


Milly Kayanga

Executive Board Member

Milly works with Mayuge district local government as a Senior Probation and Social Welfare officer. She has a lot of experience in related areas, especially with issues concerning abuse of vulnerable individuals and advocating for their rights.


She has worked with a number of Civil Society Organisations in the fight against violence among women, children and other vulnerable groups, including the Center for Domestic Violence, Uganda Women's Network, Habitat for Humanity, Community Concerns Uganda and many others.


Milly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in gender equality in post conflict areas from the University of Iceland, and completed an Administrative Law Officer’s course from the Law Development Center Kampala.  In 2014, she obtained a certificate in child protection from Makerere University and is currently undertaking a Masters Program in Women and Gender Studies.


Agnes Birabwa Kibuuka Kadama

Executive Board Member

Agnes is passionate about facilitating the empowerment of the vulnerable in communities who are mainly the women, children and youth through capacity enhancement towards improved livelihoods.

Agnes is a Business and Public Administrator with an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree , a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management Degree. She has a long and established career in Administration; and has been an administrator for almost 25 years in various capacities and positions: Agnes has served as leader in different development settings using her gifts, abilities, and passions; thereby enhancing her administrative and management skills handy for today’s Administrator.

Agnes is currently Director of Uganda Churchwomen Development Centre (UCWDC) an ecumenical indigenous NGO that targets church women in communities.  Such women have been left out in many development programmes as many of them are not aware that they do exist, especially due to illiteracy and poverty. The UCWDC programme works towards enhancing women’s social, economic and spiritual wellbeing.


Lunyolo Rebecca

Vice Chairperson

Lunyolo Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Rural Development from African Rural University for women, A Diploma in Public Administration and Management from Makerere Business School.

She has worked with Uganda Rural Development and Training Programme (URDT), A Non-Government Organization based in Mid-western Uganda. URDT focusing on human and rural development for rural transformation.

She worked as an Epicenter Manager for Nalweyo sub-county for 2 years, worked as acting M&E for Governance, accountability, participation and performance project (GAPP) for 6 months. She worked  as a coordinator for GAPP (funded by USAID/UKAID) for 2 years, was a coordinator for Gender Community Cooperation and Development programme (GCCDP) in 16 sub- counties in( Kagadi, Kibaale and Kakumiro Districts) for 3 years, She was a Director of Epicenter Strategy under URDT for a period of 5 years. Currently, she is working with Buikwe District Local Government in the line of Administration.

Rebecca has passion for working with rural people to cause change. She prefers using a rural development approach that enables individuals to discover what they want, where they are, and develop actions to bridge the existing gaps.


Ann Kikobye Mubiru


Anna works with the Risk and Internal Control department for one of the financial institutions. She has over five years’ experience in Internal Audit and ten years’ experience in Banking.

She has a degree in Economics from Makerere University and currently pursuing a professional course of Certified Public Accountant.

She is passionate about transforming and impacting lives of the vulnerable children and adults. She believes that through transformation, hope to lives is restored and God’s love is freshly experienced.

With her five years’ experience in Internal Audit, her role as  a member of the Community Concerns Uganda Initiative Board of Directors provides oversight responsibilities relating to the organization’s financial management practices, efficiency and effectiveness of the internal controls, compliance with laws and raised audit matters.


Dr. Patrick Nabongo

Executive Board Member

Dr. Nabongo is a Medical Doctor with a Masters degree in Public Health from Makerere University. He is currently privately engaged in Commercial Agriculture and serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CCUg.

In the past, he served in various capacities in both government and the private sector. In 2012-2013 he was Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID Funded project called TBCARE-I. This project was implemented in Uganda by the Netherlands-based Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) to support the Ministry of Health National TB/Leprosy program.


From 2007-2012 he worked with the Makerere University/IDI sponsored community-based TB Vaccine preparation study as Research Field Manager. He also served as the manager for the South-East Zone districts of the Ministry of Health National TB/Leprosy program from 1995-2016.


From 1993- 1995, he worked with Buluba Hospital as Medical Officer  and with TASO- Jinja as a part time Medical Officer from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Chairman of the  School Management Committee for Buluba Day and Boarding Primary School. 

Dr. Nabongo was the Chariperson of the CCUg Board from 2015-2021.

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