CEDOVIP Staff

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Yvette Alal. Program Officer for the Institutional Strengthening Program.
Yvette Alal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University. She also holds a certificate in Voluntary Testing and Counseling in HIV/AIDS from the Institute of Advanced Leadership. Yvette has five years of experience mobilizing communities to address human rights challenges, with a focus on preventing domestic violence. She works with the Uganda Police Force and the health sector to strengthen institutional responses to VAW cases reported in Kampala. Yvette believes that if everyone chooses to have violence-free homes, then we will all have violence-free communities and violence-free countries.

Paul Bbuzibwa. Program Officer for the Local Activism Program.
Paul Bbuzibwa interned with CEDOVIP for a year before becoming the Program Officer for Local Activism. He holds a BA degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and certificates in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Counseling from Makerere University, and in Human Rights from Youth for Human Rights International. Paul worked as a Counselor in Kalisizo Hospital and as a Community Development Officer Intern in Rakai. He works directly with community activists to spearhead grassroots efforts in preventing VAW. Through his work, Paul wants to influence communities to treat men and women as equals.

Josephine Kamisya. Senior Program Officer for the National Prevention of Violence Against Women Program.
Josephine holds a BA Honors Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and is working towards an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has several years of experience in mobilizing communities to promote human rights and to prevent violence against women. Josephine has over 5 years of experience in strengthening capacity and building motivation of civil society organizations to prevent violence against women in Uganda. 

Deus Kiwanuka. Senior Program Officer and SASA! Team Leader.
Deus manages the implementation of SASA! and works closely with local, faith-based, and opinion leaders to create safe communities. He studied Philosophy, Democracy and Development at Katigondo National Major Seminary and Uganda Martyrs University. Deus has 5 years of experience working with communities to prevent VAW. He coordinated the Safe Homes and Respect for Everyone (SHARE) Project at the Rakai Health Sciences Program. Before that, he did research on male circumcision, also at Rakai. He is a trained counselor and is passionate about human rights observation and promoting respect for every human being.

Richard Makumbi. Assistant Program Officer for the GBV-Joint Program in Busoga.
Richard has a BA in Social Work and Social Administration from the Makerere Institute for Social Development. He has worked with a number of organizations to address HIV and to promote women’s rights. Richard is passionate about protecting the safety and rights of women in intimate relationships. 

Rose Muduwa. Office Assistant.
Rose is responsible for a myriad of details that keep CEDOVIP running, including her assistance in monitoring community activities. She is also the Secretary for Women at her Local Council Government, a Secretary for Finance for LC2 in Nsooba East, and a pastor at Rock of Ages Faith Ministries in Mulago.

Dianah Kagere Mugerwa. Program Officer for National Advocacy.                                                                                              
Diana is working towards an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication.  She is in charge of communication and advocacy at CEDOVIP. Before joining CEDOVIP, Diana was the face of Uganda’s WBS news for six years. She also worked in communications at Democracy Monitoring Group, a civil society consortium project monitoring national elections in 2011. Diana is passionate about human rights and creating a safe environment for women and girls in Uganda!

Tina Musuya. Executive Director.
Tina holds an MA in Sociology from Makerere University. Under her guidance, CEDOVIP won the 2010 UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award for innovative work in preventing violence against women and HIV. Tina has several years of experience working with communities, police, civil society and policy makers to prevent VAW. She oversees CEDOVIP’s violence against women prevention work. She coordinated the development of the Uganda Police Force handbook and the training manual in order to diversify the constituent base. Tina helped draft and successfully campaigned for passage of the Domestic Violence Act, and the Kawempe Domestic Violence Bylaw.

Olive Nabisubi. Program Officer for the Local Activism Program.
Olive Nabisubi holds a BA in Development Studies from Makerere University. She also holds certificates in Counseling of Domestic Violence survivors, Good Clinical Practice and Subject Protection, and Qualitative and Quantitative Participatory Research. Before joining CEDOVIP, she worked as a research assistant with Raising Voices on the baseline research for the SASA! program. Prior to that, she worked as a behavioral assistant researcher with the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Southern Uganda. She is passionate about empowering vulnerable populations like women and children to be a voice for the voiceless.

Wateya Peter Nangoy. Driver.
Peter is in charge of transport for staff as well as general maintenance of the CEDOVIP vehicle. He has been driving since 1987 and has his International Driving Permit as well as certificates in defensive driving. Peter does much more than drive – he promotes non-violence and women’s rights wherever he goes! 

Denis Kizito Odok. Senior Administrator and Accounts Officer.
Denis holds a BA in Commerce from Makerere University and a diploma in Business Studies from Makerere University Business School. He is also a student member of Level III Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. Before working at CEDOVIP, Denis worked for Human Rights Organization in Northern Uganda and the Central Region. He has worked at CEDOVIP for 7 years and manages operations and administration for the team.