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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:40

Lillian Muyomba – Tamale

Lillian Muyomba – Tamale is a governance specialist with over 15 years of experience in advocacy and capacity development, decentralization, local governance, and human rights knowledge. Currently, Lillian is a Research Fellow at the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) as well as the Project Manager of the Local Governments Councils Scorecard Initiative, (LGCSCI). She holds a Masters in Human Rights from Makerere University, Kampala, and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) from the same university.  She has undergone training in project planning and management, strategic planning and human resource management, all from Uganda Management Institute (UMI), Kampala. Prior to joining ACODE, Lillian worked with the Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda as a Capacity Building Program Officer. Lillian is a published researcher in the field of local governance, political accountability, and service delivery with several publications in the ACODE policy research series. She is a co-author of the sixth Local Government Scorecard Report that won ACODE the position of the best policy research think tank in Uganda, under the Global Go-To Think Tanks ranking of 2016.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:39

Dr. Wilson Winstons Muhwezi

Dr. Wilson Winstons Muhwezi is an expert in public policy on especially issues of health. He is an expert in applied and basic research as well as monitoring and evaluation. He is a Director of Research at Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and an Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences & Mental Health in the School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration Degree (BA. SWSA) from Makerere University, a Master of Philosophy in Health Promotion (MPhil) from the University of Bergen, Norway and a PhD offered jointly by Karolisnka Medical University, Stockholm, Sweden and Makerere University, Kampala. He has over 20 years’ experience in basic and applied research, policy analysis and advocacy. He is experienced in situational analyses; monitoring and evaluation work and public health. He has mentored students at Makerere University and Uganda Christian University. The uniqueness of his competence is rooted in his involvement with all matters that straddle social sciences and health sciences. Dr. Muhwezi has authored over 30 scholarly articles and got them published in international peer reviewed journals, policy research papers and policy briefs on several topical issues and many consultancy reports. He is result oriented, highly analytical and self-motivated. He is comfortable in multi-disciplinary teams.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:38

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha

Dr. Arthur Bainomugisha is the Executive Director of ACODE and also a Lecturer of Peace and Conflict studies, in the Faculty of Religion and Peace Studies at Makerere University. Dr. Bainomugisha holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies; a Masters degree in Peace Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods all of them from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication (BA. Mass Comm.)from Makerere University. He also served as a visiting Lecturer in the Faculty of Development Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). Before joining ACODE, he worked as a Civil Society Fellow at the International Peace Institute (IPI), a New York based public policy think tank. He has authored several research publications and contributed articles on peace, security and natural resources, and environmental governance. Notable among his publications include; The Role of Civil Society in Peace Building in the Great Lakes Region; Constitutional Reforms and Environmental Legislative Representation in Uganda; The Torturous Peace Process in Northern Uganda and Escaping the Oil Curse and Making Poverty History.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:27

Grace Achieng Okonji

Ms. Okonji has a Master of Arts in Economics and over 20 years of substantive knowledge and experience related to economic policy development, policy dialogue with governments, institutional development, partnership building with civil society and donor community, inter-agency coordination, programme analysis, design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and  development from a gender and human rights perspective.

Ms. Okonji has had a long service with the UN: Senior Gender Advisor for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), South Sudan in 2009/2010; From 2005-2009, Ms. Okonji was an Programme Specialist with the Africa section of UNIFEM (Now UN Women), New York. From 2001-2004, she worked with UNIFEM East and Horn of Africa as the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. From 1992-2001, Ms. Okonji was programme Specialist with UNDP, Kenya in charge of sectors of Poverty, private sector, Micro and small enterprise, HIV/AIDS and gender.



Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:17

Dr. George Kipngetich Kosimbei

Dr. Kosimbei is an active consultant and researcher who also lectures at Kenyatta University.He is the Director of Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre that offers an array of services to incubates.The services include: Assistance with business basics; Networking activities; Marketing assistance; High-speed Internet access; Help with accounting/financial management; Access to bank loans; loan funds and guarantee programs; Help with presentation/ pitching skills; Links to higher education resources; Links to strategic partners; Access to angel investors or venture capital; Comprehensive business training programs; Advisory boards and mentors; Management team identification; Help with business etiquette; Technology commercialization assistance; Assistance with regulatory compliance; Intellectual property management He has previously worked in the Social Sector Division of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) as a Policy Analyst. While at the institute, he participated in several studies that provided him with a thorough understanding of the social sector in general and the health sector in particular. Dr. Kosimbei has consulted for various organizations among them; USAID funded Futures Group, the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) and the Regional Technical Support Hub of the International HIV and AIDS Alliance among others. He has also assisted the East African Community (EAC) Health Sector Department develop their first Regional Health Sector Strategic Plan. He has over 12 years’ experience in development work, providing high level policy, advisory and technical, facilitation and training support to various organizations including Governments departments, NGOs and academia.


This module covers the theoretical and practical application of the concepts and principles of setting up and managing gender-responsive evaluation policies and systems

Module Rationale

Evaluation is an essential aspect of good governance to improve learning and development effectiveness, transparency, accountability and informed decision-making in support of achieving gender-responsive and equitable development results. National development policies and programmes need to be informed by evidence on gender equality issues generated by credible national Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems. Evaluations that uncover how national policies and programmes impact women, men, girls and boys are central for changing awareness and for decision-making. They can be instrumental to improving the implementation of national commitments to achieve gender equality, social and equitable development.

Module Aim

The module is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills to take on a strategic role in strengthening demand for gender-responsive evaluation at the national level. This training is expected to be used in support of countries’ continuing and emerging efforts to develop and strengthen gender-responsive evaluation systems. Users may include members of international, regional and national Voluntary Organizations of Professional Evaluators (VOPEs), parliamentarian forums focusing on evaluation; national evaluation systems and offices; and international, regional and national knowledge management networks focusing on gender and/or evaluation.

Module Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will have gained knowledge and skills to be able to:
i. Appreciate the importance of implementing National Evaluation Systems, understand relevant opportunities and challenges related to use of evaluations for government and parliamentary activities and determine individual roles in implementing such systems;
ii. Create enabling environments for implementing gender responsive national evaluation systems including building awareness in parliament an government on the importance of gender responsive and evidence based evaluation, supporting a gender-responsive evaluation culture and make use of gender-responsive evaluations in parliamentary debates;
iii. Based on feedback from fellow participants, create action plans with commitments to implement components of gender-responsive national evaluation systems thereby contributing to institutionalizing evaluation in the entity participants represent.

Target Group

The module targets current and aspiring political leaders at all levels of governance: national/local/decentralized government, national parliament. The module also targets other individuals, institutions and organizations that work with politicians.




ACTIL provides core courses in diverse areas including:

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Women’s Leadership in the Public Sector

ACTIL provides core courses in diverse areas including:

Monday, 05 December 2016 08:04

Women’s Corporate Leadership

ACTIL provides core courses in diverse areas including:

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Women’s Political Leadership


This module covers the practical application of the concepts and principles of leadership, transformational leadership, power and stewardship in politics and governance.  The module also provides participants with the opportunity to practice essential skills necessary for transformational leadership including the use of ICT, strategic communication and self-management and care among others.


Africa is endowed with rich natural and human resources yet its people continue to languish in poverty. The continent’s development is also hampered by widespread conflicts. Research attributes this to a gap in stewardship and leadership. Politics and governance inform and drive critical decisions for stability, sustainable and equitable development. This module addresses the glaring gap in leadership and governance in Africa, which has led to stagnation of Africa’s human development and proliferation of conflicts, in spite of abundance of human and natural resources.


The module targets current and aspiring political leaders at all levels of governance: local/decentralized government, national parliament and political parties. The module also targets other individuals, institutions and organizations that work with politicians.


The module is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills in transformational leadership in politics to transform their spheres of influence.


At the end of the module, participants will be able to:
1.    Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of transformational leadership,
2.    Demonstrate an understanding of the prevailing mindset in politics, its impacts on development and the need for transformational leadership,
3.    Understand the critical role of transformational leadership in development particularly in promoting inclusiveness, gender equality, women’s empowerment and youth development,
4.    Have strengthened self-concept, sharpened vision and deepened conviction to actualize their purpose, and
5.    Create individual action plans for the application of transformational leadership skills and competencies in their spheres of influence.

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