Mr. Sunday B. Emmanuel is the Chairman of the Board of Centre for Children’s Rights. Sunday holds a Master’s degree in Social Sector Planning and Management and a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies both from Makerere University, a Diploma in education (Bishop Stuart University) and a Post-Graduate training in Project Planning and Management (Yonsei University – South Korea),
He has worked as a Research and Development Specialist in the office of the President of Uganda for over 10 years where he was instrumental in designing strategic programs for the alleviation of poverty in Uganda. He represents farmers of Uganda on the national umbrella body (Uganda National Farmers Federation) where he is the Secretary-General. Sunday was also recently elected as a board member of NAADS (National Agriculture Advisory Service) a multi-million dollar Government and Donor funded agency mandated to contribute to the modernization of the agricultural sector. Sunday is also a founder member of Kamwenge district Farmers organization – KADFO, a locally based NGO in Kamwenge district in Western Uganda.
Sunday is a passionate commercial farmer specializing in Diary and coffee farming. He has traveled extensively across the globe as a Development Specialist and Farmer activist and has benchmarked this wide exposure to offer short-term consultancy work to various Government and Non-Governmental Organisations on how to improve people’s incomes and alleviate poverty.
Anthony works the finance manager in charge of large and medium projects. He is also a business development manager. He is very experienced with more than 10 years of working in the accounting and auditing departments. He has a strong background of both public and private sector finance management, management of donor funds, corporate accounting and financial accountability, communication, and administration skills, external audit, tax audit investigation with considerable experience in small & medium-term business accounting. Anthony has been involved in compliance work which includes preparation and submission of tax returns and tax computations, assisting clients in handling in-depth examinations, simple inquiries, and making appeals with the revenue collecting authorities.
He is a Graduate of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Makerere University and also holds a Diploma in Business Studies of Makerere University Business School. He is currently pursuing CPA (U) and has acquired several certificates in Financial Management. Anthony has also got an in-depth knowledge of managing and train accounts using computerized accounting packages of pastel, Navision, Tally and Sun Accounting.
Anthony worked as an accountant for a DANIDA funded project called (DATIC), finance manager global capital save 2004 ltd, accountant CIE (UPHOLD), Finance manager AFRICA 2000 NETWORK, Finance manager Kayonza distributors ltd Distributors of EABL, AIRTEL, CBL, LOTO(U), Finance and administration KEDEN consult, Currently is the Program and Administration Officer Hivos/ Twaweza East Africa Uganda country office.
Twijukireho Edwins sits on Centre for Children’s Rights Board as a member. Edwin is a graduate of Makerere University where he completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree majoring in Sociology in 2004. Edwins has also done extensive courses in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Project Planning & Management, Proposal writing, Statistical Analysis (SPSS, STATA, GenSta, Epi data among others.
Edwin started his career as a research associate and worked with reputable Research Organizations like Impact Associate and Arise Consult. In 2009, he joined Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO) one of the premier Non-Governmental Organizations at the helm of advocating for Gender balance, equal opportunities and women participation in governance. At CEWIGO, Edwins started as a Research Associate and rose through the ranks to become the Program Officer-Monitoring & Evaluation as the Acting Programme Head for Community and Citizens Empowerment.
Edwins has also written and conducted extensive research on Gender-related issues and on the role of women in the development of nations.
Ms Seera Veronica; Board Member
Ms Seera Veronica is a Board member of the Centre for Children’s Rights. Seera graduated from the Institute of Teacher’s Education (ITEK) in 1986 with a Diploma in Education. In 2006 Ms Seera attained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kyambogo University. She has attended other short courses in Counselling and Career Guidance.
Madam Seera has taught in numerous prominent schools in Uganda where she pioneered and incorporated the concept of Wholesome Education through Career Guidance, Mentorship and Counselling as a holistic approach to
teaching and guiding students in tertiary institutions. Madam Seera is also a supporter of Girl Child education and together with her husband founded and continues to bankroll a small primary School that provides free education to children especially young girls from extremely poor households.
She is a great disciplinarian and mentor to many young people who have excelled in their respective careers through her guidance and teaching.
Sheila Turinawe: Board Member
Sheila Turinawe is a Member of the Board and is an Advocate of the High court of Uganda. She currently works as a Partner with Namanya, Kafureeka and Company Advocates. Sheila holds a degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University, she also holds a Degree in Law from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Law Development Centre. She is also engaged as a part-time Consultant on Human Rights and specifically on children and women’s rights, gender and development.
Mr. Kiiza Mike Bigirwenkya is a member of Board of Centre for Children’s Rights. Mike went to Gokale Secondary School in Kolhapur, India and later enrolled in Shivaji University of Architecture also in India. Mike graduated with a degree of Architecture with honors.
He first worked in India as an Architect and returned to Uganda in 2004. In 2005, Mike joined the prestigious Makerere University as an Assistant Lecturer in the faculty of Technology. Mike has since undergone further training in the discipline of Architecture and has risen through the ranks to become a Senior Lecturer in the same faculty. He also does part-time consultancy work for private architectural firms especially in Urban Planning and structural designs.
Mike is also a devout Christian and Minister at Liberty Worship Centre, one of the leading local Pentecostal churches. In this church, Mike co-heads the youth ministry where he mentors the youths and the children on salient issues like leadership, faith, responsible life, civic education and abstinence and is also a passionate child rights defender.
Gerald Bareebe: Board Member
Gerald Bareebe is a lecturer of political science and Ph.D. Candidate in the department of political science at the University of Toronto in Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications (Makerere University), a master’s degree in International Relations (Makerere University), and an advanced master’s degree in Governance and Development (University of Antwerp).
Born in a rural area of western Uganda, Gerald’s early exposure to human rights violations and social injustice motivated him to pursue a career devoted to promoting the rights and freedoms of those who cannot speak for themselves. Currently, Gerald works as a Board member at CCR but also doubles as a Policy Development Coordinator for the Organisation. In this role, he is responsible for fulfilling all duties relating to CCR’s policy development work, including managing the implementation of strategic policy development plans, coordinating a policy and research team, preparing and reviewing policy briefs and providing technical advice and specialist guidance on appropriate policies and advocacy solutions.Previously, Gerald worked as a journalist at the Daily Monitor, Uganda’s largest and most influential independent newspaper.