CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / DIRECTOR AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Mr. Augustine Mwendya is an Agriculturist by profession with over 38 years experience of working in the agricultural sector in general. He worked as head of the UNFFE Secretariat for six years before he was assigned the duties of Director Agribusiness Development in 2004. He has been involved in training farmers in enterprise selection and development, agro-processing as well as linking them to markets. He has also played a significant role in representing the farming fraternity in national, regional and international fora. These include EAC and COMESA at regional level, CAADP at continental level and WTO and international level. In addition to his assignment at UNFFE, Mr. Mwendya chairs the Agricultural Chemicals Control Board under MAAIF..He holds a BSc. Degree (Hons) in Agriculture from Makerere University, Kampala (1974) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrated Rural Development obtained from Pan African Institute for Development, Buea, Cameroon, in 1982, with several Certificates in agricultural-related fields.
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr Kenneth holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Uganda Management Institute with 9 nine years of experience in Farmer Organisational Leadership. An environmentalist by profession has helped to speared head innovations in agriculture to tackle the advance effects of climate change through training farmers on mitigation, adoption and adaption mechanisms. He has also coordinated the implementation of several Projects along different value chains such as Cassava, Coffee, among others. Kenneth has a passion of changing the agricultural sector through institution capacity building and empowering farmers by creating an enabling environment for sustainability and engage duty bearers through lobby and advocacy and create synergies and networks to improve policy processes with different stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
DIRECTOR POLICY RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
Mr. Caleb Gumisiriza heads the policy research and advocacy department at UNFFE. He is a member of various committees like the agri-profocus advocacy thematic group, Ugandan team on the EPA negotiations and the chairperson of the UNADA National Advisory Council. He has spearheaded advocacy campaigns on developing agricultural finance strategy and development of district ordinaces in 7 districts. Caleb holds a Masters Degree in Management of development from Van Hall Larenstein University with a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies from Makerere University.
DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Ms. Dorah provides leadership in the development of continous evaluation of short and long term financial objectives of the organisation. She directs and oversees all aspects of the finance and accounting function of the organisation.