Uganda Board

“Ripple Effect helps communities in rural Africa to identify and value what resources they already have: their land, their families, their communities and their capacities. I feel proud to be part of an organisation that is people focused, practical and positive.” Peninnah Kasule Chair
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Anyango Hellen Machika

Hellen is currently the CEO of Feed All (U) Ltd; she is a passionate agriculturalist with over 12 years experience in active farming and offering consultancy services in general agriculture, to both large and small scale farming communities. 

As an agronomist, she has experience in providing sustainable farming solutions to both urban and rural communities. Hellen has experience in irrigation and greenhouse farming techniques. She has experience in coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs in start-ups.

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Christine Alupo

Christine currently serves as the Director of the Currency Department of the Central Bank of Uganda, (BoU), having previously led the Departments of Board Affairs and Communications at the BoU. She is passionate about the empowerment of persons excluded from formal financial services and was part of the core team that developed the BoU’s financial inclusion framework between 2011 and 2018. 

Christine’s leadership and management experience include leading operations, strategy, corporate governance, community engagement, and strategic stakeholder management.

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Joseph Kaggwa

Joseph Kaggwa is a qualified chartered certified accountant and an experienced NGO financial consultant and trainer. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. 

Joseph specializes in financial management training, auditing both externally and internally, governance, Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Business Development Services, Financial Management (Manuals, Assessments, Training), Organizational Capacity Assessments (OCA), Institutional Health Checks, and Board Trainings with NGOs in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and many more.

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Peninnah Kasule - Chair

Peninnah is currently the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Services at Centenary Rural Development Bank, Uganda’s largest indigenous commercial bank. She brings a wealth of boardroom experience including corporate governance, leadership, strategic planning and human resource management.

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Dr. Enoch K.K Bigirwa

Dr. Bigirwa is a distinguished veterinarian, project design and evaluation expert on various issues ranging from orphaned and vulnerable children, community empowerment, animal management and health care, and land governance.

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Evans Martin Nakhokho

Evans Martin Nakhokho is a chief Manager in Centenary Bank where he has devoted his last five years in the creation, development and scaling up of the Agribusiness department of the Bank. He has extensive experience in commercial Banking, focusing on delivering accessible, affordable, and convenient services to those who deserve to be financially included in both the rural and urban settings.

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Paul Stuart

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young before spending over 20 years in international business. During this time he developed partnerships in a number of different countries whilst leading an international publisher. 

He lived and volunteered with an international NGO in Mozambique for a year and joined Ripple Effect in 2013. Paul is also a Trustee of Development Initiatives.

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Daniel Mutumba

Daniel is enthusiastic about Corporate Governance and has over 20 years experience in various capacities at strategic, technical, and operational levels. He holds a Master of Science in Accounting & Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting), as well as being the recipient of several awards from USAID and the United States Government.

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Jim Drani Drileba

Jim is a risk and advisory expert with over 14 years of professional experience in accounting, advisory and risk management related engagements. Over the years, Jim has advised numerous clients on risk and management procedures, executed various business process reviews, due diligence and internal audits, forensic and Investment advisory. 

He has a Masters of Business Administration and has experience working in Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

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Margaret Azuba Semwanga

Semwanga Margaret Joy is a Ugandan, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, a Masters’ Degree in Land Use and Regional Development Planning and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. 

During the last three decades, she has worked with multi-sectoral teams in undertaking thematic reviews, action-research initiatives, joint experimentation, participatory monitoring and evaluation of programmes, innovations and initiatives.

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