Our staff Members

HIPo-Africa partners and consultancy services  
HIPo-Africa has worked in partnership with a number of organizations in its capacity building interventions. Some of these include Family Development Support Initiatives (FADSI) based in Kalisizo in Rakai district, Health Services for Generation (HSG). HIPo-Africa has also provided consultancy services to Baylor College of Medicine (Working with HSG) in evaluation of its programme on HIV services, Uganda National AIDS Services Organization in design and evaluation of its programmes; Regional AIDS Training Network (Nairobi) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in providing consultancy services to Help Aged Regional office in Nairobi. HIPo-Africa is in the process of establishing partnerships with Karamoja Traditional Healers and Health Systems Project (KATHES) and International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB) Uganda Chapter with a view of providing capacity building support.

HIPo-Africa core staff

HIPo-Africa has a multidisciplinary team of professional associates in various fields that include: organizational development, monitoring and evaluations, indigenous knowledge management, curriculum development and review, training, public health and biostatistics, social work and research. Below are their brief resumes:
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Dr Ramadhan Hizaamu
Position: Executive Director
Expertise: Public Health/HIV&AIDS Specialist; Holds a Master of Public Health (MPH), Makerere University Institute of Public Health, 2001-2003, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Makerere University, 1984-1988, is an HIV & AIDS Fellow from Makerere University School of Public Health Fellowship Programme, holds a Diploma in Project Planning and Management and various Certificates in M&E and organizational development and capacity building.
He has hands on experience in public health and HIV&AIDS programming gained from working with both government and NGOs. His areas of expertise include designing monitoring and evaluation systems, strategic planning, institutional capacity development, quantitative and qualitative research, and programme evaluations. He has also worked under different decentralized local governments and local communities to support social development interventions.
Rwahwire Edward Patrick
Director- Indigenous Knowledge Information Management Program
Expertise: Holds a Master of Public Health in Leadership from the Uganda Christian University- UCU, a BA-SWSA (Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration) from Kampala International University-KIU, a Diploma in Adult Education and Social Research from Makerere University in Kampala and currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Development-OD  of the Uganda  Managemen Institute-UMI in Kampala. He has done a lot of research work both qualitative and quantitative academic and operations research. He has attended several national and international workshops and conferences focusing on OVC programming. He has been involved in the implementation of UNICEF and CSF OVC programs in Central, Western and the Teso sub-region. He also enriched the UNICEF OVC programs in southern Uganda (Masaka, Sembabule and Rakai Districts) by introducing the idea of shelter, water and sanitation provision to orphan headed families. The idea was further strengthened by Shelter Afrique based in Nairobi and World Vision under her local OVC interventions. He has also attended trainings in gender main streaming into HIV&AIDS programs by the Regional AIDS Training Network-RATN a regional body based in Nairobi. He also has professional certificates in providing consulting services to small and medium sized enterprises and international management. With his training in safe motherhood management, Rwahwire provided technical guidance in advocating for community based-PMTCT up-take – 5 years USG funded project through Centre for Diseases Control-CDC and implemented by THETA in Tororo, Kumi, Lira, Oyam and Rakai Districts. He is also doing voluntary community health promotion and education focusing on adolescents’ reproductive health, maternal and child health issues in the central region districts. He was also a consultant in revitalizing RUGADA (Rukungiri Gender and Development Association) that enabled the organization win a grant from Uganda Aids Commission/Civil Society Fund- UAC/SCF to implement HIV Prevention projects targeting in and out of school youth throughout Rukungiri, Kanungu and Bushenyi Districts. Currently Rwahwire is involved in building and strengthening community capacities to be able to make their own health as the only way to survive in the Ugandan environment where access to quality public health services is quite cumbersome.

Consolata N. Tumwesigye
Capacity Building Director
Expertise: Holds a Master of Social Sciences and Arts Education (MED) and Bachelors of Education from Makerere University. She also has Diploma in Education and several short course certificates in HIV&AIDS Program Implementation, Program Planning and Management, Leadership, Management and Governance training. She will bring into HIPo-Africa wide range of technical experience in Training, Capacity Building, Program Planning and Management systems, Policy formulation implementation and monitoring, Leadership and Strategic Management skills. With her training background, Consolata provided technical leadership in the coordinating the Uganda Youth Alliance (UYEA) implementing the Abstinence and Be-faithful for youth (ABY), an HIV/AIDS prevention strategy for youth, their communities and parents in 15 Districts (2004-2005) USAID funded. Supported 45 Core and Non-Core Primary Teacher Collages (PTCs) to implement PIASCY, a country wide communication strategy in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, targeting all school going children, their peers and communities on behalf of MoES (2005-2008) under JSI-UPHOLD/USAID. Managed Uganda Girl Guides Association (2005-2009) as a Chief Commissioner, supported the organization in the effective implementation of the Abstinence and Be-faithful for youth (ABY) project in three Districts, targeting Girls and Young women to reach out to their peers, parents and communities with HIV/AIDS prevention messages. In THETA served as a Training and Capacity Building Manager, overseeing the overall implementation of all organizational Community based HIV/AIDs prevention programs under; Community based PMTCT, NPI and CTY projects respectively, including initiation of community support groups by trained Community Lay providers (CLPs). My work involves continuous monitoring and evaluation of program’s activities, report writing and documentation of best practices
Nakayima Flavia Miiro
Monitoring & Evaluation Director
Expertise: Holds a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSc. CEB), a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA SS) and is a fellow in HIV/AIDS with School of public health and CDC. She is a behavioral researcher and M&E specialist with over 7 years experience in HIV and AIDS program design, program implementation, research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation. She has participated in baseline and impact evaluations to inform program implementation and policies at local and international level, has designed programs for CBOs to roll off response to the plight of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) and is an international advocate for HIV drug-trials participants. She has render monitoring and evaluation consulting services to USG HIV&AIDS and reproductive health funded programmes in Uganda as an M&E Advisor, she will be responsible for ensuring that all project implementation out puts and outcomes are realized through designing accurate data collection tools that are user friendly to all levels of implementation. She is an adult facilitator in the areas of Gender Based Violence, HIV/AIDS mainstreaming, OVC programming in relation to both international and national frameworks, program design, monitoring and evaluation. She is an organizational development expert especially for organizations working with vulnerable children and commendably skilled in proposal writing, research, report writing and presentation as well as program design and management.


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