I’m thrilled to share some big news. Our Board of Directors has hired Eco-Agric Uganda’s new Executive Director. As you may know, at the beginning of 2018, Dr. Kajura Charles that has been the Executive Director for Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Enhancement Uganda (Eco-Agric Uganda) since 2007, tendered in his request to setup down by end of September 2018 having served in the position for over ten years. The Board set out to find someone with a vision and experience to lead the organization through its next phase of evolution.
On behalf of the hiring committee and the Board of Directors, we are excited to welcome Dr. Josephine Nakakande as our new Executive Director.
Dr. Josephine Nakakande is no stranger to Eco-Agric Uganda, and brings a stellar reputation and strong connections in the field of nonprofit programs management. She has experience leading an organization through its teenage years while staying true to the intentions and culture instilled by the founders.
She has over twenty years’ experience in providing agricultural extension and community development work. She has been working as the Programs Manager for Eco-Agric Uganda for the last five years, a position she took on after working as a Project Manager for five years in the same organization. Before joining Eco-Agric Uganda, she worked with Hoima district local government an Animal Husbandry officer, extension worker and NAADS coordinator.
She holds a Doctorate of Business Administration/Organizational Management; Masters in International Human Resource Management; Post graduate diploma in Biodiversity Wildlife Ecosystems Health; Bachelor of Science in Agriculture; Diploma in Animal Husbandry and certificate in Veterinary medicine.
As a Programs Manager, she has developed and coordinated several community development programs including the international volunteers program. Not only does she get her hands dirty, but also knows how to foster partnerships. She has strengthened partnerships and greatly supported the organization in resource mobilization.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Josephine Nakakande. The Board is confident Josephine’s skills and creative ideas will help take Eco-Agric Uganda to the next level. Her passion for Eco-Agric Uganda’s mission will also grow the organization to greater horizon.