Project Officer – Human Rights
Newton works as our Project Officer in the Apac District in Northern Uganda and is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities. He holds a BSc in Business Economics from Uganda Martyrs University. He has interned at Stanbic bank and originally started out as a volunteer with African Prisons Project. Newton is passionate about humanitarian work.
Hilder joined the APP in January 2016 as a librarian. She is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and reporting of all library related technical services in support of educative programmes in prisons. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from Makerere University.
Brenda is a tutor with the University of London programme, tutoring students in prisons in Kenya. She is an associate member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya and the Institute of Legal Executives London (ILEX). She holds an LLB Degree from the University of London International Programmes. Previously, she dealt with corporate law in the insurance sector for 12 years and moved on to pursue her career in international law.
Helen is working with APP Kenya as the House Keeper. Helen is hardworking, humble and a very social person who values cleanliness, organisation and integrity. As they say cleanliness is next to Godliness, Helen is a God fearing lady.
Dr. Florence Banoba
Country Director – Uganda
Dr. Banoba Florence joined African Prisons Project in January 2016. She is a Medical Doctor with postgraduate training in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of London. She has a multi-disciplinary skill set including programme management, proposal development, research, policy development and advocacy.
Human Resource & Administration Manager
Keavy holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Uganda Christian University Mukono. She joined APP in 2014 and is currently an administrator responsible for organising and coordinating office operations and procedures to ensure organisational effectiveness and efficiency. She provides support to all programmes and performs human resource duties. Keavy is passionate about working towards bringing hope and dignity to men and women in prison.
Secondment Development Manager
Matteo is a History graduate from the University of Bologna and manages APP’s Secondment and Masters Programmes. He is responsible for planning and running learning journeys for African prison officers to come to the UK and gain important exposure experiences in British prisons and universities. Matteo is passionate about empowering others to bring constructive change in their communities.
Emmanuel is a Tutor with the University of London programme tutoring students in prisons in Uganda. He currently teaches Contract Law, Public Law and Legal Systems & Methods. Emmanuel is a qualified Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and holds a certificate in Foreign Policy Analysis from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Bright Evans joined African Prisons Project in January 2016 as a Finance Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that APP Uganda financial resources are properly managed. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Uganda Martyrs University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda (CPAU). He has over 10 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting.
Caroline Gumbi joined APP in July 2017 where she worked as a procurement intern for six months. Carol was then absorbed as an Administrative Assistant and is now responsible for checking stock to determine the inventory level, placing and purchasing orders, verifying receipts and delivery of office supplies.
Penninah joined APP in April 2017 as a Finance Officer and is responsible for ensuring proper accountability and management of the organisation’s resources. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Makerere University and a Level 2 CPA. In the past, she worked as an accounts assistant with Markhouse Partners.
Peggy joined APP in September 2017 and works as a Communications Officer in Kenya. She is responsible for the practical delivery and implementation of APP’s communications (and brand) vision, mission and values both internally and externally which includes; online engagement and content creation for publications. Peggy is a Communications graduate from Daystar University.
Lydia joined APP as a tutor in September 2017 taking on the following units: The Law of Evidence, Law of Torts and Civil and Criminal Procedure. She holds a bachelors in Law from the University of London (International programme) and a Masters Degree in Corporate Governance and law (Grad ICSA) from the University of Portsmouth. Lydia is an associate member of Clarb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) and has previously been a lecturer at local universities.
Susan Kigula entered Luzira Women’s Prison 16 years ago at the age of 21, she was released in 2016. Through APP’s Leadership Programme, Susan was given the opportunity to study law. Subsequently, she became the first female inmate to study and graduate with a Diploma in Common Law followed by an LLB from the University Of London (UoL). Currently, she works as an ambassador for APP through engaging in community work and attending international conferences to give inspiring talks.
Human Resource & Administration Manager
Susan Kilui completed a BSc in Human Resource Management at Moi University; kicked off her career as HR and Admin Assistant Volunteer with SHIWASAP, volunteered as a counsellor for those addicted to drugs, HIV/AIDs victims at Tumaini Africa. She was later employed by the Action Aid International Regional office under HR and Operations then joined CARE International as HR Officer. Her career drive is being part of a solution to human problems and this brings satisfaction to her heart. She has a passion working with those who are vulnerable in the society and joining APP was a dream come true!
James joined APP in September 2017 as an Interim Finance Manager and from January 2018 as a Finance Manager. He is responsible for ensuring tat the organisation's resources are properly managed. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK). He brings in over 15 years’ of experience in finance and accounting, having worked in the private sector in Kenya and over 10 years in NGO's within the region.
In 2004 Alexander McLean, an 18 year old UK citizen volunteering in a hospital in Kampala, visited and treated a group of prisoners in Luzira Upper Prison Uganda. Struck by the living conditions of the prisoners, he bought materials and supervised the renovation of the prison infirmary. Alexander returned to the UK, but continued to work for his new cause both there and in Uganda. He created the charity first as a student society at Nottingham University, and then in 2007 it became a registered charity.
Project Officer Mid-Central Region
Kosea joined APP in 2017 and works as Human Rights Project Officer for the Mid-Central Region in Uganda. He is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities under Access to Justice. He holds a BSc in Economics and Statistics from Uganda Martyrs University.
Sumaya joined APP in May 2016. Up until now, she has been very supportive towards the wellbeing of volunteers and interns who are residing at the APP house in Uganda. Before joining the organisation, she worked in the fashion industry as a designer.
Legal Aid Manager
With a background in Law, John is passionate about championing the rights of the vulnerable persons in the society. He has previously worked with minorities and marginalised people; including refugees. His areas of interest include advocacy, research and legal reforms. Muthuri is responsible for delivering the charity’s strategic legal aid initiatives around our Drop-in-Legal Advice clinics in Kenya.
Project Officer Mid-Central Region
Jacqueline works as a Human Rights Project Officer in Uganda and is responsible for implementing and coordinating various project activities under Access to Justice. She holds an LLB and a Diploma in legal practice from Kenya School of Law, Nairobi. Jacqueline is a down to earth young lady and a patriot; she is passionate about human rights and always strives for success.
Legal Aid Officer
Hamisi holds many years of experience in administration and finance having worked in the banking industry before joining APP in 2014. He is passionate about reforms in the criminal justice system and access to justice especially among vulnerable groups in the society. In his current role as a Legal Aid Officer, Hamisi works to ensure the delivey of our justice changemakers strategy.
Maria maintains supplies by checking stocks to determine inventory levels, anticipating requirements, placing and purchasing orders, verifying receipts, stocking items, and delivering supplies to work. She also forwards information by receiving and distributing communications, collecting and mailing correspondence by copying information.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Chris is responsible for overseeing evidence, learning and monitoring functions of APP including the development of tools, systems, data collection, analysis and reporting. He has many years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation having previously worked with CDC and on USAID funded projects.
Caroline Njambi Njanja
Legal Aid Officer
Ms. Caroline Njambi Njanja joined APP in March 2016 and works as our Legal Aid Officer in Kenya. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Catholic University of Eastern African and postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Caroline has experience in commercial, insurance and criminal litigation having previously worked at CIC Insurance Group Limited and J.K Kibicho & Co. Advocates.
Grace joined APP in February 2016 and currently teaches International Human Rights Protection, Company Law, and Law of Trusts. She holds a Law Masters degree in Human Rights as well as a Diploma in Business Management. Grace has an extensive background in Human Rights and International Development related issues with over 8 years’ of experience working within law firms assisting victims of Human Rights violations.
Human Rights Project Officer
Thomas joined African Prisons Project in July 2017 as a Human Rights Project Officer. He has over 10 years' experience working in various departments including programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. He is a graduate from Kyambogo and Makerere Universities in Education and Development Studies. He is an outstanding and active citizen with a great commitment to serving the marginalised members of the community.
Karen Saidi Joined APP in April 2016 as Tutor for the LLB (Hons) University of London International Programme degree currently being pursued by students of APP in Uganda. Karen is an LLB (Hons) graduate from University of London herself. She completed the degree in 2014 and is currently pursuing an MSC in Oil and Gas Management. She has 2 years teaching experience with respect to the UOL program.
Peter joined African Prisons Project in February 2013 and is our Regional Director. He has many years’ experience working as a multi-disciplinary professional including programme planning, design and management, monitoring and evaluation, IT training and staff capacity building. He is responsible for overseeing key operations across East Africa including time in the field working directly with prisons and prison officers.
Anne is a passionate, young lawyer with a law degree from Makerere University, and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre. Anne joined the African Prisons Project in June 2018 as a volunteer majoring in Public Interest Litigation. Anne is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the Network for Public Interest Lawyers (NETPIL), and is working with APP (courtesy of the Public Interest Law Clinic, PILAC at Makerere, and the Network for Public Interest Lawyers, NETPIL) to identify and pursue public interest needs of vulnerable prison communities in Uganda.
Justice Changemaker Training Admin Assistant
Jackson is one of the beneficiaries of the University of London long distance Programme, which is sponsored by APP at Luzira Maximum Prison where he enrolled for his Bachelors in Law before being released in May 2017. After release, he was offered the position of University of London Support Officer. He also holds a diploma in Entrepreneurship and small business management.
Charlotte joined APP in January 2019 as a Paralegal Officer in Uganda. She supports the work of the legal clinics by drafting appeals and helping to develop sustainable structures for the clinics. Charlotte also assists with research and advocacy for the public interest litigation department, identifying and preparing cases which seek to effect legal reform. She holds an LLB from Queen Mary University of London. Previously, she has clerked on the Supreme Court of Namibia, and has a range of work experience in the human rights sector.
Milly Kakungulu has been with APP since 2016 and has since been working with the JCMT and JCMS departments. She holds a degree in Law and also went to Kenya School of Law for the Advocated Training Programme. She is passionate about the law and especially helping the underprivileged to access justice and experience equality before the law.
Public Interest Litigation Manager
Ehsan Oarith leads our Public Interest Litigation programme alongside our Legal Aid Clinics at Luzira Upper and Kampala Remand Prison. He has an LLB from Bristol Law School and a Masters in Law from Newcastle University where he was a Sir Mark Waller Scholar. He has also completed his Bar Training in the UK. He has previous experience of working in the legal sector of Bangladesh, UK and Kenya. Before joining APP in September 2018, he was an Associate Lecturer on Constitutional Law at University of the West of England, Bristol.
Irene joined the APP team in January 2018 as a Recreation Officer. She is responsible for coordination, implementation, execution and reporting of all recreation activities in support of health programmes in prisons. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Makerere University.
Ricky Isaac Ayebare
Isaac joined APP in April 2018 as a volunteer under the Okimanyi? Project. He is the Organisations Driver with many years of experience, having previously worked with the Great Trekkers Tourism Company. Isaac is a great teamplayer, has passion for charity and serving the less privileged.
Strategic Communications Advisor
Dr. Laura Sicola is a professional speaker, leadership communication coach and the founder of Vocal Impact Productions. Laura has spent over 20 years coaching, speaking, training, researching, teaching and publishing on language, cognition, culture, the voice and related effects on learning.
Lauren is currently studying postgraduate-level law at the University of Law, and intends to become a solicitor. She initially joined APP in June 2018 with the intention of volunteering for the summer, but since September 2018 she has been working part-time as financial administrator in the UK office.