DENIVA gets new Executive Director

DENIVA is in the process of restructuring and streamlining internal management at the Secretariat. At the end of August 2016, the former Executive Director, Mr. Justus Rugambwa resigned. After a competitive recruitment process for the position of Executive Director, DENIVA selected a suitable candidate in the names of Ms. Catherine Kanabahita. The new Executive Director started work on November 1, 2016, on a four year contract.

Ms. Kanabahita is a professional with over fifteen years of national and global experience as a development practitioner in civil society, donor agency, government and academia. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Gender Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication. She was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Clark Atlanta University, Georgia, USA from August 2015 to June 2016, where she integrated gender and an African perspective into teaching, research and community engagements.

 

Prior to that, she was a Director of the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate at Makerere University from 2007 to 2015 where she raised over US $35 million to support scholarships for academically bright but economically disadvantaged youths from Africa to access higher education at Makerere University; gender mainstreaming initiatives; training and capacity building for women leadership; university-wide reforms and change management at Makerere University.

She also worked as a Gender Advisor with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kampala, Uganda (2001 to 2007); a Sponsor Relations Coordinator with Compassion International; a Public Relations Officer with Uganda Tourism Board; a Program Officer Resource  Centre DENIVA and a Communications Officer with World Vision International. Ms. Kanabahita comes back to DENIVA with experience and expertise in project management, strategic planning, resource mobilisation, communication, among other multiple skills.

Ms. Kanabahita looks forward to visiting and meeting Member Organisations (MOs)

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