Hon. Pulkol is a founding member of AFLI. He has deep-running experience as a public servant, academic, social researcher and development professional. He began his career as a lecturer at Makerere University, then went on to become a Member of Parliament, and later Cabinet Minister in different social sector portfolios. He is a two-time Head of External Security Organisation (ESO) in Uganda. Hon. Pulkol has also served as Deputy Regional Director for UNICEF, in-charge of 23 countries in East and Southern Africa. He is a specialist in Applied Research, legislative practice, policy analysis, development programming, advocacy and democratic governance
Dr. Werikhe Gerald Wanzala is the Head of Civic Engagement and Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Logistics Engineering and Management, and Master of Management Science (Corporate Management) from Dalian Maritime University, China.Gerald has strong skills in applied research for regional development, as well as teaching and mentoring students at higher educational levels.He is also extensively exposed in the fields of policy analysis and development; public policy research and governance; professional training and workshop facilitation; stakeholder coordination and community mobilisation.Gerald was part of the pioneer team that implemented the first Parliamentary Scorecard project in 2007.
Mrs Deborah Mwesigwa Mugerwa is the Head of Quality Assurance and Partnerships. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Uganda Management Institute. She has rich experience as an administrator gained from the Uganda Revenue Authority, where she held senior management positions from 1992 up to May 2014, when she voluntarily retired from the civil service. Mrs. Mugerwa has taken a leadership role in community service and development advocacy, particularly in the areas of agriculture, financial empowerment, HIV/Aids, clean drinking water, affordable electricity, as well as youth and women’s empowerment.
Ms. Susan Anibaya is the Head of Youth and University Engagement. She holds two Masters Degrees – one in Development Evaluation and Management from University of Antwerp, Belgium, and the other in Public Administration and Management from Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Before joining AFLI in January, 2008, she taught at her alma mater, where she had worked since August, 2006.Susan has also served as a community mobilization volunteer at the Nakapiripirit District Local Government, where she played an active role organizing and mobilizing women’s groups to participate in development activities.She has also been extensively involved in social research consultancy, particularly in health, gender and the environment.
Cyrus Mwelwa is the Communication and Media Advisor. He is an accomplished corporate communication professional, journalist and business administrator, with academic qualifications in Strategic Management (MBA), Communication (MSc) and Marketing (Executive Diploma). He has rich professional experience at senior management level in the public and private sectors – locally and internationally. A Kenyan, Cyrus has held decision-making roles in a variety of sectors in his country, ranging from the media to manufacturing, education and insurance. Before joining AFLI, Cyrus worked for New York-based American International Group (AIG), where he was the Head of Communication and Corporate Services. He has also been involved in management consulting under the Nairobi-based Ecosafe Consultants