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The Programs Team

We have created an enthusiastic team of talented and dedicated professionals who oversee the daily operations of the organisation and manage GRI’s projects in Kampala and in the field.

Christopher Kiiza – Acting Executive Director

Ugandan national, with expertise in Education and Development. Christopher has worked in these sectors for over 30 years with the Government of Uganda Ministry of Education, NGOs, and the Private Sector. He has a strong track record in education programs development and fostering students centred curriculum and student creativity in lower and higher institutions of learning in Uganda. Christopher is committed to extending his knowledge and experience to the advancement of GRI’s education program.

Pauline Bako – Coordinator Field Operations

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Uganda Pentecostal University and a certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution by Whittaker Peace and Development Initiative. She has over 8 years of work experience as a finance and administration officer for her University, private sector, and NGOs in Uganda. Through Global Refugee Initiatives’ partnership and capacity building arrangements with Save the Children in Uganda, Pauline in 2018 attained a 2-year traineeship with Save the Children. Pauline has also worked as a Protection Officer – Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Refugee camps in Northern Uganda.

Clare Harriet Lekuru – Coordinator Health Programs

For over 15 years, Clare served as a nursing officer in several government hospitals in Uganda under the Ministry of Health. She was enrolled as a nurse by Arua school of Comprehensive Nursing, a Government Institute and holds a diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from Masaka School of Comprehensive Nursing.

Betty Nabirye – Administrative Officer

Before joining Global Refugee Initiatives, Betty served for 11 years as an administrative officer in the Government of Uganda Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, The Aids Support Organization (TASO) a civil society organization in Uganda and with the private sector. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Administrative Law from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda and a bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University in Uganda.

Stichting Multi-Pass

Nieuwe Mostraat 1A, The Hague, The Netherlands
On the behalf of GRI, Stichting Multi-Pass is responsible for overseeing GRI’s donor Relations, ensuring quality control, effective projects implementation and accountability.
Stichting Multi-Pass is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in The Hague under registration number: 30226702. The foundation has a strong track record in development programs in West Africa and is currently working together with Global Refugee Initiatives in Uganda.

M/s Lubega, Babu & Company Advocates

M/s Lubega, Babu & Co. Advocates are legal associates to Global Refugee Initiatives. They support in the organization’s legal matters, contract arrangements, advocacy, and legal representation of GRI’s clients before courts or administrative tribunals through the Access to Justice program.