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HFHU's Board Members

Norah Mirembe Matovu

Board Chairperson

Norah Mirembe Matovu is Ugandan, a graduate of law of Makerere University and holder of a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre in Kampala, Uganda. She enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all courts subordinate thereto, in 1988. She began her career as a Legal Assistant with Sebalu & Lule Advocates, one of the biggest and renowned law firms in Uganda to date where she worked for two years before she was appointed as the first Legal Officer for the National Machinery for Women’s Advancement then (National Council of Women). In this position she conceptualized, designed and implemented a five-year project on Engendering the New Constitution of Uganda which process culminated in the compilation of the Uganda Women’s Proposals for the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. Norah is a holder of a Master’s degree in Law in Development obtained from Warwick University Coventry in the United Kingdom. Apart from her formal qualifications, Norah has expanded her competencies over the years by participating in well selected training programs at ESAMI, Uganda Management Institute, at the University of London in the United Kingdom and Columbia University in the United States of America. 

Agaba Vicent

Agaba Vincent is Professionally into Real Estates and currently the Managing Director of Avarts Housing Ltd. He is also the Resident Technical Advisor for Uganda for the International Housing Coalition – IHC Global and a Managing Director of Avarts Housing Ltd. He is also the Resident
Technical Advisor for Uganda for the International Housing Coalition – IHC Global.

He is one of the founding members of the Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda (AREA-Uganda) and is the past CEO & Past President of AREA-Uganda. He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Uganda National Urban Forum (UNUF), representing Professional Bodies.

He is also a Member of the Governing Council of the Real Estate Institute of East Africa (REIEA). He is the Secretary (and former Chairperson) of the Board of Rena Foundation Uganda, an NGO providing Education Services, health services and promoting tourism around Lake George. And he is a past Member of the Audit Committee of PSFU, the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda.

Dr. Fred Muhumuza

Dr. Fred Muhumuza is an Economist involved in Policy and Research. Currently, Dr. Fred is an Employer with a Parallel teaching career at Makerere University, Nkumba University, and African Bible University  

Muhumuza is a Board Member for World Vision Uganda; Bank of India Uganda, Member of Council at Uganda Christian University, and Member of Council for Scripture Union Uganda From 2006 to 2014, he worked as Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda. Prior to that, Muhumuza worked as a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre. He has also worked as Senior Manager at KPMG Uganda and with the Financial Sector Deepening Uganda.   

Owek. Wagwa

Professionally, Owek. Wagwa is an Economist and Entrepreneur and currently an employer of the Kingdom of Buganda as the Deputy Katikiro / Prime Minister in charge Finance ,   Owek. Wagwa Nsibirwa Robert is Board chairman of companies like; Greenhill Holdings Limited-owners of Greenhill Academy Schools, Uganda Coffee Federation – Federation of Coffee Exporters, World Class Team Limited, Central Coffee Farmers Association and Rotary Every Youth Working Initiative [Rotary Vijana Poa].

 Owek. Wagwa Robert has a deep passion for housing and generally social responsibility. He is very deeply connected with the mainstream private sector at the executive level as well as in Government circles. Owek. Robert is also involved in numerous philanthropic networks including leadership level at Rotary. He is an excellent fundraiser with very good advocacy and influencing skills. He also steers the committee of the Decent Living Campaign and he has guided the committee and brought on Board key partners including rotary and other private entities who have made commitments worth houses and donation of water tanks. As a HFHU Board member Owe. Robert has more confidence in championing affordable housing in the country.   

Mirembe Lydia

Mirembe Lydia is Professionally a Communication’s practitioner and Journalist. Currently Lydia is a Communication and Public Affairs Manager at Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority.

She is a seasoned communication practitioner with a career spanning over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University and a Masters in International Communication from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Lydia is a member of the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU), Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) and the East African Communication Association (EACA).  She has practiced journalism and communication, working with reputable organizations like The New Vision Printing and Publishing Corporation, Makerere University, Uganda Christian University Mukono, Uganda Red Cross Society, UN OCHA among others. She has also undertaken several consultancy assignments in the areas of communication strategy development and implementation, project documentation, communication research and analysis Over the last ten years Lydia has been involved in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector, working with SNV – the Dutch Development Organization and International Water and Sanitation Centre as a communication, knowledge management and advocacy specialist.

She has played a key role in the inception, implementation and scaling up of key approaches and innovations in the WASH sector. A wide range of communication and knowledge management outputs are attributable to her.   Lydia is a communications trainer, particularly in the areas of development support communication, social and behavioral change communication, specialized writing, the art of public speaking and public relations.  

Mirembe Lydia brings remarkable expertise in communications and advocacy-an area that will be central in HFHU’s new strategy. 

Otim Robert

Otim Robert is a Commonwealth Scholar as well as an Equity and Merit Scholar. He has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and International Development from Manchester University in UK and another Master’s Degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London, UK. Robert also holds a bachelor’s degree in Environment Management from Makerere University. Otim Robert is currently the National Director for Habitat for Humanity in Uganda where he’s championing meaningful youth engagement in climate resilient housing through regional youth hubs. Robert has over 20 years of extensive multi-sectoral experience leading complex development and humanitarian programs, most of which are linked to positive youth development. Robert is an ardent youth advocate and in Habitat circles, he is commonly referred to as a senior youth. He is Robert has also held leadership and technical advisory positions with numerous organizations including; SNV-Netherlands Development Organization as National WASH Advisor where he promoted youth engagement in community water management as hand pump mechanics , IRC-International Water and Sanitation Center as Regional WASH Advisor, United States Agency for International Development as Advisor for Youth and Children, Plan International as Program Development Coordinator leading youth and children development initiatives, Concern World Wide as WASH Cluster Coordinator, Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment as National Coordinator National Hand Washing Secretariat, World Association of Radio Maria as National Coordinator among others.

Eitu Isaiah

Eitu Isaiah is a certified professional mediator, a committed Conflict Resolution Specialist, a sociologist and dynamic entrepreneur, who has thrived against all odds to become an inspirational figure among African youth. He is the founder of the Rockline Peace Network. He is currently pursuing a PhD in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. With his zeal for a peaceful, violent free and a developed Africa, Eitu has equipped 1,000 youth in 15 African countries with conciliation, mediation and negotiation skills to effectively manage social conflicts. He played a central role in the establishment of the Network of African Advocates for Peace (NAAP) in 8 African countries. Eitu has inspired confidence among the youth in his community through social – economic dialogue and exemplary leadership. Eitu believes in awakening the young person’s dreams and talents, creating a world of possibilities. His dream is that of self-driven youth, flourishing economically and socially responsible enough to care for the wellness of those around them and working as transformational agents of peace and development. To Eitu, housing is on the critical path of peace and development.

Very experienced in positive youth development and engagement, versatile influencing and public speaking skills, conflict management skills and can be an asset in building a national local volunteer youth initiative to champion and tap into the latent youth demographic dividend in driving the housing agenda in the country.  

Yunia Musaazi

Yunia Musaazi

Yunia Musaazi works with Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network-Executive Director. She is also a member of the Board for both Pan African and National bodies

Yunia being a Board member will create an opportunity to anchor HFHU into the WASH Sector and especially mainstream housing in WASH. UWASNET is a network of NGOs and this creates further strategic networks for HFH