Amuno Rural Hub team is not solely a group of people working to empower the people of Bukedea, Uganda to “be the change.” Who we are is so much bigger than that! We’re an entire community, a movement that is igniting economic and social transformation through fostering the education of children, employment of youth and women, health and hygiene of the communities, and empowerment. Our local leadership and support team comprises the visionaries, initiators, organizers, doers, and advocates for everything Amuno Rural Hub stands for!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

We present to you the guardians of Amuno Rural Hub, they protect and maintain the core values and purposes of the organization.

Maren Orlovius

Chairperson

Maren is an Occupational Therapist by profession with more than 9 years of self-employment with her own craft label “Einzelst-ü-ck”, now in Uganda owning Villa Mamu a long-term accommodation provider, with experience of 2+ years in volunteering in Ugandan NGOs.

Richard Emuye

Secretary

Richard is a Director at UGAFODE Microfinance Limited and a partner at Finmaxx Uganda Ltd where he heads Enterprise Solutions & Cyber Security. He holds a Master of Science in Data Communication & Software Engineering from Makerere UniversityKampala, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Dar-es-salaam University, Tanzania. He has various certifications/ relevant Professional Development (Skills) Training in the following areas; Certified Ethical Hacking & Counter Measures, Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator, Cobit5, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), COMPTIA A+ PC SUPPORT Training, CDIA+ Electronic Document Management Essentials, Strategic and Operational Planning using Microfin Modal and Information System Development.

Carolin Kamrath

Member

Carolin Kamrath is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. holder (2019) at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Germany, Chair for Technology and Innovation Management, especially interests in Entrepreneurship, Development of Business Models and Innovation Systems.

Carolin studied Agriculture and Food Economics (M. Sc.) at the University of Bonn, including a Research Internship at the World Vegetable Center in Arusha, Tanzania.

Carolin also studied Business Administration (B.A.) at the Alanus Hochschule für Kunst und Gesellschaft, Bonn, Germany.

Francis Ssemanda

Member

Francis is a seasoned IT specialist who has spent the past 10 years of his career developing and providing solutions to NGOs that are geared towards improving productivity and efficiency with the goal of optimizing outputs from donor funds. He has a strong affinity towards solutions development, innovation, and creativity.

He has worked with very affluent NGOs including Populations Services International, a US-based organization improving the livelihoods of ordinary people through modern health interventions.

He holds a Masters’ of Science Degree in Data Communications and Software Engineering and a Bachelors’ Degree in Information Technology from Makerere University.

OUR STAFF

Anthony Okiria

Founder & Team Leader

Patricia Apule

Administrative Assistant

Sam Okiria

Operations Assistant

Rachael Namakhonje

Community Outreach Officer

VOLUNTEERS WE’VE WORKED WITH TO DATE