Board Members

Corina Pirvulescu

Corina is a young professional interested in models of youth public participation and civic engagement, having a broad experience in youth programs and projects with an impact at policy level. She has been involved in youth sector at local, national and international level, activating for more than 10 years. Main themes addressed in her activity are related to youth work development, transnational cooperation in youth affairs, non-formal education and youth employment.
In her activity, Corina has worked with Romania Youth Council and interacted with a range of institutions such as Organization for Security and Economic Cooperation – OSCE, UNICEF Romania, IOM Romania, Information Bureau of European Parliament in Bucharest, Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as with a large variety of NGOs and youth networks at national and international level.
In 2015, Corina has been working with Chicago Votes to engage in civic participation and voting the young people of Chicago, IL (USA) as part her professional fellowship sponsored by US Department of State and implemented by IREX.

Eric Haumba

Eric is the Head of Department Library and Information Services of YMCA Comprehensive Institute Kampala. He was attached to the Agshare project, a methodology that creates a scalable and sustainable collaboration of existing organizations for publishing, localizing, and sharing of science-based teaching and learning materials in Africa. The project creates, shares OERs with academics and local agricultural content with indigenous farmers in Uganda using ICTs. He is also the Director of Information Management and Research Centre (IMARC) Uganda, a Carnegie CPD Program fellow 2014, a freelance writer with the Daily Monitor and New Vision Newspapers in Uganda, a blogger and ICT4D & Knowledge Management Consultant. He has vast experience in lecturing research methodology, records management, strategic management and knowledge management among other fields at tertiary Institution level. He is a renowned researcher in Uganda and African continent, authoring a host of academic papers and articles as well as presented at a number of local, regional and international conferences. He holds a BSC. Information Science and MSC. In Information Science from Makerere University, Uganda.

Joshua B Sperling

Dr. Sperling is a postdoc research fellow at the National Renewable Energy Lab, visiting researcher at the NCAR Urban Futures/Climate Science & Applications Program, and a lecturer at University of Colorado. He is also a former Fulbright Scholar and NSF PIRE Fellow. His work combines engineering, planning, and policy to address sustainability and resilience in cities / communities, globally

Moses Owinyi

With more than 8 years’ experience in the Non-Profit sector, Owiny is passionate about the use of information and communications technologies for development. He has worked to foster the use of ICTs in governance and transparency, gender, agriculture and rural development. His recent work involved Advancing a gender sensitive approach to ICT policy in Uganda, Internet Freedoms and Women’s Rights Online. He is the Global Youth Catalyst – Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP), Owiny is also an alumni of the 2011 US State Department’s funded Community Solutions Program, Alumni of the 2014 Africa School of internet Governance and was recently involved in the Internet Governance Forum, the RightsCon at the Silicon Valley and the World Summit on Information Society WSIS+10 outcome processes.

Solomy Awiidi

Solomy Awiidi is an accomplished human rights and programs specialist with extensive experience working in the social justice, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s rights and girl’s empowerment. She has demonstrated competence in gender training, strategic planning, resource mobilization, people management, donor liaison, advocacy and communications and has extensive experience in national and regional project delivery and coordination of multi-sectorial programs. Solomy is a driven and passionate individual with good interpersonal skills, innovative and enjoys working in a cross cultural setting.
Solomy has served on the Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network Board as a Representative for Eastern Region. She is currently serving on the Board of Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa and Uganda Men Engage Network.
She is a member of Uganda Law Society, FIDA- Uganda, Network for Public Interest Lawyers and the GBV Prevention Network. She spends her time working on inclusion of male involvement to end violence against women and girls as well as mentoring young girls

Ednah Karamaji

I am a multi-skilled people person with 17 years of experience managing an NGO; 13 of which are as a Director of an organization that has direct presence in 14 districts, regionally spread in Uganda. The previous 4 years were as an assistant to the Director of yet another NGO but with presence in the 5 Rwenzori districts. In 2013, I co-founded Communication without Borders. Today, I am the current Ambassador for NetSquared, with the countries within my jurisdiction being Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Aside administrative roles, I am heavily involved in Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation in the thematic areas: Agriculture, Micro Finance, Reproductive Health, Environment, Peace, Education, E-Governance and Consultancy. Irrespective of the thematic area, the main beneficiaries are women, youth, Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC).

My career is dotted with business travel and exposure as an active member of various professional bodies, including recognition awards for innovative programs under my tutelage, some to mention,

  • The agricultural program, twice was a runner up winner: Uganda Communication Commission as well as CTA Awards
  • The Orphans & Vulnerable Children program, twice won Syngenta Annual Staff Awards
  • Co-Authored two books in the fields Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PME)
My degree is a Bachelor of Science: Mathematics, Psychology, and Geography. I have also undertaken several short courses tailor cut to boost my work. I am an excellent team person and very good at communication and documentation. I am in the final stages of my Masters in Business Administration

Frank Swain

Frank started his career in Washington DC supporting clean energy policies. Over the course of 3+ years in the nation’s capital Frank advocated for an array of clean technologies including electric vehicles, wind, solar, biochemical, and electricity storage. In addition to clean energy advocacy work, Frank has worked on multiple political campaigns at the State and Federal level.
For the past three years Frank has been the Energy Advocate at Conservation Colorado. As the Energy Advocate Frank has successfully helped to increase the Colorado renewable energy standard, finalize some of the strongest air pollution standards for oil and gas drilling in the country, ushered in widespread support for the Clean Power Plan, and defended the Colorado clean energy economy against countless attacks.
Frank is an avid skier and enjoys hiking, biking, and occasional attempts at fly fishing. Frank graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina having studied English literature and political science.

Lea Eryenyu

Leah Eryenyu is an avowed feminist who believes that women and girls’ equality and participation in public and private spaces are a fundamental prerequisite for social justice. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College in the U.S. and has nearly four years’ experience in the human rights and development field with a keen interest in gender relations.
She is presently the Program Manager for Sure Start, MIFUMI’s girls’ empowerment initiative which uses a gender transformative approach to build the leadership capacity of adolescent girls. Leah is happiest when girls learn to speak up and refuse to back down in the face of adversity. She keeps doing what she does because she is working towards a world where girls are not an afterthought or a burden, but celebrated human beings whose opinions count.
Leah also has a specialty in communication and public relations, and is fascinated by the potential great communication has in effecting change. She therefore strives to communicate the right message to an audience in the best way possible.
She lives in Tororo, eastern Uganda, with her dog, Furiosa.

Scott Braden

Scott Braden has worked to protect public lands for over a decade as both an outdoor educator and wilderness advocate. He has worked on both legislative wilderness campaigns as well as administrative protection efforts, including the recent passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act and Browns Canyon National Monument. Before working at Conservation Colorado, Scott worked at the Colorado Mountain Club, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and the Colorado Outward Bound School. He lives in Denver with his wife Karen and yellow lab Charley, but spends as much time as possible recreating on western public lands and rivers.

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CITARD is focused on using technology to improve the lives of people living in rural communities. We source for technologies that are affordable, durable and have great potential to improve the lives of poor people.

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 Our main interest is in making clean energy and energy efficient technologies available to all communities through donating a solar lamp, long term financing and direct sales of solar products, clean cook stoves and water purifiers.

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