Our Board of Directors

Franchesca N. Kakooza (FCG), Chairperson Board.

Francesca is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Consultant at Leading Boards, Africa. She is an MBA(UMI), Advocate, Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional. She brings on board over 14 years working experience in providing legal and governance solutions to national and multi-national Boards of Directors and companies across Africa, both in the private & public sector. 


She is a member of the International Bar Association, a fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (United Kingdom) and a member of Uganda Law Society and East African Law Society. She currently sits on the Board of World Vision Uganda, Vision Fund Uganda where she chairs the Governance, Nominations and Human Resource Committees and Fravan Safaris Ltd as a director.  Francesca is passionate about governance and its contribution to creating high performing organizations. 


Francesca is passionate about governance and its contribution to creating high performing organizations.

Grace Kansiime.

Grace is an educationalist who has worked in various teaching institutions in different positions and carrying diverse responsibilities. She is currently a Senior University lecturer  also heading the department of  professional studies and curriculum design and development committee. Previously, Grace held positions of students’ research and examinations coordinator. 


Grace holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts with Education and Master of Arts in Educational Management.  Presently, Grace is a PhD Fellow in Education at Nelson Mandela University, in Port Elizabeth,  South Africa. With this experience of managing students at different levels, With her good experience in strategic education management, Grace will champion the implementation of  the education  theme at Mbeleni Foundation.

Dickson Tumuramye

Dickson Tumuramye holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Arts and Masters in Development Studies. He brings to Mbeleni a range of experiences in various respects that when utilized will enrich Mbeleni’s work coverage. He is a researcher, child advocate, parenting coach, marriage counselor and writer/columnist for newspapers like New Vision, Daily Monitor, The Observer, The Standard paper, Good News, Uganda Christian News (online), and Countryside Reports (online) on positive parenting, career guidance and family/marriage. He has over 15 years of working experience in organizational development work, leadership, office administration, child advocacy and management of donor funds, scholarships and strategic partnerships at grass root, national and international levels.


Dickson has served in various NGOs, Churches and higher Institutions of learning, at top managerial and administrative levels. The self-motivated administrator is so much interested in development management, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy and research. In addition to the listed skills he brings to Mbeleni financial management, Counseling, Resource mobilization/fundraising skills.

Enoch Asiimwe

Enoch is currently a PhD Fellow. He brings to Mbeleni Foundation a vast experience of management at different levels.  Enoch has worked at program management position in different organizations including, Lend a Hug Uganda (LAHU), Sense International, Salvation Army Uganda Territory, Catholic Relief Services and Plan International – Uganda.


I  was introduced to Mbeleni at a time when  i was in my initial stages of studying my PhD. I derived my  interest to do my research  among Urban refugees from Mbeleni's work and association. I look forward to  making a significant contribution to Mbeleni team, an institution that offers a genuine opportunity for progress for vulnerable populations.

Hellen Kyomuhangi Kamuli

Hellen is a senior Administration and Human resource officer by training and practice. She served at Makerere University School of Public Health before joining the Parliamentary pension scheme, Parliament of Uganda.  She is a an all round Mbeleni Foundation board member with skills in Administration, Human Resource and Procurement sectors. Hellen has acquired a range of these skills since 2004. She brings to Mbeleni Foundation an experience of professionalism and setting up organizational systems. This is key to  any modern  organizational success.

Lydia Gesa Sserunkuma

Lydia studied Arts in Education at Makerere University and possesses a Masters degree in Demorgraphy. She has worked majorly in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation. Mbeleni is privileged to have an M&E hands-on Board member who will from time to time usher in this knowledge to staff and fellow board members.


Lydia has worked with USAID’s Food and Nutrition Technical assistance III project and at Mercy Corps Uganda. These experiences will be a resource to monitor the performance of Mbeleni programes.