Our team

SEMA’s core team consists of a group of ambitious individuals with a wide range of expertise, assisted by a group of talented consultants, pro-bono expert advisors and trainees.
LYDIA MATTE

Uganda Country Director

Passion: Excellent service delivery.

Speciality: Driving strategy & effective leadership.

Dancing: A few classy moves.

JOANITAH SUCCESS NSASIIRWE

Operations Manager Uganda

Passion: Using innovation to solve community’s most pressing needs.

Specialty: Law & Project Management.

Dancing: Heavenly.

NATHALIE DIJKMAN

Founder

Passion: Creativity in the civic space.

Specialty: Impact measurement.

Dancing: Extraordinary.

JAMES-MARK OOKO-OMBAKA

Operations Manager Kenya

Passion: Civic and economic empowerment, upward inter-generational mobility for society.

Specialty: System and Process implementation for efficient project delivery.

Dancing: Not shabby at all.

CALVIN KAREGYEYA

Technology Manager

Passion: Making a positive impact in society.

Specialty: IT support and administration.

Dancing: Cool.

PAMELA NAMALA

Research Manager

Passion: Self-development towards community development.

Specialty: Advocate for self-improvement.

Dancing: Great (with the right partner).

SHINE NUWASASIRA

Operations Associate

Passion: Exploring policy to innovate and develop.

Specialty: Psychology, Policy and Governance.

Dancing: Imaginative.

HARRIET NAMUGGA

Finance Officer

Passion: Ensuring accountability, financial discipline and freedom.

Specialty: Financial accounting.

Dancing: Very good.

DOUGLAS KAYANJA

Graphics Designer

Passion: Simplifying things for easier understanding.

Specialty: Design.

Dancing: Perfecting the moves.

LOISE AKELLO

Citizen Engagement Officer

Passion: Being part of the change process.

Specialty: Psychology and human behaviour.

Dancing: Work in progress.

BENJAMIN KAYIWA

Technology Officer

Passion: Tech advancement for community growth.

Specialty: System development.

Dancing: On the way to salsa king.

CHRISTINE EKAKORO

Communications Consultant

Passion: Economic transformations and holistic culture.

Specialty: Economics and Communications.

Dancing: Money Moves.

SEMA'S WIZARDS

SEMA’s team is supported by the genius work of these awesome technical advisors:

Salva Pashchenko
Data Consultant
Godfrey Bwanika
Impact Consultant