Hon. Justice Elizabeth Ibanda Nahamya is the founder of ESA and the organisations Executive Director. In her role as ESA Executive Director, Justice Nahamya not only oversees the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organisation she also plays a key role in fundraising for the organisation and promoting ESA as an Ambassador at meetings, functions and events.
Before founding ESA Justice Nahamya held various positions throughout her career both nationally, with contributions made to the High Court of the Republic of Uganda, International Crimes Division as a Judge; within which she was also one of the founding judges of the court, and internationally at the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone. In addition to Justice Nahamya’s role as ESA’s Executive Director she also currently holds a position as a Judge at the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals.
Justice Nahamya brings to ESA an Intense knowledge and understanding of Human Rights policies, practices and procedures. Justice Nahamya is well-versed in research, report writing, and presentation skills with fluency in English and has good command of spoken Luganda with conversational ability in Kiswahili. In addition she is a trusted and well-respected professional underscoring transparency.
Julius-Lutalo Kiyingi is ESA’s Head of Operations and Logistics, a department that oversees administration, finance and logistics operations. In addition, Julius is also the Technical Advisor to ESA’s Access to Justice Program which brings together his years of experience and passion for human rights.
Julius, began his educational career at the University of Toronto were he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in African Studies with Political Science and German Language. After attaining his undergraduate degree Julius gained further work experience working in the tourism (CN Tower, Toronto ,Ontario) and financial (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Yellowknife Northwest Territories) sectors before going to pursue a Masters in International Law and Human Rights at the UN Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. After graduating University for Peace, Julius moved to Uganda to dedicate his time and passion for the promotion and advancement of human rights. This dedication has seen Julius work with organisations such as Refugee Law Project, Ugandan Human Rights Commission, and most recently at Avocats San Frontieres (ASF) before joining the ESA Team.
Noreen Munabi Nkuraija is the Head of Communications and Development at ESA. She oversees Communications and IT support and ensures the continued development of ESA through fundraising and community outreach support. In addition to her role as Head of Communications and Development, Noreen is the Technical Advisor to ESA’s Livelihoods program.
Noreen holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from Makerere University, Kampala and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Technology majoring in Business from Information Technology Institute (ITI), Calgary, Canada. She has more than ten years’ experience in Project Management, Customer Care and Business Development. She previously worked for Citigroup (Houston), Litton Loan Servicing (Houston) which was the mortgage servicing division of Goldman Sachs and SMSONE where she worked as the Business Development Manager before she was promoted to the Head of Enterprise and Government Solutions. Noreen has worked on several high profile projects and she is currently pursuing the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as well as a Masters in Agribusiness Management at Makerere University.
Noreen is passionate about improving livelihoods through agribusiness and advocates for capacity building in agriculture to not only ensure food security but also as a way to generate sustainable income to improve the quality of life.