Staff Team

TEWDI Uganda   staff consist of experienced  and dedicated persons  with a zeal to  fight against increasing levels of poverty, human rights violations especially against women and children.

Betty Ikalany – Executive Director

Ikalany Betty - Secretary Board

Betty Ikalany is the executive director TEWDI Uganda. She is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and evaluation of strategic plans for the organization. She also over sees day to day running of the organization, monitoring adherence to organizational policies and resources, ensuring compliance of staff and partners to systems, policies and procedures while  building and strengthening  net works, coalitions and relationships with stakeholders. Betty  holds a masters Degree in Development studies specializing in Women, Gender and Development from International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, a Bachelors Degree in Social work and Administration from Makerere University, Uganda. Before joining TEWDI Uganda, Betty worked as a Projects Coordinator with Health Need Uganda where she had six years of successful supervisory and management work overseeing four districts in Teso sub-region. Betty comes to TEWDI Uganda with a rich experience in program management work and leadership.

Achen Sharon – Projects Coordinator

Sharon Achen Projects Coordinator

Sharon oversees project implementation and participates in organization strategic planning; including leading communities in initiation and implementation of public works and household income support activities. Sharon holds a Masters in Development studies specializing in Population, Poverty and Social Development, from the International Institute of Social Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Acuku Helen Ekolu – Projects Officer


Helen is currently a  project officer at TEWDI Uganda. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Biochemistry and  a post graduate degree in Education, all from Makerere University Uganda. Helen brings diverse knowledge and skills to the organization where  she provides expertise in agriculture and extension. She is in charge of organizing farmers at each field site and conduct gender-sensitive training on irrigation and other agricultural practices, nutrition, food security, and market involvement.

Aswat Patricia – Accountant


M/s Patricia Aswat is a professional Accountant with eight years of progressive accounting and Finance experience demonstrating outstanding solution finding, client service, and team building skills, with a proven record of delivering high-quality work.

Before joining  TEWDI Uganda in  2013 . She was  employed by Health Need Uganda.

Josephine Nyabonyo – Administrative Assistant

 Josephine has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental management from Makerere University, Uganda. Before joining TEWDI, she worked in the department of monitoring and evaluation under the water irrigation scheme project with National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADs). She also worked at Quality supermarket in Kampala as a sales and marketing officer.She is currently working as the Administrative assistant responsible for maintaining records, filing systems and computer files, photocopying documents, sorting and opening posts, answering queries and assisting the finance Administrator.


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