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Meet The Founders

AWiSH was founded by a multi-discplinary team
of four highly experienced African female scholars.

Dr. Lydia Namatende Sakwa (PhD)
An expert in curriculum, pedagogy, gender equality and qualitative research and a lecturer at Kyambogo University (KyU)
Dr. Agnes Kiragga (PhD)
A senior scientist and highly-skilled statistician with vast experience in data analysis and information processing and based at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), at Makerere University
Dr. Lydia Nakiyingi (PhD)
A physician, researcher and senior lecturer at the School of Medicine, Makerere University
Dr. Miriam Laker-Oketta
An epidemiologist, International Health specialist, and senior researcher at the IDI, Makerere University. Lecturer at the University of California, San Francisco

Empowering Girls To Achieve
Economic Mobility & Better Life Chances.