Spera Atuhairwe has been appointed the director of BRAC International’s operations in Uganda.
In a statement issued on Monday, January 9, 2023, BRAC said they hope to bank on Atuhairwe’s experience to drive their agenda in Uganda.
“Atuhairwe study station will be in Uganda, at BRAC’S Uganda’s country office located at Plot 880, Heritage Road, Nsambya, Kampala,” reads the statement in part.
Atuhairwe’s career in the development sector spans over 20 years with experience and expertise in strategic planning, institutional development and partnership building.
Prior to joining BRAC, Atuhairwe served as country director for Life water International, where in partnership with local governments, she led the country team to improve health and safe water access to rural communities’ healthcare facilities and schools to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Atuhairwe has a master’s in development studies from Uganda Martyrs University, a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration from Makerere University, and post-graduate diplomas in monitoring and evaluation, as well as human resource management.
BRAC, is one of the largest non-governmental development organisations in the world, working with several countries in Africa and Asia on poverty alleviation programmes, introduced in 2006, BRAC was registered as BRAC Uganda.
The organisation implements an integrated development approach combining education, health, agriculture, livestock, adolescent empowerment and microfinance.