Katosi Women Development Trust UK
Anita has always believed that everyone has potential and given opportunity and nurturing they can achieve individually whilst also contributing to their families, communities and associated organisations. So when visiting the women of Katosi in Uganda and observing their potential and achievements it was inevitable that she would want further involvement with these incredible women. As a KWDT-UK Trustee Anita has worked to get the organisation to registered UK charity status so that others can lend support for the women of Katosi to achieve sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment.
Previously a management development trainer for over 20 years, Anita owned and ran her own consultancy. Prior to this she was in marketing, market research and lectured in further education.
She holds a degree in business studies and post grad certificate of education, Diploma in Marketing and won visiting fellowship to St Hilda’s, Oxford University.
is a highly experienced professional in the field of online and distance learning. Sarah has worked in Director level positions with large American corporations, a UK university and a global distance learning provider where she has gained in-depth experience about learning and coaching from all angles.
Sarah has always enjoyed supporting others to develop their careers and fulfil their ambitions. In particular, Sarah is passionate about motivating and supporting women to succeed in the workplace and maximise their potential. Sarah decided to combine her passions for people development and supporting women's success and set up her own company, Green Onyx Consultancy Ltd, to specialise in this area. She is keen to do whatever she can to develop and support women as they seek to manage the often conflicting demands of work, family and leisure and can draw on her own experience of developing her successful career during many years as a working mother with five children.
As a trustee, Nick brings his belief in developing the people he leads and his extensive business experience to supporting and guiding KWDT UK. He is a Director of Lambert Smith Hampton and head of the company’s Alternative Real Estate Division with a team of 50 specialist surveyors. He has worked in the UK and Europe, specialising in the hotel industry for over 25 years. He holds a BSc (Hons) Urban Land Economics, is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the RICS committee on trading related properties
Christine Walusimbi Katumba.
Born in Uganda currently living in the UK Christine has a strong passion for social justice and how the politics of international development plays out in the developing world particularly its impact to but not exclusively women and girls. Christine believes in women equality with specific emphasis on economic empowerment. Women in Uganda like elsewhere in the developing world, largely contribute to the social and economic development of the country. Therefore, it is paramount to promote women empowerment especially in the developing countries, where often culture norms and systems have subjugated them to disadvantaged positions. Christine strongly believes in the power of women. She argues that if women are placed at the core of development programmes, equipped with the right tools and resources, they have the solution to tackling underlying causes of poverty. Importantly, improving their lives, those of their families and strengthening capacities of their communities to help themselves to end existing inequalities in the world. Therefore, strengthening of women’s economic situation is a matter of personal interest to Christine. With an MSc degree in International Development (SOAS) and a BSc degree in Environmental Management Birkbeck - University of London Christine is a valuable member of KWDT-UK as board of director.
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Joined the Katosi UK Board of Trustees in May 2018 after returning from a 5 week volunteering visit to Katosi Uganda. Whilst she was there, she worked both in the field taking part in the work of the women members and with the Kampala leadership team contributing to the development of a new 5 year strategy for the organisation which will consolidate existing strengths and create new opportunities to drive women’s empowermentAnne has immense energy and focus when involved in projects that support and enhance the lives of others and is now passionate and driven to support the strong Katosi women she met and admired in Uganda.
Currently working as Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications for Canine Partnership, she is responsible for income generation and raising awareness for a small national charity. Prior to this position, Anne was Director of Finance & Operations with The Rowans Hospice and Business Manager of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
We welcome her skills and energy into Katosi