Sean Paavo Krepp

Uganda Country Director and Program Manager, AppLab and CKW Initiatives


Sean has overall responsibility for Grameen Foundation�s operations and programs in Uganda, ensuring the ongoing delivery of impact, while scaling and developing sustainable business models for the CKW initiative and new AppLab Uganda initiatives.  
Sean came to Grameen Foundation with over 11 years of ICT experience, including extensive work in the African context.  From 2008-2010, Sean served as Head of Emerging Market Services, Middle East and Africa, at Nokia, where he and his team developed mobile services such as Nokia Ovi�s Life Tools, aimed at supporting poor farmers and their families with mobile services in agriculture, education, and health.  In addition, Sean previously served as Deputy Head of Nokia�s EU office, and held the role of secretary of the EU Africa Business Forum.  He has served in various roles in strategy, marketing, product, and business development throughout his career. 

Annete Bogere

Information Services and Content Manager, CKW Initiative


Annette holds a Masters degree in Development Economics, Bachelors in Finance and Economics as well as a Diploma in Business Administration.  Annette has been working in the development arena for more than a decade. Her engagement spans from managing the implementation of rural development programmes to organisational/ institutional development. In the last three years she has explicitly dealt with rural market intelligence and ICT for agricultural information.   Prior to joining Grameen, she worked with SNV as an Economic Development Advisor specialising in value chain development, the Dutch Embassy, overseeing the implementation of bursary schemes for the rural poor in Northern Uganda and with GTZ managing programmes and grants. Annette blends this wealth of experience to create resourceful information services for the poor of the poorest.

Annette enjoys travelling, reading and playing scrabble.
Whitney Gantt
Technical Program Manager (M&E, Partnerships, Marketing), CKW Initiative 
Whitney joined the Uganda team in October 2008 to manage the CKW Test of Concept. She has stayed on the manage the now expanding program especially in regards to the partnerships, M&E and Marketing.
Before joining the Grameen Foundation, Whitney worked in the non-profit and government sectors on human rights and conservation issues in the US, Latin America, and Indonesia. She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a Master in International Public Affairs with a focus on rural development and natural resources policy. As a graduate student, Whitney focused her research on the effects of privatization and decentralization on women in water resources management. She also conducted field research on marine policy and community-led conservation strategies for The Nature Conservancy-Indonesia. Whitney comes to the Grameen Foundation from Northern New Mexico where she developed a deep appreciation for cultural diversity, a passion for rural development, and an addiction to green chile and alpine skiing.
Gilbert Agaba
GIS/Data Analyst, CKW Initiative

Gilbert joins the team with vast experience in Planning, Optimization and Strategy Implementation of Engineering projects in the Uganda Telecommunications sector having worked on multi-million dollar turn key projects like set up of the Uganda country wide fibre optic cables, set up of over 570 Telecommunication Base Transmission/Transceiver Stations, setup of the Northern Uganda Rehabilitation project Transmission Backbone, Design of the East African Submarine System (EASSY) Fibre Cable and the setup of 3G, Wimax and Next Generation Networks. He has worked on implementation projects along with international Telecom vendors like Siemens, Alcatel, Huawei, ZTE and NEC and is thus widely travelled including extensive local travel to all districts in Uganda.
Gilbert is a competitive swimmer.  
Basil Smith Ajer
Field Coordinator, CKW Initiative
Basil is working on the CKW Network team as Field coordinator.  He has worked with Production and Marketing with Uganda Cooperative Alliance and with AT Uganda in livelihood recovery/ development projects funded by DANIDA and European Union in Lango and Acholi sub regions respectively.
He has practical experiences in project management and coordination, value chain analysis, rural development, rural micro finance, monitoring and evaluation, organizational development and advocacy.

Wahab Biruma

Driver, Grameen Foundation Uganda


Wahab is responsible for transportation of Grameen staff within the capital as well as in the field.
He has worked with a number of companies in the same capacity and will drive anything and anywhere as long as the vehicle is in good condition and he has some music.

Luke Kyohere
Technology Manager, CKW Initiative

He is a Telecommunications, Electrical and Software Engineer with extensive working experience in Information, Software and Systems Technology.
Luke has worked as technical and R&D lead for various companies & projects in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Denmark including Enterprise MIS systems, mHealth and eHealth application deployment, e-Lending, micro-loan and eGovernment platforms, after which he followed his entrepreneurial instincts and went on to co-found 3 successful technology companies. He has been working as Managerial and Technical lead at one of these companies for the last 4 years.  Luke has a keen interest in mobile and mobile-web technologies, as well as technology-for-Africa and energy-for-Africa initiatives.

Edward Chelangat

Field Officer, Eastern Region, CKW Initiative
Sarah Kiyemba
Office Manager and HR Associate, Grameen Foundation Uganda
Sarah is working with Grameen Foundation dealing with Finance, Administration and Human Resource duties.
She has a Bachelors degree in Commerce and has worked in finance and administration departments in a number of organizations including Ministry of Public Service, Uganda, KPMG Uganda, Bayport Financial Services, Invesco (U) Ltd and Nilecom Ltd. She enjoys keeping busy and learning new things related to her work.

Lydia Kissa Magona

Trainer, CKW Initiative
Lydia has been a trainer and field officer for Send a Cow Eastern region. She has vast experience in training farmers, local government officials and organizing workshops and facilitating them.

Eisah Kakyama Mayanja

Senior Applications Analyst, CKW Initiative

Eisah joined AppLab in April, 2010 as a Senior Applications Analyst. He designs and tests the applications over which small holder farmers in Uganda will receive vital information about farming and markets.

Eisah is an electrical engineer with a bias in communications and software engineering, a member of the IEEE and Graduate Member of the UIPE.  Prior to joining Applab, Eisah co-founded an IT firm inspired by the desire to spur his country�s development using ICTs. New Wave Technologies Ltd targets the backbone of Uganda�s economy � Small and Medium Enterprises � by designing software solutions that ease and streamline their daily business operations. He is  a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Millennium Science Initiative Award (2008) � which recognizes innovation in utilising science/technology as a means of achieving sustainable development

Eisah has also worked with Uganda Telecom Limited, where he was lead planning engineer of the mobile operator�s data solution using WiMAX technology, and worked on optimising UTL�s  3G and 2G networks.  He now has started another ambitious project: reading. One book per month.


Sarah Mugisha
CKW Network and Training Manager, CKW Initiative
Sarah led the CKW pilot and now oversees the training, supporting and monitoring the CKWs. She holds a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics from Makerere University. Sara�s work experience over the years has revolved around addressing Poverty and Gender related inequalities. She is married to Paul Mugisha and they have two children, Mark (7 years) and Peninah (2 years). She enjoys travelling, reading and playing badminton.

Olga Morawczynski

Project Manager, Financial Literacy Project

Olga Morawczynski spent four years studying the adoption, usage and impact of M-PESA as part of her doctoral degree. She has also studied mobile money and branchless banking systems in other countries including India, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda. Olga has collaborated with several partners during her research including CGAP, Microsoft Research India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Olga�s work has received recognition. She was awarded a PhD scholarship by Microsoft Research. Her paper on M-PESA was also noted by the GSMA Development Fund Report as being in the �top 20� of the field.

Olga is currently Project Manager for the financial literacy work. In this effort she will pilot an application that can enhance financial literacy for low income individuals.

Ian Mubiru

Field Officer, CKW Initiative

Ian is currently working as a field officer with Grameen Foundation. His current major task is recruitment of CKWs.  Ian has a Bachelors degree in Development Studies. He has worked as a researcher in the Ministry of Gender and at a Research Institution which has given him a lot of experience in dealing with people from all walks of life. He was instrumental in supervising, training and supporting the CKWs in one district during the Test of Concept. He is driven by a strong desire to excel and always strives to be the best at whatever he does. He is an avid sportsman and was once a sprinter for his county.

Bridget Nakajubi Nagagga
Customer Care Specialist, CKW Initiative

Bridget is responsible for implementing and maintaining a customer care system for the Community Knowledge Worker project.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administrator Degree from Makerere University, and CISCO Networking Certificate. She worked with The Mildmay Center as Data Clerk before joining Applab. She worked with Applab for two years as Data Clerk and High End Device trial Initiative Manager.





Lydia Namubiru
Partnership Analyst, CKW Initiative
As Partnership Analyst, Lydia is doing monitoring, evaluation and related reporting for the CKW project as well as its marketing and communications, and website content.
She is a writer and communications professional. Prior to joining AppLab, Lydia worked as a reporter and society columnist with the New Vision. 

She loves creative writing and traveling.

Sadat Ntume

Customer Care Specialist, CKW Initiative


He will be supporting the CKW�s and answering all issues raised & making their work much easier.  Has a Bachelors Degree in Office & Information Management from Makerere University.  Prior to joining Applab, he served as a Technical Advisor under the DATA Support Team with MTN Uganda Has a strong background in Data communications & inter �networking.  Likes challenges, learning new ideas & doing things the technical way.

Richard Nuwagaba
Application Analyst, CKW Initiative
He develops, maintains and updates application content and ensures highest quality, acccuracy, usability and availability to the end users to optimise user experience.
Richard is a graduate in the field of Information technology from Makerere University Uganda. Prior to joining Applab he worked as a software developer and networking trainee/intern at the Directorate for ICT support Makerere University. On joining Applab he worked as a field support officer on both phases of the High End Device Trial conducted in partnership with Google where he provided tech and training support and still supports the Applab team with support on IT issues


Dorothy Ogolla
Trainer, CKW Initiative
Dorothy is working under the CKW Network team as a trainer. She has worked with Northern Uganda Social Action Fund project, which works to improve access of beneficiary households in Northern Uganda to income earning opportunities and better basic socio-economic services, and with Grameen Foundation (AppLab) as Field liaison officer since 2008. Dorothy has a Bachelor of Development Studies degree from Kyambogo University Kampala. She loves working with rural communities and is excited to be working with the CKW project. 

Pius Ogugu

Accountant, Grameen Foundation Uganda

Pius is a certified Public Accountant and is a member of the institute of certified public Accountants of Uganda. He has over 10 years of experience in Financial and Management accounting, auditing, budget and cashflow planning and management . He has worked in manufacturing, service and non-governmental organisations where he managed the financial management and accounting operations.

He is responsible for all financial accounting and reporting, establishing local policies and procedures, payroll administration and governmental compliance in Grameen Foundation Uganda.


Simon Okot

Trainer, CKW Initiative


Simon has been a trainer and field officer for Send a Cow Eastern region.   He has vast experience in training farmers, local government officials and organizing workshops and facilitating them.
Rashid SSekitoleko
Driver, CKW Initiative
Hosea Katende Sempa
Training Coordinator, CKW Initiative
Hosea worked as a training officer for different social development projects in Uganda and United Kingdom. He has a passion to see the poor and underprivileged groups improve their lives. Hosea has an MA from London Metropolitan University, Postgraduate diplomas in education and management studies and a BA(Linguistics)from Makerere University Kampala. He enjoys reading, travelling and farming
Mahmood Semyano
Application Analyst, CKW Initiative
He maintains and updates content intended to benefit small holder farmers using the CKW platform as well as working with partners to present relevant information in the most straightforward way to make it available and usable for users.
Holds a bachelors degree in Information Technology from Makerere University. Previously worked on analysis, support and content management for the Google SMS applications. He loves reading, creative writing (currently battling a huge bout of writer's block) and is an avid gamer.
Jill Shemin
Partnership Development Specialist, CKW Initiative
Jill Shemin is working on the Partnerships team. She is a Boston native (USA), and has lived in Brussels, Washington, DC, New York, and South East Asia. Prior to joining AppLab she was at The UN World Food Programme in Kampala working in the Agriculture Market Support unit on the Purchase for Progress initiative. Jill has a background in agricultural development and trade, food security, and journalism. While in DC she was working at the Foreign Agriculture Service working on an agreement with USAID's EGAT Bureau (Economic Growth & Agricultural Trade), which covers a variety of areas on top of agriculture including climate change, water, and forestry. A Cornell University Alumnus, she has done graduate work in international trade, nutrition, and Bottom of the Pyramid business models, including the Grameen Telecom model. She also has interests in renewable energy.

Noah Ssempijja
Trainer, CKW Initiative

Noah is working under the CKW Network team as a trainer.  He has worked with the Uganda Counseling Center, which works to provide capacity building and psycho social support to people infected and affected with HIV/AIDs and ensure their improved standards living. He also worked with Grassroots Aids Support Organization (GASO) as a community facilitator and served as a community development trainee in Mityana District.

Noah holds a Bachelor degree in Adult and community Education of Kyambogo University and a certificate in Training of Trainers of the African Population Institute. He loves working with rural communities to improve the living standards of the poor of the poorest.
Paul Ssengooba
Data Collection Manager, CKW Initiative
Having successfully managed Applab's earlier agricultural advisory service, Paul now leads the CKW data collection team.  


He brings a rich mix of project management and technical skills. Previously, he worked on various ICT deployment projects and held a technical support role with MTN Uganda. He holds a Masters degree in engineering studies with a major in telecom networks from the University of Technology Sydney.


Paul is an avid sports man playing competitive volley-ball.

Chris Wamala
Driver, Grameen Foundation Uganda
Chris is responsible for transportation of Grameen staff within the capital as well as in the field.  He has worked with a number of organizations in the same capacity and knows Kampala City like the back of his hand. He has a passion for touring, football and cars. He is married and has three children.
Charles Wanume
Data Quality Analyst, CKW Initiative
He is a computer scientist with vast experience in mobile data solutions and Information Technology.  Charles has worked as a technology support Engineer on  various mobile data collection projects and he has a strong belief that  mobile devices have become ubiquitous, they have began to serve purposes beyond email and browsing on the go. Smart phones and vehicular systems, can form a network to provide, acquire, process, and disseminate real-time information from systems located in the proximity of people, places, or activities of interest.  Charles is passionate about using ICT initiatives to enhance information acquisition and usage and see how it brings positive change among people�s lives like farmers in rural areas.