Welcoming Lillian Bagala as Irise East Africa’s new Regional Director
We’re thrilled to welcome Lillian to the Irise team as Regional Director at Irise Institute East Africa.
Lillian is a Programme design and management Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in youth and leadership development work. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Uganda Management Institute), a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Social Sciences (speciliasing in Social Work, Political Science and Psychology) from Makerere University.
She is driven by passion to work and offer technical guidance as well as mentoring to young women groups and activists. In her work at national and regional levels, she has promoted youth participation in governance and decision-making processes. She has served on various technical committees within Uganda with British Council to popularize youth involvement in Millennium Development Goals, Office of the Prime Minister on Northern Uganda Youth Rehabilitation Fund (NURF) project supported by World Bank and worked as a national consultant in capacity building of youth organisations.
Before joining Irise she worked as Head of Programs with Center for Constitutional Governance Uganda, Executive Director at Uganda Youth network-UYONET and has served on the Board of Global Network of Peace Builders (GNOP) as Chairperson and with Africa Youth Trust – Nairobi (AYT) as a Board member for technical guidance.
Lillian will spearhead efforts to achieve period equality for women and girls in the East African region.
“I envision IIEA will champion programmes and work to organize national and regional collective action around pressing policy and practice issues, from advocating and engaging with policy makers, to increasing menstrual health financing, standardizing and harmonizing different country specific approaches and providing a regional learning and sharing platform to strengthen coordination efforts and form focal groups at the East Africa Community, Ministries and Gender Ministries” – Lillian