TEAM

Meet the people behind the work.

Founder and Executive Director

Monica LaBiche Brown, MSM

Monica founded Africa Development Promise is June 2013 and launched the organization in May 2014.

Monica is from Seychelles, an African island nation in the Indian Ocean but spent her formative years in Kampala, Uganda. Living in both countries, she experienced first-hand the challenges that developing countries face, especially in the rural areas. Wanting to make a difference, Monica focused her efforts on gaining experience in development practice. Her development career includes twelve years at the World Bank and eight years at Water For People.

Monica holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Regis University, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Spelman College, and a Graduate Certificate in Development Practice from Regis University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Negro Women where she received the 2016 Living Portraits Award.

UGANDA

Sherina Muyana
Country Director, Uganda Program

Sherina Munyana

Sherina is the founding member of Africa Development Promise-Uganda and oversees program activities as the Country Director. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Sanitation Solutions Group, a social enterprise that provides affordable sanitation products and services in urban and rural areas of Uganda. Prior to this she served as Program and Communications Manager for Water For People’s market-based sanitation program implemented across seven countries including Uganda. Sherina holds a Master’s Degree in Development Management from The Open University in the UK and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University in Uganda.
Staff Joy Musiimenta
solar kiosk operations manager, Uganda Program

Joy Musiimenta

Joy joined the Africa Development Promise team in 2018 as the Solar Kiosk Operations Manager. She is a social worker by training but has worked extensively in the solar sector. Her experience includes Barefoot Power, a social enterprise focused on distributing Barefoot™ solar lighting and charging systems. Prior to that she worked for Village Power in various positions as a Branch Manager, Senior Customer Care Officer, and Business Developer among others. Notable among her achievements was creating partnerships with Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society (SACCOs) that were able to sell solar home systems in their communities. Joy has a strong passion for everything related to energy access.

Staff Tonny Muteesasira
Program Manager, uganda program

Tonny Muteesasira

Tonny joined Africa Development Promise – Uganda in 2016 and currently serves as the Program Manager. He identifies and supports agricultural cooperatives by facilitating capacity building and technical assistance training. He has a wealth of knowledge having worked as a researcher at PILA Consultants, an organization that focuses on building institutional and human resource capacity. Prior to that he worked as an enrollment officer for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Tonny has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda with a focus on community development and gender empowerment. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Development Practice program through Regis University.

Staff Louise Ayiorwoth
office administrator, uganda program

Louise Ayiorwoth

Louise is the newest member of the Uganda team and serves as the Office Administrator. She brings to Africa Development Promise over three years of experience in office administration and has strong interpersonal, organizational skills, and a great team spirit. A graduate of Kyambogo University, Louise earned her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Social Sciences. Louise says, “I’ve always had a passion to work with communities and bring positive change to people’s lives and Africa Development Promise grants me the opportunity to do so. Working with women and seeing them gain economic independence is such an amazing thing and also gives one a sense of purpose

FrancineNgoga
Resource development and communications intern, uganda program

Francine Ngoga Nduwayo

Francine is a Development practitioner with interdisciplinary approach currently pursuing a Master of Development Practice at Regis University, Colorado. She joined Africa Development Promise in 2019 and currently serves as the Resource development and communications intern. Some of her responsibilities include researching and identifying potential international and local funders, writing content for the newsletter, annual report, social media posts, blogs. Prior to this she worked as an operations manager for Meshpower Ltd, where she was providing off-grid communities with solar energy. She was also the liaison of the company to the local authority and community.

RWANDA

Janviere Niyigena
Country Coordinator, Rwanda Program

Janviere Niyigena

Janviere has over 5 years experience working in the agriculture and environmental sectors. Most recently she worked as the Nyanza District Environment Facilitator through the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) where she coordinated waste management initiatives. Prior to that she worked as an agronomist at the Enterprise for Protection of the Environment and Services (EPES). Janviere is an agronomist by training and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Development Practice program through Regis University
Moses - Rwanda
intern field officer, Rwanda Program

Moise Tuyisenge

Moise comes to Africa Development Promise as a result of our partnership with the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Rwanda. Through a six month professional development internship program, Moise will work closely with the cooperatives helping them to improve their agricultural production by coordinating appropriate technical workshops. Moise is excited to embrace the challenges of his first job with an open mind – willing to impart what he knows and learn more in the process.

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