Emmanuel Waiswa, Uganda Country Manager
Grassroots health institutions and organizations are the first line of response to health emergencies. It’s my hope that through the fellowship, we can connect such institutions to top talent, and revitalize their operational capacity.
Prior to joining GHC, Emmanuel was a regional manager at STiR Education, an international NGO focused on supporting education systems to reignite intrinsic motivation among teachers and officials. He was responsible for the management of program delivery in 31 districts of Uganda.
In 2018, he co-founded Civil Collective, a grassroots catalyst driven by the goal of promoting community philanthropy and community led development. He was able to attract more than 30,000USD for the start up.
As a Country Manager at Spark MicroGrants for 3 years, he was responsible for coordinating, and supporting the delivery of the microgrant process in Northern and Eastern Uganda districts. He was responsible for the expansion and program support to refugee integration and empowerment in West Nile.
In 2017, he was nominated among the 40 under 40 influential men by Uganda’s leading daily, New Vision.
He was the pioneer of the Medical fellowship at AIESEC in Uganda and Maastricht University. He is an alumnus of YALI East Africa and NOREC youth exchange.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Development and a Masters in Gender Studies from Makerere University. He is passionate about social research and previous studies have focused on Masculinity and Men’s social position and its impact on public health – a Case of HIV/AIDS therapy.
Fun fact: Emmanuel always wanted to be a lawyer since childhood. He skipped primary six to catch up with friends who were a class ahead.