Henry Kakeeto

Founder and Country Director of Cultural Waves Uganda

Henry Kakeeto is the founder and Country Director of Cultural Waves Uganda. An honours graduate in Information Systems from  the School of Computing and Informatics Technology at Makerere University, Uganda, he has dedicated his career to the creation of innovative approaches to help people in marginalized communities acquire the skills necessary to enter the modern workforce and become self-reliant.  A passionate believer in the power and potential of youth and technology, Henry works tirelessly to promote respect for youth as an untapped source of creativity, energies and talent. An accomplished social entrepreneur and mentor since 2008, he is a role model for the many young new graduates with a passion for change – to people in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress.

Atlas corps and Global health corps fellowship alumni.

Joan Alupo

Board Member, Cultural Waves Uganda.

Joan Alupo is a communications practitioner with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University and a master’s degree in Corporate Communication and Reputation Management from the University of Manchester.

Former Global Health Corps Fellow who served as a Knowledge Management, Communications and External Relations Officer with Jhpiego Uganda.

Previously she worked with Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT),ACDI/VOCA as an Information Officer where she worked on fundraising events, community engagement and sustainable livelihood projects.

She volunteered with Shelters for Women & Children (SWC) a start up NGO dedicated to helping women and children who are victims of domestic abuse helping with proposal writing and communications.

She has also volunteered with the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) in their Public Relations and Advocacy Department and Youth Corner helping to develop IEC materials targeting teenagers and young adults (15-24) on issues of reproductive health and HIV & AIDS.

Joan has a keen interest on women’s heath &rights and international development. This passion has been greatly inspired by her father’s work in community development.

Violette Hilda Nalutaay

Board Member, Cultural Waves Uganda.

Violette was born and raised in Uganda. For three years before joining graduate school, she taught youth in rural eastern and central Uganda social entrepreneurship and financial literacy in formal and informal institutions.  She trained youth in planning and budgeting, carried out sensitization’s and was involved designing and adapting of curriculum’s as well as carrying out trainer of trainers. Violette has designed and carried out baseline, midline surveys and also implemented household surveys for malaria prevalence in Malaria Consortium. She has started her own recycle-reuse project and empowers teenage mothers in her community. She has a Masters Study in Sustainable International Development and was a  fellow with Global Health Corps  who served  with S.O.U.L Foundation as Programs and Advocacy officer.