Fiona Wanyana Ibanda
Project Manager, Voice, Oxfam in Uganda
Fiona is a Ugandan citizen and a Christian feminist who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Computing from Makerere University Business School. She is a social development worker with over 5 years of experience in grants management and donor relations. Most recently, she worked at the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF-Uganda) as the Program Manager in charge of the Government Responsiveness and Accountability portfolio providing grants management and technical support to the facility’s strategic partners like the Uganda National NGO Forum, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group, Uganda National NGO Bureau, Kituo cha Katiba and the Center for Basic Research.
She also managed and oversaw the Elections and Political Processes Portfolio which included all the country-level projects geared towards supporting the electoral processes as well as political participation and representation processes, including, management of the formation and performance of the National Elections Watch Uganda (NEW-U) coalition under the Uganda National NGO Forum and CECU under UPIMAC. She has managed various technical research and capacity development initiatives for all Implementing Partners under DGF’s Sphere 1.
She has also held a number of positions previously, at highly reputable organizations including Oxfam Uganda where she provided grants management support to the VOICE grantees under the Voice Project. She possesses 8 years of leadership and management experience in Democratic Governance, youth organizing, lobby, advocacy and gender-based inclusive programming. She intends to further her work through contributing to shaping and driving inclusive development of pro-poor policies for women and youth and other marginalised and discriminated groups of people.
Fiona is honoured and humbled to be back to Oxfam to further contribute to the it’s mission and objectives.