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FCDE Staff

Sylvia Kabugho

Country Director

medium_Sylviak.JPGSylvia serves as the senior FCDE representative in Uganda and has been with the organization since inception in 2011. She is passionate about sustainable development through empowering grassroots community groups and building effective, skilled and innovative teams. She has more than 14 years of successful experience with nonprofit organizations. A strong believer in positive thinking and team building, she regularly engages her staff in consensus-building exercises and values the power of mentorship, collaborative communication, and spearheading strong leaders. She is energized by the Local Partner Organizations who are championing sustainable development in the communities they serve.

Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her son, reading and dancing to good music (We can dance!). Also ask her about soccer, a game she has loved since childhood. Sylvia can be reached at

FCDE Kasese, Uganda

Livingstone Bagonza

Program Director

large_Bagonzal.JPGBagonza Livingstone has 10 years’ experience in implementing evidence-based community programs and has expert knowledge and experience in the areas of health, human rights, education, leadership development, systems strengthening, and institutional capacity building.
He loves watching soccer and reading novels in his leisure time and also runs pro bono mentoring sessions for the youth and children in the rural communities in Uganda.

He is passionate about making a difference in communities and organizations with a strong belief that: “it’s always possible and we can!” Livingstone can be reached at

Wilfred Baluku

Program Coordinator

medium_WilfredB.JPGWilfred is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with the local partner organizations through our capacity building program. Holding a Bachelors degree in Development Studies, he has over 7 years of experience implementing community-based programs in areas of health, HIV/AIDS and institutional capacity building with nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining FCDE in 2015, he volunteered with Community Peace Volunteers and worked with Rwenzori Development Foundation. He is passionate about community-led development and believes that community problems can be solved with the right support to develop creative solutions to identified problems.

In his spare time, he enjoys listening to dance hall music, having fun, sharing constructive ideas with friends, and working to identify new things around his neighborhood. Please feel free to contact him at

Robert Baluku

Program Resource Center Manager

large_RobertB_1.JPGRobert Baluku he has been with FCDE since 2015 and is passionate about supporting sustainable development through empowering grassroots community groups and building effective, skilled and knowledge in information communication technology. He has more than 6 years of successful experience with nonprofit organizations with key skills in website designing, computer networking, computer repair and maintenance, and digital marketing and communication.

Robert enjoys being out with friends and playing with his two children, Elvis and Ellyssa, during his free time. Robert has a strong conviction in teamwork and believes that Together Every One Achieves More (TEAM). Contact Robert at

Robert Mubunga

Finance and Administrative Assistant

large_RobertM.JPGRobert received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nkumba University. He is an innovative and self-driven accountant professional who strives to learn new ways of doing things, taking on challenges that are out of his comfort zone. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills by building confidence from his colleagues that work around him and across the organization. Robert has been with FCDE since 2016 and is responsible for supporting the financial management at FCDE. Prior to joining FCDE, he worked with Caritas Kasese for 4 years as project accountant.

Beyond his professional work, Robert loves watching soccer and is a fan of Manchester United football club; he also likes dancing and swimming. Please feel free to contact him at

Juliet Muhindo

Community Program Volunteer

large_Julietm.JPG Prior to joining FCDE, Juliet worked with grassroot communities to implement innovative initiative programs to improve community cohesion and development. She likes learning new things that helps her to grow and create results and also motivated by local partner organizations that are self driven who enjoy their work and make a difference in their communities.

She loves cooking and singing. Juliet is a community advocate against domestic violence among families through music, and skits that portray messages of hope to those affected by domestic violence and other injustices. She also likes watching soccer and African movies. For any information contact Juliet on

Bernard Muhanuzi

Office Attendant

medium_Benardm.JPGHaving worked with FCDE since 2011, Benard is responsible for maintaining the office premises, which includes coordinating the repair of office equipment, collecting office parcels, welcoming visitors and, most appreciatively, he ensures that all the FCDE Kasese staff are well-fed, happy, and comfortable every day of the work week! Benard has 8 years of experience working in a nonprofit organization in office maintenance and management and holds a certificate in catering services.

In his free time, Benard enjoys watching football and cheering for Chelsea, listening to music, watching adventurous and action movies and doing business at his local retail shop in Kasese Town.

FCDE Rukungiri, Uganda

Patience Ampumuza

Program Director

As a team leader, Patience has been working with FCDE since 2016. She enjoys partnering with local grassroots NGOs and CBOs and supporting them grow into sustainable organizations. Believing accomplishments are best achieved through teamwork, she is a flexible and dependable member on teams!

With more than nine years’ experience working in the NGO world, Patience excels in networking and values partnership building for sustainable development. Patience is a family person. Outside work, she spends her time with her 2 daughters and loves being with family on weekends. She also enjoys listening to music. You may reach Patience at

Gordon Twesigye

Program Coordinator

medium_Gordon.JPG Gordon is a professional program management specialist with over 15 years of experience in design and delivery of context appropriate programs within humanitarian and international development settings. With a niche in public health, social protection and organizational development, he has managed development and systems strengthening programs at community, regional and national levels. A graduate of Makerere University, he is a member of many professional organizations and committees with skills in developing and delivering strategic and innovative programs that address the social and health needs of a wide range of audiences.

Joining FCDE in May 2019, Gordon is a natural peace maker with an excellent sense of humor and is everyone’s friend. He likes jogging and can do 21 KM on a good day. He likes sports, especially tennis and would not fail to mention anyone that will offer him a free tennis kit in his will! He is a strong believer in talent development and works with a youth football team in his community with one of his sons training to be a professional footballer. Feel free to contact him at

Ameriah Gumoshabe

Community Program Volunteer

medium_Ameriah.JPG Ameriah joined FCDE in 2018 after serving as a counselor and is committed to the profession of social work. She is warm, open, encouraging, and direct and is an active community worker, combining experience, education, creativity, and a sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to community development.
Her great passion is to bring change to communities that encounter challenges ranging from social, economic and political. Rather than adopting one methodology for all organizations and issues, she draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation.

Aside from community work practice, Ameriah is a research scientist. She also enjoys spending time with her family & friends and listening to music as one of her favorite sports. For more info reach out to her at

Reachel Arinaitwe

Program Resource Center Manager

medium_reachel.JPGReachel is currently responsible for supporting local partner organizations through the resource center services. Her expertise includes designing graphics, installation and maintenance of all aspects of the computer and integration of end-to-end security solution.
Before joining FCDE in 2019, Reachel previously spent over 3 years as a system’s administrator & sales support and she holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. In her career, Reachel is inspired by strengthening communities with knowledge and skills in data communication technology and looks forward to supporting and enhancing our local partners’ capacity in creating a positive and lasting change in their communities.

She enjoys spending her leisure time with family, discovering new opportunities, adventuring new places, and listening to music.You can reach out to Reachel at or Whatsapp number +256 789410402.

Byaruhanga Rogers

Office Attendant

medium_Rodgers.JPGWith his 4 years experience in catering and Hotel management,Rodgers served at Pride Microfinance Limited for years and later joined Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment in 2017 as an Office Assistant where he has continued to utilize his administrative, interpersonal and organising skills. Since then, he has succeeded in strengthening his interpersonal relationships and has greatly managed staff welfare.

In his free time, Rodgers enjoys watching football and hanging out with friends. For more info reach out to him at

FCDE U.S. Staff

Rebecca Raymond

Director of Operations

A nonprofit devotee, Rebecca has almost (she doesn’t want to age herself!) 20 years of experience working with organizations dedicated to youth and community development across the globe. From both sides of the SF Bay (shout out!), to rural East African villages, to islands of the South Pacific, and now her native San Diegan stomping ground, Rebecca has capitalized on her work in the field (to where her heart always returns) in order to create comprehensive, multi-faceted programs designed to address community-identified needs and solutions. Her education and clinical training includes master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and International Social Development, both of which have focused on cultivating meaningful partnerships across organizations and cultures. As FCDE’s first team member (in it for the long haul), Rebecca is inspired daily by the dedicated teams in Uganda who work tirelessly to impact sustainable change.

When not writing proposals, procedural guidelines, technical training curricula and other fun stuff, Rebecca serves on three Boards, helps out with the family business, and can be found embarking on mystical adventures with her daughter typically involving coastal sand, fairy dust, and much laughter. Please feel free to contact her at

Ashley Orton

Chief Strategy Officer

For over fifteen years, Ashley has helped visionaries build stronger organizations. She has helped grow small nonprofit organizations operating in East Africa, the Caribbean and Central Eastern Europe. She has also supported large, internationally-focused government and non-governmental institutions including the United States Peace Corps, Amnesty International USA, the National Democratic Institute and USAID’s Democracy Network Program. Ashley has a background in education and youth development with expertise in strategic planning and program development, improving monitoring and results measurement, and designing and executing training programs. She earned a Master of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Public Affairs and French from Claremont McKenna College. Ashley may be reached at

Eric Younger

Executive Director