Staff and Associates

Bridget Musungu


Bridget Musungu is an independent consultant. She brings over 10 years’ experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy space in...

Mariajose Laker

Finance Assistant

Mariajose Laker is a public administration graduate from Kampala international University with over 5 years’ experience in financial management. She has served in...

Emilie Oelgaard

Programme Associate

Emilie is a human rights professional with a passion for refugee rights and the right to asylum. She holds a BA...

Joanita Nantume

Programme Associate

Joanita Nantume is a Programme Associate at IRRI where she supports the various administrative and programmatic areas. Prior to her...

Anderson Opoka

Programme Associate

Anderson supports the formulation and implementation of programmes and administrative strategies at IRRI. Prior to this, he worked as an intern with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Uganda

Achieng Akena

Executive Director

Achieng Akena joined IRRI as Executive Director in May 2019, bringing with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in...

Sandrah Akello

Finance and Administration Manager

Sandrah received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management from Makerere University. She holds certificates in Grants Management (MANGO), Finance...

Djibril Balde

West Africa Focal Point

Djibril focuses on raising public awareness about the refugees and asylum seekers issues and advocates for fair and effective legal...

Yotam Gidron


Yotam is currently pursuing a PhD degree in African History at Durham University. He holds an MSc degree in African...

David Kigozi


David leads IRRI’s Sudan Programme which focuses on enhancing, defending and promoting human rights in Sudan, particularly in the country’s...

Bronwen Manby


Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics Centre for the Study...

Tigranna Zakaryan


Tigranna Zakaryan began her work in Uganda as a US Fulbright Scholar in which she researched the flight histories of settlement-based...