Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Evelyn has worked for Shared Action Africa(SAA) since its inauguration in 2016. Prior to working with SAA, she worked for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) for over 13 years in two capacities, as East Africa Regional Representative and Country Director for Uganda. Prior to joining LWR, she worked for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the Global Solidarity, Advocacy and Justice Manager for the Uganda Country Program. Before joining CRS Uganda, she worked as Program Manager for Law and Advocacy for Women in Uganda (LAW-U), a nonprofit organization advocating for women’s rights in Uganda. Prior to joining international development, Evelyn practiced law with Kisaakye and Company Advocates in Uganda. Evelyn volunteers with several international and local organizations in the United States and Uganda. She is a member of Rotary International and serves on the Board of Directors for The Africa House – Sacramento and The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento in California, United States.

Evelyn holds a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University School of Law in Washington, D.C. in United States and a Bachelor of Laws and Development Studies from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. She is an alum of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program and Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., United States.