Programs Director

Sylvia joined Shared Action Africa as Programs Director for Shared Action Africa in 2020. Prior to joining SAA, Sylvia worked as Programs Manager for Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE) Uganda for over 12 years. At ARUWE, she oversaw the development and implementation of the organizations’ programs related to women’s economic empowerment, land rights, youth skilling, ART projects, HIV prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health. Sylvia is experienced in building and working with inclusive grassroots women and youth movements for human rights awareness and advocacy for better social service delivery. Sylvia has published two novels that address social issues and continues to use her writing skills to amplify human rights issues for women and youth using online platforms. Sylvia is part of the World March for Women Africa and Copyright, an online network for writers.

Sylvia holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Uganda Management Institute, a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University Kampala, Diploma in Sexual Reproductive Health Rights from Lund University Sweden, a Certificate in Leadership from Harvest Institute Kampala and a Certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice from the University of Bagamoyo, Tanzania.