Irene Naikaali



Head of Programs, Uganda


Irene Naikaali Ssentongo is a program management specialist with over 15 years senior level experience managing community led development programs with a special orientation towards gender equality, women empowerment, Livelihoods and Youth programming. In her current role as the Head of Programs, she provides leadership in the management of community led development programs across 13 community clusters.

Irene is also a seasoned Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. She previously served as club president for the Kampala Toastmasters club. She is passionate about public speaking and the role it plays in amplifying the voice of women in the gender equality equation. She holds a Masters’ degree in Health Services Management and a Bachelor of Social Sciences – Public Administration.

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