Bazil Mwotta Biddemu
Chief Executive Officer
Bazil Mwotta Biddemu is the Executive Director and one of the
founding members of Centre for Ecological Governance and
Gender Initiatives (CEGGI). He is an Agriculture Enthusiast,
Teacher and Social entrepreneur. Having grown up in a
predominantly farming community; Katiiti, Mpigi District,
Mawokota, Mwotta interfaced directly on how his mother as well
as other farmers were being exploited by middle men who bought
from them farm produce at cheap prices and sold to buyers in towns
at exorbitant prices. This gradually affected the livelihoods of these
farmers whose sole source of income was and still is agriculture.
At a very tender age, Mwotta harnessed an insatiable desire to impact positive change in his
community. In the bid to address this challenge, Mwotta started up AgroDuuka; a robust
agricultural produce supply chain management software, supported by the Global System for
Mobile communication that directly connects smallholder rural farmers to buyers in the market
at a low cost via SMS and the internet, before and after harvest.
Because of this great work that Mwotta has done, he has received enormous Awards and
In June 2018, at a high class event at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom,
Mwotta received the Queen’s Young leaders’ Award from Her Royal Majesty Queen
In 2019, Mwotta was listed as one of the Top 40 under 40 most influential Ugandans by New
Vision; Uganda’s leading print media Company.
In March 2019, Mwotta represented Uganda in the Arab and African Youth forum held in
Aswan, Egypt under the auspices of His Excellency Abdel Fattah Hussein Khalil, El Sisi;
President of the Arab republic of Egypt, it is here that he met and had a conversation with
President El Sisi who currently is the Chairperson of the African Union. These are just some
of the accomplishments Mwota has exhibited.
Jennifer Amejja is the Founding Member and Chief Executive Officer of CEGGI. As an administrator with a say, she is passionate about management, empowering and collaboration, partnering with local, national and international stakeholders while offering diverse community impression.
She has experience working with sundry groups including rural and urban communities, urban refugees and their host communities, climate vulnerable and water-stressed communities, women in the informal sector, indigenous people, the elderly and youth. She has participated in creating community awareness on the benefits of economic empowerment, environmental protection through indigenous knowledge, ability to be food sovereign, and youth participation in community engagements.
Jennifer is a promoter of Earth Jurisprudence, the unwritten law that respects nature and instrumental in preserving the environment. She is also an advocate of gender equity, a key element for reducing poverty among the marginalized, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
Patience Katooko (Staff)
Head of Programs
As a graduate of Bachelors of Arts, Patience started off working with Agency for Environment and Wetlands, an NGO that promotes sustainable use and management of wetlands supporting alternative energy solutions and tree growing to improve ecosystem cover. She has trained in graphics and web design which has been a great resource for CEGGI.
Ms Loyce Kamusiime (Staff)
Water and Sanitation officer
Loyce is a graduate of public health and psychology. She has worked in Hoima government hospital as counselor, offering psychosocial support to trauma victims of gender based violence. She brings to CEGGI the experience of building community livelihoods among people affected by extractive industry
Alfred Waira (Staff)
Ecosystems and Climate Change Officer
Alfred Waira is a graduate of social sciences. He has experience working with Environmental NGOs that promote conservation as core objectives. In his own words: “I have a passion working with vulnerable communities. I have worked with water stressed communities, listening to them as they relate their experiences in accessing water for home use, the challenges of sanitation, women doubling their caregiving with trekking the landscape in search for water and firewood while risking their security to predators. These experiences give me the vigor to work with such communities to find solutions that work to improve their livelihoods”.
Mr. Grace Kansiime (Staff)
Finance and Administration Manager
Has over 15 years of experience working with a number of institutions with good knowledge in NGO work. He is articulate in financial management, budget analysis, reporting, compliance and data collection. He has worked with a number of organizations including NSV, Excel Hot Consult, Global Fund, KAMTEK Investments Ltd among others.
Innocent Owor Zziwa (Staff)
Information and Systems Administrator
He is a CISCO Certified networking consultant from the Cisco Networking Academy – Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences. He has experience in computer installation, configuration, troubleshooting, computer repair and maintenance. Innocent also holds a Diploma in Office procedures and Business studies from the City and Guilds of London Institute.
Esther Joy Naizuli (Staff)
Esther studied Fashion and Designed at University and also trained in office management. She has been employed in the fashion industry at a personal level, worked as Office Administrator at YWCA, and is an online English Tutor. She has the experience in managing and working with people of diverse backgrounds.