Margaret Nassozi Amanyire Executive Director
Margaret is a development worker with more than twenty years of experience working with communities to cause social development. She began her career as a Civil Servant with Ministry of Gender and Community Development in Uganda, where she worked on issues of culture, women and gender, as well as youth and development. She later worked as District Community Development Officer in Western Uganda before joining the Civil Society fraternity in 1998, and has been a Coordinator for a civil society network as well as a consultant for the European Union and CARE International. She has facilitated the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of both strategic and action plans for several organizations. She has worked for the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD); a USA based non-for profit charitable organization as its Program Director in Uganda for eleven years. Under this docket, she has facilitated community-based organizations and global volunteers/Interns to mutually advance global educational service exchange in the context of promoting Sustainable community-based development in Uganda. Margaret holds a Bachelors of Development Studies, the Commonwealth Diploma in Youth and Development and a Diploma in Performing Arts. She has passion for children and young adults.
Christine Malarkey | International Program Coordinator
Christine Malarkey is the International Program Coordinator (IPC) at FSD Jinja Uganda. Prior to becoming IPC, Christine was an intern at FSD with Access to Solar Technologies. Christine graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Religious Studies. She worked in management consulting in Washington D.C. supporting projects related to diplomacy and foreign affairs. After her experience in D.C., she was interested in learning more about grassroots international development which brought her to FSD. Christine has a passion for bringing people together and learning more about the world. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing cards, and eating too much jackfruit. Christine is looking forward to receiving FSD Jinja Uganda participants and ensuring they have a great internship experience like she did.
Samantha Balungi Program coordinator/Community management
Balungi Samantha is a Marketing and Sales Professional. She joined FSD in 2017 as a Volunteer. Previously, Samantha worked as a Trade Ambassador at Nile Breweries Limited Sales Department. She graduated from Makerere University Business School with a degree in Marketing. In her free time, Samantha loves to spend time with family and friends; she also enjoys Music and Movies, making friends and travelling.
Dan Mugisa Byenkya Program coordinator/Interns & Volunteer support
Dan Mugisa Byenkya is a development worker with four years’ experience doing community based development work. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies from Mbarara university of Science and Technology (MUST) and he is a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative – YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa. He has carried out community based research in the local villages of Uganda on the viability of micro projects in projects in improving household welfare’ in Lyantonde – Uganda and a KAPs study on the “peoples understanding and utilization of community based projects in addressing poverty’ in Budondo sub-county Jinja district. Prior to joining FSD, Dan co founded FOCUSED, a community based organization whose mission is to provide support to local communities in Uganda to sustainably engender their development for self sustenance. He worked as a program coordinator for the organization. His career goal is to be the next generation global development leader with a center focus of contributing to poverty reduction. He also strives to provide leadership that empowers young people to evolve innovative solutions that can transform their lives and their communities. Besides development work, he is passionate about website and graphics design, documentary filming and photography.