PPI’s Secretariat is responsible for the day to day affairs of the organisation including the preparation and submission of programmes, budgets and reports to the Board for approval. The secretariat is also responsible for the overall implementation of the Institute’s day to day programs, projects and activities in accordance with the strategic plan. Secretariat represents the Institute at both local and international forum and ensures the safe custody of the Institute’s assets, funds, donations and other valuables. The Institute is headed by the Executive Director.

Mr. Emmanuel Kitamirike, Executive Director

Mr. Emmanuel Kitamirike is a public policy analyst and development programme specialist with over 10 years’ experience in democratic governance, public sector accountability and civil society leadership. Mr. Kitamirike has previously worked with the Center for Policy Analysis ( as its Associate Director supporting the strengthening of Uganda’s parliamentary practices and procedures. Through CEPA, he has provided strategic and technical back stopping services to Parliament of Uganda’s financial accountability committees and the Institute of Parliamentary Studies with a recent milestone being the provision of local expertise towards the development of the accountability committee handbook as a guide designed to improve the efficiency of committees. Mr. Kitamirike is a seasonal policy analyst with a bias in education, decentralised governance, youth and economic development. Recent analyses include; Making Decentralisation work for the people of Uganda: Electoral Politics and Electoral Law Reform: Political Competition in a Hybrid Multiparty Political Dispensation – an Inquiry into Internal Party Democracy in Uganda: and An Analysis of the Governance and Accountability Issues in the Local Governments (Amendment) Bill, 2014 among others. Mr. Kitamirike holds qualifications in Management in the field of Public Policy (University of Witwatersrand), Project Planning and Management (Uganda Management Institute) and Education (Makerere University).

Ms. Nakiranda Mwajuma

Ms. Nakiranda Mwajuma is a social scientist with a one and a half years’ experience in youth advocacy, democratic governance and public accountability. Mwajuma has previously worked with Uganda Youth Network providing technical support under the Democratic Governance component of the organization. Recent work includes; Health Assessment in the divisions of Kampala, and the implementation of Uplift program by World Vision. Mwajuma holds a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University and a certificate in Leadership and Management from the UYONET Leadership Academy.

Ms. Watera Brenda Winnie, Programmes Officer

Ms. Winnie Watera is a development Economist with over three years’ experience in universal human rights, democratic governance and public accountability. Winnie has previously worked with the Centre for Policy Analysis as a Programme Associate in charge of the Parliamentary Human Rights Programme as well as a content developer under Parliament Watch Uganda carrying out policy and legislative analysis, oversight and accountability, community development, as well as social media activism. Winnie is also a member of the Youth for Policy think tank of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as well as a blogger with the social justice forum. Recent work includes; Parliament-Political Party Nexus - A Uganda Case study, A Review of East Africa’s Refugee Management Approaches, 2017, and Women, land and food security. Winnie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Economics from Makerere University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy from Uganda Christian University.

Ms. Mugga Mabel, Administrator

Ms. Mable Mugga is a Development professional with over 10 years’ experience in finance and administration in development programming. She has previously worked in multinational nongovernmental organizations like the International Republican Institute, The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Foundation for African Development. Mable Holds a Diploma in accountancy from the Kampala College of Business, An Associate Bachelor’s degree from Uganda Martyrs University as well as a Degree in Democracy and Development studies from Uganda Martyrs University.

Mr. Kiranda Yusuf, Technical Advisor

Yusuf Kiranda is currently Director at the Centre for Development Alternatives, before that, he was Programme Manager at the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). He holds a Master of Science degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a first degree in Arts with Education from Makerere University, where he was Guild President. Yusuf has previously worked with the University Forum on Governance, at Makerere University, as Director and with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) as Programme Manager for Uganda and South Sudan. He is a co-author of a recent report on employment entrepreneurship and education, which reframes the debate on youth employment in Uganda. Yusuf is currently supporting the World Bank and Uganda’s Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to map youth employment policies, programmes and services and to conduct a political economy analysis of youth employment interventions in Uganda. Among his previous assignments include one with ActionAid International (United Kingdom), where he was part of a research team on “examining promising policy and practice that enables constrictive youth participation in democratic governance.” Yusuf’s core expertise is the areas of political economy analysis, employment, youth empowerment, urbanization and institutional analysis.