Regina Kacwamu

Regina brings to the team hands on experience in youth and child protection programming. For 8 years, Regina designed and implemented youth programs aimed at enhancing life skills and reproductive health at Uganda Youth Development Link where she also championed the concept of child protection in youth focussed organisations. She coordinated various  child protection projects targeted at children in fishing communities,  out of school children and adolescents (10-24 yrs)  living  and working in the slum areas of Kampala as commercial sex workers or child labourers. She has engaged with international, national and local level processes on policy and strategic planning and implementation of interventions relating to children and youth wellbeing. She has participated in various research projects including knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of adolescents and youth towards reproductive health, child trafficking, violence against children, child protection systems, child-headed households and child labour.

Regina has acquired experience in the area of children and youth participation using drama, community theatres and children’s rights clubs.  She has actively participated in initiatives and processes that enable children and youth participate in national advocacy events including the Day of the African Child, International conferences and Annual HIV/AIDS Paediatrics conferences.

Regina  just completed a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social sciences (Social Administration/Economics). She has undertaken continuous professional development courses in the area of Gender and human rights, Research, Children’s rights and Protection, Psycho-social support, Logical Framework Analysis, Resource Mobilization, Advocacy, Human Resource Development, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as creating child/youth safe organizations. She is fluent in English and local languages including Runyakitara, Luganda and a fair comprehension of Luo.