We are mix of experienced managers, finance professionals and agricultural specialists with experience in the public and private sector.
We share a passion for sustainable development and local communities. And of course, trees!
Godfrey Natwaluma Programme Manager
Godfrey holds a M.A in Environmental Security and Livelihoods Change from the University For Development Studies (UDS); Tamale, Ghana (West Africa); a Bachelor of Adult and Community Education from Makerere University Kampala-Uganda; and a National Diploma in General Agriculture from Bukalasa Agricultural College-Wobulenzi, Uganda.
He has over 15 years working technical and management experience implementing donor funded projects/programmes with several NGOs at grassroots level in Uganda and Ghana within the scope of sustainable agriculture, food/livelihood security, environmental protection and climate change issues as well as humanitarian/emergency response.
He had an opportunity of spending 6 years in Ghana working with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and ActionAid Ghana (AAG) managing programs at core partner and implementation level under livelihoods programming and food rights/climate change respectively before returning to Uganda in 2017.
Prior to Joining METGE, he worked with CARE International-Uganda under emergency livelihood program for South Sudan refugees in Uganda.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Joanita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications from Makerere University, Kampala. Before joining METGE, Joanita worked with Monitor Publication Limited as sub-editor at the Supplements desk.
After finishing University, she joined the USAID-SAFE programme and worked as a graduate Communications Personnel. This was a five-year development programme that ended in 2017. It sought to strengthen the Government of Uganda's capacity with respect to peace building and conflict mitigation.
Joanita has a five years’ experience working in media as a free-lance field reporter for Monitor Publication Limited, NTV Uganda and KTV.
Joanita joined the METGE team in January 2021
Michael joined METGE in early 2018 and holds a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Gulu, Nothern Region, Uganda. Prior to joining METGE he worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). He has taken on management of the various project officers in organisations supported by us. He is working to introduce high-value monitoring and evaluation tools to the programme, using digital systems.
Judith holds a BSc in Agricultural Land Use and Management from Makerere University. Before joining METGE, she worked with Vi Agroforestry for 10 years and has extensive experience in agroforestry, sustainable agricultural land management, VSLA and gender mainstreaming. She has worked with different farming communities in central and western Uganda.
Hellen is contracted from Blue Bolt to undertake the accounting work for the business. She is a degree holder in Project Planning- including Entrepreneurship and Accountancy - from the Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Her specialist role has been in audit work and she has been with METGE since January 2018.
Joyce qualified as a Social Worker from Uganda Martyrs University, and joined METGE in March 2018. Before that she held two volunteer social work posts, specialising in work with both adults and children.
Assistant Project Officer - Beekeeping
Godmercy holds a diploma in bee keeping from Nyabyeya Forestry College, and a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture from Bukalasa Agricultural College.
He has worked as an agricultural advisory service provider under NAADS and a field manager in malaika honey - a social enterprise specialising in bee keeping, with the mission of enriching lives and saving the environment.
Godmercy has also held roles as an apiculture contractor and lead trainer of NGOs like the Chimpanzee Trust, Uganda Wildlife Society and the Jane Goodall Institute, whose primary work is in conservation of wildlife, education and research across several countries.
Godmercy joined the METGE team in January 2021