WHO WE ARE

Solar Health Uganda is an NGO with expertise in addressing Energy Poverty and Climate Change in Uganda. We help companies, NGOs, communities, and individuals to successfully identify solar opportunities and to implement solar programming and projects. We are available for short-term and long-term consulting projects

SARAH BAIRD

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Founder of Solar Health Uganda

Sarah Baird’s focus has always been on clean energy access by off-grid rural communities. For over 4 years she has focused on projects aimed at raising energy poverty awareness and promoting solar usage among the extremely poor communities in the rural off-grid places of the world. Uganda has been among those privileged to benefit from her fundraising career. She has advocated for the energy poor in pre-market communities at international conferences.

DAVID DERRICK LUWAGA

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Director

David Derrick is responsible for all procurement, supervising staff and field teams, along with spearheading the direction and network within Solar Health Uganda. He focuses on building and strengthening relationships with the community, aligned partners, and CSO's across the country.

GEORGE MIKE LUBERENGA

Energy Poverty Consultant

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George Mike is responsible for  Evaluations and Outreach Campaigns. Evaluations include surveying, locating  areas with an urgent need for solar light distribution, and conducting follow up visits to confirm the long term impact. The ongoing effects of outreach campaigns help create awareness and educate communities and CSO's on the benefits of solar utilization.He has profound knowledge on how to build equitable systems that meet needs of populations isolated, marginalized and without access to essential resources through his Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University and Administrative Law training.

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CAROLINE MWEBAZA

Education and Health Consultant

Caroline is responsible for training and empowering women groups with skills that can be applied to gain employment in the renewable energy sector. Her focus is educating communities with the health benefits of using solar energy. She holds a diploma in Clinical Psychiatry from the Butabika School of Psychiatric Nursing.

SIRIMAN KIRYOWA

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Field Research Analyst

Siriman is responsible for project and report development. He creates surveying tools and analyzes data from the field while supporting various teams in all phases of each project. He has a vast background in Environmental Agriculture through his Bachelor's Degree from Makerere University.

KENZIE ANDERSON

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Volunteer

Kenzie is responsible for supporting the team through project development, communications, and content creation. She has an extensive back-ground in human rights and gender equality and is passionate about supporting women's empowerment through renewable energy. She holds a Master's degree in Gender Studies.

 CHARITY TWESIGE 

Safe Births  + Healthy Homes Consultant

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Charity is a midwife and the head of the Maternity section at Kikonda Health Center III, one of the Safe Births + Healthy Homes project sites in the Kyankwanzi district. She joined Solar Health Uganda in June 2021 as a consultant. She trains and mentors data collectors, and Village Health Teams at the SB+HH sites, and she also regularly provides insights and recommendations on program modification. She has a certificate in Nursing and Midwifery from the International Institute of Health Sciences in Jinja, a diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from the Mulago School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health from the Lunds University in Sweden. She has served for 8 years in the health care industry.

 

 GABRIEL  SENYONDO

Artist  In Residence

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Gabriel is a talented artist. He paints and draws very stunning works of art such as 3D drawings, graphite, charcoal and oil portrait paintings. He is a High school graduate from Buloba High School. Gabriel joined Solar Health Uganda in September 2020 as an Artist in Residence. He makes portraits and drawings which highlight the benefits of clean energy in off-grid homes and communities. His artwork has been recognized and appreciated by people in Uganda and other countries. He is also passionate about photography and videography and he is being mentored by his friends to master this skill set.