Governing Board

Board Members

  1. Ben Tumwesigye – Board Chairman
  2. Charles Turyakira – Treasurer
  3. Monica Kobusingye- Vice Chair
  4. Rev. Can. Keith Katakanya – Member
  5. Deus Tugume – Member
  6. Crinius Atukwatse – Member
  7. Edward F. Natamba – Board Secretary


  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Director


  1. Edward Natamba – Projects Coordinator
  2. Immaculate Asiimirwe – Advocacy Officer
  3. Agaba Abel – Research Officer
  4. Kiconco Topista – Accountant
  5. Allen Ashaba – Administrative Officer
  6. Angella Kyomugisha – Volunteer
  7. Jane Nayamba – Volunteer

Work Gallery

A citizens parliament in Kibatsi sub county organised by SOWIPA and WACSOF One of the Community Meetings to disseminate the scorecard results in Ntungamo District SOWIPA's Community Mobilizes Ntungamo District Education Officer responding to citizens on one of the citizens parliament in the district A civic education clinic in Kibatsi sub county Students organized by SOWIPA matching to one of citizens parliament in Rwashamire, Kajara county, Ntungamo District

About Us

South western institute for policy and advocacy - SOWIPA is a non-profit policy research and Advocacy organization registered in Uganda as a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO). SOWIPA was established in 2007 and completed registration in 2008. Operating in 10 districts of South Western Uganda, SOWIPA is the only local NGO that combines evidence based research with policy advocacy and policy monitoring to address issues of poverty, economic growth and good governance. Our theory of change is that if strong professional and evidence – based non-profit organizations are established and based in Uganda’s rural areas, this will build a powerful constituency able to demand for pro-people policy change and better governance.


Contact Information

Address : South Western Institute for Policy and Advocacy (SOWIPA)
Plot 35A, Mbarara-Kabale Road
P.O Box, 191, Ntungamo-Uganda. ,
Phone : +256 312515324 / +256 772864224,
Email :,
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