Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"22 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2019

Mrs. Susan Opok Tumusiime


Mrs. Susan Opok Tumusiime



Executive Director


Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter

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Ms. Susan comes with a wealth of experience spanning over 10 years in development and humanitarian programmes in Education for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth. She’s led organisational change management processes, engaged with education in post conflict and development; and health systems strengthening, through support to primary health care- HIV/AIDs management. Susan has also supported implementation of Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health and livelihood micro projects for vulnerable and marginalised youth, women and men in central and northern Uganda. In her various capacities, she’s worked closely with government of Uganda, both at the national and local levels, and development partners. Susan has engaged both locally and internationally in resource mobilization.

Susan has previously, served as Country Director, at Nurture Africa and Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) Uganda; worked with Windle Trust, Uganda (Acholi Bursary Scheme). She lectured the Bachelor and Community Development class at the National Institute for Special Education (UNISE), Kyambogo University, and recently provided programmes management support to Aids Orphans, UK project at Little Rock ECD centre, Nairobi. She is a founding Director of a local micro credit institution, Enterprise Development Finance (EDF) supporting youth and women in Naguru slum, Kampala and in four districts in northern Uganda.

Susan holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture from the Agricultural University of Norway, MSc in Environment Science, Makerere University and B.A (Arts) in Economics and Philosophy, Makerere University. She consequently possesses great exposure and rich experience, which we believe will benefit FAWE. 

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Areas of Focus

- Tertiary and Higher Education Scholarships

- Secondary Education Scholarships

- Child Protection

- Science and Innovation

- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

- Combating Gender Based Violence

- Skills Development and Livelihoods

- Economic Empowerment for Vulnerable Groups

- Research and Advocacy

- Service delivery for teenage and child mothers

- Mentorship and Gender Responsive Pedagogy

- Capacity Building for cross section of stakeholders and strengthening Structures

Strategic Objectives

- Improving the level of gender responsiveness in Education Sector policies for girls and women

- Enhancing adoption and integration of positive gender pedagogy practices at school level

- Increasing access, retention and completion rates for girls in school and all levels of education

- Strengthening institutional capacity for efficient and effective service delivery.