Regional Coordination Structure

Regional Coordinators are UWASNET member organizations who have voluntarily taken on the role of coordinating WASH CSOs at the regional level. The Regional Coordinators oversee ten UWASNET regions that were originally aligned to the Ministry of Water and Environment decentralized Technical Support Units structures who provide technical support to the districts.

The UWASNET Regional Coordinators are voted by their respective regional members after applying to be Regional Coordinators and after being vetted to meet the set criteria which are as follows;

Critical Requirement Criteria for qualification
Organization must have an operational office Physical Operational office with a clear address
Strategic Plan Availability of Mission, vision and strategic plan relating to water and Sanitation service delivery.
Human Resources /competencies

At least 10 staff, 4 of who must have competencies in Water and Sanitation service delivery, organizational development Financial management and communication and Documentation


Financial Management systems (audited accounts Must have finance and accounting personnel and must be carrying out annual financial audits.
Office Facilities equipment Must have at least an office vehicle and 5 computers that can enable conducting of regional activities.
Management structure (operational Management structure). Must have a clear operational structure with a board of directors, management head and departmental heads.
Legal status. Must be legally registered with a certificate.
Experience in WASH Have a proven track record of community mobilization and support for the over 5 years in WASH and potential WASH activities for 4 years.
Reputation References from members and local governments; substantiated accomplishments; affiliations; acceptance.
Selection by members Selected by members at the coordination meetings.

Term of Office

Regional Coordinators serve for three years after election and are oriented by the Secretariat before they begin work.

Role of Regional Coordinators

  • Organize and mobilize regional members to contribute funds towards the quarterly regional meetings to facilitate their learning and sharing and facilitate networking and collaboration with other key stakeholders
  • Participate in the physical audit of members
  • Support in the data collection for the annual NGO Performance Report
  • Recruiting new NGOs to UWASNET membership by linking / recommending NGOs to UWASNET Secretariat for membership.
  • Following up on their respective regional members to pay the annual membership subscription fees and report annually their contribution to the sector through the annual NGO Performance report
  • Support in the identification of members’ capacity needs to inform the members’ capacity building initiatives
    vii. Participate in the network’s advocacy campaign activities
  • Provide support and advisory services to the UWASNET secretariat for improved service delivery
  • Pay their annual membership subscription fees.
  • Report their contribution to the sector through the annual NGO Performance report

UWASNET Regional Coordinators 2019 – 2021

Region Organisation Position Primary Contact
Busoga Busoga Trust Regional Coordinator Moses Mugabane
Research & Development Officer
Mid Central Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) Regional Coordinator Nkuubi Brian
Mid Central Kyempapu Assistant Regional Coordinator Sylvia Namukasa
Executive Director
Acholi & Lango World Vision
Regional Coordinator
Regional Coordinator Okoth Raphael 
Acholi & Lango Pachedo Assistant Regional Coordinator Boniface Okwir
Rwenzori Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA Regional Coordinator Moses Rujumba
South Western region Kigezi Diocese Water & Sanitation Programme Regional Coordinator Kenneth Twinamasiko
Mid-Eastern Evidence Action Regional Coordinator Irene Neumbe
Mid-Eastern Yes- Busia Assistant Regional Coordinator Ongapu Amosiah
Central The Water Trust Regional Coordinator Lika Dioguardi 
Teso Welthungerhilfe Regional Coordinator Opus Emmanuel
Teso Friends Of Environment Assistant Regional Coordinator Opolot Phillip Gonzaga
West Nile RICE- Arua Regional Coordinator Ocokoru Mildred
West Nile International Aid Services (IAS) Assistant Regional Coordinator Eperu Thomas

Thematic Working Group Structure

The UWASNET Thematic Working Groups are thematic-based advocacy platforms for UWASNET members to consolidate ideas and positions for advocacy, promote best practices and leverage on the strengths of members to inform WASH policy and practice.

UWASNET currently has six Thematic Working Groups, each with its own mandate and Terms of Reference. Each thematic working group has its own leadership to spearhead the thematic working group engagements. Each UWASNET member organization has to at-least subscribe to no more than 2 thematic working groups.

The six thematic working groups are;

i) Good Governance TWG

The core objective of this TWG is;

  • To provide a platform for dialogue, lobbying and influencing WASH sector issues.
  • To provide wider access, further understanding and participation of CSOs in the formulation of policies and guidelines in the sector
  • To promote stronger support for dialogue on policy in order to build trust and promote change among users, providers and policy makers.

ii) Hygiene and Sanitation TWG

The core objectives of this TWG is to;

  • Ensure meaningful dialogue on sanitation issues through providing a platform for sharing and learning.
  • Raise the profile of hygiene and sanitation
  • Promote best practices & innovations for advocacy & sector up-scaling

iii) IWRM, Environment and Climate Change TWG

The core objective of this TWG is to;

  • Prevention of climate change impacts and undertake adaptation programs through already existing water development initiatives.
  • To increase awareness on environment and climate change & integration of IWRM and WASH.

iv) Urban Water and Sanitation TWG

The core objectives of this TWG is to;

  • Promote WASH best practices applicable to urban settlements
  • Advocate for improved WASH service delivery for the urban poor

v) WASH Technologies TWG

The core objective of the WASH Technologies TWG is

  • to contribute to the development of appropriate and sustainable WASH technologies adapted to different physical, socio-economic and hydro geological conditions prevailing in Uganda.
  • To also encourage applied research & demonstrations. (provide opportunities to NGOs to reflect, experiment & adopt technology to local conditions and the national context
  • To promote affordable WASH technologies that can effectively contribute to the timely attainment of SDG 6

vi) Women, Children and Vulnerable Groups. The core objective of the TWG is to provide a platform for promoting the equitable inclusion and participation of women, children and other vulnerable groups in access to WASH services.


Thematic Working Group Position Organization Representative Email
Good Governance Thematic Working Group Chair WHAVE Solutions Adam Harvey
Elizabeth Buhungiro
Vice-Chair WaterAid Uganda Denis Kayiwa
Secretary Community Integrated Development Initiatives  (CIDI) Rose Mwambazi
IWRM, Environment & Climate Change Thematic Working Group Chair PROTOS –Join For Water Lieven Peeters
George Bwambale
Co-Chair Joint Efforts to Save the Environment (JESE) Godfrey Rugumayo
Jude Twesigye
Secretary Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA Moses Rujumba ,
Secretary Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA Pamela Kabasinguzi , 777594083
Secretary Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA Birungi Steven, 773255455
WASH Technologies Thematic Working Group Chair Water For People Yvonne Lugali
Vice – Chair WHAVE Solutions Adam Harvey
Secretary LADA Elliot Jewel
Vice – Secretary YES – Busia Denis Wangira
Hygiene & Sanitation Thematic Working Group Chair PLAN International Uganda Samuel Kiiza
Vice- Chair SNV Lilian Nabasirye
Secretary World Vision Julius Ahimbisibwe
Women, Children & Other Vulnerable Groups Thematic Working Group Chair Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) Namugga Vaal Benjamin
Vice- Chair National Association of Women in Development (NAWAD) Patience Muramuzi
Secretary Action for Rural Women Empowerment (ARUWE) Agnes Mirembe
Urban Water & Sanitation Thematic Working Group Chair CIDI Rose Mwambazi
Vice-Chair AMREF Okoth Raphael
Secretary African Evangelic Enterprise (AEE) Queenie Adriko