Ainomugisha Penlope

Field Researcher

Ainomugisha Penlope is bachelor of commerce graduate from Makerere University. She started data collection as a resident enumerator at Performance Monitoring For Action Makerere University and has three years of experience in data collection. She is currently a field Researcher at L-IFT uganda.

Aisha Nabibuga

Field researcher

Aisha Nabibuga is an energetic and talented researcher with a strong desire to build a career within the research industry. She is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Population Studies from Makerere University. She is currently working as a Financial Diarist with L-IFT, collecting financial data among female entrepreneurs with small firms in the Kampala district. She joined L-IFT in March 2022 as a Field Researcher for a Baseline Survey. She is a passionate, self-motivated individual with a drive to succeed.

Akello Patricia

Field researcher

Akello Patricia has a bachelor’s degree in social work and community development. She is an experienced social worker with over 6 years of experience in research, case management, and social advocacy. Before working for L-IFT as a field researcher, she worked with LATERITE Uganda as an enumerator where her role was to determine the level of well-being of households through household surveys. In addition, she has also worked with RED CROSS Uganda as a programme assistant where she actively participated in supporting livelihoods and the promotion Read More>>

    of human dignity through engaging in community rehabilitation and development.


Dianah Kyebuzibwa

Field researcher

Dianah Kyebuzibwa is an experienced field researcher with more than seven years of this under her belt. She holds a Bachelor of Information Technology and Computing from Kyambogo University.


Emmanuelson Mubiru

Field Supervisor

Emmanuelson Mubiru is currently a Field supervisor on the RFDF project Uganda. He holds a post graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation and a Bachelor’s with Hons in Development studies. He is enthusiastic about research both qualitative and quantitative for over 15 years with various, government and private research institutions in Uganda including UBOS, ICAP, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender, Plan International, MUWRP/Walter Reed/ PEPFAR, Ministry of Internal Affairs among others, serving in both supervisory and research assistant Read More>>

    positions as well as Data validation and editing positions and with vast experience and exposure to a variety of research digital data collection and editing tools and applications including but not limited to FINBIT, Survey to go/Dooblo, Redcap, Survey CTO, Kobo-collect, CS-pro, ODK among others.

Eric Semakula Tugume

Field researcher

Eric Semakula Tugume is currently working as a researcher at L-IFT. He has a degree in Economics and statistics from Kyambogo University and is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in M&E at the Uganda Management Institute  Additionally, he has obtained certificates in data management, visualization, and analysis using advanced Ms Excel, Stata, and SPSS at the Uganda Evaluation Association. He also has certifications in data quality, M&E fundamentals, and Economic Evaluation basics from the Global Health eLearning Center. He is passionate Read More>>

    about research and data management and analysis.

Joel Abutanula

Field researcher

Joel Abutanula is currently employed by L-IFT as a researcher. He has a bachelor’s in arts from Makerere University, a postgraduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation from Uganda Management Institute (UMI), and more than five years of experience working in fields involving data and research for the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). He is a professional with a strong background in office work who is organized and flexible.

Kamoga Doreen

Field Researcher

Kamoga Doreen is currently working for L-IFT as a Field Researcher. She has a degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University. Also an Advanced Certificate in Secretarial Studies and Computer Studies both from YMCA Kampala. Before working with L-IFT as a Field Researcher, she worked with World Food Program in the 2022 FSNA as a Field Researcher and a Data Entrant. She also worked with Electoral Commission Uganda as a Parish Supervisor and also as a Data Cleanup Administrator / Data Entrant at MTN Uganda under Exquisite Solutions. 

Kooli Lillian

Field researcher

Kooli Lilian has a diploma in Business Administration with over 8 years of working experience and pursuing an ACCA. She has been active in project work over serving as logistics and admin officer, Field-based trainer, Field-based researcher, and accounts assistant and loves serving and running outreach, and impact developmental projects/missions.

She is proficient in business, IT computer skills, project management and evaluation, data collection/capturing, Finance, Logistics, and procurement Management.

Lydia Nadera Otimong

Field Researcher

Lydia holds a Master of arts degree in Social Sector Planning & Management, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University Uganda, a Diploma in Counseling and Guidance from Kyambogo University Uganda, Certificates in Human Subject Research from the University of Washington,  Human Subject Research (social and Behavioral- Educational Researchers) from collaborative institutional training initiative (CITI program), Good Clinical Practice from NIDA clinical trials Network, and currently pursuing a Master of Science Read More>>

    Degree in Global development from the Open University UK with over 10 years of experience in academic and institutional research.

    Lydia has over 10 years of work experience with many organizations in different capacities conducting in-depth research on various topics. She has acquired indispensable experience in all kinds of research, programme planning & management, Human Rights, social work, counseling & guidance, team leadership & management, case worker management, partnership development & networking,  psychosocial support, crisis management, coordination, mentoring, developing & facilitating training, advocacy, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, database management, and project assessments. She has strong computer knowledge and experience in several applications; Microsoft office, PowerPoint, access, outlook, ODK, kobo collect, survey CTO, Survey to Go, FINBIT, and SPSS among others.

Mukalazi Martinez

Field Researcher

Mukalazi Martinez is a field Researcher at L-IFT Uganda. Mukalazi trained as an International Youth Development worker and field Researcher and got a Common Wealth Diploma from Makerere University in 2009-2012.

He has a special focus on data management, collection, compilation processes, and research experience in randomized sampled trials or studies for both longitudinal and cross-sectional studies and qualitative aspects over the past years.


Namazzi Cissy

Junior Field Researcher

Namazzi Cissy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Leisure and Hospitality Management from Makerere University. She has close to 10 years of work experience in Data collection and health education in communities. She is currently pursuing a Monitoring and Evaluation Course.

She is currently working with L-IFT as a Junior Researcher in Kampala District. Her skills in leadership, communication, problem-solving, and data collection make her a great asset.


Nankabirwa Winnie

Junior Field Researcher

Nankabirwa Winnie is currently working with L-IFT as a Junior Field Researcher. She has a Diploma in Hotel and Tourism Management from Jimmy Ssekasi Institute Uganda and a Certificate in Computer Studies from Makerere University.

She has worked with Backhouse-certified public accountancy of Uganda as Office Assistant and Electoral Commission as a Voter Registration Officer and Polling assistant. Read More>>

    She is innovative, motivated, hardworking, and goal-oriented with great teamwork and good communication skills and interpersonal skills ability to work independently under pressure with good clarity of thoughts and organizational skills.


Nkwasibwe Edward

Field researcher

Edward is currently working with L-IFT as a Field researcher. He has a certificate in vocational skills training, a certified liquid bar soap trainer and maker. He is currently undertaking a diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is innovative, motivated, hard-working, and goal-oriented.  

Before working for L-IFT as a financial diarist and field researcher, he worked with Careerpath International Uganda as a careers coordinator. He has worked with the Uganda Red Cross as a data collector and entrant. In addition to these, he has also worked with PEDN Read More>>

    (The Private Education Development Network) as a savings Associate and CSH (children Sure House Uganda) as a managing and training director on vocational skills.



Olivia Asiimwe

Junior Finance Officer

Olivia Asiimwe is a Junior Finance Officer at L-IFT. Previously, Olivia worked as a Finance and Administration Officer for an International NGO with a country office in Uganda. She graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Business Computing at Makerere University Business School and is currently pursuing her CPA.

Patricia Akiding

Field researcher

Patricia Akiding has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her postgraduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation at the Uganda Management Institute. She is currently working as a field researcher with L-IFT.

Patricia gained an interest in research when working for the Laterite Research Company as a field officer and she has had four years of experience working as a field researcher since then. She also has additional experience in conducting censuses, mapping, listing, data analysis Read More>>

    using advanced Ms. Excel, and data collection using various data collection applications such as FINBIT, SurveyToGo, Kobo Collect, Open data kit, etc.


Resty Nakalyango

Field researcher

Resty is a charismatic, detail-oriented proactive professional with over 7 years of sound experience in research, sales, finance, and administration. She has previous experience in sales, finance, management, and research in different international organizations. She started her career as a research assistant with Save the Children and her role was to conduct interviews on learners assessing their literacy and numeracy skills, and adolescent health development, among other activities in Save the Children, supported schools. Since then, Resty has been working Read More>>

    timely with different NGOs and consultancies as a researcher working on different projects. She is currently working with L-IFT as a financial Diarist researcher.

    Resty holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a certificate in statistical computer software packages(SPSS, E-VIEWS, Epi-data, and Advanced Excel).


Sambula Esther

Field Supervisor

Sambula Esther is a Supervisor, and Associate Researcher, or support Researcher at L-IFT Uganda. She trained as an international Development worker, Researcher, and supervisor and received a bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University. She has a special focus on data management, collection, compilation processes, and guidance. She also has extensive community-based Research experience in Randomized/ sampled trials or studies for both longitudinal and cross-sectional studies and qualitative aspects over the past decade.
Ursula Nyakol

Field researcher

Ursula Nyakol has a bachelor’s degree in Science in Accounting and Finance, currently pursuing to become a certified accountant. Before working for L-IFT as A Financial Diarist Researcher she worked for other research companies such as Laterite Uganda, Innovations for Poverty Action(IPA), and Infinite Insight to mention but a few. 

She has also worked in the finance field as a finance and administration Officer at LINKSAT Technologies and also with great passion and the zeal to learn and grow in these various fields.


Veronica Nabwire

Field researcher

Veronica Nabwire holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. With over four years of experience in research, she is currently working with L-IFT as a field researcher. She has previously worked with the National Identification and Registration Authority in Uganda as an Assistant Registration Officer and has successfully performed a number of data management and clerical tasks. Additionally, she has experience in web design using various languages like PHP and HTML and also has experience in graphic design using multiple tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.