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Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala

International GBV Coordinator
Regional Programmes and Networking (RPN)

Mabel Sengendo joined Sonke in September 2013 as the International Gender Based Violence project coordinator managing the UN Trust Fund project being implemented in Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.

Mabel holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a double major in Psychology and Social Administration from Makerere University, Kampala.

During her gap year, she pursued a diploma in performing arts with a major in Drama, from the same university.

She has over 10 years experience in project management from both the private and public sectors across Africa, ranging from brand management, managing marketing campaigns to social marketing/behavior change campaigns.

Before joining Sonke, she worked with Lafarge East Africa, VSO International and Refugee Aid Organisation in Pretoria.

In 2010, she took a 1 year volunteer assignment with VSO International in Sierra Leone where she worked with vulnerable youth and women in the post conflict northern Sierra Leone district of Makeni. In 2012 she worked with the Refugee Aid Organisation (RAO) in Pretoria, where she was the Youth Livelihoods project coordinator where she counseled, mentored and trained vulnerable migrant youth from across the continent, many of whom had experienced both physical and sexual violence.

Mabel has recently relocated to Uganda where she coordinates and supports work with the MenEngage Africa partners in the region through capacity building, supporting projects and network activities.

Mabel loves acting and has featured in a couple of TVCs in Uganda. She is also a certified peer educator and offers free counseling services.

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