Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala

Regional Unit Manager (Programmes & Networks)

Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala

Mabel’s professional journey is a blend of corporate expertise with a passion for social change and advocacy. With over 12 years of experience in gender, human rights, and development, she has been a driving force in designing and implementing transformative programs across Africa.

Mabel kicked off her career in the vibrant corporate landscape of Uganda, making significant contributions to various advertising agencies and serving as a Marketing Coordinator at Lafarge Cement. However, in 2010, a desire for a more purpose-driven path led her to Sierra Leone, where she volunteered with Voluntary Services International-VSO, supporting a community-based organization serving vulnerable youth in post-conflict Makeni. This marked the beginning of a profound shift towards social impact and community engagement. Moving to South Africa in 2012, she took on a pivotal role with the Refugee Aid organization in Pretoria, leading the youth livelihoods program.

In 2013, Mabel joined Sonke Gender Justice as the coordinator for the UNTF project, in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Kenya. This role allowed her to extend their influence in gender justice, human rights, and development on a broader scale. Subsequently, in 2014, she assumed the position of movement building specialist for the MenEngage Africa Alliance to advance social transformation in 16 countries.

She is Currently serving as the Unit Manager for the Regional Programs and Networks Unit at Sonke Gender Justice, shaping, and overseeing initiatives that address critical issues such as SRHR, GBV prevention, ending harmful practices, HIV prevention, child rights, and positive parenting. Mabel brings extensive expertise and a wealth of experience to the management team, contributing significantly to the organization’s mission.