Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala

Regional Unit Manager (Programmes & Networks)

Mabel Sengendo Nabaggala is the Co-unit Manager of the Regional Programmes and Networks (RPN) at Sonke, a position she assumed in 2018. She previously was the Movement Building Programme Specialist for the MenEngage Africa Alliance, Programme Lead- Youth and Unaccompanied Minors at the Refugee Aid Organisation, and Supported youth livelihoods programmes for VSO Sierra Leone.  She is a development practitioner, with over 12 years of advancing human rights, and sustainable development at national, regional, and international levels. 

She has extensive experience in women’s rights and gender equality with direct experience across Eastern, Western and Southern Africa, broad insight, and practical experience in feminist approaches to development, Gender transformative programme delivery, lobbying and advocacy.

As RPN manager, she provides strategic leadership to the team in several African countries, provides programmatic support and oversight to 22 country networks of the MenEngage Africa Alliance, where her role is to support the growth of a robust movement of activists across Africa promoting gender equality and human rights. She drives the development and implementation of the MenEngage Africa Strategy from a gender intersectional perspective across all thematic areas (SGBV, SRHR, Women Peace and Security, Child Rights and Positive Parenting). 

She serves as a Steering Committee Member for MenEngage Africa and the Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) Programme.