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Phil Wilmot Executive Director

Phil Wilmot is one of the co-founders of Solidarity Uganda and is the outgoing Director. He has trained thousands of people around the world on civil resistance and writes extensively about it. Phil has offered his support to many movements near and far. He researches, consults, and writes about movements throughout Africa and is also the author of “A Wolf Dressed in Sheepskin: A White Guy’s Dilemma in a Ugandan Jail Cell. “He enjoys being a daddy, especially where it involves cooking, storytelling, and video gaming.

Regina Asinde (Programs Manager)

Regina is the Programs Manager for Solidarity Uganda. In her prior position as the Eastern Regional Coordinator, she coordinated local activists and community organizers across several tribes and issues. She trained and provided strategic guidance on nonviolent resistance to the pilot Solidarity Uganda Busia Chapter, a group of activists in Busia district who are self-affiliated to Solidarity Uganda. They were able to run a number of campaigns across health, tax and governance issues within the district. She spearheaded the establishment of the Solidarity Eastern Chapter (SEC), a coalition of activists and movements within the Eastern Uganda region working together for a peaceful political transition in Uganda. Regina is a writer, editor, publisher. She is the author of Shards of Brokenness a poetry collection and a mother of six.

Otim Dickens, Northern Regional Coordinator

Otim is the Northern Uganda Regional Coordinator for Solidarity Uganda, where he coordinates local activist groups across several tribes and issues. He has helped six communities successfully defend themselves from large-scale land grabs and has facilitated training on building grassroots power since 2015. He has served as regional coordinator for the New Uganda movement for political transition and he also spearheaded the establishment of the National Land Defence League (NLDL), a collective of land protection movements led by mostly rural women from across Uganda. He also served as a strategy advisor to 234 farmers who occupied the UN OHCHR office in Gulu for one month

Benedict Emuna, Finance Officer

Benedict is the Finance Officer for Solidarity Uganda where he offers the lean and mean bureaucratic skills necessary to keep the wheels of an ever-adapting organization like Solidarity Uganda turning. He is a holder of Diploma in Business Administration-Accounting from UCC Aduku and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting at Lira University. His commitment to excellence is matched by none of us.

Kyokusiima Phionah, Western Regional Coordinator

Phionah Kyokusiima is a social worker, an activist, and a community organizer. She is a firm believer in social justice, dignity, and equality. Phionah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma from Uganda Management Institute in Project Planning and Management

Merab Ingabire, Media and communications officer

Merab Ingabire is a social worker with an academic background in journalism and communication from Makerere University Uganda. She is a communications practitioner who carries a wide range of skills, which include creative writing, public speaking, and photography. She is passionate about influencing positive change through community empowerment and training.  She has worked with many solidarity communities across the country where she trains, listens, observes and documents stories of impact.  She is passionate about vulnerable communities focusing on women and children living under repressive systems both socially and politically. She lives for a world where everybody is free and able to be anything they can imagine. A world where young people find the support and opportunities to live purposeful lives, become their best, and offer their best service to their families and communities. A world of responsible citizens that look for opportunities to mentor, support and raise the next generations. When she is not glued to a computer screen she spends time cleaning and tidying her home since she is obsessed with clean places.