Phil Wilmot (Executive Director)
Phil is among the founders of Solidarity Uganda. He has advised campaigns and movements around the world, especially in Africa. He covers African movements for publications like Waging Nonviolence, SoJourners, and Mobilisation Lab, and is a regional representative for Beautiful Rising, a global network of social and political change consultants spanning six continents. In addition to the grassroots organizing work he has done in Uganda and the United States, Phil has a wealth of experience as a facilitator for workshops that improve political strategies and help activists, organizers, and unionists build power. He is a writer, poet, musician, farmer, and father of two.
Regina is the Programs Manager for Solidarity Uganda. In her prior position as the Eastern Regional Coordinator, she coordinated local activists and community organisers 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 Charter (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 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 trainings on building grassroots power since 2015. He has served as regional coordinator for the New Uganda movement for political transition and recently spearheaded the establishment of the National Land Defence League (NLDL), a collective of land protection movements led by mostly rural women from across Uganda. Recently he served as strategy advisor to 234 farmers who occupied the UN OHCHR office in Gulu for one month
Benedict Emuna (Finance and Administration Coordinator) offers the lean and mean bureaucratic skills necessary to keep the wheels of an ever-adapting organization like Solidarity Uganda turning. We don’t know how his training at Aduku College of Commerce made him such a good motorbike driver. His commitment to excellence is matched by none of us.