Susan KajuraCountry Director Uganda
Driven by her passion for children, Ms. Susan Kajura brings more than a decade of professional experience to her role as Uganda Country Director and Regional Advisor of Bantwana. As Chief of Party for WEI/Bantwana’s Children First program in Zimbabwe, Susan led a team of dedicated professionals through the country’s recent economic and social turmoil to build a globally recognized program for vulnerable children. She has worked on diverse projects including HIV and home-based care, access to education, institutional capacity building, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
Ms. Kajura has been instrumental in designing and implementing innovative OVC projects in Uganda. Prior to joining World Education and Bantwana, Ms. Kajura was the Executive Director of the local NGO, Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO). Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Kajura successfully led her team through an organizational restructuring process that resulted in the improvement of the quality of care services to more than 70,000 OVC in Uganda.
Ms. Kajura has also worked extensively with communities and civil society organizations in developing and implementing HIV and AIDS programs around thematic areas such as education, youth, capacity building, and home-based care in Uganda. Ms. Kajura is also an author; in 2002, she was awarded the MacMillan African Writers Prize as the Most Promising New Children’s Writer for Africa.