Mr. EMMANUEL Twesige is a social worker with passion for human rights, research, leadership, and community development. Since 2014, his work has built his competencies in human rights advocacy, community education, and public facilitation through working with organizations in the areas of sexual reproductive health and rights, social justice, peacebuilding, and community development, in which he has played an active role in stakeholder coordination, community sensitization, youth mentorship, human rights advocacy, research and publication, and building grassroots teams and structures for community development reasons. Prior to joining RFPJ in 2021, Emmanuel worked with various other organizations including Peer Education Rwenzori, MasterCard Foundation, Young Leaders Forum, and Rwenzori Abstinence and Scripture Union; and served in various leadership capacities in his former education institutions. While at RFPJ, Emmanuel has grown from an Intern to a Program Volunteer, to a Communications Assistant, to now a Human Rights Officer. He is also an active Board member of Peer Education Rwenzori; and Kitumba Senior Secondary School in Fort Portal.
Emmanuel holds a Honors Degree in Community Development from Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda), a Certificate of Administrative Law from Makerere University (Uganda), a Certificate in Health Systems Strengthening from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and various non-academic national and international trainings in areas of peacebuilding, human rights, and international conflict analysis and prevention from reputable institutions such as the Young African Leaders Initiative (Kenya), Uganda Young Leadership Forum (2018) and African Middle East Leadership Institute (2021).