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Yayeri Adiko 

Yayeri Adiko studied Journalism at Kalmar Institute of Journalism in Sweden. She has worked with radio since 1987 when she joined Radio Uganda – where she worked till 2007. She has trained a number of broadcasters and staff of NGOs in Uganda on communication for social change through radio. In 2003, she served as a key resource person supporting the establishment of the Seventh Day Adventist Church radio. She is currently the Station Manager at Delta FM located in the heart of Soroti town in Eastern Uganda.

Yayeri is the co-founder of the Rural Development Media Communication (RUDMEC) an organization that mobilizes community on issues of health, environment, agriculture and social justice. Yayeri has been trained in various aspects of radio program production for rural broadcasts, current affairs, popular and folk media, to mention but a few.

Yayeri advises TRAC FM on community radio and interactive radio programming.

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Edward Sekyewa 

Edward Ronald Sekyewa is an investigative journalist and media consultant in Kampala, Uganda. He also works as executive director of the organization HIM – Hub for Investigative Media. Sekyewa studied journalism in Berlin, Germany, and trains Ugandan journalist students in matters such as the duty of disclosure of political institutions. Edward Sekyewa advises TRAC FM on MEDIA, Ugandan law and citizen rights

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Michael Niyitegeka

Michael Niyitegeka is an expert in Leadership Development and Business Technology Strategy. He possesses over 17 years of working experience in both the private and public sectors. Michael worked with Makerere University for 12 years in varied capacities as a researcher, trainer and head of Corporate Relations. He is a member of the ICT Technical Working Group of the Presidential Investor Round Table and a member of several technology innovation review panels both locally and internationally.  He is a Rotarian and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of technology business leaders.

Michael advises TRAC FM on institutional development and technology strategy development

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Geert Lovink

Geert Lovink (born 1959, Amsterdam) is the founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, whose goals are to explore, document and feed the potential for socio-economical change of the new media field through events, publications and open dialogue. As theorist, activist and net critic, Lovink has made an effort in helping to shape the development of the web.

Lovink is a Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and a Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School. From 2004-2013 he was an Associate Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Lovink earned his master's degree in political science at the University of Amsterdam, holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Queensland.

Geert Lovink gives counsel to the academic framework and further development of TRAC FM, both in practical and theoretical sense. As a supervisor for the 2009 research on social impact of New Media in Uganda, Geert is intimately familiar with the concept of ICT4Accountability on which the TRAC FM method is based.

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Dr. Olympia Colizoli

A post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Tobias Donner (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany). Dr. Colizoli investigated the role of neuromodulatory processes in human perceptual decision-making using 3T and 7T MRI field strengths. This research is part of the Human Brain Project.

Olympia was involved in founding TRAC FM. She keeps track of developments of the organization but spends most of her time researching the human brain.

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Jurre De Beer

Lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two kids. Journalist and Social Geographer with a passion for film. Currently independent filmmaker and researcher on various projects.

Jurre helped TRAC FM get its earliest projects through proposal writing, PR and communication work.


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Wouter Dijkstra (CEO)

Wouter Dijkstra, (Uganda & Amsterdam), is Founder and Executive Director of TRAC FM. He is an Anthropologist with a Masters degree in New Media and Digital Cultures from the University of Amsterdam. Since 2008 he specializes in data-driven advocacy and the strategic use of New and Old media to strengthen public debate and mechanisms of accountability (ICT4Accountability). He spent over 13 years in various African countries.

As a founder and Director, Wouter leads TRAC FM and is involved in all major decision-making processes. He is the point of contact for larger donors and endeavors to bring TRAC FM to the international stage. So far: Uganda, Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi.

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Javie Ssozi (COO) 

Javie Ssozi (Uganda) holds a BSc in Computer Science from Makerere University and a MSc in Media and Communication Studies from Lund University. He joined TRAC FM in 2011 as a Program Assistant. He has over 9 years of experience of ICT, human rights and communication. He has worked with and provided technical assistance to over a dozen leading non-profit organizations in Uganda on issues of ICT, advocacy and human rights.

Ssozi oversees the TRAC FM operations in Uganda and manages most partnership contacts with radio stations and CSO’s. Ssozi takes the lead in acquisition and management of Ugandan projects and works closely together with Wouter in developing strategic progress for TRAC FM.

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Gilbert Rukiri-Ariho (CFO)

Gilbert Ariho (Uganda) is a finance expert with over 7 years of professional hands-on experience in tax advisory and compliance assignments covering various sectors of the economy in Uganda. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree of Makerere University, Kampala and is concluding a BSc. Applied Accounting of Oxford Brookes University, UK. Gilbert has experience working with NGOs specifically on matters of accounting and taxation. Among them include ChildFund International, Reproductive Health, UVRI and Kulika.

Gilbert advises and oversees financial management of TRAC FM. He closely examines the work of TRAC FM’s finance officer in Uganda and collaborates with TRAC FM’s finance advisor Jeroen Wesseling in Amsterdam.


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