VIVIENE is our institute principal. She is dedicated and passionate about making a difference, having a safer Nation in relation to environment, Occupational Safety and Heath. Over the years she has spent in higher education teaching Occupational Safety and Health she has developed a great passion and enthusiasm into Safety and health in the work place.
Her Competence in working in cross-cultural environments with experience of working in rural areas; with local, national and international partners; excellent communication skills (oral & written), Excellent guidance and counselling skill, Leadership and Management training skills proved in many previous positions , She has been working as a Course Co-coordinator (DHSM) and currently as Programme coordinator MSc Public Health and Health Promotion and curriculum development at Nkozi University. She has developed skills in negotiation and advocacy and ability to analyse and teach this skill utilising critical thinking and not taking everything at face value. These skills are vital especially for tertiary learners across all disciplines.
EIOSH brings together driven enthusiastic individuals who are eager to contribute to the future of Uganda and Africa by working to develop the next generation of African leaders. Our faculty brings a collective wealth of diverse professional experiences, interests, and cultures to facilitate your learning and growth at EIOSH. They work together to ensure that you get the best education and holistic development.
EIOSH is privileged and honoured to have Vivienne as our Institute Principal. We are confident that her experience in education will be of tremendous value in strengthening EIOSH’s governance and helping us achieve our goal to develop the future leaders of Africa.
RUGYENDO DEO ARINAITWE
Chairman Institute Council
Rugyendo has worked for over 18 years as a journalist and media entrepreneur in Uganda. He has consistently worked to spur young entrepreneurship, leadership and social transformation in the country for which he has won numerous awards.
A Desmond Tutu leadership program Fellow, and a Crans Montana Forum ‘New Leader of Tomorrow,’ Rugyendo has set out on a long journey to nurture Uganda’s next generation of scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators through promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts among school going children in Uganda aged between 4 and 15.
In 2012, Rugyendo was awarded the prestigious Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship of the African Leadership Institute which is jointly run by University of Stellenboch in South Africa and University of Oxford in UK. In 2013, Rugyendo was awarded another prestigious Fellowship- The Crans Montana Forum, a network of world political, social and business leaders committed to a more balanced and humane world. He picked his award in Geneva in 2015.
As Exceed Institute Of Occupational Safety and Health we draw our inspiration from the strong tie between poor health and safety to the lack of Occupational Safety and Health awareness and education. The inadequate knowledge,skills and the failure to adhere to OSH requirements means talent loss,having higher rate of workplace accidents,injuries,deaths and the hidden costs resulting into increased expenditure on medical and legal services and eventually reduced revenue to the individual companies and organisations this greatly affects the economic and social status of Uganda.
As EIOSH we are committed to solving the problem of the limited access to Occupational health and safety education,information,skills and innovations and thus identifies this problem as a national core problem. From this point on, our main purpose will be to increase access to quality an sustainable occupational health and safety education,research,training and sensitisation.
In this spirit, our goal is to produce graduates who have discipline-specific expertise and who are also known for their values and their ability to create,innovate,initiate and lead. Uganda is in the midst of a journey towards a middle-income status. No country in the word has reached this stage without emphasis on Safety and Health. For this to happen in Uganda, we need to foster an OSH oriented generation that will embrace sustainability and see technology and related applied as a future not which they might just benefit from but which they can help create.
If today’s graduates are equipped with the right skills, if they have the right networks, if they have the right attitude, Uganda’s youth unemployment crisis that stands at 83% will go down in two decades from now. We have to make sure we equip every student in Uganda and the region with OSH skills to be relevant in future, a future that is dotted with the digital revolution requiring skills in science and technology.
Institute Executive Secretary
Agnes is an entrepreneur, a humanitarian Activist and a mentor. She is the founder and managing Director of Infinity Technical Services, Exceed Health and Safety Consultants Ltd, and the Institute Executive Secretary . With devotion from her business engagements i.e. Agriculture, farming and Energy in India, UK, South Africa, South Sudan and East African Countries she founded this company on a pillar of health and safety for women and men at the work place, her exposure in the developed countries and the rest of the world geared the will and need of starting an Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Institute to save lives, improve and create safety and awareness to workers and across organisations. Her academic achievements include degrees, diplomas and certificates in the field of financial Planning and business management.
Over the past years Agnes has accumulated vast and diverse management and business development and leadership experience in different sectors. Agnes is passionate about environment, occupational health in general and occupational hygiene in particular. Her dream is to see small businesses gaining the same occupational health and safety leverage as big corporate.
HILLARY KODEMU JUNIOR
Head, Innovation and Strategic Planning
Hillary heads Development and strategic Planning. He matches a dynamic and proficient touch in electrical engineering and his versatility to cut across most business sectors , this brand him a great asset to the company. He has amassed a progressive professional experience of 5 years in technical work he has hold a Bachelors of science electrical engineering NDU, a higher Diploma in electrical engineering UTC Bushenyi and an ordinary in electrical engineering , he also registered with Electricity Regulatory Authority as a class B permit holder , his further qualification in health and safety training courses for managers positions him as a better Business researcher in field of OSH . Hilary is a student member of of the Uganda institution of professional Engineers, he possess comprehensive knowledge as regards electrical health and safety regulation and extensive experience in designing , modifying , planning and maintaining electrical and mechanical systems and components to required specifications , focusing on economy ,safety ,reliability and sustainability . He has worked in various positions as electrical maintenance superior at Uganda Christian university Mukono, Project Engineer Infinity Technical services ltd ,and Foreman at Megger technical services ltd hence skilled in hand on experience in engineering industry.
SSEMAKULA MUGANWA CHARLES
Head Legal Affairs & General Counsel
Charles is the Director Legal Affairs with a post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Law Development Canter, Bachelors in law Hons at Makerere University. He is responsible for all legal affairs of the company He poses a professional experience of 16 years in legal Practice. He is a member of Uganda Law society, Member of East Africa Law Society, Member of international Bar Association Commissioner for Oaths, Board Member Nyenga Hospital, legal advisor to the Law Society, legal advisor Kisubi Seminary, and Board Trinity College Nabingo , Managing partner Muganwa, Nanteza & Co Advocates , He has also worked as legal Associate Buwule Mayiga and Co . Advocates, Advocate with Mwesigwa Rukutana and Advocates, Professional advisor Law Development Centre and many more responsibilities held this meticulous professional experience position Charles has formidable assets to the Company.