Ms. Stella Marie Biwaga

Ms. Stella Marie Biwaga

Board Member

Stella is a lawyer by profession, advocate of the High Court of Uganda with over 16 years’ experience. Stella holds a Masters of Laws Degree in Oil & Gas; Post Graduate Diploma in Governance and Development - Natural Resources Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice of Law Development Center and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) of Makerere University.

Stella possesses diverse experience in balance scorecard strategy development and implementation, gender and social justice, human rights, economic empowerment, gender equality, child related programming, community-based approaches, women leadership development programming, policy advocacy and litigation. Project design, implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation with strong stakeholder engagement and management.

Stella has served and still serves on a number of Boards and these include: Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC); National Pipeline Company (U) Ltd (NPC); Action Africa Help International; Chairperson Action Africa Help International – Uganda Advisory Board; Blessed Hands Community Development (BHCD); Free Child Uganda (FCU); member of Uganda Law Society; member of East Africa Law Society; member FIDA-Uganda; member of Women in Energy and Extractives Network (WEEN); and St. James Catholic Church Bbiina Parish, Kampala Archdiocese – Executive Committee Member (Legal Advisory).

Stella has previously worked in various capacities at National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) and Women Leadership Development (WLEDE); Ssebunya Turyagenda & Co. Advocates; FIDA-Uganda; Ethiopia Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) Addis Ababa.