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Meet the vibrant team of visionary advisors and partners that we collaborate and work hand in hand with to make the ART4CIVICCHANGE project a success.

Founder and CEO of Okere City

Ojok Okello

Ojok Okello is the Founder and CEO of Okere City, an embodiment of a rural futurist vision: The first sustainable rural city in Uganda. Informed by two decades of extensive work on national and international development projects, public service, and radical community building and organizing, he currently exhibits the diverse skillset of a social entrepreneur, artist, community organizer, and development manager. More specifically, he worked as a senior secretary at Makerere University, a governance expert with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and a project coordinator at War Child UK. Ojok is an Ashoka Visionary Fellow and a PfAL Fellow at the London School of Economics where he earned an MSc. in Development Management.

He is also a fellow of President Barack Obama’s YALI E/Africa Program. A village boy at heart Ojok's vision for the future is to spark a movement that not only inspires but also equips talented, skilled, and passionate Africans and other people of black descent to assemble in the African countryside, to appear there with the vast knowledge offered by the center and to embrace the radical openness only found the margins to thereafter create opportunities that can supersede the ceilings of urbanity. Ojok seeks to build on the imaginations of his ancestors and to contribute meaningfully to the process of decolonization. In art, particularly literature, he’s interested in African poetry hence he spends reading and writing poems and plays. He is the Executive Producer of Echoes of Lawino, a traditional theatrical play based on Okot p’Bitek’s widely acclaimed book, Song of Lawino and Ocol.

Founder and Team Leader of LADU POETRY HOUSE

Mark Gordon M

Mark Gordon M , is a Ugandan Spoken Word Artist and Organiser, with over 10 years of Experience and dedication to curating and running platforms for Creative Performance Arts.

He is a Dedicated Creative Arts Producer and Events coordinator.

He is also the Founder and Team Leader of LADU POETRY HOUSE, an initiative, and hub dedicated to creating Platforms and mentorship opportunities for budding Spoken Word Poets. He is also an author, filmmaker, speaker and talk host.

Mark Gordon is a Long standing Ugandan Spoken Word Artist, also known as The Slam Poet, he Founded and Curated one of the innagural Regular Spoken Word Platforms in Kampala, known as Open Mic Night Kampala in 2009, was a member of the Lantern Meet of Poets, Created, Trained and Performed at Numerous Spoken Word Platforms.

Mark Gordon is Professionally , an Audience Relations Practitioner, Events Curator , Creative Arts Director , Producer and Author.

WEF Global Shaper, Technologist and Development Practitioner

Opolot Nicholas Akwang

Opolot Nicholas Akwang is a WEF Global Shaper, Technologist and Development Practitioner. For over 6 years he has worked extensively in East Africa’s Innovation and Development Sectors to champion the agenda of connected, thriving and inclusive communities.
 He is passionate about Uganda’s creative sector and sustainability practice. As a community organizer, Opolot is at the periphery of Uganda’s nascent arts and cultural scene which is on the cusp of re-emergence. When off the clock, Opolot reads up on contemporary affairs, goes cycling and hiking.
Team leader at CMH Live

Cole Sserunjogi

Cole Sserunjogi also known as Collin Sserunjogi is a Ugandan musician (Guitar player) and music executive known for supporting artists through creating platforms in form of events and building capacities through academies.

He is the team leader at CMH Live, formerly known as Cajon Music House based in East Africa.
He is the mastermind behind the musician fellowship known as CMH The Academy which is a free annual seven months' fellowship for aspiring professional musicians started in 2021 and releasing over 20 musicians per year.

Collin through CMH Live has been independently organizing events in form of concerts to support budding musicians in Uganda and East Africa such as The Music House live concerts, Mutaki Live, Seyram Music Live in Kampala, Equity Festival Gulu and African Christmas Festival.

He is currently creating a professional musicians too kit and handbook for African performing musicians through the Academy Musician Fellowship based in Kampala.

Dorothy Nabunjo
Gallery Director at XENSON ART SPACE

Dorothy Nabunjo

Sculptor and Senior Lecturer, CEDAT

Dr. Lilian Mary Nabulime