Monica Nankoma
Uganda Country Director

Monica is responsible for the management of all of ADI’s activities in Uganda, including the recruitment of students, monitoring students’ academic performance, and overseeing counseling and medical services as well as supervising the staff and ADI’s offices in Kampala. Monica is the liaison between the Ugandan and New York offices of ADI. She works closely with the Executive Director in New York to ensure the implementation of ADI’s goals, policies and programs.

Monica has a degree in Business Studies and Marketing Management from Cyprus Institute of Management – B.V.I. Before joining ADI, Monica served as the Director of Life in Africa and worked on the Invisible Children bracelets campaign. Prior to that, Monica held corporate positions at Weigh Tec International and Danitrax Uganda Ltd.



Stephen Magezi
CFO and Deputy Director

Stephen manages ADI-Uganda’s finances and is responsible for accounting and distributing regular financial reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors in New York. He serves as a role model and mentor for ADI students, working one-on-one with students to plan for academic and career achievement.

Stephen holds a degree in Business Studies from Makerere University Business School. He has held previous positions at international hospitality, media and insurance companies. Steve has a long history of volunteer activities with youth and high school students, providing training and coordination of mentoring programs.



Micheal Kamanyire
Receptionist & Workshop Patron

Micheal is responsible for the general security, maintenance, and upkeep of our Uganda office. Micheal also acts as "dorm father” during our biannual leadership workshops, supervising our male students to ensure they are safe, fed, on schedule, and complying with the workshop rules.