The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) is a coalition formed in 2004 to bring together CSOs at national and district levels to influence Government decisions on resource mobilization and utilization for equitable and sustainable development. CSBAG was created out of a desire to collectively influence government and effectively participate in setting national budget priorities.


A Uganda with a people centered budget that dignifies humanity.


Working towards ensuring that resource mobilization, allocation and utilization is inclusive for a transformed Uganda

The Team

The people who make it all happen

Julius Mukunda
Executive Director
Siragi Magara
Budget Policy Specialist
Ignatius Byaruhanga
Program Assistant
Evas Kanyesigye
Program Assistant-Administration
Pius Okiror
Field Officer- Kibuku District
Carol Namagembe
Program Manager
Eria Mugisa
M & E Officer
Wilson Manishimwe
Communications Officer
Winnie Kyamulabi
Program Assistant- Communications
Lawrence Tibunyebire
Annet Namazzi
Finance Manager
Jeff Wadulo
Parliamentary Lobbyist
James Bifaaki
Finance Officer
Kellen Tatweebwa
Field Officer- Kibaale District
Godfrey Kasirye
Rama Omonya
Program Advisor
Mitchel Ainebyoona
Program Assistant
Patrick Komakech
Finance Officer
James Kataama
Field Assistant- Kibuku District
Muslim Onyera
Office Assistant
Patrick Rubangakene
Budget Policy Specialist
Lawrence Nkonge
Program Assistant
Doreen Uwimana
Finance Assistant
Pross Nuwagaba
Field Assistant-Sheema District
Sophie Nampewo
Budget Policy Specialist
Ronald Mugobera
Program Assistant
Malik Nyakiira
Finance Assistant
David Obonyo
Field Officer- Abim District

Board Members

The ones who guide us

Julius Kapwepwe Mishambi
Board Chairperson
Mr. Kapwepwe is a development practitioner, with work and professional life spanning over 12 years from different National and International organizations. Mr. Kapwepwe currently a Director of Programmes at Uganda Debt Work (UDN) and he holds a Masters in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University; a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University. He is currently a student of Masters in Development Economics.
Imelda Namagga
Board Treasurer
Ms. Namagga is an Economist with over 8 years’ experience in Policy analysis and Budget advocacy work. Ms. Namagga holds Master’s Degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University.
Julius Mukunda
Board Secretary and CSBAG Executive Director
Mr. Mukunda is an economist by profession with over 15 years’ experience in public finance management issues and economic management. He is a known Gender Budget expert and a budget policy specialist in Uganda. He has extensively participated in advocating for Prudent Public finance reforms in Uganda. He is a campaigner for social justice and pro poor economic governance.
Paul Onapa
Board Member
Mr. Onapa is a dynamic development specialist with over 10 year’s professional experience in social development and social accountability. He holds a Master of Social Sciences (Social Policy), University College Cork, Ireland, a Master’s Degree, Public Administration and Management, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree from Makerere University.
Elliot Orizaarwa Tumwijukye
Vice Chairperson
Ms. Orizaarwa is a Gender and Development expert and the Executive Director at Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA). Ms.Orizaarwa has stronger experiences in gender, organization development Gender responsive budgeting and citizen participation in local governance.
Nelly Busingye Mugisha
Board Member
Ms. Busingye has more than seven years’ experience in research and advocacy work in areas of Financing for Development, Extractives Industries and Community Development. She has also rich experience in Natural Resource Governance and tax justice work in Uganda.
Mutabazi Sam Stewart
Board Member
Board Member: Mr. Mutabazi has over 15 years of experience working with civil society and Government. He has a long standing interests in infrastructure development and socio-economic transformation and is an avid promoter of modern urban planning practices in Uganda. Mr. Mutabazi is the Vice Chairperson of Roads Industry Council (RIC Uganda) and also serves on other Board including Board Member of Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST) Uganda and sits on the Multi-Stakeholder Working Group (MSG).
Ahmed Hadji
Board Member
Mr. Ahmed is a youth development practitioner with great experiences collected across the continent and beyond. He has researched and wrote widely on development Policy, governance, Human Rights, counterterrorism strategy and security challenges from a youth perspective in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Djibouti, Tanzania, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan. As a youth leader, Ahmed’s contribution t o youth development can be traced in electoral democracy, peace and security.