CSBAG Core Values

Core Value



We uphold the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

Inclusiveness and Participatory 

We invest in quality of covering a range of subjects and all segments of society while improving motivation, continuous learning and feelings of ownership

Gender Equality and Equity 

We promote access to rights or opportunities which is unaffected by gender considerations including fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective felt needs

Transformative focus

We champion having national policies that stimulate inclusive economic growth and development for a transformed society from poverty to wealth creation

Mutual Respect, Impartiality and Trust

We uphold respect for people we interact with; we value neutrality in our work; we keep confidentiality in the expectations of people who entrust us with their tasks

Transparency and Accountability

We believe in honesty and openness; we hold an obligation to account for all our work and accept responsibility for them


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 of 31 Staff

The people who make it all happen

Executive Director

Julius Mukunda
Executive Director

Program staff

Carol Namagembe
Program Manager
Juliet Akello
Budget Policy Specialist
Evas Kanyesigye
Program Assistant-Administration
James Katama
Field Officer Assistant-Kibuku
Godfrey Kasirye
Rama Omonya
Program Advisor
Mitchel Ainebyoona
Program Assistant
Barbra Nafula Kelvina
Graduate Traine
David Obonyo
Field Officer-Abim
Lawrence Tibunyebire
Siragi Magara Luyima
Budget Policy Specialist
Ronald Mugobera
Program Assistant
Fatuma Kyomuhangi
Field Officer-Sheema
Kellen Tatweebwa
Field Officer-Kibaale
Patrick Rubangakene
Budget Policy Specialist
Ignatius Byaruhanga
Program Assistant
Pross Nuwagaba
Field Officer Assistant-Sheema
Barbra Akullo
Field Officer -Amolator
Sophie Nampewo
Budget Policy Specialist
Lawrence Nkonge
Program Assistant
Pius Okiror
Field Officer-Kibuku
Basil Amuja
Field Officer-Alebtong

Finance staff

Annet Namazzi
Finance Manager
Doreen Sanyu Uwimana
Finance Assistant
Jane Nakakande
Senior Finance Officer-Compliance
James Bifaaki
Finance Officer
Patrick Komakech
Finance Officer
Malik Nyakiira
Finance Assistant

Monitoring and Evaluation

Eria Mugisa Kumaraki
M & E Officer


Wilson Manishimwe
Communications Officer

Board Members-The team of 8 members

The ones who guide us

Julius Kapwepwe Mishambi
Board Chairperson
Julius Kapwepwe (julius.kapwepwe5@gmail.com ) is a Development Aid Policy Specialist and a Pan-African, with over 14 years of hands-on experience in managing Economic Governance and Social Justice programming, strategy design as a Donor; and also civil society actor and implementer, especially in respect to i) Public Finance Management- sector policies and Budget analyses ii) Development Aid policy analysis and Advocacy iii) Managing Partnerships in complex/ multi-racial/ multi-country/ multi-layer (global, continental, regional and national) context.
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.
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).
Richard Mugisha
Board Member
Richard Mugisha is a business management specialist, with over 13 years of professional work experience in advocacy, policy, partnership building, facilitating multi stakeholder undertakings/processes, in areas of Human rights, gender, Agricultural development, budget and Food and nutrition Security related work. Richard is highly skilled in mobilization, capable of guiding, and working with others to accomplish a common goal. He has a special art and science of cultivating, nurturing and maintaining strong partnerships with likeminded institutions such as networks, coalitions, alliances as well as the relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies.
Apio Claudia
Board Member
Ms. Claudia Apio is a Lawyer by profession with experience in social justice advocacy, research, and program development. She serves on numerous of Boards including the Uganda National NGO Forum and the Institutional Research board for Lira University, she also serves on several committees including the Northern Uganda Regional Development Forum (NURDEF), Local Economic Development Forum in Lira, and the Accountability Inter-District Networks In Uganda(GAIN).