Robert is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mbarara. He holds a BA in

Ethics and Development Studies, a BA in Philosophy and an MA in

Religious and Theological Studies. He is a bridge-builder, and is

passionate about restoring the dignity of those who are disadvantaged.


Mr Alphonse Nkusi

Alphonse holds a Diploma in Education, and a BA and MA in Journalism and Communication. He lectured in Mass Communication at Makerere University.  He has worked as Senior Media Advisor with the Association of Rwanda Journalists and also as Senior Media Advisor with Rwanda Media Commission.


Sr Patricia Abwooli Cici Akiisa

Patricia is teacher by profession and human development activist. Her dream is for a world where we believe that we all count. She believes in the philosophy of “I am because we are”.  AVA has formed her and she believes in a future with AVA, guided by this: We shall do what counts and not count what we do.


Prof Peter Kanyandago  (chairperson board of directors )

Peter is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mbarara, with a BA in Theology, and an MA and PhD in Church Law. He has wide experience in managing higher education and teaching, and researching into Development and African Studies. His areas of interest include social and environmental justice, and reconciliation.