The Team

We are so proud to have the most amazing team in the UK, USA, Uganda and Nepal, as well as a wide network of donors, trustees, partners and advisors.

Fiona Komugisha

Team Leader - Uganda
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Fiona Komugisha

Team Leader - Uganda
Komugisha Fiona Esther has over 5 years’ experience in the community development sector focusing on women empowerment, reproductive health and education. She holds a Bachelor in Social Science from Kyambogo University. Fiona is a founder and Program Director for Imagine Her in which role she focuses on program development and team management.
She is also a part of the network of feminist activists, Kampala Lady Bosses, working to ensure that Ugandan women are given support and mentorship to improve their livelihood. Fiona is driven by her commitment to work towards positive change in communities.

Chehen Lama

Nepal Director and Engineer
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Chehen Lama

Nepal Director and Engineer
Chehen is a ‘Serial Entrepreneur’ who has successfully founded 7 companies. A self confessed ‘tech geek’, he has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology. Chehen’s company “Everest Link”, Hello World’s IP partner in Nepal, operates highest WIFI hotspot in the world at Everest Base Camp. Chehen is a very passionate advocate of making technology accessible to all. Despite his many ventures, Chehen volunteers much of his time in leading and organizing Rural Connectivity and Community technology projects.

Jason Holden

Engineer
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Jason Holden

Engineer
Jason is a Research & Development Engineer from Houston Texas. Jason graduated in electrical engineering from Rice University and then worked on system design, integration, and troubleshooting in the commercial audio/video field. With a passion for science, art and invention, Jason went on to participate in a variety of projects, patents, and business ventures. Jason now works for Avenues: The World School’s R&D department supporting various projects as well as science and engineering courses.

Katrin McMillan

Founder & CEO
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Katrin McMillan

Founder & CEO
Katrin is an award-winning human rights expert whose work has spanned political theatre and grass-roots international development, for over two decades. In her time in the arts she held leading roles including Producer for The Culture Project, New York's home of socially conscious theatre, and Producer at MahWaf Theatre for whom she won an Edinburgh Fringe First. She also produced and developed multiple events for leading human rights organisations including The UN (OCHA), NY University Centre for Global Affairs, and NY Public Library. Katrin was the Producer and Director of Development of Speak Truth To Power for The R F. Kennedy Memorial and she has led community-based development programmes across Nigeria and Ethiopia for organisations including Management Sciences For Health and the World Bank. It is during her time living and working across Africa that she co-founded the Bwari Soap Co. and founded Projects for All, precursor to Hello World.

Nathan Okiror

Project Liaison - Uganda
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Nathan Okiror

Project Liaison - Uganda
Nathan Okiror is a Community Development Practitioner from Uganda with over 7 years’ experience in the community development sector focusing on education, refugees and women’s empowerment. He founded Imagine Her, a non-profit working group to leverage the power and potential of every girl and woman to work towards sustainable development in their own communities.
He is also the Co-Founder & Country Director for Pangea Publishing. He is guided by the principle that one life changed initiates a pattern of change in any community.

Andrew Kimball

Treasurer
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Andrew Kimball

Treasurer
Andrew is treasurer of Hello World and has kept its books for about seven years. He was Executive Vice President of Moody’s Investors Corporation until retiring in 2012. He and wife Kathryn live in New York City.

Hillary Basemeza

Engineer and Community Support Officer
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Hillary Basemeza

Engineer and Community Support Officer
Hilary describes himself as 'one proud product of Hello World in Uganda'. He first worked for Hello World as a taxi driver after dropping out of school due to tuition costs. Hilary then became a community representative, before learning everything there is to know about a Hello Hub. He now works as an engineer. He is currently completing a degree in software engineering at the University of Aptech in Uganda.
Hilary engages with many social transformation projects in his community as a volunteer, seeking to achieve a positive impact not for only this generation but for generations to come.

Johnny Fenn

Team Leader - Nepal
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Johnny Fenn

Team Leader - Nepal
Johnny is a professional photographer and former Lieutenant Colonel in the Gurkhas.
Although the Army kept Johnny busy, with service in Iraq, Bosnia, West Africa, the Far East and Nepal, his passion for photography persisted. He founded and ran a number of photographic clubs, sharing his knowledge and developing his skills.
Having completed two years in Nepal as Field Director of the Gurkha Welfare Trust, Johnny left the army to pursue a career in photography. Johnny has worked with a broad range of clients, from Coca-Cola, Lidl and EFG to members of the Royal Family, Hello World and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

Dave Mugerwa

Lead Engineer 
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Dave Mugerwa

Lead Engineer 
David is a technology enthusiast with a keen interest in product and systems design, innovation and technical implementation. He has worked in education, agriculture, micro finance, micro insurance and social enterprises, principally focusing on ways in which technology can be used to improve efficiency in these fields and how data can inform operational decisions. He is always keen to devise new ways of solving problems.

Anna Sutton

Project Coordinator
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Anna Sutton

Project Coordinator
Anna graduated from the University of Leeds with a First Class degree in French and International Development, focusing on gender and women’s empowerment. She has worked as an English teacher in Senegal, where she learnt French (which comes in handy when working with refugees at the Hello Hubs!). She now travels between Uganda and the UK coordinating Hub builds and Hub projects.

Fiston Muganda

Community Support Officer
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Fiston Muganda

Community Support Officer

Laura Harnett

Advisor
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Laura Harnett

Advisor
Laura is a former strategy consultant (Deloitte, Booz) and retail director (Kingfisher, Selfridges). She is now an advisor, angel investor and founder of a sustainable cleaning brand (Seep). She loves working on all things digital and customer-centred, particularly when working with organisations with a strong purpose. Perhaps most importantly of all she is a mother of two and believes passionately in Hello World’s mission of closing the gap in access to education.

Kajal Thapa

Community Support Officer
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Kajal Thapa

Community Support Officer
Kajal completed her Masters in rural development at Tribhuvan University. She aspires to work for social awareness and development of communities in rural Nepal. She has worked as a program coordinator for Technology for All since November, 2019 and is a communication officer at Hello World. She is committed to providing quality to the projects she works on.

Chris Irish

Accountant
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Chris Irish

Accountant
Chris is the independent examiner for Hello World's financials and reviews the financial statements annually. He has been working with Hello World since 2016.
After gaining a maths degree from Durham University, Chris trained as a chartered accountant and has been a member of the ICAEW since 2013. He now works in investment management and lives in Greenwich, London with his wife and daughter.

Michael Kita

Community Support Officer
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Michael Kita

Community Support Officer

Sarah Agidah

Community Support Officer
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Sarah Agidah

Community Support Officer

Angharad Jones

COO
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Angharad Jones

COO
Angharad moved to Hello World after 15 years of senior leadership in the retail industry where she worked at Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Rituals. She has considerable experience building businesses, developing brands, and building and managing teams in emerging markets across Europe and North America. Angharad moved from London to NYC 10 years ago to manage new projects and stakeholders at all levels across North America, creating strategies to support growth and improve company performance. In New York, She has been involved in a number of youth-based projects working alongside educators and administrations in public schools in the Tri-State area as well as volunteering at non-profit organisations supporting children and their families affected by cancer. Angharad is passionate about bringing the operational rigour and business acumen to the third sector.

Moses Ahebwa

Community Support Officer
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Moses Ahebwa

Community Support Officer

Anna Southgate

Advisor
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Anna Southgate

Advisor
As an award-winning Writer-Director and Co-Founder of VR company, moVRshaker productions, Anna’s expertise lies in storytelling. Since 2016 she has also been Creative Director of ‘The Conversation’ - an annual live event hosted by Dame Emma Thompson in aid of the Helen Bamber Foundation, a charity that supports the survivors of trafficking and torture. She has created content for Human Rights advocacy across all media, and worked with both BAFTA and Oscar-winning talent as well as the National Youth Theatre (UK). In 2020 she scripted a BBC4 Radio Appeal which was made on Hello World’s behalf by actor, author and broadcaster, Stephen Fry.

Faith Atuhaire

Accountant
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Faith Atuhaire

Accountant
Faith is Ugandan and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance. She works with both Imagine Her and Hello World. She has over 3 years’ experience in the accounting sector with specific focus on performing a wide variety of professional accounting duties. Her wide experience and commitment have enabled her to balance attention to detail and a hard-work ethic with a consultative touch.

Ned Morgan

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
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Ned Morgan

Fundraising and Communications Coordinator
Ned has a Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Bristol. He has managed staff in the busy restaurant industry and has worked as a campaign manager. A commitment to volunteering brought him to Hello World where he first worked as a community engagement officer in the Nakivale refugee settlement and the Kampala region. A love of travel and long-distance hiking has taken him around the world. He now lives in London.

Our Wider Network

Friends & Collaborators
Tom Adams
Raeshib Aggerwhil
Abu Augustine
Gift Augustine
Sayeed Anwar
Hillary Basemeza
Will Beckett
Drew Edwards
Marcus Exall
Senka Filipovic
Wil Fischer
Caleb Flynn
Sophie Gelsthorpe
Monika Hubbard
Tabu Hussein
Justin Keena
Shaf Mansour
Steve McCauley
Lane Merrifield
Sugata Mitra
Judith Mueller
Surina Narula
Sundar Raman
Matt Roeser
Tom Saater
Steve Schinnerer
Anna Southgate
Geoff Wells
Roland Wells
Aliyu Zubairu
Individual Donors
Jonathan Asante
Stephen Dawson
Charity Futures
Marcus Exall
Marek Gumienny
Andrew Fisher
Hub Games
Sophie Kelly
Abdul Koroma
Lane Merrifield
Anhad Narula
Anna Southgate
Rupert Pybus
Matt Roser
Roger Ross
John Spiers
Goldman Sachs
RCRT
Mc Cann
Foundations
Lessons for Life Foundation
Schroder Foundation
Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Souter Charitable Trust
Southall Trust
Knickerbockerglory TV
CAF Canada
UK Trustees and USA Board Members
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Our Partners

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