Greenwatch Uganda team members

Samantha Atukunda K. Mwesigwa

Samantha is the director and legal Counsel at Greenwatch. Her passion for the environment began at a very young age, when she was older the decision to pursue her passion was clear cut.

She interned with Greenwatch in 2005 at the time she was still studying for a Bachelor of Laws Degree at Uganda Christian University – Mukono. Thereafter, she joined the University of Oregon Masters of Laws in Environmental and Natural Resources program. In 2013, Samantha worked with the Centre for Environmental Rights in Cape Town South Africa. In 2014, she moved back to Kampala and continued to work with Greenwatch as legal counsel.

Samantha is a practicing advocate with Kakuru and Co. Advocates and a member of the Uganda Law Society, the East African Law Society and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide.

Samantha is a Founding Fellow Women for Environment in Africa:

Samantha has also co-authored published articles:

Princess Ayebare

Princess Ayebare holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University and a master’s degree in International Trade and Relations from Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou city-China.

Prior to working at Greenwatch, Princess worked at Uganda Revenue Authority as a communications officer affiliated to the social media unit in the Public Relations department. She also worked as a social media intern at the National Democratic Institution, a non- governmental organization that was in charge of observing the 2016 Presidential elections in Uganda.

This experience has improved her knowledge about the communications structure and strategies. She currently handles Greenwatch’s communication strategy in relation to environment advocacy across Uganda. She is a creative, enthusiastic and outgoing personality with excellent command of spoken, written English and Chinese language.

She is committed to her work and the development of environmental advocacy in Uganda and the rest of the world.

Okurut Samuel

Holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Conservation Biology from Makerere University.

Prior to joining Greenwatch, Samuel worked with Bukedea Secondary School as a teacher and patron Environment Club. Samuel’s aspiration has always been to contribute to the fight against the effects of climate change and ensure equitable utilization of the world’s natural resources for all generations.

Since joining Greenwatch in 2019, he has espoused the aspects of climate change and has been engaged in training of judicial officers in the climate change justice. Samuel was a polar person in the training and sensitization of the communities in the aspects of natural resource management. He hopes to make significant effort towards alleviating the effects of climate change. Samuel is a member of Uganda Wildlife Society and was the President Makerere University Conservation Biology Association (MUCOBA)

Daphne Nuwasiima

Holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University.
A post graduate diploma in Legal practice from Law Development Centre.

Has interned with City Hall Court and Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
Nuwasiima is interested in environmental law, human rights and corporate and commercial law.
While at Greenwatch, she has engaged in different projects regarding climate change activism and coordinating and organizing training for judicial officers, developing concepts note and tool guides for local communities. This experience has improved her knowledge about the same exponentially.

She is enthusiastic about creating a difference in Uganda, Africa and the World through environmental advocacy and is looking forward to achieve the same

Bridget Ampurira

Bridget is passionate about environmental law. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from Uganda Christian University. While working with Greenwatch, Bridget strives to play an influential role in promoting the enforcement of the right to a clean and healthy environment through sustainable living. 

Bridget completed her clerkship with Kakuru and Co. Advocates and coincidentally got the opportunity to work with Greenwatch on public interest litigation where she is currently engaged. 

She has previously worked at Muhimbura & Co. Advocates and R. Mackay Advocates. 

Bridget is interested in Human Rights Law, Animal Rights and she is a champion for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In her free time Bridget enjoys pottery, films and reading insightful literature.