The governance structure of IRCU is at various levels that include; the Council of Presidents (COP), the Consultative Assembly, Board and the Elders’ Forum.

IRCU Council of Presidents

The Council of Presidents (COPs) is the supreme governance body of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda consisting of five supreme faith leaders from the major religions in Uganda.

His Eminence Sheikh Shaban R. Mubaje

Grand Mufti of Uganda Chair, Council of Presidents 2017

His Grace the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali

Archbishop Church of Uganda Member, Council of Presidents 2013 to date

His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga

The Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church Member, Council of presidents 2002 to date

Pr. Daniel Matte

President of the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union Member, Council of Presidents 2014 to date

His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

Archbishop, Kampala Archdiocese Member, Council of Presidents 2005 to date

Bishop Joshua Lwere

General Overseer of the National Alliance of Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches of Uganda Associate Co-President, Council of Presidents 2015 to date

Apostle Dr. Joseph Serwadda

President, Born Again Faith in Uganda Associate Member, Council of Presidents 2015 to date

The Consultative Assembly

This is the general meeting comprising of senior religious leaders representing the different levels of structures and religious districts, counties, deaneries, diocese and parishes from different regions of Uganda.

The assembly takes place every two years and its major responsibility is to make resolutions for endorsement by the Council of Presidents.

IRCU Board

The board provides policy guidance and makes recommendations to the Council of presidents. The Board also works through technical committees which include; the Finance and Audit Committee, Human Resource and Administration Committee, Faith and Order Committee, Peace, Justice and Governance Thematic Committee, the HIV/AIDS and Public Health Thematic Committee and the Women and Youth Committees. The Elders’ forum, the Women and the Youth are represented by their committee chairpersons.

Msgr. Charles Kasibante

Vicar General, Kampala Archdiocese of the Catholic Church Chair 2011 to date
  • Sheikh Mohammad Ali Waiswa

    Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda Member, 2011 to date
  • Rev. Fr. Anastasios Isabirye

    Orthodox Dean, St. Gregory, Bulera Mubende-Mityana Member, 2011 to date
  • Mr. Vasco Kura

    Provincial Education Coordinator of the Church of Uganda Member, 2009 to date
  • His Grace John Baptist Odama

    Archbishop of Gulu Catholic Archdiocese (Chairperson IRCU Peace, Justice and Governance Committee) Member, 2011 to date
  • Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba

    Bishop Mityana Church of Uganda Diocese (Chairperson, IRCU HIV/ AIDS Committee) Member, 2011 to date
  • Mr. Frank Kiggundu

    Treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union Member, 2011 to date
  • Mr. Ramadhan Mugalu

    Secretary General of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Ex-officio Member, 2009 to date
  • Dr. Israel Kafeero

    Executive Secretary of the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union Ex-officio Member, 2015 to date
  • Msgr. Dr. John B. Kauta

    Secretary General of the Uganda Episcopal Conference of the Catholic Church Ex-officio Member, 2005 to date
  • Rev. Canon Amos Magezi

    Provincial Secretary of the Church of Uganda Ex-officio Member, 2014 to date
  • Mr. Theodore Kato

    Secretary General of the Uganda Orthodox Church Ex-officio Member, 2005 to date
  • Hajat Nageeba Hassan

    Chairperson, Uganda Women of Faith Network (UWOFNET) National Coordination Committee Member, 2013 to date
  • Pr. Dr. John B. Kakembo

    Interim Chair of the IRCU Elders’ Forum, also former President of the Seventh-day Adventist Uganda Union Member, 2015 to date
  • Mr. Joshua Kitakule

    IRCU Secretary General Board Secretary, 2009 to date
Mr. Joshua Kitakule Secretary General Inter-Religious council of Uganda

The IRCU Secretariate

Headed by Mr. Joshua Kitakule, the Secretary General, the Secretariat coordinates and plans the delivery of activities, processes and IRCU programs.

It comprises of highly competent personnel in the domains of programming, finance and human resource management, peace and conflict transformation, governance, gender-based violence (GBV), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), networking and partnership, HIV/AIDS, public and reproductive health.

  • Agnes Nabawanuka Ssali

    Finance Manager
  • Allan Mugisha

    Advocacy, Partnership and Relationship Manager
  • Godfrey Olwol

    Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
  • Charles Serwanja

    Programme Manager for HIV/AIDS and Public Health
  • Dr. Fulgencio Kayiso

    Programme Manager for Research, Documentation and Strategic information
  • Carol Idembe Bunga

    Programme Manager for Peace, Justice and Governance
  • Jessica Nalwoga Baguma

    Programme Manager Business, Livelihood and Environmental Governance
  • Edwin Kayuki

    Programme Specialist for Gender Based Violence Prevention
  • Julie Carol Nalubwama

    Programme Specialist for Peace and National reconciliation

Board Committees and Networks

IRCU National Elders’ Forum

The Elders’ Forum is drawn from different religious and regional communities, largely based on their experiences in peacebuilding and development work. The Forum provides advisory services to the Council of Presidents on a wide range of development issues; builds consensus on contentious issues at the district, regional, and national levels; carries out advocacy and policy influence for IRCU thematic programs and national issues of concern; mediates in conflicts arising between political parties, religious groups, ethnic or cultural groups, individuals and institutions; sensitizes the public through mass media and other fora on mediation and conflict transformation mechanisms, good governance and other national issues; and advises IRCU and other institutions, and leaders on peace building, good governance, HIV AIDS, matters concerning public health and issues of district, regional and national concern.

National Task Force for Peace and Conflict Transformation

IRCU established the National Task Force for Peace and Conflict Transformation, which was later transformed into the Peace, Justice and Governance Thematic Committee. Its role is to mediate in conflicts among political parties or candidates; support the establishment of similar Task forces at regional level; organize dialogue meetings with different stakeholder; and liaise with other organizations and individuals concerned with elections to promote transparency, peace and respect of human rights.

HIV/AIDS and Public Health Thematic Committee

IRCU has established the HIV/AIDS and Public Health Thematic Committee to oversee the implementation and delivery of the HIV/AIDS service FBOs.

The general functions of the Thematic Committees of the board include considering and making recommendations on all matters referred to them by the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda Board and Council of Presidents; monitoring the implementation and results of all interventions under their jurisdiction; acting as a strategic think-tanks for the ongoing work of the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda to address emerging issues; providing forums to discuss issues of interest to the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda.

Women of Faith Coordination Committee

IRCU has operationalized the Women of Faith Coordination Committee as a governance organ to oversee activities of the women of faith in the country. It was created to promote the importance and role of women in communities and hence raise their visibility. Its programs target women, youth, children and the entire family and this is done by engaging and involving women to make contributions to transform lives of the target groups.

Uganda Youth Inter-Faith Network

IRCU has operationalized the Uganda Youth Inter-Faith Network (UYIN) as a governance organ to oversee activities of the youth in the country. It was established in response to the Hiroshima Declaration that also mandated the formation of Religions for Peace Global Youth Network at the 2006 World Youth Assembly in Hiroshima, Japan, to harness the energy and commitment of religious youth leaders all over the world to advance the mission of multi-religious cooperation for peace.

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