Twimukye Macline Mushaka
Senior Fieldworker Development Officer, The Poverty Alliance
Twimukye was the guest speaker on SHAWN's Mother's day event. The event was themed "A Mother and More". Twimukye was a fitting speaker for this occasion.
Twimukye has been working with the Poverty Alliance in Glasgow as a Senior Fieldwork Development Officer since 2008. Her main role is working with grassroots community based organisations and people with direct experience of poverty in getting their voices heard in policy and decision making structures at National and local levels. Twimukye is also responsible for Poverty Awareness Training including direct engagement with frontline professionals on issues poverty and social exclusion.
Previously, Twimukye worked as Executive Director of the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) in the late 1990s and as an independent advisor and consultant on disability and development issues in Eastern and Southern African regions until 2000.
Twimukye has extensive experience of involvement with a range of third sector organisations in Scotland including being on the Board of the Scottish Refugee Council (2008 -2014) Member of the Board of Directors of One Parent Families (2013 – 2017), Bridging the Gap (2014 –March 2017). Twimukye was the Chair of Information and Learning for All Project (ILFA) and is currently a member of the Board of Deaf Blind Scotland.
Twimukye has spoken on a range of topics on poverty, disability, refugees and migrants as well as gender related issues both at national and international levels.