Barbara began her role as East Africa Ministry Team Leader with World Renew on November 1, 2016. She currently lives in Uganda.
Her hometown is Kampala, Uganda. Barbara hold a bachelors degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University Kampala Uganda and a Masters of science degree in Development Management from The Open University, United Kingdom.
Barbara's husband, Gladson Samuel Kayanja is the Pastor of Muyenga Miracle Center Church. They have two daughters Cynthia Mwesigwa and Winnie Namutebi.
For five and a half years (5.5) years Barbara worked first as East Africa Regional Director and then as Africa Regional Director for Global Health Corps, a international leadership development organization focused on health equity, overseeing program implementation in Africa. For two (2) years before then she was the East Africa Regional Representative with Trickle Up, a nonprofit international development organization that empowers people living in extreme poverty, defined as less than $1.90 a day, overseeing program implementation in East Africa.
Barbara excels at team organization, development, building, mentoring and coaching, program development management and implementation, micro-finance, village savings and loans associations, asset transfer programs, and community based health care programs.
Currently she provides overall direction, management, and leadership to the East Africa Ministry team to ensure team organization, development, growth, and performance.