Member, Expert Advisory Group

Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe is an accomplished leader whose negotiation skills have led to strategic consensus-driven decisions. She is a Medical Surgeon with a Doctor of Science Degree in Global Health and Population from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Wandira has served as Executive Vice President of the Republic of Uganda; held various Cabinet portfolios; was Member of Uganda’s Parliament for 17 years; and a Member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted Uganda’s 1995 Constitution. She has served on various local, regional and international Boards and Commissions and led an African Union National Elections Monitoring Mission to Liberia in 2011 and to Mauritius in 2019. As the first President of the African Women’s Committee on Peace and Development of the African Union (then OAU), she mobilized and advocated for the active involvement of women in Africa’s leadership and peace and development initiatives. 

Currently Dr. Wandira is serving as: a Member of the African Union Panel of the Wise; Co-Chair of FEMWISE Africa; Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uganda on Population and Health; Founder Board member of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CODA); and a champion for an HIV-free generation in Africa. Dr. Wandira believes in the use of evidence for policy, stewardship and effective community / stakeholder engagement as a necessary avenue for the socio-economic transformation of Africa.