Our dynamic community support team not only has a wealth of experience and expertise in community development and other diverse fields but is a community of people distinguishable by a passion and commitment to communities.

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Sebit Martin

 “There is power when people come together, let it start in smaller groups at the grassroots, there shall be more people taking action, the entire community getting involved, and coming up with local solutions to their common problems; these are good steps in community development, we came that way and have become the heart of our communities, a centre for community development”   ~ Sebit Martin John

Sebit Martin co-founded Community Development Centre (CDC) in 2014. He has extensive field experience working in diverse places and has held strategic, programmatic, technical, and executive management roles, as well as on other levels, including serving as a teacher in several secondary schools for over five years and leading community-based initiatives to improve the quality of life in his community.

Martin has consistently worked to support positive change in communities and promoted equitable access to opportunity. He enjoys traveling, adventures, hikes, and climbs, also listening to oldies music, but he spends much of his free time thinking about work, and because of this, he taught all of us at the center to love to work the way he does. He has a Professional certificate in the foundation of data science with Python programming language from the Data Camp and holds a degree in Social works and Community Health and currently pursuing Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Co-Founder and Development Programs Manager

Barnabas Samuel

  “The action of the community matters, I believe the change the community needs is within the community, let the people in the community take charge, only help them to come together to talk about what matters to them, and by enabling them to work together, they can change their communities” ~  Barnabas Samuel

Barnabas Samuel Co-founded the Community Development Centre (CDC) in 2014, His previous experience managing community development programs in Education, microfinance, health, and agriculture makes him a core asset to the organization, he had been our supper programs and development engine. Barnabas holds a degree in Project Planning and Management. Before his career at the center, He worked as the manager of Mule Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd, and later as the managing director for End Time Company. Ltd,  Juba. He also served as a Programs Manager for Sudanese Educational and Developmental Organization (SEDO), where he worked on child protection, education, and community empowerment projects. 

In 2007, He founded the Bible Truth Sowers, a Christian Outreach and Bible teaching ministries. When he’s not at work, Barnabas must be helping his community members or friends, He enjoys reading, writing, speaking and riding horses, and his dream horse is a White Horse.

Project Coordinator

Jabe Judith

 “Community-driven Projects always have significant impacts in the community and that is the pride of community worker” ~ Jabe Judith   

Jabe Judith strongly believes in the centre’s value and mission to work for the welfare of communities, and poverty reduction.

She efficiently leads on delivering major organizational projects, Managing all administrative tasks, such as document and information distribution, report collation, and communication support. She’s proud of the impact the organization has in the communities it works in. Before joining CDC, she worked as a Data Clerk at ADRA South Sudan, and an enumerator with South Sudan Law Society, also a Social and Environmental Officer at the Ministry of Roads and Bridges – Juba, and a Counselor at the Aids Information Center. Jabe holds a bachelor’s degree from Bugema University – Kampala. In her free time, She can reading fiction, or hanging out with friends, she also likes cooking, singing, and dancing.

Programs Support Officer

Mabe Anthony

  “An enlightened community is where everyone understands that they all have a role to effect change” ~ Mabe Anthony 

Anthony Mabe has experience working in diverse organizations, private companies, and institutions; He worked as a manager at Ski Hi Media (U) Ltd, and also served as a class teacher. Anthony joined us inspired by our passion and dedication to our communities, now he’s committed to helping communities change. 

In his personal time, He enjoys reading books, listening to the radio, and watching movie series. He holds a diploma in Social Work and Social Administration from the African Population Institute (API) Kampala, Uganda.

Community Links and Communications Officer (CLCO)

Alison Lemeri

 “Community service is through communication service. One cannot serve a community without communication”  ~ Alison Lemeri  

Lemeri has over six years working experience in radio, print and electronic media.

He is a professional journalist, previously working as a presenter and Editor-In-Chief, for Radio Easter 94.0 a station under the Catholic Radio Network ( in Yei his home town. He also contributed for The Niles ( a bilingual Germany based website with over 50 journalists from both Sudan and South Sudan covering numerous issues and topics in both countries and reported for  several local news papers, including The Juba Monitor (, then the Daily Vision, Nation Mirror, The Patriots Newspaper, and the Christian Times ( online newspaper.

In 2017, Lemeri was recognized for his human rights reporting by Journalists for Human Rights– JHR, a Canadian media organization that focuses on human rights. At CDC, Lemeri is the wire that connects the centre with community members, and stakeholders, designing online content and mechanisms to advance our work for communities. Lemeri holds a diploma in Business Administration from Makerere University Business School (MUBS). His favorite food is ‘Royoroyo’ – a local Kakwa pasted sauce made from broken peas, at his free time, he likes reading, writing and playing football, Lemeri is a supper football fan of England’s Arsenal FC.

Community Development Worker

Haya Yunis Martin

 “Every member in the community might know their problems, but there are those most affected by the problem, when engaging with communities, ensure all stakeholders are involved, including those affected the problems…”   ~ Haya Yunis 

Haya is one of our passionate, hard-working, and strongest community advocates at the center. Haya joined the team as an SRHR Educator in her community but now actively engages the community to make sense of issues that affect their lives, helping set goals for improvement and responding to problems and needs through empowerment and active participation. Haya believes too that the actions of the community matters, she loves working with a group of passionate team members who also have technical expertise and experiences in community development, its why she loves the center people, and the organization for the freedom it provides in testing out new innovative ideas and supporting local community initiatives. 

Every time is community time for Haya, she attends most local meetings, visits people, and groups most especially women and girls. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.

Haya holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from St. Lawrence University. Kampala.

Community Engagement Officer

Angelinaa Abdaalla

 “Work collaboratively and cooperatively with the community, Invite the community in, include every member, inspire them and they will inspire others, this is how you can create a community that thrives. Let the community identify their problem, and search for solutions, ensure all diverse views are well represented and there would be community informed solutions” ~ Angelinaa Abdaalla 

Angelinaa is passionate about community building, with much interest in community organizing. She had been supporting the development and execution of our community projects at the centre. She also helps translates some of our work to Arabic, mobilizes, monitors and engages with local communities and community structures. Angelina ensures we are always inclusive when planning community projects by consulting with communities, its why we have community informed solutions. Angelinaa holds a bachelor degree in Social Works and Social Administration from Bugema University – Kampala

When not in the community or at work, Angelinaa must be at home spending time with her Kids, teaching and having fun with them or at church or Christian prayer/evangelistic meetings and outreaches.

Community Support Representative (CSR)

Laura Kumakech

 “Community Engagement is at the heart of community development” ~ Laura Kumakech 

Our Community Support Representative (CSR), Kumakech Laura brought with her not only a new energy but fun to the Centre. She is very social to people here, and loves working with the community, especially girls and women. Luara helps facilitate our community support goals, responding to community interests and supporting our community development programs; Before joining the Community Development Centre -CDC, Laura worked for Action for Rural Women Empowerment in Nebbi, helping community women in agriculture, and saving group, and etc. Laura holds a bachelor degree in Public Administration and Management from the Uganda Christian University. In her spare time, Laura enjoys listening to music, watching movies and playing with kids “Because kids are full of funs”.

Development Support Officer ( DSO)

Asema Amen

 “A greater change or development can only happen with different perspectives and decisions from the community. we at the Centre take collective action and generate solutions to common problems” ~ Amen Asema  

As DSO, Amen Asema provides assistances for the Centre’s projects and community development goals, engagement and developmental research and analysis of the ongoing responses, plans, including identifying data gaps, opportunities and priorities for action.
She is an Institute of Land Management and Survey – Entebbe graduate with a diploma of land management and Valuation. Amen, previously worked for Stanfield, the electoral commission, and worked as a research assistant for Samuel Hall East African. She has been conducting research using qualitative and quantitative research methods for decades, and when not at the Centre, Imagineering a better community and creating new experiences and opportunities, she will be making YouTube videos @SemaKheisa, listening to music, watching movies, enjoying hiking or biking. Amen is also incredibly passionate about food & cooking, podcasts, theatre, beauty and fashion.


The Centre makes a real difference in communities – every day. CDC is dedicated to building better communities. Every CDC team member is passionate about making the community a better place, and about the Centre, our mission, and our community. If that sounds like something you want to be involved with, we want to hear from you. Check out vacancies at the Centre or the positions we’re currently seeking to fill.

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