Cissy Kagaba is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU). Cissy has a considerable wealth of experience in human rights and governance-related issues having worked with the Uganda Human Rights Commission and litigated various rights violations against state and none state actors. She has also traversed various parts of the country in a bid to empower the grassroots to demand for accountable and transparent leadership. Her input to Uganda’s anti-corruption legislation has seen some of her suggestions get incorporated in the final legislation such as the Whistleblowers Protection Act and the Leadership Code Amendment Act

Cissy has served as a consultant, trainer and facilitator on a wide range of issues with various organizations such as MS- Denmark’s Thematic Program Policy on Anti-Corruption in TCDC Arusha, She has evaluated the performance of Uganda’s Accountability Sector, Trained local government officials in various districts in Uganda, Trained the Uganda Police Force, Faculty facilitator with International Law Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, CARE International etc. She has led various anti-corruption campaigns such as Black Monday; Return our Money campaign, judicial campaign, spearheaded the branding of government drugs, etc.

Cissy is also a board member of: Partnership for Transparency Fund (Africa Region), Board Member representing Sub-Saharan Africa on the UN coordination committee against Corruption, Advisor for the Legal Aid Service Providers Network