Sr. Specioza Kabahuma



Sr. Specioza Kabahuma, DST, is a Religious Sister of the Institute of the Daughters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She holds a BA (Hons) and MA in Ethics and Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University She has served 32 years in sisterhood and 28 years of professional experience in administration project planning and coordination. She worked with the Catholic bishops of Uganda (Uganda Episcopal Conference) as their National Executive Secretary for the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, at Uganda Catholic Secretariat from April 1997 to November 2010. From the year 2010 to 2016 she was Superior General of the Religious Institute of the Daughters of St Therese of the Child Jesus, Kabarole Fort Portal Diocese. Currently (since 2018) Sr. Specioza is the Assistant Secretary General of the Association of the Religious in Uganda.

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She also holds a Certificate in Strategic Planning, Management and Development from CORAT AFRICA in Kenya. Trauma awareness, Healing and transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, USA, Global Dynamics in Conflict Management, Transformation and International peace Building efforts and Synagism from Kroc institute, University of Notre Dane, USA, Church and Policy: Influencing for the common good from Cape Town South Africa. Community Conflict management, Transformation, and Peaceful Resolution of Conflict (Trainer of trainers) Mukono, Uganda She has also gone through a number of capacity building training; Peace Policies for Conflict situations in Sub-Saharan Africa – Eichstat, Germany. Africa Forum for the Catholic Social Teaching, Cape town/SA, Lusaka/Zambia, and twice in Dar-es-Salaam/Tanzania. Catholic Peace-Building Network – Best Practices, Kroc Institute University of Notre Dame, USA, Civitas East Africa – Trainer of Trainers for Democracy, Human rights, peace and good governance, Entebbe, Uganda. The challenge of Partnership towards an alliance for Peace-building – CIDSE Africa Platform, Nairobi, Kenya. International Conference on the debt burden, St Augustine’s Institute, Uganda. Public dialogue on Children in armed conflict, Kampala, Uganda, etc. Sr. Specioza is dependable and a committed religious sister, hardworking and focused. She is a community person, team builder and a good team player with skills to help others to develop their potentials and use them to build progress together.