As a strong researcher and designer, Mabala has extensive experience within the fields of human rights, gender equality and environmental protection. She is passionate about working with the most vulnerable populations in our communities to engineer new innovative solutions to social problems. Mabala has for example worked with Justice Centre’s Uganda to influence government policy to ensure that the concerns of marginalized communities are taken into account by the government and joint solutions can be identified. An example of this is helping formulate and advocate for a legal aid policy in Uganda. Similarly, she has engaged in educating and training marginalized women on various forms of sustainable energy which in turn can enable them to earn a living. Through her work experience, Mabala has witnessed that creating programs that are geared towards social change need to incorporate the views and experiences of the target groups.
An academic background in human rights and public affairs, has given Mabala a better understanding of the power of evidence to change and influence the political and social systems, and she is passionate about marginalized communities to be the driving force of their own growth and development. During her time ThinkPlace, Mabala has had the opportunity to help establish a network on environment change in Africa which will address the issues of climate change and she has also worked with women and girls to explore new methods of HIV prevention that will be more suitable and convenient for them to use.
Mabala continues to strive to forge strong linkages between the people on the ground and the donor and stakeholder community. She has had the opportunity to do so with time spent at various human rights organizations in Uganda and is excited to continue doing so through her role as business designer at ThinkPlace.