About Us

map of the communities we work with

Meet the Equal Aqua Team

Abel Odeke

Managing Director

A founding member of Equal Aqua, with years of experience leading development projects with VSO, Restless Development & Gateway2Missions

Georgia Higgs

Creative & PR

Overseeing EAU’s creative department, Georgia volunteered in Uganda in 2019 and was lucky enough to have both Tom and Abel as her team leaders. Did someone say dream team?!

Philippa Chapman

Female Empowerment

Pip has volunteered on the ICS programme and with NGOs in Africa. She’s a PhD student at Newcastle University. Pip’s focus in EAU is empowering women and girls

Josh Lord


With experience of development though ICS and the Prince’s Trust, Josh is now leading the design and implementation of Equal Aqua’s programmes

Opoka Tonny Ottokuma


Tonny has worked and volunteered with many non-profit organisations. He joined Equal Aqua in order to help communities get clean access to water

Martin Ebeli

Legal & Policy

Martin brings legal expertise to ensure that EAU maintains a safe, structured and secure approach to its operations, and leads our policy development

Joan Adong

Monitoring & Evaluation

I am also ICS alumni, and have trained & supported M&E departments in Restless Development and the Private Education Development Network.

David Mclenachan

Design & Fundraising

A full-time volunteer, helping good causes in the UK and abroad, including arts festivals and wildlife charities. Still intent on travelling the world as well

Tom Mclenachan

Strategy & Sustainability

Co-founded Equa Aqua with Abel. Lucky to have worked on development, humanitarian and environmental projects around the world.

Okwir Isaac


Isaac graduated from Kampala International University with a degree in education. He is passionate about community outreach programs

Peace Mbeiza

WASH Coordinator

Peace has experience in youth-led research and community development with Restless Development Uganda as well as The Giving Youth Club of Uganda

Laura Cassidy


Laura is a passionate fundraiser and advocate of access to justice for the most vulnerable. She is a board member for a legal advice charity

Anita Ndyanabo


Anita volunteered on the ICS Program with other members. She will work to ensure EAU builds safe water sources to last for generations

Ssendagire John David


John graduated as a computer engineer from Uganda Christian University. He is overseeing the logistical operation of EAU programs

Lokodongole Francis


Francis joined Equal Aqua to ensure that citizens, volunteers and communities have a safe working and learning environment during operations