Taylor has worked with the DevelopNet project
since its inception in July 2003. Working with the Iganga
District NGO/CBO Forum and other project partners, he
helped to develop the project plan and strategies, build
the consortium and fundraise inside and outside of Uganda. Taylor
currently oversees the café’s infrastructure
expansion and also holds the role of Fundraising Manager.
Outside of his work with DNet, his professional
background is in supply chain ethics and the coffee industry.
Taylor is currently Director of US-East Coast Operations
at Crop to Cup Coffee Company, which promotes coffee
and community projects in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda
Taylor currently resides in New York and holds a B.A.
in International Sustainable Development from the Gallatin
School of Individualized Study at New York University.
While at Washington University in St. Louis Jakob raised
funds and built partnerships to prepare for his first
trip to Uganda in May of 2004. With a double major
in Anthropology and International Studies, Jakob took
an interest in development issues and pursued a specialization
in international development and capacity building.
For DevelopNet, Jakob helps to advise the Steering
Committee on governance, fundraising, training and
From a background as Director of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Entreprneurship
Center, Jakob is presently the US-Midwest Director for Crop to Cup Coffee Company,
a coffee importer which brokers coffee in the support of community development
initiatives in Uganda - www.croptocup.com.
Michael is the General Secretary of Iganga District NGO/CBO
Forum and Coordinator of the ICT/DNet Iganga Project
since 2003. He is responsible for overseeing the operation
of the ICT project and acts as a link between various
stakeholders and the Iganga District Executive Committee.
He currently serves as the Program Coordinator of MURUDA,
a local NGO in Iganga.
Kasanda David is the DNet Iganga café manager.
David has 4 years experience in social work with MURUDA.
With a diploma in Adult Education and Community development
from Nsamizi Institute of Social Development. David comes
from Iganga district, Busalamu village and enjoys watching
football and making new friends.