Annabella B. Johnson
Global Ugandan | Software Engineer | Technologist | Humanitarian | Advocate
* Dynamic * Engaged * Focused * Motivated *
Annabella Busawule Johnson is the Founder and President at Diplomat256 Association, Uganda and a Founding Director at ROHOConsulting, Uganda Ltd. She is a well-traveled Humanitarian Technologist who advocates for the effective and innovative use of Information and Communication Technology in the Humanitarian Enterprise and Diplomacy.
She strives to use her knowledge and expertise in Software Engineering to support and enable global conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. Prior to starting Diplomat256 Association, she worked as an International Civil Servant at the preparatory commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization at the United Nations base in Vienna, Austria.
She has also worked for several software development companies in the private sector, NGOs, and educational institutions which gave her the opportunity to serve on several Board of Directors, university senate, executive teams, and organizational staff councils.
Notable is her 7 years as the first African female Software Configuration Manager for The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization(CTBTO). At CTBTO she also served as Secretary and member of the Joint Consultative Panel for the Staff Council.
Annabella has great strengths in practical, emotional and cognitive intelligence. She is a compassionate, resilient and driven leader who is gifted in listening and mentorship. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the team and organization’s reach to bring harmony to society and transform conflict.
Annabella has also served as Member Board of Directors for DISPAS Uganda and is currently a member of the United Nations Women Guild at the UN base in Vienna, Austria. A founding member of the Knowledge for Development Partnership. She is also a mentor for Wedu Global and the Professional Women Network Global at the chapter in Vienna, Austria.
Annabella holds a BSc. Computer Information Systems from Valdosta State University, an MSc. in Software Engineering from the University of Brighton.
She is currently pursuing an MSc. in Conflict Analysis and Resolutions from George Mason University.
Project Management (PRINCE2 & ITIL Certified)
Software Process & Config Management (Clearcase & Git Admin)
IT Governance & Policy
Research & Development
Strategy & Negotiation
Facilitation & Mediation
As a Founding Partner in the Knowledge for Development Partnership, she is a strong advocate for the establishment of knowledge societies across Africa starting with Uganda’s Kampala.Knowledge.City.
More about Wedu Global – It is a leadership development organization that aims to unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia, enabling them to become leaders of their own development and that of their community.
PWN Global is a network platform as a networking and leadership development platform for professional women of all sectors and industries. It has a thriving chapter here in Vienna.
MSc. in Software Engineering
University of Brighton
Bsc. Computer Information Systems
Valdosta State University
MSc. in Conflict Analysis and Resolutions
Current George Mason University
Certified Practitioner (2010)
Certified Foundation (2010)
Cisco Academy Program
Certified Broadband engineer
Software Configuration Manager
The preparatory commission for The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization
- Migration from ClearQuest and HTML based website (For Change Requests) and Xlogger (Bug Tracking) to Atlasssian JIRA (Open Source), utilizing Prince 2 methodology
- Migration of Automatic Processing under Linux in Operations from Solaris to Linux
- Project Lead on migration of Clearcase from Solaris server onto Linux server, successfully having completed migration of clients from Unix to Linux
- Migration of entire IDC Software development repository from IBM Clearcase to Git
Director – University Computing Services
Uganda Christian University
- Establishment of the UCU Cisco Networking Academy
- Launched the first ever Fibre optic backbone for the CAMPUS LAN for the entire University
- Launched the first ever WAN for Uganda Christian University to include its satellite campuses starting with Bishop Barham University Campus.
The Department of Computing and Technology is a large, dynamic and successful faculty, employing 300 academic staff across four academic schools, supported by 85 professional support staff, and 105 technical staff.
- Launched first ever internet connectivity at UCU’s sister campuses including installation of the first computer labs
- Launched the first Technology Park at the University which later was converted into the current UCU Faculty of Science and Technology
- Setup the first computer lab and internet connectivity at Bishop Barham University college
The Faculty of Science and Technology is among the largest faculties in the University, with over 1,500 undergraduate students currently registered both full-time and part-time.
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