About UFEA




Capacity Building and Training, Human Resource Development, Corporate Governance, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.



To promote and support development of Uganda’s floriculture industry by working with and through members and stakeholders to ensure product and service quality, protect the environment and upgrade the quality of life for industry participants and their communities.

Core Values

We stand for Accountability, Compliance and Transparency as we as we strive for the best for all members.

Who we are?

Equity practitioners are passionate about equal opportunities for all and are dedicated to disrupting and challenging the systemic and institutional barriers that prevent both staff and students to thrive in the tertiary education sector. Equity practitioners value the rich knowledges, skills, experiences and cultures of a diverse staff workforce and student cohort, enriching the experience of tertiary education for all. Equity, diversity and inclusion is not the sole responsibility of equity practitioners within vocational education providers and universities, and as such equity practitioners advocate and work collaboratively with those within and across their institutions, often drawing on their own lived expertise and experiences, to achieve transformative and long-lasting change.

Meet Our Life-time Team

Tracie’s career in as an equity practitioner in higher education spans over 12 years. After joining the UTS Accessibility Service team in 2005, Tracie joined the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team in 2010 and hasn’t left since. From manager in 2010 to director in 2015, Tracie has consistently shown an unwavering commitment to making UTS an accessible, inclusive and equitable community for all students and staff.

Tracie Conroy

From manager

Professor Coyle was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) at the University of Wollongong in 2017 bringing to the role 30 years practice, research and leadership experience in the Health and Higher Education sector. Since 2017, Julia has led the equity agenda at UOW and has been instrumental in maximizing student success, and fostering student engagement, retention, satisfaction and exceptional student outcomes.

Professor Julia Coyle


Kate has worked in higher education for over 20 years and is currently the Acting Director of Equity at the Queensland University of Technology. She is an experienced equity practitioner and copywriter, her understanding of providing access to tertiary education for underrepresented groups has been vital in her everyday work. She strongly believes that to create better learning environments universities need to know who their students.

Kate Flynn

Higher Education



Our Dedication to Performance, Results and Timely Delivery…

Business Growth

Build stronger collaboration through dialogue with government and her Agencies, private sector association and other partners (donors) for business enabling environment, linkages with international organization.

Capacity Building and Support

Building UFEA and members capacities to meet market competitiveness through donor funded and fee-based training program

Business Sustainability

Follow up floriculture research program on diversification of flower varieties, responsible use of natural resources, strengthen compliance to national and international standards.

Association Governance

The Governing body of the association is the Board of Directors whose office bearers are elected from fully paid up members at the Annual General Meeting for a term of 3 years renewable once. The chairperson is the head of the association. The association is headed by the Executive Director.

Lobby & Advocacy

Lobbying Government (MAAIF, MTIC, MoGLSD, MoFFED) and her Agencies-URA, UFZA, UNBS, UEPB, UMEME, NSSF, NARO; donors, international bodies and private sector associations (PSFU, UMA, FUE) for sector support.

Corporate Governance

We are available to provide necessary support, listen and advise our members.

Frequently Asked Question

What if I don’t have a workplace PayPal account?

You don’t need a PayPal account to pay online, but you do have to have a credit card. If you are paying by corporate card, we recommend logging out of any other personal or business PayPal accounts, and selecting the ‘Pay by card’ option at the checkout. You will then be asked to enter your details, but not required to make an account.

Can I still pay via direct bank transfer?

Yes, our banking details are: BSB: 082-344 (National Australia Bank) Account number: 134190524 Account name: (Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Association Inc)

Can UFEA still issue an invoice for annual membership?

Yes, if you require us to issue an invoice please email info@ephea.org with your name, institution and the type of membership you are seeking for the year.

We would issue this invoice via PayPal as we have done in previous years.​

I need UFEA to complete a supplier form.

If you require us to fill out a supplier form prior to payment directly to our account, please email your request and the relevant form to info@ephea.org

We  acknowledges the Traditional Owners throughout Australia and Aotearoa, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders past and present.

Meet our other life-time Members

UFEA Lifetime Member awards recognize significant and long-term contributions to equity in universities and TAFE across Australia and New Zealand. The award also seeks to recognize specific contributions to work within UFEA over the years.

Veronica Sanmarco


Veronica’s work in the higher education sector over the last 15 years has been impactful both at an institutional and sector level.

Darlene McLennan


Darlene has been a strong advocate and leader for people with disability in tertiary education sector for decades.

Kate Flynn


Kate has worked in higher education for over 20 years and is currently the Acting Director of Equity at the Queensland University of Technology.

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We acknowledges the Traditional Owners throughout Australia and Aotearoa, and recognizes their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders past and present.

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