Kampala Geopolitics Conference

Speakers

Samira Gaid

Samira Gaid is a leading regional security analyst with over two decades of professional experience in the Horn of Africa,...

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Agather Atuhaire

Agather Atuhaire, a Journalist and Lawyer by training and a human rights and good governance activist. Agather is a freelance...

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Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration at Makerere University. He has previously...

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Anna Reismann

Anna Reismann is the current Country Director for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan. For more than a...

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Paulina Chiwangu

Paulina Chiwangu became UN Women Country Representative in Uganda in August 2022. Ms. Chiwangu has a Doctorate in Philosophy and...

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Raymond Mujuni

Mujuni Raymond is an investigative journalist in East Africa currently working with Nation Media Group as an Editor and show...

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Nils Wörmer

Nils Wörmer is the Director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Programme Security Dialogue for East Africa, which has...

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Ramathan Ggoobi

Ramathan Ggoobi is an economist and policy analyst. He teaches economics at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) where he also...

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Michael Niyitegeka

Michael Niyitegeka is the Programme Director Refactory at Clarke International University and the ICDL Africa Country Manager for Uganda. He...

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Rosa Malango

Rosa Malango is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Uganda. Before this appointment, Rosa...

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Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagle

Lieutenant General Osman Nour Soubagle, a distinguished military leader, played pivotal roles within the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM),...

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H.E. Xavier Sticker

Xavier Sticker is appointed ambassador, permanent representative of France to the United Nations Office and international organizations in Vienna. Graduate...

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Selam Tadesse Demissie

Selam Tadesse Demissie is a researcher based in the Addis Ababa office of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), well...

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Dr Susanne Conrad

As a policy advisor at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Headquarter, Germany. Dr Susanne Conrad has been working on approaches and...

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Ahmed Hadji

Ahmed Hadji is an Adjunct senior fellow and founder of the Centre for Policy and Strategic Studies (CPSS). He is...

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Benno Müchler

Benno Müchler is the Country Director of Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kinshasa, DR Congo. From 2011-2015, he worked as a...

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Yusuf Kiranda

Yusuf Kiranda is University Secretary at Makerere University. Before that, he was Programme Manager at the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty...

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Philip Luswata

Philip Luswata is a highly respected performer, writer, and director who founded the Theatre Factory and lectures in theatre and...

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Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate is a political scientist, reporter, and moderator. Currently, he is Director for Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media for Africa. From 1993...

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Marc Trouyet

Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) in Uganda, Marc Trouyet is a career diplomat with an expertise in...

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Naumo Juliana Akoryo

Naumo Juliana Akoryo is currently the Commissioner Culture and Family Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development....

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Barbra Babweteera Mutambi

Barbra leads CCFU, institutional strategy, policy development and implementation, public relations, staff development, research, and training. Barbra possesses a master’s...

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Prof. Yasin Olum

Prof. Yasin Olum is a political scientist specialising in public administration. He taught at Makerere University where he was the...

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Dr William Tayeebwa

Dr. William Tayebwa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University.He holds a Ph.D....

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Yonas Ashine Demisse, Ph.D

Yonas Ashine Demisse, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Addis Ababa University (AAU). He...

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Robert Kirunda

Robert Kirunda is the founding partner at Kirunda & Wasike Advocates. He lectures at Makerere University and has worked with...

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Ann-Kathrin Schewe

Ann-Kathrin Schewe is a researcher at the Berlin Institute for Population and Development in Berlin, Germany. Her work focuses on demographic challenges...

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Silver Kayondo

Silver Kayondo is a lawyer and serial entrepreneur with diverse experience in law, technology, innovation and agriculture. He is a Partner...

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Daniel Kalinaki

Daniel Kalinaki is a Ugandan investigative journalist working with the Nation Media Group. Previously, he worked at the Daily Monitor...

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Dr. Edward Kaweesi

Dr. Edward Kaweesi is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Makerere University and at...

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Angelo Izama

Angelo Izama is a Ugandan journalist, writer, and analyst. He is team leader at VRS – part of the human...

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Peter Benhur Nyeko

Benhur is a CleanTech Entrepreneur. He is the Director and Co-Founder of Mandulis Energy, a company that develops Renewable Energy...

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Dr Nansozi K. Muwanga

Nansozi K. Muwanga a Ugandan national holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada, a BA Hons. in...

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Patrick Adengo

Patrick Adengo is managing director and leads the technology, media, and financial services at Stalworth Consulting Group, a strategy consulting firm...

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Stella Mystica Sabiiti

Stella Mystica Sabiiti is the UN Women Advisor to the African Union’s Network of Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation....

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Liesl Louw-Vaudran

Liesl Louw-Vaudran is a senior researcher working in the ISS office in Pretoria. She is also the editor of the...

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Andrew Mwenda

Andrew Mwenda is a print, radio and television journalist and an active critic of many forms of Western. He produced documentaries...

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Emolot Allan David

Emolot Allan David has extensive experience in youth leadership, development practice, human rights, and socio-economic advocacy. He currently serves as...

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Ivan Okuda

Ivan Okuda is a lawyer, writer, and consultant. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from Makerere University, a Post...

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Dr. Frederick Golooba-Mutebi

Dr. Frederick Golooba-Mutebi is a political scientist and anthropologist. He studied at Makerere University and the London School of Economics...

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Dr Allen Kabagenyi

Allen is a Senior Demographer with a PhD in Population Studies from Makerere University in collaboration with the University of...

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Sarah Kihika Kasande

Sarah Kihika Kasande is a human rights lawyer and currently serves as the Head of Office at the International Center...

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Nicole Magabo

Nicole Magabo Kiggundu is a Ugandan-American writer, director, producer, and multimedia journalist. She runs a film production company in Kampala...

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Dr Peter Kisakye

Dr Peter Kisaakye currently works as a Lecturer in the Department of Population Studies at the School of Statistics and...

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Andrew Aijuka

Andrew Aijuka has an extensive experience as a Video Journalist and documentary filmmaker in the media production industry. His skills...

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Lucas Cornet

A water and sanitation specialist, Lucas Cornet has been posted at the frontline of various contexts. From the hidden fossil...

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Richard Ndahiro

Richard Ndahiro works at the intersection of the digital economy and the real economy, specifically on how digital technology and...

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Charles Onyango-Obbo

Charles Onyango-Obbo is the founder of the pan-Africa digital media start-up Africapedia, based in Nairobi, Kenya, and curator of the...

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Ivan Bwowe

Ivan Bwowe Ivan is a lawyer and Research Fellow at the Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies. He is a...

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Prof. Waswa Balunywa

Prof. Waswa Balunywa is the Principal of Makerere University Business School. He pioneered research in Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the...

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Dr Callist Tindimugaya

Dr Callist Tindimugaya is a Water Resources Specialist working with the Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda for over...

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Bosco Asiimwe

Bosco Asiimwe is the Director for Democratic Governance & Strategic Studies at the Center for Multilateral Affairs. He previously worked...

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Dr. Caroline Roussy

Caroline Roussy, Ph.D. researches in the areas of boundaries, territories, identities and regional integration in West Africa. She also worked...

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Claire Mazin

Claire Mazin is the Country Director for Action Against Hunger in Uganda, an NGO implementing nutrition, water and sanitation. She...

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Doreen Komuhangi

Doreen Komuhangi is a Ugandan media personality and. Doreen holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. Her career in the...

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Mohamed Abdilahi Duale

Mohamed Abdilahi Duale is the Director General of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Somaliland. He previously served in...

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Bella Twine

Bella Twine is a Digital consultant with Last Drop Africa, An Africa Check Fellow and fact checker with Debunk Media...

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Morrison Rwakakamba

Morrison Rwakakamba is the Global Senior Director of Policy at Fenix International. He was the founding CEO at Agency for...

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Maria Mabinty Kamara

Maria Mabinty Kamara is the International Criminal Court’s Outreach Officer and Spokesperson for Uganda. She has extensive experience of working...

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Julius Naika

He is the Founder & CEO at Famunera, a digital marketplace that is applying Blockchain to solve the problem of...

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Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja is a Ugandan investigative journalist and the Executive Director of the African Institute for Investigative Journalism (AIIJ). In 2019,...

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Dismas Nkunda

Dismas Nkunda is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atrocities Watch- Africa. Nkunda well recognized Ugandan who made his...

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Hon. Herbert Ariko

Hon. Herbert Ariko is the current Member of Parliament for Soroti Municipality. He is the Shadow Minister for Public Service...

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Liz Kazooza

Liz Kazooza is a communications professional. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and currently works with the National Water...

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Dr. Julian Voje

Dr. Julian Voje has been dealing with various security policy issues for many years. After completing his dissertation, he worked...

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Andrew Tchie

Dr Andrew E. Yaw Tchie is a Senior Researcher in the Research group on peace, conflict and development. At NUPI,...

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Stephanie Wolters

Stephanie Wolters is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies, where she leads ISS’ work on Central...

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Morris Mugisha

Morris Mugisha, is a Ugandan actor, director, photographer, model and reality TV star from Uganda. In 2022, his film, Tembele,...

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Dan Kidega

Dan Kidega is a Ugandan Politician. From 2007 to 2017 he was a member and from 2014 to 2017 Head...

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Dr. Arne Wulff

Dr. Arne Wulff is a lawyer by profession and the Head of the Rule of Law Program for Sub Saharan...

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Gunter Rieck Moncayo

Gunter Rieck Moncayo is an economic policy advisor in the Sub-Saharan Africa team of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Previously, he worked...

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Deepa Shekar

Deepa Shekar is the Chief Operating Officer at SafeBoda, a mobile-first transportation platform in Uganda. Previously she has worked as...

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Solomon King Benge

Solomon King Benge is the founder of Fundi Bots, a robotics non-profit that uses robotics training inside and outside African...

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Samuel S. Omwa

A distinguished Development Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation Specialist with over 19 years of experience gained in the public sector in...

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Rolf Paasch

Rolf Paasch is the Resident Representative of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Uganda. Before, he represented FES in Tanzania. He was also...

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Humphrey Mutaasa

Humphrey Mutaasa is the Director of Strategic Partnerships & Resource Mobilisation at the Uganda National Farmers Federation. He is the...

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Abdullahi Hamud Mohamed

Abdullahi Hamud Mohamed has a professional background in public administration and governance. Before joining the Somali Government as State Minister...

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Diana Akullu Wanyama

Diana Akullu Wanyama is a Digital Finance and Digital Transformation professional with over 12 years of experience in Commercial banking...

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Alice Asianut Alaaso

Alice Asianut Alaso is a politician, teacher and a social worker. Currently, she acts as a Deputy National Coordinator of the...

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Anja Caper-Berretta

Anja Berretta is Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Previously,...

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Agnes Igoye

Agnes Igoye is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and of the University of Oxford. Agnes escaped human traffickers...

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Peace Proscovia

Peace Proscovia is a current professional Uganda netball player for surrey storm Vitality Netball superleague team in UK and the...

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Irene P. Lokang Ayaa

Irene P. Lokang Ayaa is the Media Development Officer of the Association for Media Development in South Sudan. She actively...

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Hatem Chakroun

Hatem Chakroun has been Country Director for Agence Française de Développement in Uganda since 2019. He holds a master’s degree...

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Maleehah Khandwalla

Maleeha Khandwalla is an accomplished expert in international trade law and youth empowerment. Her role as a Project and Program...

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Cecile Mukarubuga

Cecile Mukarubuga is UN Women Deputy Country Representative in Uganda. She served as an International Gender Expert at the Office...

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David Mbae

Before being appointed Resident Representative of Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung to Zimbabwe in 2016, David Mbae was Desk Officer for in-house training...

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Fred K. Muhumuza, PhD

Director, MUBS Economics Forum, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Energy Makerere University Business School.

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Alice Namuli Blazevic

Alice Namuli Blazevic is head of technology and innovation at Katende, Ssempebwa & Co Advocates, specialising in technology and law, particularly in...

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Norbert Mao

Norbert Mao is a Ugandan politician and lawyer. He has been president of the Democratic Party since 2010 and served...

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Sheila Patience Akello

Sheila Patience Akello is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at Makerere University. Sheila is in her final...

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Ingo Badoreck

Ingo Badoreck will be heading the Rule of Law programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) for West Africa based in Senegal...

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Dr. Maggie Kigozi

Dr. Maggie Kigozi is a Medical Doctor by training and has worked in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. She moved to...

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Prof. Jacob D. Chol

Jacob D. Chol, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the University of Juba. He is...

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Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira

Rushongoka Wa-Mpiira is a conservationist with Restoration Ecology as major discipline. He is the Managing Fellow at the Open Impact...

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Angella Aine Amani

Aine Amani is a graduate of Makerere University with a BA in social sciences. She acted as the Class Representative for...

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Hilda Namakula

Hilda Namakula is a research fellow for Makerere University School of Public Health serving on the Kampala Slum Maternal Newborn...

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Linda Bore Kamp

Linda Bore Kamp is a Senior Programmes Coordinator at the International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence. Linda...

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Alain Sibenaler

Alain Sibenaler currently serves as the UNFPA Representative in Uganda. Alain has a proven track record of over 20 years in...

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Joël Boutroue

Joël Boutroue is the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Uganda. Having worked for the...

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Alan Kasujja

Alan Kasujja is a presenter of the BBC World Service flagship global news programme Newsday. He has also presented other programmes...

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Stephen Mugabe

ICT Security, Audit and Forensic Investigation Data Protection and Privacy Program Management Business Process Reviews and Re-engineering System Design and...

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Esther Pomwene

Esther Shakela Pomwene is a dynamic leader in African youth leadership and inclusivity. With a background in academia, public service,...

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William Babigumira

William Babigumira, Certified Trade Adviser His Specialties: Business Development/Management Consulting using the Business Management System (TM) of the International Trade...

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Rasheeda Nalumoso

Rasheeda Nalumoso is a Creative Producer with over twelve years experience working across cultural and creative sectors. Currently Programme Manager Creative...

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Antoine Diacre

Antoine Diacre is in charge of research promotion at The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), thus working...

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Max Walter

Max Walter is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA), researching on topics of economics, energy...

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Ojok Okello

Ojok Okello is a social entrepreneur, community organizer and development manager trained from Makerere and the LSE. Earlier in his...

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Dustin Dehez

Dustin Dehez is a founder and a Managing Director of secori advisors, a German consultancy, covering all aspects of security,...

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Humphrey Nabimanya

Humphrey Nabimanya is the founder and Team Leader of Reach A Hand Uganda, leading youth empowerment programmes on livelihood and...

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Laura Philipps

Laura Philipps is a project manager for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Team Global Order in Berlin. Her current project focuses on issues...

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Henry Ngabo Mwine

Henry Ngabo Mwine is a second-year student of Makerere University with a BA in Social Sciences, majoring in Public Administration...

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Bernard Sabiiti

Bernard Sabiti has over 10 years of experience as a researcher and public policy analyst exploring the intersection of Africa’s data...

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Thembela Misibi

Thembela MSIBI is a passionate advocate for youth inclusion in African geopolitics. Currently serving as Vice Chairperson of the AfCFTA...

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Kwezi Tabaro

Kwezi is Deputy Director of the LéO Africa Institute. He is also the current editor of the Institute publication, the...

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Martin Ssekajja

Martin Ssekajja is the Head of Information Technology at Kampala Capital City Authority charged with planning the development and implementation...

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Louis Namwanja Kizito

Louis is a commercial lawyer with specialist knowledge in legal practice areas such as international trade, Capital Markets, Venture Capital,...

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Michelle Omamteker

Michelle Omamteker is the Executive Director and Founder of Malengo Foundation and a Disability Rights and Inclusion activist. Malengo Foundation...

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Jesca Angida

Jesca Angida is the National Programme Officer Migration Management at the International Organization for Migration, Uganda. Jesca previously oversaw the...

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Mathias Kamp

Mathias Kamp has been working as Policy Advisor in the Department for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung since April 2020....

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Michael Buteera Mugisha

Michael Buteera Mugisha is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Population Studies at Makerere University and a founding Director...

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James Baanabe Isingoma

James Baanabe Isingoma is the Acting Director in the Directorate of Energy Resources Development of the Ministry of Energy and...

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Dr. Madina M. Guloba

Madina M. Guloba, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre where she heads the Microeconomics...

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Konstantin Krome

Since September 2023, Konstantin Krome is the Policy Advisor for German Armed Forces and Civil Affairs at the Konrad Adenauer...

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson is the Deputy Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda. Previously, he worked...

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Moses Owiny

Moses Owiny is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA). He has over 10 years of...

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H.E. Deborah Malac

H.E. Deborah Malac is the current United States Ambassador to Uganda and former US Ambassador in Liberia. She holds a...

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Andrew Ahuurra

Ahuurra Andrew is an audio engineer, creative professional, composer, mixer, arranger and producer with extensive Audio project experience from concept...

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Nancy Odendaal

Nancy Odendaal is an associate professor in city and regional planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at...

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Jakob Christensen

Jakob Christensen is the Programme Manager for Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) in Kenya. The Danish national has overseen an...

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Dr. Gerrit Kurtz

Gerrit Kurtz is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. Between 2019 and 2021, he was a research fellow with...

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Patrice Gilles

Patrice Gille, is the director of the Alliance Française de Kampala since November 2020. After starting his career as an...

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Wanjuhi Njoroge

Wanjuhi Njoroge is the founder of Nelig Group, a conglomerate involved in Media & ICT, Sustainability and Inclusive Development. Wanjuhi...

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Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell Kagumire is a writer, award-winning blogger and media specialist. She is currently the curator and editor of African Feminism,...

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Susan Nandudu

Susan Nanduddu is a development practitioner with keen interest in climate change issues, particularly the adaptation response measure. She supports...

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Prof. Melina Platas

Melina Platas, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at New York University Abu Dhabi. She studies the politics...

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David Onen Ongwech

David Onen is the Programme Manager of the Gender and Sexuality Programme at Refugee Law Project, Makerere University. With a...

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Shaban Mugumya

Shaban Mugumya is a third-year student of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University. He is also a member...

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Anthony Masake

Anthony Masake is a human rights advocate with over a decade of experience in working with most-at-risk human rights defenders...

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Hanna Scheinder

Hanna Schneider is a Program Manager with the Munich Security Conference (MSC). Before joining the MSC, she studied International Relations...

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Joseph Kigozi

Accomplished Chief Executive, Marketing Practitioner, sports broadcaster and strategic leader with over Ten (15) year’s expertise developing and building brands,...

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Neema Iyer

Neema is the Global Women’s Safety Advisor at Facebook. She is also an artist and a technologist. She is the...

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