Over 400 stakeholders with a singular vision for Uganda's youth
The Intergenerational dialogue brings together young people, government officials, policymakers, leaders (opinion, religious, cultural and political) development partners, media and civil society to improve Adolescents and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in Uganda.
Isabella AkitengManaging Partner, Femme Forte, Femme Forte
Akiteng Isabella is a Ugandan Citizen who identifies as a Christian Feminist. She is passionate about programs that deliver on tangible development for young people in any society. She creatively seeks out opportunities and supports teams to coherently rethink strategies for result-oriented programming. She led the growth of modern debate in Uganda by establishing the National Debate Council, as well as the Green Light Movement and currently advises various initiatives in the governance sector.
Anita Beryl, Beryl Quoture, Beryl Quoture
Anita is a Ugandan Fashion Designer, Couturier and Entrepreneur. She is the creative director of Beryl Qouture, a Ugandan fashion house. The Ugandan magazine, Satisfashion Uganda, named Beryl one of "The 40 Movers and Shakers of 2016" in December 2016.
Dr Richard MugahiAss. Commissioner, Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health
Dr. Richard Mugahi is a medical doctor with a specialization in Health Systems and Global Health. He has been working with Kabarole district Local Government during which he grew through the ranks from clinician incharge Kasenda HC III to incharge Bukuku HC IV, then District Director of health services 2010/2011,2012,2013. He is the president of the Rwenzori Uganda medical Association Chapter, Country representative on the Africa Junior Doctors Network.
Dr. Carol SekimpiCountry Director, Marie Stopes Uganda, Marie Stopes Uganda
Dr. Carol Sekimpi is a medical doctor, Master of Philosophy, Master of Public Health, and a registered member of Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council. Carole brings with her over 10 years’ experience working with both local and international non-governmental organisations, in both clinical and management positions. She has an in-depth understanding of social and health issues, including sexual and reproductive health, HIV and vulnerable children.
Charlotte is currently working in the education sector and an amputee advocate, she uses her story to encourage the youth that whatever their story, it should not be a barrier towards their goals. She Amputee Self Help Network that does peer counselling of amputees and other PWDs with psycho-social issues through sports and rehabilitation. We also connect PWDs to service providers for devices.
Joy Doreen BiiraJournalist, ,
Joy Doreen Biira is a career journalist, strategic communicator, moderator, speaker and content producer with over 10 years experience in the media industry. (TV and Radio broadcast, Digital and Print media) and has practiced across Eastern Africa.Joy Doreen Biira is currently a DW Business Africa correspondent.
Humphrey NabimanyaFounder, Team Leader, Reach a Hand, Reach a Hand
Humphrey is a seasoned youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) advocate, leader, change agent and a presenter of a youth empowerment show on NBS Television, one of the leading local television stations in Uganda. By founding Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU), Humphrey has created a movement of young advocates through a youth led and youth serving platform of 14 core team members and 160 volunteers (growing per year) under the Peer Educators Academy who by the end of 2015, had helped to directly reach over 600,256 males and 346,125 females within schools, carried out over 5000 Focused Group Discussions in over 70 schools, reached over 800,881 youth out of school through dialogues and outreaches, and over 400,000 young people on social and online media on SRHR, youth empowerment and related issues. Humphrey’s mission is to support his peers take control of their lives and present themselves in ways that inspires, impresses and spurs confidence in themselves and their peers under a platform where they have full opportunities to take part in the process of breaking barriers hindering them from making informed choices in life regarding their SRHR.
Moses MulumbaExecutive Director, Centre for Human Rights Health (CEHURD), Centre for Human Rights Health (CEHURD)
Mulumba Moses is a Lawyer with special interest in International Human Rights, Global Health and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Post Graduate Bar qualification, Master of Laws and Master of Philosophy in health sciences. Mulumba has widely researched, published and taught in the various areas of global health and international human rights.
Musiime NicoleHeadgirl, Hana International School of Uganda, Hana International School of Uganda
Nicole’s is a leader in school and has contributed a lot to inspire her fellow students in school to make the right choices and informed decisions. She was part of the UN team that travelled to Bidibidi Refugee Camp to empower young refugeen girls.
Charles OwekmenoNational Programme Coordinator, SRHR Alliance, SRHR Alliance
Charles is a seasoned social worker with over Ten (10) years’ experience of implementing and managing public health and empowerment programs within the national, sub-national and community levels across over 64 districts in Uganda. With strong experience, programming expertise and interests in health and community system strengthening for delivery of quality SRHR and gender empowerment information and services.
Rev. Pauline W. NjiruPriest in the Anglican Church, ,
Rev. Pauline W. Njiru has over ten years of parish ministry and four years experience as a senior lecturer in Carlile College of Theology Nairobi and also a lecturer in St Paul’s university Limuru Kenya teaching systematic theology. She is a specialized educator in HIV, Gender studies, Transformative masculinities and femininities, inter generational dialogue and conversations, Sexual Reproductive Health and rights, ministry in the margins of society.
Hon. Amoding Monicah Woman MP, Kumi District, Parliament of Uganda, Parliament of Uganda
Hon. Monica Amoding was then the National Youth Member of Parliament and now the District Woman MP for Kumi. She tabled the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 which was in Parliament for almost three years now before it was withdrawn. She continues to advocate against child marriages and Female Genital Mutilation.
In 2012 Adeline was among 100 brilliant students that were chosen across Africa to attend African Leadership Academy. A pan African school based in SouthAfrica that seeks to develop a powerful network of over 6000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact and accelerate the continent’s growth. Foundation Scholar.
With her passion for fashion, women and youth empowerment, Adeline started several entrepreneurship ventures in university and has gone on to build her fashion brand that will greatly impact lives on the continent.
Robert AsedaProgramme Coordinator,
Robert has over seven years’ experience in policy engagement at the national, regional and international levels on Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights with a key focus on vulnerable and marginalized groups including young people, and sexual and gender minorities.. Robert has penned over 200 articles on SRHR in the dailies in Kenya and international platforms.
Dr. Prosper AhimbisibweCo Founder, mSCAN, mSCAN
Prosper Ahimbisibwe is a medical doctor by profession and a healthcare entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery from Makerere University, Uganda. He’s a Global Shaper under the World Economic Forum with the Kampala Hub and a Young Emerging Leaders Project fellow with Leo Africa Institutes. He’s a Chief Executive Officer of Kangaroo Plus and Co-founder and Clinical Lead at MSCAN Uganda.
Leah Eryenyu, Akina Mama Wa Africa, Akina Mama Wa Africa
Leah Eryenyu is an African Feminist whose current pre-occupation is raising consciousness to shift power back to the people to disrupt and dismantle institutionalized injustices. She believes that agitating for women’s humanity, agency and autonomy is a deeply political act that involves confronting head on, the patriarchal structures that center men and their desires as the axis of power and authority.
James OcenReach A Hand Uganda Peer Educator, ,
James Ocen is a Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) youth advocate and Vice President Youth Advisory Committee under SRHR Alliance Uganda. He is ambitious on creating a peaceful SRHR environment for young people in Uganda.
Dr. Jotham Musinguzi Director General, Uganda’s National Population Council (NPC), Uganda’s National Population Council (NPC)
Dr. Musinguzi played a major role in drafting the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994, and was actively involved in negotiations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He also was instrumental in preparing the Maputo Plan of Action, which was adopted by the African Union in 2006 to help achieve the MDGs in Africa, and has, more recently, contributed to the success of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. He is the recipient of the 2013 UN Population Award in recognition of his outstanding work to promote the ICPD principle that reproductive health must be a key component of any general strategy of social and economic development.
Rev Gideon ByamugishaAnglican Reverend Canon, ,
Rev Gideon Byamugisha made global history by becoming the first religious leader in Africa to publicly announce he was HIV positive. A teacher by profession, he has played a remarkable role in mobilizing churches, other faith community groups and persons of faith (living with or personally affected by HIV) to admit to the reality of AIDS in their midst and to respond to the challenge.
Eshban KwesigaPrograms Manager, Center for Policy Analysis (CEPA), Center for Policy Analysis (CEPA)
Eshban Kwesiga works to designing, implementing and delivering creative solutions to address today’s complex development challenges. He has written widely on the position on women and girls and its interplay with development as a whole.
Rosette Nanyanzi Education Policy Analyst. , Ministry of Education and Sports , Ministry of Education and Sports
Rosette is a gender activist and gender trainer, in several areas including gender based violence, gender budgeting, menstrual health management and sexual and reproductive health and rights. She is currently serving as a Research and Advocacy Officer but also shouldering the role of Gender Technical Advisor for the Ministry of Education and Sports/ Gender Mainstreaming Unit.
Gabriel IgumaExecutive Director, Wizarts Foundation, Wizarts Foundation
Iguma Gabriel is a Lawyer by training and a journalist by practice. He currently Hosts the Spectrum show on Radio FM 90, he is the Executive Director of Wizarts Foundation an NGO that specializes in Communications for Development and a founder member and Team Lead at Cocreate Advertising Ltd.
Solomon SerwanjaInvestigative Health Journalist, ,
He has dedicated 10 years of his life to telling stories that transform his community and nation. Over the years, he has produced investigative documentaries, short stories and in-depth interviews. He is a news anchor and reporter passionate about health, human rights and social justice. Recently, he received the 2019 BBC News Komlar Dumor Award for excellent reporting.
Fiona Khatondi, REA Advocate & Peer Educator, REA Advocate & Peer Educator
Khatondi is a feminist, secular humanist and law student at Makerere University School of law. She is a Peer Educator and an award winning SRHR advocate passionate about a rights based approach to SRH.
Solome NakaweesiPan-African Feminist Activist,
Solome is an analyst within the women rights, human rights, sexual rights and feminist movements in Uganda, Africa and Internationally. She is an ardent champion on a cross range of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and has broken silences on a cross range of controversial SRHR issues. She has previously worked as Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), Executive Director of Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) and Chief Executive Officer of Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF) and a Lecturer at Makerere University, Nkumba University and Noragric University.
Nanziri WinfredWhitney, Student, Kasangati High School, Kasangati High School
Winfred is passionate about advancing the position of girls in school. She advocates for clean and hygienic environments, she led fellow girls in maintaining cleaner and safer places of convenience. She spearheaded a campaign to give sanitary towels to girls who come from humble backgrounds
Raymond MujuniJournalist, Next Media Services (NBS), Next Media Services (NBS)
Mujuni Raymond is an investigative journalist in East Africa currently working with NBS TV. He is a two time winner of the National Journalism Award for explanatory reporting and Investigative Reporting for his stories that exposed a high end government to government deal for the exchange of refugees for guns between Uganda and Israel. Raymond is a multimedia journalist with apt skills in using innovative ways to tell stories.
Edna NinsiimaWriter and gender equality advocate , Lakwena , Lakwena
Edna has a four years’ experience doing work that centers the liberation of women, policy development for youth, sexual reproductive health and decriminalization of sexual minorities. She has written and consulted for organizations such as African Women’s Development Fund - Ghana, Akina Mama wa Afrika, Chapter Four Uganda, Center for Policy Analysis and Parliament Watch Uganda, Sexual Minorities Uganda, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Uganda, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Uganda and Reproductive Health Uganda, among others.
Winnie ApioProgramme Manager, Sexual Reproductive Health, Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF), Sexual Reproductive Health, Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF)
Apio Winfred is a gender specialist with over 7 years’ progressive experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health with special focus on gender and sexual reproductive health rights. She is very passionate about advocating for the rights of women and girls and believes in the power of innovation and creativity in not only speaking for women but also in reaching the obstinate and hard to reach.