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Theme: Owning our destiny

This event occurred on
January 9, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm EAT
(UTC +3hrs)
Kampala, C

The event will feature bold young people, who have made important decisions in their lives to follow ideas that are shaping individual and a collective destiny for their generation and society.

Kampala Sheraton
Kampala, C
Event type:
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Raymond Besiga

Raymond Besiga is an entrepreneur and technologist who works to create contextually applicable technology solutions that address social and economic challenges. He is a co-founder of Sparkplug, a software development and technology consulting firm. Prior, he worked with UNICEF Uganda and served as a Global Health Corps Fellow.

Gerald Abila

Gerald Abila studied Bachelors of Statistics at Makerere University, after which he proceeded to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Kampala International University, eventually graduating top of his class. While still a student, he founded the award winning social enterprise, BarefootLaw which has over two years grown to be the most active online legal portal in East Africa. BarefootLaw provides free online legal information, education and guidance by smart synthesizing IT and Law. He is a recipient of a number of honors among them being named among the Top 10 innovative and influential lawyers in the world for 2014 by the American Bar Association, the first ever African to ever receive such honors. He also a recipient of the Young Achievers Award and Social Justice Awards. In October 2014, he appeared on the cover of the 100th year issue of the American Bar Association Journal. In addition to his work with BarefootLaw, he is also a Legal consultant, Lecturer, Motivational Speaker and Writer.

Silas Balabyekkubo

Balabyekkubo is the executive director and founder of the Bavubuka Foundation, an award-winning musician, producer, community youth activist and social entrepreneur. Also a founding member of Uganda’s legendary hip hop group, Bataka Squad, known for introducing Luga Flow to Uganda’s creative scene. This unique and powerful style of positive Hip Hop music has inspired youth in Uganda to embrace and celebrate their native languages, culture and tradition. He is dedicated to changing lives and giving hope to young people; from the ghetto slums of Kampala to war torn Northern Uganda. Through the Bavubuka Foundation i supports projects that are calling forth the spirit of Ugandan people in creative arts, youth empowerment, education, community development, sports, fashion, journalism, and community-building events

Organizing team

Ruganzu Tusingwire

Kampala, Uganda
  • Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire
    Executive Producer
  • Frida Nabifo
  • Elizabeth Kamugisha
    Event Manager
  • Patricia Kahill
    Communications and Editorial Manager
  • Ian Kimanje
    Lead Production and Video
  • Frida Nabifo
  • Shelley Heugen
    Volunteer Manager
  • Jayant Maru
    Event Manager
  • Agnes Igoye
    Speaker Coaching
  • Alex Kwizera
  • Moses Mugisha
    Website Manager
  • Papa Shaban