Agnes Igoye shared her journey through a conflict ravaged Northern region of Uganda to her determination to helping other women and children to get on their feet to reconstruction.
Working with women’s groups, Agnes initiated the Huts For Peace program to rebuild war-torn communities in Northern Uganda. She is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow and a member of the Clinton Global Initiative with a commitment of action with President Clinton to counter human trafficking.
Rehmah Kasule believes in creating a new generation of women leaders through mentoring, leadership and Entrepreneurship Development.
She is a Mentor and a Certified Enterprise Development Consultant with International Trade Centre supporting trade and export development. She spearheaded the designing of the National Export Strategy – Gender Dimension, a national initiative that mainstreams women into the export sector.
As Program Officer at Teso Women Peace Activists. Martha is actively involved in engaging Women and Girls in Peace Building and conflict Resolution processes by supporting the mainstreaming of Gender rights-based approaches within the Eastern region of Uganda.
Martha focuses on conducting learning initiatives on Conflict transformation between Women Peace promoters of the Teso and Karamoja regions in Uganda.
A programme Associate at the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME), Grace Natabaalo has previously worked as a reporter and Internet Sub-Editor at the Monitor in Kampala, Uganda.
In her talk, Grace shares her experience as a woman in a male-dominated newsroom and the unending stereotypes that women in the limelight have become courtesy of this dominance. Won’t this just stop?
JAQ Dewey is a Ugandan-based singer and songwriter, influenced by Contemporary African Musicians like Brenda Fassie and Angelique Kidjo. Despite the negative society perceptions of women entertainers in Uganda, JAQ has used her passion and through her music and Radio show, impacted positively on people’s lives.
JAQ recorded her first single “Oukwamunabi” early 2013 and released it April 26th 2013. As a singer, JAQ inspires you through her powerful vocals that re-assure you of what a force the women folk have become in the entertainment industry.
Joshua Okello is a computer programmer, poet, writer and blogger. He has an impossible passion for technology, innovation and literature as tools for socio-economic development. He is involved with a number of initiatives and runs two startup companies.
He is Co-Founder and Business Development Lead at Cipher256, the team (now Cipher256 Co. Ltd) behind the Microsoft Imagine Cup grant winning application, Winsenga (a maternal health solution for developing countries).
He is a believer in solutions for Africa by Africans and the power of passion.
Is justice all about statistics and filling prisons? In this talk, renowned feminist activist, and social justice advocate Jacqueline Asiimwe dares the world to rethink the definition of Justice when she talks about some of the disturbing cases she has had to handle in her line of duty.
Jacqueline is a passionate defender of women’s rights and member of the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers where their core mandate is to provide legal aid to indigent women and children.
Prof. Maggie Kigozi is a Ugandan medical doctor, Business consultant, university chancellor and sportswoman. Currently she works as a consultant at United Nations Industrial Development organization (UNIDO). She served as the Executive of the Uganda Investment Authority from 1999 until 2011
Celebrated as one of Uganda’s top role models, Prof. Maggie Kigozi shares in her successes as a woman and implores businesses and the private sector to embrace women in decision making processes for profitability.
Jonathan Tusubira is a Media Trainer, Communications Specialist and consultant, and lecturer at the Uganda Film School in Kampala, Uganda. He manages and Coordinates a Disability Rights Fund (DRF) funded project at United Deaf Women’s Organization (UDEWO), where he is developing a Communication Strategy for UDEWO with the aim of Gender Main streaming Deaf Women and Girls in Uganda.
In this talk, Jonathan highlights the plight of deaf women and points out that the way society responds to disability determines how best this community is embraced and supported through their life’s journeys
Anna Verwaal shares some of the latest research and findings in epigenetic science and pre and perinatal psychology and explains how the conception, womb and birth experience leaves a lasting imprint on our lives.
She also illustrates that if we want to support the future of humanity and give our children an optimum start in life, parenting should begin before conception.
Anna is a maternal-child health nurse, midwifery and nursing instructor, conscious conception and birth consultant, certified lactation educator and birth photographer from the Netherlands, currently residing in the USA.
Zura Nakiwoga Mukasa is a 17 year old student at Nabisunsa Girls School currently in Senior six. She has a great passion for leadership; she is a Judge of the Debate Club, Vice President of the Red Ribbon and the President of Students Council. She loves poetry, has prolific communication skills and always ready to teach other girls to speak and write effectively.
Nuwa Wamala Nnyanzi, a father of two is a visual arts practitioner and consultant of international repute. He founded and runs the Kampala based Nnyanzi Art Studio, a studio/gallery , which collects, produces , documents and promotes contemporary and antique African art as well as Uganda’s rich cultural heritage.