x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Gender equality and female empowerment

This event occurred on
December 7, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm EAT
(UTC +3hrs)
Kampala, Kampala

To inspire support and empowerment of Uganda’s women, the U.S. Mission in partnership with UMYDF proposes to host a TEDx Naguru event focusing on women’s entrepreneurship, education, and anti-GBV initiatives. The TEDx event will be designed to increase awareness around the issues women face, and empower both men and women to take action in addressing those challenges.
Creating spaces where successful and inspiring stories against GBV can be widely shared is one way of raising awareness on the problem and its effects on individual progress and the country’s development. The proposed TEDx event offers such a space and will bring the most successful anti- GBV crusaders in Uganda to share their work and inspire many others both men and women to take action in their communities, families and places of work.
The event will attract both offline and online audiences as speakers presentations will be streamed live. Feedback and comments on the presentations will be highlighted throughout the event. It will also include performances by selected artists around the theme of GBV.
The TEDx event will be organized by the US Mission Kampala in partnership with the Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum

Kwese TV Auditorium
Naguru summit view hill
Kampala, Kampala, 256
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Jamila Mayanja

Social Activist
Jamila Mayanja has 8 years’ experience working with profit making companies and Social ventures. During her time at high School, Nabisunsa girls’ school, she was on every cabinet of every club where she also started the Red ribbon AIDS club. As she was taking her bachelor degree at MUBS she was hired to join the marketing team of one of the top SMS companies in Uganda where she gained her experience as a professional marketer, while working at SMSOne (U) Ltd. She also volunteered in a number of Non Profit Organizations. In 2012 she resigned from her job and started a social venture called Smart Girls Uganda a not for profit company that empowers and supports girls and women through trainings to build their life and economical skills and know their rights. Smart Girls has famous girls and women empowerment programs like the Girls with tools program.

Organizing team