TEDx events across the world would not have been if it weren’t for the spirit of volunteerism in upholding TED’s mission: Ideas worth spreading. Hence, the TEDxNakaseroWomen organizers work with a team of volunteers who offer unique skills in different aspects to make the event a success. This whole process is however being steered by two ladies passionate about creating positive change through great ideas

Prossy Sheila Kawala

Organizer/Curator, TEDxNakaseroWomen

Prossy Kawala is passionate about promoting Media initiatives for community transformation and Development. For the past six years, Prossy has worked in Media, as a News Reporter, News Anchor as well as a News Editor. Prossy was a speaker at the 2012TEDxABQWomen event, in USA where she spoke about the importance of including women voices in the media. Having attained specialized training in Radio Management at the Wits University in Johannesburg South Africa, Prossy is also a Thomson Reuters Foundation Alumni for having trained in the Women Health and Opportunity Reporting course in Johannesburg South Africa. Prossy was a recipient of the 2012 IREX Community Solutions Program fellowship that saw her spend four months working in the United States of America with the Media Literacy Project in the city of Albuquerque in New Mexico. Prossy’s inspiration to organize TEDx in Uganda is drawn from the notion that great ideas spark debate for development. She also believes in TED’s mission of spreading ideas worth sharing. Currently, Prossy is the Chairperson and Co-founder of Center for Media Literacy and Community Development – CEMCOD , a non-profit organization out to transform communities through the promotion of both media and community led initiatives. Prossy currently works as the Projects Executive at the Uganda Radio Network, a news agency and journalism training center that also provides consulting services in development of media and communication

Her talk at TEDxABQWomen 2012 event

Sylvia Nankya

Event/Guest Lead, TEDxNakaseroWomen

Sylvia Nankya is a Ugandan Journalist with a decade long experience in broadcast and print Journalism. She has worked as a Reporter, News Anchor, News editor and as a Media Trainer. Over the past few years, Sylvia has worked to promote the positive development of societies recovering from conflict through training Journalists on choices of stories, how they report issues and use of appropriate language without compromising the principles of good journalism. Her Passion is to strengthen the role of the media as a citizen’s watchdog, increasing outreach to the unreached, hearing the unheard and optimizing efforts to support children wellbeing. Sylvia is also an advocate for universal access to health services especially reproductive health services. Sylvia is a Graduate of Development Studies, Holds a Diploma in Journalism and has received specialized training in Good Governance from Marquette University WI, through its Les Aspin Center for Government in USA. She is also AN ALUMNUS of Radio Nederland Training Center