2017 Speakers

barbara kemigisaBARBRA KEMIGISA

Barbara Kemigisa is an HIV Activist and raises HIV awareness through making artifacts of ARV pill bottles. She is inspired by real life stories and believes that these give her a sense of direction and purpose in life. She is very innovative and passionate about creating change and making impact in her community.                                                                        _________________________________________________________________________

Betty Ogiel RubangaBETTY OGIEL

Betty Ogiel is an author and award winning Human Resource practitioner. She is the author of the book: “”Against All Odds” a true story of the ordeals she went through to gain an education in an environment that is not friendly to a girl-child. Betty is passionate about transforming lives through community engagement. She offers support to orphans, widows and needy people through a group called Noble Women and also created the Betty Ogiel Foundation to support girl child education at a higher level.


Sam Musoke picSAM MUSOKE

.Sam Musoke has spent nearly 17 years in Uganda supporting good financial management practice, mostly in the not-for-profit sector through auditing, mentoring, running unexpectedly fun training courses, and working in Senior Finance positions.

She is the founder and Managing Director of Eco Options U Ltd which distributes Ruby cups, to bring modern “period care” to the limelight and social forefront.



Fusing the performing arts and activism, Williams Otako is a true “artivist” who has specialized in the use of Community Theatre to support social change and a just society. The focus of his work have always been children and youth, since he believes in their creative power to inspire change, highlight human rights and justice for all. Instead of talking on children’s behalf, he is simply providing the stage where they can act out what they want to change in this world. Besides, Otako is a trainer, life coach, inspirational motivator and leader who uses community and street theatre, creative writing and comedy to empower humans all over Uganda.



Milly Businge picMILLY BUSINGE

Some women work so hard to become leaders, some are born leaders while others struggle in between, trying to fight society condemnation that comes with wanting to be one.
At 61 , Milly Businge has been at the centre of grassroots leadership for a while in Masindi district. She served for 20 years as Local Council 1 representative for a constituency of 250 households.

a mother to 8 children and grandmother to 15, She works to inspire women and young girls to become community leaders where they are.


Aidah Bukubuza is a tech enterpreneur empowering youth and women in peri –urban and rural areas through technology skill trainings, health innovations, agritech, advocacy and ICT for business/entrepreneurship.
Aidah shares into her “Tech for Health” innovations that she has developed to support development organisations in health and the world over.

Besides Adah is co-founder and Program Manager at Bernice Women, an organisation advocating for rights against violence among women and girls where she is tasked with empowering women voices using ICT tools and platforms for awareness.



Passionate about girls empowerment, Pheonah Nandudu‘s dream is to see that teenage mothers are accepted in society and re-educated to achieve their potential.

She focuses on highlighting the importance of educating women and girls as a catalyst for development. She believes her efforts will enable documentation of life stories of girls who drop out of school due to pregnancy and their direct effect to community development.



Daphine Arinda is a writer and lawyer. Through her work, Daphine is a manifestation of the art, thoughts and experiences of a Fearless, Dynamic and Revolutionary writer. In her ‘legal’ life, she specializes in research, policy analysis and Public Interest Lawyering. She is a Member of; the Advisory Committee of Network of Public Interest Lawyers (NETPIL), the Youth for Policy Think Tank and is also a social justice blogger.

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