“This year there were over 300 applications towards the Young Achievers Awards of which we got 45 finalists,” said Team Leader Humphrey Nabimanya.
He said the judging process at every level was totally transparent and entailed to set of expert judges in their respective fields.
Young Achievers awarding Gala Night is set for 18th August 2018 at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.
Celebrating youth contributing to the positive development of Uganda empowers, gives guidance and support to the youth whose efforts are rarely recognized in other aspects, Nabimanya noted.
Farming and Agro-Processing
Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy; therefore these young people deserve all the praise we can give. They have become leaders and role-models for future farmers, and have come up with solutions to issues previously unfixable.
Here we recognise the people constantly advancing this field, modernising farming and consequently impacting the society around them.
Fiona Rukwanzi—Founder Nyunya
Bazil Mwotta——Founder, AgroDuuka
Jean Onyait——-Founder & CEO, Akellobanker
Khamutima Tumwebaze—-Founder & Executive Director, Young Farmers’ Champions Network
Edward Mukiibi——–Founder, Developing Innovations in School Cultivation
This category recognizes achievers in the business sector. Those involved in merchandise, trading, procurement or retail business. E.g. Import, Export, Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Transportation, wedding planners, decorators, Airtime distributors, Cleaning services, Consultants, Advertising, Security services, Event management, etc
Muhammed Ssekatawa—–Responsible Suppliers Uganda Ltd
Ronald Hakiza—————Founder UgaBus
Emmy Omongin————-Campus Bee
Natalie Bitature————–Co-Founder, Musana
Samson Wambuzi————Co-Founder, Yiya Engineering Solutions
Outstanding Sports Personality
The past few years have been pivotal for our nation concerning sports, and have essentially been what has put us on the map. This category seeks to recognise youth that have been involved in sports and have been positive ambassadors for our great nation in this field.
David Emong———–Uganda’s first paralympics medalist
Douglas Smith———Founder, Ibanda Youth Soccer Academy
Ivan Magomu———-Rugby Cranes
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei—-Athlete
Rugby 7s Team
Media and Journalism Excellence
This category includes young journalists in print and electronic media who cover various topics, including the news. We want to promote and recognise excellence in African journalism, as well as reiterating the importance of journalists’ role in Uganda’s development.
Kisadha Peter——–Founder Startup Digest Africa
Raymond Mujuni—–Journalist, Next Media Services
Abaas Mpindi———The Media Challenge Initiative
Canary Mugume——Journalist, Next Media Services
Allen Daren Kyeyune—-Sports Journalist
This category recognises individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social challenges. This category includes consideration for profit and not-for-profit ventures, and youth leaders/activists in the social and political realm. They have used entrepreneurial principles to organise, create and manage a venture or campaign to start positive social change.
Andrew Musoke—-Founder, Initiator and CEO, Gifted Hands Network
Monica Nyiraguhabwa—Executive Director Girl Up Initiative Uganda
Moses Nkesiga——-Director, Brimos Legal Advocacy
Stephen Katende—–Team Leader Kisoboka Africa
Richard Kalungi——-Founder, Home Doctors Uganda
Innovations & ICT
This category recognises information communication technology innovations that serve the needs of our community. ICT achievers provide a full range of technology solutions from private PC sales right through to development of corporate and education software solutions and communications networks. These individuals and businesses have a wealth of knowledge and experience with software, hardware, networking, server technologies and security.
Andrew Mugerwa—-Founder My Lib App
Brian Gitta———-CEO and Co-Founder Matibabu
Jacqueline Mutumba—Founder Digi Health Ltd
Phyllis Kyomuhendo—-Co-founder mScan
Naika Julius——CEO & Founder, Naika Group & famunera.com
Performing Arts celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements of those who entertain and inspire us everyday. These people show immense talent in fields such as dance, writing and music, and reflect on the powerful ability that these activities have to ignite change.
Felix Byaruhanga—-Co-founder, The Tribe UG
H2C Dance Group—–Urban Dance Crew
The fashion industry is one of the largest in the world, yet this scale does not mean Uganda is excluded. The incredible creators from our country are making their mark with their unique and innovative designs, and this category celebrates their outstanding achievements that reflects the powerful convergence of fashion and culture.
Anita Beryl———-Founder, Beryl Qouture
Juliana Nasasira—-Founder Kwesh
Charles Mulumba—-Creative Director, Brand mulC Ug
Christabel Kente—–Founder Christabel Kente Haute Couture
Zziwa Kennedy——-Founder Hair by Zziwa
Film and Photography
This category represents those paving a new direction for film, including talented filmmakers, photographers and cinematographers, who are achieving greatness and exhibiting the power that the creative arts have.
Beohrts Beard—–Photographers and Cinematographers
Edgar Kwesiga—–Founder, Spire Creative
Richard Mulindwa—-Movie Producer, Writer, Director