2013 Finalists

Media and Journalism Award
Business Entrepreneurship Award
Outstanding Performing Arts Award
Ericsson Excellence Award for Innovation
Farming and Agro-Processing Award
Leadership and Social Enterprise Award
Outstanding Sports Personality Award

Media and Journalism Award

  • Lydia Nabakooza

    Lydia is a passionate business news reporter with NBS Television who has taken the extra mile in journalism and undertaken a keen a keen interest in reporting social issues especially pertaining  to child labour.

     

  • Flavia Tumusiime

    With 12 years experience in the media industry, Flavia has over the years become a formidable force in the field and positioned herself as a role model to many young people. She has started a production company, which in addition to producing entertainment content will nurture and other talents and entertainment brands.

Business Entrepreneurship Award

  • SHARON AGAINE

    Agasha Group has created an agriculture platform that markets farmers’ business beyond their villages and sub-­‐counties. The company mentors youth to develop positive attitude towards agriculture connecting them with people who have been successful in agribusiness sector.

  • PETER MUKIIBI & ARTHUR NAKKAKA

    Addmaya is a Film, TV and Design firm specializing in Brand Identity, Promos, Commercials, Documentaries and Graphics Design across different media platforms. With clients including Orange, PACE, Watoto Child Care Ministries, MTN, Warid Telecom, Compassion, UAP, Hwan Sung, BukeddeTV, Channel 44, Plan, Lighthouse TV.

  • GEORGE WILLIAM BAKKA,JOACHIM EWECHU & IVAN MANDELA

    Angels Hub formerly Mara Launchpad is a business center for entrepreneurs. Angels Capital is a combination of funds including the Africa Youth Fund which provides financial backing for young businesses and enables youth to profitably manage and invest their own capital. Angels Agric Fund supports rural entrepreneurs and Angels Ventures is an incubation program that enables emerging entrepreneurs to access capital, office space and business development consulting towards the commercialization of their businesses.

Outstanding Performing Arts Award

  • Richard Walakira

    Founder of Eodub Camp, a free space platform where aspiring young rappers gain a better understanding of the art form. The center provides more knowledge about Hip Hop in general and provides a great environment for the youth and the community.

  • Kenneth Kimuli aka Pablo

    Pablo uses comedy as a forum for analysis of reproductive health issues.  With his campaign on HIV/AIDS prevention dubbed "Zip Up" he has helped to promote age appropriate behavior change interventions using messages focused on early sex, cross-generational sex and multiple sexual partnerships among the youth

Ericsson Excellence Award for Innovation

  • DR DAVIS MUSINGUZI

    The medical concierge group is a 24/7 service access to a health professionals that can be obtained among other ways through SMS, email, video chat and social media. The Medical Concierge Group is the first and only medical organisation that provides this service in addition to free consultation in the country.

  • JOSHUA BUSINGYE, BRIAN GITTA, SIMON LUBAMBO AND JOSIAH KAVUMA

    MATIBABU [CODE 8] - The team is behind Matibabu, a mobile application for early, non-­‐invasive malaria diagnosis using a phone and a custom piece of hardware (Matiscope).

Farming and Agro-Processing Award

  • VINCENT OCHAN, GOLDEN BEES

    Golden Bees ltd is a new age young enterprise providing a full scale range of beekeeping products and services in the areas of Honey processing & packaging, Propolis Tinctures, Bee wax, Supply of Bee Equipment, Beekeeping feasibility studies, Beekeeping training and consultancies.

  • ERIC AND REBECCA KADURU. KADAFRICA LTD

    KadAfrica passion fruit farm is one of the exporters of passion fruit to the United Kingdom. The farm works with 1500 out of school girls in Fort Portal and Kyenjojo to empower them through the cultivation of passion fruit.

Leadership and Social Enterprise Award

  • PETER WAMONO

    He started a community centre, Musaale where 30 sewing machines are used by otherwise impoverished women to make uniforms and other apparel for sale which forms a source of income for them and contributes to improving their standard of living

  • GERALD ABILA

    He founded BarefootLaw an online initiative aimed at bridging the gap between the Law, and users of the Law by harnessing the power of Social Media, and Information Technology. They provide Free Legal consultancy and services, develop information technology solutions aimed at breaking the bottlenecks currently faced in the Justice, Law and Order Sector. The company also employs modern tools of Information Technology to carry out free community legal education initiatives, and pro-­‐bono community engagements throughout Uganda

  • MUHAMMED KISIRISA

    Kisirisa along with Kafuma Richard, Muggaga Brian Baya and Nyombi Jaffar formed Action for Fundamental Change and Development in 2009 which is empowering slum communities to end grinding poverty and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS while promoting local self-­‐reliance in slum communities of Kampala capital.

Outstanding Sports Personality Award

  • IBRAHIM SEKAGYA

    The footballer currently plays for the New York Red Bulls in major League Soccer. Sekagya who has also played for the Ugandan national football team and served as the team’s captain is a mentor to many and one of the few Ugandan footballers with a thriving international career

  • PHIONA MUTESI

    Phiona Mutesi is a teenage chess prodigy from the slum of Katwe. The 14 year old’s instincts have added her to the list of international made her a player to watch in international chess. She has represented Uganda at the Olympiad making the first time Uganda's women's team to participate in an Olympiad

  • JAS MANGAT

    The 2013 National Rally Champion after winning the Independence Rally in Mukono becoming the sixth driver to retain the national title. His also the first driver of his generation to win back-­‐to-­‐back national titles after former champions failed to retain their title.

  • Heroes Award

    Esther Kalenzi

    Esther Kalenzi Team Leader and Champion for the cause, 40 Days over 40 Smiles.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Late Dr. James Mulwana

    Posthumously presented to The Late Dr. James Mulwana, a renown Ugandan industrialist and businessman.

Young achievers star hall of fame
To be announced at the award ceremony

Overall young achiever
To be announced at the award ceremony

An evening of celebration and appreciation of innovation, excellence, entrepreneurship and leadership of Uganda's outstanding youth.

The 4th edition of the Young Achievers Awards will be held on 

19th December 2014, 1800Hrs - 2100hrs at the Victoria Hall, Kampala Serena Hotel.

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  • CHIEF GUEST - DR. RONALD KABERUKA

    His Excellency, Dr. Donald Kaberuka President African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka is currently serving his second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). He was first elected in 2005, becoming the seventh president of the Bank Group since its establishment in 1963. 

    He was re-elected in May 2010 at the AfDB’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for a second five-year term. He took the oath for his second term in September of that year in Tunis. 

    Before joining the African Development Bank, Kaberuka, 61, had a distinguished career in banking, International trade and development and government service. A national of...

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    CHIEF GUEST - DR. RONALD KABERUKA

    His Excellency, Dr. Donald Kaberuka President African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka is currently serving his second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). He was first elected in 2005, becoming the seventh president of the Bank Group since its establishment in 1963. 

    He was re-elected in May 2010 at the AfDB’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for a second five-year term. He took the oath for his second term in September of that year in Tunis. 

    Before joining the African Development Bank, Kaberuka, 61, had a distinguished career in banking, International trade and development and government service. A national of Rwanda, he was the country’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning between 1997 and 2005. During this period, he oversaw Rwanda’s successful economic reconstruction after the end of the civil war there.

    He initiated and implemented major economic reforms and introduced new systems of structural, monetary and fiscal governance, laying special emphasis on the independence of Rwanda’s Central Bank. 

    These reforms led to the widely-recognized revival of Rwanda’s economy, and to the sustained economic growth that enabled Rwanda to obtain debt cancellation under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative in April 2005. 

    During his service at the AfDB, Kaberuka has presided over a major redirection in its strategy for development and poverty reduction in Africa. To that end, the AfDB has placed increased emphasis on the private sector, and on the importance of major infrastructure developments in areas such as road, railways, power plants and communications, especially in their role in promoting regional integration in Africa. 

    During Kaberuka’s period of office, the AfDB has become Africa’s premier financial institution. In 2009, in response to the global financial crisis, the African Development Bank Group made record approvals of loans and grants totaling more than USD 12.6 billion. Donald Kaberuka was educated at universities in Tanzania and Scotland. He holds a PhD in Economics from Glasgow University. 

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER - HRH. SLYVIA NAGGINDA

    Her Royal Highness the Nnnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda is currently serving on our Advisory Board. Other members of the Advisory Board include Mrs. Olive Kigongo, the President Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Betty Bigombe, Member of Parliament and State Minister for Water, and Professor George Piwang Jalobo.

    Her Royal Highness who will be delivering a Keynote address at this years award is part of the Founding Board of Directors of the Young Achievers.

    At the 2010 Young Achievers Awards ceremony, she remarked, I am proud to be associated with the Young Achievers Awards because it encourages young people to aim for the stars...

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    KEYNOTE SPEAKER - HRH. SLYVIA NAGGINDA

    Her Royal Highness the Nnnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda is currently serving on our Advisory Board. Other members of the Advisory Board include Mrs. Olive Kigongo, the President Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Betty Bigombe, Member of Parliament and State Minister for Water, and Professor George Piwang Jalobo.

    Her Royal Highness who will be delivering a Keynote address at this years award is part of the Founding Board of Directors of the Young Achievers.

    At the 2010 Young Achievers Awards ceremony, she remarked, I am proud to be associated with the Young Achievers Awards because it encourages young people to aim for the stars. Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nngainda, the Nnabagereka of Buganda. 

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