Co-founder / Managing Director:
- BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduate
“The concept of UAD has always been something I am passionate about. I was born and raised in London, but I soon fell in love with Uganda. With the identity of being both British and Ugandan, I hope to encourage others through my organisation, to identify more with Africa. I want people to understand more about the continent and its individual countries. I want people to express themselves more, engage in dialogue, know what is happening on the ground and continue to spread their cultures globally. After spending significant time in Uganda and interning for over a year there, I have developed valuable skills which I hope can help me to pursue my love for international development. I hope to inspire people from Africa globally, to branch further than their comfort zone and embrace new things in life.”
Co-founder and Assistant Director:
- LLB Law and Human Rights graduate
Born and raised in Uganda, Cynthia now lives in London. She is a human rights advocate and one of her greatest achievement to date is drafting a report on freedom of expression in Sri Lanka that has since been published on the United Nations website.
As a co-founder of UAD, Cynthia hopes to utilise this initiative as a platform to inspire action, raise awareness and encourage African unity by focusing on the importance of economic and political independence, cultural identity, and sustainable development.