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Innocent Wakida

Innocent Wakida

Uganda

Innocent Wakida is a social entrepreneur, youth social rights advocate, human rights activist who has recently completed his Bachelors in Law at Makerere University, Uganda. In 2016, he volunteered with Restless Development under the ICS program where he is currently an alumni. He went on to work as a Research Assistant with Lively minds Uganda, an organization which empowers children through play and later joined Swisscontact Uganda where he trains youth under the U-LEARN program on ‘leadership and group dynamics’. He has a burning desire for community development, which ultimately led him to become a member of World Youth Alliance, later doing an online course with Common Purpose UK on leadership where he was awarded with an ‘Open Source Leadership’ badge. He is also an African Changemakers Fellow 2018 after he undertook a five weeks online leadership and social entrepreneurship course. He is a part of the Young African Leaders Initiative network where he has so far taken three courses on ‘Servant Leadership-The Deciding Difference,’ ‘Fundraising Concepts,’ and ‘Grant Writing’. He was a part of the group of youth in Uganda back in 2015 that led a campaign to collect signatures to petition world leaders to sign the “PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT” on behalf of OXFAM. He has since started an initiative called Sunrise Global Link, which raises money to educate underprivileged children in rural communities in Uganda. The organization will also be addressing all forms of violence, torture, child abuse, and public health while involving youth in mentor-ship and youth livelihood programs. He is a strong believer of “Youth Power” that once given the right support and opportunity the youth are a great force of global change. His goal is to foster a generation that will live in peace, harmony and equity.

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