Namalwa Named Africa’s Most Promising Woman


order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Ms. Faith Namalwa has been chosen as a 2014 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellow.

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She currently works with Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE) a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the marginalized rural poor women.

MILEAD was founded in 2004 and its aim is to inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents.

Namalwa and the other Fellows are all between ages of 19 and 25 and were chosen through a highly competitive selection process with criteria based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service, accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.

Namalwa was selected for her “significant contribution as a passionate advocate of development of women and girls in Uganda since she has played a big role in advocating for girls’ education and young women’s empowerment.”

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from Makerere University and she currently serves as a member of the Science Consult Program whose aim is to simplify science related subjects at all levels.

Faith has served in many leadership capacities and is an advocate for the Girl Education Challenge.

Her hard work and zeal have earned her various academic and civic awards for example Runner’s up exhibitor (University Student’s category) Award; 2010 for Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)- Makerere University.

As a young leader, she is committed to engage young women, sharpen their thinking and shape their future to be able to participate more meaningfully in community life, and the labor market seeding a wider revolution.

She will be joining her colleague Fellows for the 2014 MILEAD Leadership Institute in Ghana.

The Institute is a three-week intensive residential leadership training program designed to equip the emerging African women leaders with the knowledge, exposure and cutting-edge skills as 21st century leaders and it will run from 12th July to 2nd August at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon- Accra.


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