Cambridge, and MA – Ugandans, Allen Sophia Asiimwe, Agnes Igoye, and Kwame Rugunda, have graduated from Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) with their Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) degree.
The colour full ceremony was held on May 25 at the campus premises.
The trio join other Ugandans including former Vice President Specioza Kazibwe, law don Busingye Kabumba and ex presidential advisor Morrison Rwakakamba who have graduated from Harvard.
Asiimwe was the former country director for TradeMark East Africa in Uganda.
While at HKS, she studied International Trade and Development, Negotiations and Communications.
In addition, she co-founded Girls4Girls and the Kennedy Leadership Series.
Igoye is the deputy national coordinator for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons with the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and training manager at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control.
While at HKS, she was a Deans Fellow, a Robert Woods Memorial Fellow, and a George Mallinckrodt Fellow.
In addition, she was a Mid-Career class representative and an HKS student ambassador. She was recently listed as one of Vital Voices’ 100 most exceptional women.
Rugunda is currently the managing director at Whatcan Consult and chairman at Fullbridge Africa.
While at HKS, he studied Leadership, Strategic Management, Multi-Party Negotiation, Communication and Policy Decision Making. Additionally, he co-founded the Kennedy Leadership Series.
“I am extremely proud of the members of the HKS graduating class of 2017,” said Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.
“These are very talented people from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities who are committed to public service. We wish them well as they embark on the next chapter in their lives, and we plan to follow them closely as they work to make the world better.”
Harvard Kennedy School aims to improve public policy and public leadership around the world through research, teaching, and direct engagement with policymakers and public leaders.
The school offers four Master’s Degree programs, more than 35 Executive Education programs and 14 research centers and institutes.
With more than 19,000 degree program alumni and 44,000 Executive Education alumni working in more than 200 countries, the school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, improve public policy, and make people’s lives safer, more prosperous, and more fulfilling.