Announcing the Huduma Fellowship Class of 2021

The LéO Africa Institute and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung announce the 2021 Class of the Huduma Fellowship

Kampala, July 30, 2021 – The LéO Africa Institute and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Uganda are thrilled to announce the 2021 Class of the Huduma Fellowship. The fellows start their one-year journey on a deeper understanding of the public sector in Uganda and growth as conscious civic and public sector champions.

“The conditions of governing across Africa and the world are changing tremendously and in increasingly unpredictable ways,” said William Babigumira, a faculty member at the LéO Africa Institute, ahead of the announcement.

“When a creeping pandemic significantly impacts our well-being, a heightened sense of public service is required to renew the social contract between the government and its citizens. The Huduma Fellowship heralds a practical approach towards building the best possible public servant, capable of navigating perilous times diligently, with integrity, and for Uganda’s greater good,” he continued, before congratulating the Institute and KAS for achieving this significant milestone. “I am proud to associate with this important milestone”.

“Today’s changing public service landscape requires a new breed of agile and innovative public and civil servants. As the challenges persist, it is our singular hope that the Huduma Fellows will be pioneer problem solvers in Civil Service,” said Anna Reismann, Country Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan

The Huduma Fellowship is an initiative by the LéO Africa Institute and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to provide thought leadership training for emerging civic and public sector champions in Uganda.

Every year, the program will enroll 15 outstanding fellows, who already work in the public sector or aspire to do so. These fellows from multidisciplinary backgrounds will undertake a year-long training on various aspects of leadership, public affairs management, and policymaking.

For more than three decades, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Uganda has cooperated with governmental institutions, political parties, and civil society organizations to bring people together to embrace their responsibilities in society.

The Huduma Class of 2021 joins the LéO Africa Institute’s growing network of fellows across Africa committed to leading successful and high-impact lives.

For more information about the Huduma Fellowship, visit


The Huduma Class of 2021 Fellows are:

Bruce Amanya Mugisha, Civil Engineer, National Enterprise Corporation (NEC-UPDF)
Clare Nakazibwe, Finance and Administration, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Cynthia Kyofuna, Founder, Publicity House
Daraus Bahikire, Public health specialist, Ministry of Health
Dinah Achola, Fellow, Teach For Uganda
Doreen Akankwasa, Information and Data Management, Uganda National Oil Company
Edgar Mwine, Immigration Officer, Ministry of Internal Affairs
Eric Diogo, Chief Executive Officer, Mazungumzo
Juliet Grace Luwedde, Programs Officer, Media Challenge Initiative
Karane Tuhirirwe Mihanda, Head–Digital Communications, Office of the President
Luke Ofungi, Deputy Director, CEED UGANDA
Lynna Abaho, Labour Support Officer, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Marvin Odongo, Performance Auditor, Office of the Auditor General
Preston Katungi Winyi, Police Officer, Uganda Police Force
Zephania Kato, Labour, Industrial relations and Productivity Officer, Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

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