Line-up of speakers to grace the Social Media Conference 2021

The 2021 Uganda social media conference is getting closer and the line-up of speakers to grace the 2-day event has been released. The conference, happening in its 6th edition, is organized by the Uganda country office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Like with the previous editions, the conference aims to converge key stakeholders for a constructive exchange on the impact of social media on state and society to highlight both, opportunities and challenges.

The event is set to be held virtually in August 2021 on 25th – 26th, at Kampala Sheraton Hotel, under the theme “Digital democracy in a Post Pandemic Era”. It shall highlight how Social Media has facilitated citizen journalism, Elections in Africa, its impact on mental health among many other topics.

There are at least 30 speakers expected to take part in the various panels at the conference. Let’s take a look at them in detail!

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The speakers at the 2021 Uganda social media conference

The conference brings together key stakeholders from government, civil society, academia, and the media for an exchange on the state and impact of social media on society. In no particular order, let’s take a look at the confirmed speakers.

  • Dr. William Tayeebwa – Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow of American Council of Learned Societies.
  • Adonia Ayebare – Ugandan Ambassador to the UN
  • Opolot Nicholas – Programme Officer, Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung Uganda and South Sudan
  • Anna Reismann – Country Director, KAS Uganda
  • Raymond Mujuni – Investigative Journalist
  • Kwezi Tabaro – Deputy Director, LéO Africa Institute
  • Wanjuhi Njoroge – Founder, People Planet Africa
  • Besigye Andrew – Public Policy and Communications Expert, Ministry of ICT
  • Awel Uwihanganye – Founder, LéO Africa Institute
  • Dr. Paul Kasenene – Wellness and Nutrition Specialist
  • Alex Taremwa – Digital Journalist and Academic, Aga Khan University, Kenya
  • Moses Owiny – ED Centre for Multilateral Affairs Uganda (CfMA)
  • Dr. Okello Ayen – Director Public Health & Environment, Kampala Capital City Authority
  • Jacob Eyeru – Chairperson of the National Youth Council
  • Mathias Kamp – Policy Advisor East Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • Abubakar Matanda – Advocate and ANT Youth Leader
  • Adeke Anna – District Woman MP, Soroti
  • Agnes Igoye – Deputy National Coordinator Anti-Trafficking – Directorate of Immigration
  • Solomon Serwanjja – Executive Director, AIIJ
  • Lynna Abaho – Labour Support Officer, Ministry of Gender
  • Ojok Okello – Social Commentator, Humanitarian, and Entrepreneur
  • Rushongoka Wa Mpiira – Sustainability Expert
  • Pesh Ahumuza – Digital Communications Consultant, Social Media Influencer and Feminist
  • Blanshe Musinguzi – Journalist, Africa Report
  • Denis Nabende – URSB Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Dr. Benedict Akimana – Pyschiatrist, Butabika Hospital
  • Susan Nandudu – Executive Director, ACTADE
  • Peter Benhur Nyeko – CEO, Mandulis Energy
  • Cathy Adengo – Stanbic Bank Uganda, Head of Sustainability
  • Claire Leduc – Cooperation Attache, French Embassy
  • Tricia Bigirwa – Feminist writer, lawyer, and activist
  • Patience Atuhaire – BBC Reporter
  • Allan Chekwech – Co-Head Production Hub, Nation Media Group Uganda
  • Aka Dope – Band

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