Solome Nakaweesi Kimbugwe
Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe is an Pan-African feminist activist, active participant and analyst within the women rights, human rights, sexual rights and feminist movements in Uganda, Africa and Internationally. She has played a fundamental role in supporting the (re)emergence of progressive social movements and organizing in the Africa region, Eastern Africa Sub-Region and Uganda. Currently, as an International Development Consultant, Solome has been working on feminist movements and women’s rights organizing, sexuality and gender diversity, progressive social movement building, organisational development, transformative leadership, human rights and governance. Solome has a proven track record in kick starting, reviving, and running successful organizations, institutions and social movements that engage with cutting edge human rights and development work. She has previously worked as Executive Director of Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) Executive Director of Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) and Chief Executive Officer of Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF).
She has been at the centre of designing and implementation of a number of leadership development programmes and campaigns. This includes redesigning of the prestigious African Women’s Leadership Institute, developing and running of the Action-Aid International Women’s Leadership Development Programme 2010, and the Ji-SORT! Capacity Building Programme for East Africa, among many others. She is also a trainer and faculty member of numerous leadership programmes, including CREA’s Feminist Leadership Movement Building and Rights Institute (FLaMBaRI), The African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) and lead facilitator for Akili Dada’s East Africa Young Women Feminist Leadership and Mentoring Initiative (EAYWLMI). Solome was nominated as the Ugandan Professional Woman of the Year 2006 by the British Council Leadership Forum, and in 2007 was featured in the film “Change Makers” as a transformative leader in Eastern African Sub-Region by Women Direct.