By Benjamin Jumbe
A Ugandan is among 15 individuals and groups that have been recognized for making a significant impact on communities, countries, and regions of the Commonwealth, by creating innovative solutions to pressing development challenges.
Juliet Namujju’s Kimuli Fashionability, a social enterprise that empowers disabled people by imparting creative skills training and up-cycles waste materials and blending them with African fabrics stood out in the prosperity category.
Speaking to KFM, Namujju says this award gives their work much-needed visibility and credibility in the reputable networks that the commonwealth has.
This year’s winners of the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards each received a trophy, £3,000 in prize money, and the opportunity to scale up their innovations in collaboration with partners and mentors across the Commonwealth.