• Dec 05, 2021 . 1 min Read
  • Ugandan social entrepreneur wins International award

Ugandan social entrepreneur wins International award
Umar Kashaka
Journalist @New Vision

A Ugandan social entrepreneur, Dr Gudula Naiga Basaza, is among the eight winners of the 2021 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) awards.

They were announced and celebrated at the 7th AWIEF virtual conference and awards on December 3, 2021, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme was, ‘Advancing inclusive, resilient and sustainable growth in the post-COVID-19 African economy’.

Dr Basaza is the managing director and founder of Gudie Leisure Farm and Gudie Incubation Center.

She won the social entrepreneur award category.

Each year, the AWIEF awards recognise, honour and celebrate amazing women entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa and across industry sectors, for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development.

AWIEF salutes these women for their passion and determination in making a difference in their countries and on the continent.

The winners were selected out of 24 finalists by an independent panel of judges.

Winners of other awards come from South Africa (2), Mali, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Nigeria.

Who is Basaza?

Basaza is an associate Professor at Bishop Stuart University. She is a business leader, academician and social infopreneur.

She holds a PhD from the University of Ghent, a master’s degree in science education from the University of York and a bachelor’s degree from Makerere University.

She is an author of two books, 12 songs, 55 manuals and an inventor of organic farming products.

She works in 352 parishes in 27 districts of Uganda, reaching 112,521 value chain linked youth. 

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