Gilbert LwetutteCEO & Co-Founder at Education Forum Africa
Gilbert is one of the world’s youngest development strategists passionate about sustainability with major focus on Education. Raising to the helm of leadership at Makerere University in 2012 as the student’s representative to the University senate and minister for academic affairs, Gilbert lead a team that competed for a million dollars in the HULT Prize regional finals in USA hosted by President Bill Clinton. Latterly selected in 2014 to present a paper on Environmental conservation for livelihood at the University of Oxford in the UK during the Oxford Forum for International Development.
Addressing the challenges of information dissemination in Africa, Gilbert co-founded Education Forum Africa (EFA) with a belief that education is a lot more than just going to school and learning is key to development. As an innovator, researcher and entrepreneur, Gilbert has been sure to take every opportunity to learn as well as to serve others at various national, regional and international platforms. These include the United Nations Headquarters where he is currently the official Ugandan UN Youth Delegate, organizing the 2017 Youth Ministers Meeting, and attendance at the 2018 World Bank Group Youth Summit.
In 2019, Gilbert was also nominated as Commissioner for African Diaspora and external relations in the African Youth Commission, as well as his recent selection as part of the Uganda SDG Youth Panel.
I am proud to come from Uganda, the country named by Winston Churchill as ‘the Pearl of Africa’ for all it has to offer, ranked in 2015 as the most entrepreneurial country in the world.