We are thrilled to announce that voting for the Lightup Impact Days 2023 Founder Committee is now open. In a true community-driven approach, we are asking you to help shape our highly anticipated annual conference.
The Founder Committee will collaborate with our Lightup Impact team to plan and execute the conference taking place in September. Learn more about the committee here.
Thank you to everyone who showed interest in being part of the Founder Committee. We received 24 applications from our community members: 11 from Kenya, 3 from Rwanda, 4 from Uganda, and 3 from Tanzania.
The Lightup Impact team rigorously reviewed all the applications and shortlisted the best candidates for public voting according to the following criteria:
- Understanding of the committee member role
- Understanding of the goal of Lightup Impact Days
- Motivation to be part of the organizing committee
- Relevant skills (e.g. event management, communication, networking, and organizational)
- Alignment with Lightup Impact’s values
- The overall quality of the application
As you will notice, Kenya has the biggest number of candidates shortlisted. This is due to the generally larger representation of founders from Kenya in our Lightup Impact Community.
We are glad to propose the following candidates for public voting (please follow the links below to read their statements):
- Terry Boke: Hope Alive Initiative
- Salim Mazang’ang’a: Path Youth Organization
- Saraphina Ambale: Eagle Wings Oganisation
- Martinah Madeda: Youth Economic Social Empowerment (YESE)
- Amisa Rashid Ahmed: Nivishe Foundation
- Sarah Musau: Gifted Community Centre, GCC
- Mulweye Kevin Kibore: Kilimani Buda CBO
- Bernard Molho Bwambale: Usanii Village Africa
- Kaligirwa Bridget Kigambo: Girl Potential Care Center
- Elvis Kadhama: Essymart Africa
- Muganyizi Melchior: Participatory Livelihood Improvement Ecology And Sanitation (PALES)
- Marcelina Biro: Kijana Jasiri-Resilience Organization (KJRO)
- Dixoni Emmanuel: Advancing Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI)
How to vote
Select your two favorite candidates per country and vote via this form
Please note: voting is open to Lightup Impact Community members only, and will close on Thursday, June 1st.
Thank you for being part of this process and supporting Lightup Impact Days 2023.
Best of luck to all the candidates!
The Lightup Impact team
Author: Valeria Santoro, Lightup Impact
Best of luck to you and looking forward to working together towards a successful event.