Upcoming Events

Civil society advocacy against gender-based violence in East Africa

Location: Online (Zoom)

Date: 7th December

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm (EAT)

This is an event organized by Lightup Impact as part of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”  between November 25th- December 10th. The event addresses the role of civil society advocacy on policy change regarding gender-based violence in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. It will bring together community-based and non-governmental organizations, activists, and policymakers working to reduce gender-based violence on a local, national and regional level in East Africa. Information on the panelists attending our event will be confirmed soon.

Fundraiser & Networking Event-Vienna Austria

Location: Talent Garden Austria 111 Liechtensteinstraße #115 1090 Wien Austria

Date: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022,

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CET

Welcome to the Lightup Impact Fundraiser Event!

This event aims to raise money and find partners to empower one early-stage grassroots organization in gender & health in East Africa to become sustainable. 

It will be a fun and inspiring night with like-minded people! We will offer finger food & refreshments and handmade Kenyan Maasai Crafts as donation rewards. Get an opportunity to meet our guest; Austrian social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Rebekka Dober, founder of YEP (Youth Empowerment Participation), and her team. 

Let’s empower locally-led non-profits in gender & health in East Africa to create a world of equality together!

Past Events

Lightup Impact Day (3)

Lightup Impact Days 2022: Sustainable development of CBOs/NGOs in gender and health in East Africa: way forward?

Date: May 30th- 31st 2022, 9:00am - 6:00pm EAT (East African Time) Location: Chak Guest House, Musa Gitau Rd off Waiyaki Way Nairobi and Zoom for Live streamed sessions

Join us to learn more about the Lightup Impact community! The event will foster exchange, networking and collaboration between the Lightup Impact Community member organization and external partners to strengthen the organizational development of CBOs.

Lightup Impact - Founder Showcase

January 13th, 13:00-14:30 EAT (East African Time) 11:00-12:30 CET (Central European Time), Zoom

Join us to learn more about the Lightup Impact network! The event will showcase the work of our member organizations in gender, health and development in Eastern Africa, and foster networking among and beyond the Lightup Impact network.

Share & Learn: Founder Roundtable

When and Where: November 18th, 13-14h (CET) /15-16h (EAT), Google Meet

Goal of the event

Share key learnings, challenges and solutions within our community.


Interactive discussion in smaller groups

Lightup Impact Community Meetup

When and where: September 22, 2021 1pm – 5pm (CET), Google Meet


We will be joined by guest speakers Farhia Jama, Founder of Holby Training Solutions and Elizabeth Okullow, Co-Founder of Aafri Fudi
13.00-13:10 Welcome and introduction of Lightup Impact team (Valeria, Eeva, Pedro, Jeniffer and Benedict)
13:10-13:50 Introduction of guest speakers and inspirational talk
13:50-14:00 Short break
14:00-14:50 Training I: Grant and proposal writing – Farhia Jama
14:50-15:00 Short break
15:00-15:30 Training II (Part I): Business Branding – Elizabeth Okullow
15:30-16:00 Training II (Part II): Personal Branding – Farhia Jama
16:00-17:00 Q&A and closing remarks

Join our community to register for the event. 

Guest speakers

Farhia Jama

Farhia Jama is the Co-founder of Holby Training Solutions. She is a Lead Business coach and consultant in various countries in Africa.She is a passionate 26 year old who is transforming Africa. She is the Author of Your Entrepreneurship Journey and 4 other books. She has trained over 800 people in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana. She was selected as the economic advocate on the Kenyan Presidential Unit summit to advise on job creations for youth. She is a Lawyer and Tax specialist by profession doing her final year in Masters. She started her entrepreneurship journey at 18 years of age.She is Passionate about empowering youth and marginalized communities to attain economic stability. She was recognized & awarded for transforming people across africa .She is advocating for quality education and long term sustainability programs.

Elizabeth Okullow

Elizabeth is a Co-founder of Aafri Fudi & Consultant at Holby Training Solution. She works with individuals and farmers to help them grow food using hydroponic technology. She believes that Africa can feed herself with the available resources. With a mission to work towards daily food availability through sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship, she is determined to promote food security in Africa. She has trained 1000+ people across Africa on Agribusiness. She has won awards such as Mandela Washington Fellowship and Africa YES Fellowship due to her outstanding work in Agribusiness. She is a Certified Agribusiness Manager and Hydroponic Technologist. Her work has been featured in Businessday in Nigeria and Daily Nation in Kenya. She has a background in Microbiology from Karatina University and certificate in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from ALX.

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