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Our Founder

Honest Fortunate Kansiime lost her father as a girl and had to drop out of school. After a policy passed providing free education, she went back. Knowing the power of policy, she founded Girls to Lead Africa — nurturing girls to become political leaders.

Since her childhood she has always been a leader and questioned why women should be held back when it came to positions of leadership. She began testing structures of power in elementary school and has made it her life quest to ensure that girls and women have the opportunity to access equal opportunities.

Kansiime has the experience of running for political office along supporting female leaders in Uganda to reach positions of power and change policies that support women.

Kansiime is an Echoing Green Finalist, a Pollination Project Fellow, a Community Solutions Program Fellow, a YALI Fellow and one of the founding partners of AMPLIFY.