Humphrey Nabimanya, winner of a C Exchange Seed Grant and a 2013 Women Deliver 100 Young Leader, has been nominated for the inaugural 2014 MTV Base Leadership Award for his outstanding work as a youth advocate in Uganda.
This award, created by Viacom International Media Networks (Africa) and MTV Base as part of the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), recognizes young Africans, under the age of 35, whose leadership and contributions are making a remarkable impact towards the growth and development of the continent.
Humphrey has been nominated alongside Ashish Thakkar from Tanzania, Ludwick Marishane from South Africa, Dr. Sandile Kubheka from South Africa, and Toyosi Akerele from Nigeria. The winner will be announced on June 7th at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) in South Africa.
Humphrey is being recognized for his outstanding efforts as an HIV/AIDS activist and youth advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights. The popular TV personality is known for his leadership in peer education projects that address sexuality, responsible citizenship, entrepreneurship, and life skills among young people. His passion for peer education in reproductive health issues was sparked at a young age after facing discrimination from peers after losing his parents to the HIV/AIDS scourge.
He has used this personal experience as a lesson for young people to understand sexuality issues and stop discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. He is the winner of the 2013 Young Achiever’s Award, founder of Reach a Hand Uganda, and host of “THE MIX UP” show on Uganda’s NBS TV.
You can read more about Humphrey’s peer education project in Uganda here.