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Brian Mutebi is the founder and EDOU’s Executive Director. He is an award-winning journalist featuring on the Women Deliver global list of “15 journalists, 15 voices for girls and women” and described by News Deeply as “One of Africa’s leading women rights crusaders” for his extensive writing and advocacy for girls’ and women’s health and rights. Mutebi is a contributor to Global Health Now at Johns Hopkins University, and Arise Magazine, a women’s development Magazine published by the women’s rights advocacy organisation, Action for Development. Previously, he was Features Writer at Daily Monitor where he extensively reported on health, gender and development. He was Freelance Writer with the New Vision newspaper and contributor to Focus Magazine, a publication of Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Program.

Awards and Honours

  • Sept 2016: Winner, “120Under40: New Generation of Family Planning Leaders” global contest, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, USA. Click here to learn more.
  • November 2016: Featured on Uganda’s Top 40 Under 40; The New Vision newspaper Click here to learn more
  • July 2015: Commonwealth Young Achiever; Commonwealth Youth Council UK Click here to learn more Page 31
  • March 2015: “15 journalists, 15 voices for girls and women”; Women Deliver, New York Click here to learn more
  • June 2014: Second Winner, Tumaini Awards; Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (World Vision, Compassion International, ANPCANN Uganda Chapter, UNICEF). Click here to learn more
  • April 2014 National Journalism Awards; African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME)
  • July 2013: Hero of the month, The New Vision newspaper