Winnie Akidi

A 24-year-old Ugandan, Winnie Akidi Adile has a degree in information technology science from the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology and a diploma in citizen journalism for media dialogue. Using her expertise in technology, she was a foundation robotics trainer under the peer-to-peer tech robotics annual camp where she trained and empowered over 800 young people with IT skills.
Her other honours include the Top 40 under 40 International Leading Youth Africa awards in the area of Youth Empowerment with the Make Me Elegant Foundation as well as a Generation Democracy fellow with IRIGlobal.
Winnie is a Communications Specialist working in SRHR and is passionate about ending teenage pregnancies in Uganda and advocating social change among young people and students. She is an advocate for girl child rights and gender equality in Uganda.
Advocating for youth development, health, and community advocacy especially among girls, women, and youth.

Winnie founded WEtalk Series Uganda ( in 2018, a female-led and -focused event series that provides a platform for young people to share their perspectives.
She contributes to sustainable development in Africa by creating documentary films featuring a sign language component that will inspire positive change and encourage civic participation.

Previously, she was a Youth Ambassador for AfriYAN Uganda Rise to end teenage pregnancy
and child marriages under the UNFPA and AFriYAN Uganda network.