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Mpindi Abaas

Leaders Africa 2018

Location

Uganda

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"Mpindi is the CEO and founder of the Media Challenge Initiative, a youth-driven non-profit building the next generation of journalists. Mpindi believes that good journalism can make the world a better place through the stories journalists tell and how they tell them. He also believes journalism can change the world. If the good force of journalism is to change the world, we must have good, objective, empowered, socially conscious, and just journalists. This is why he founded the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI). Under MCI, Mpindi has now opened a Media Academy, with a TV and Radio accelerator space for training journalism students who do not have access to practice facilities in their universities. He is passionate about conceptualizing ideas and creating platforms for youth to realize their potential as well as working on health, media, and youth and women empowerment projects. Mpindi is a 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneur and a Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow."