Amos Kiyingi

2021 Fellow from Uganda

Amos Kiyingi has more than 12 years' experience as a certified public account and more than seven years' experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Amos is the founder and national director of Uganda Unites, a national youth movement that connects youth from different religious and ethnic backgrounds and equips them with peacebuilding and leadership skills. The goal is to build agents of change who will free their communities from violence. Amos also serves on the boards of Wakisa Ministries, a teenage pregnancy crisis center, and Christ's Hope International, an organization that cares for children affected by HIV/AIDS. Amos holds a bachelor's degree in Quantitative Economics. A 2018 Obama Leader for Africa, Amos is committed to ending the cycle of violence in Uganda and empowering a new generation to work for a prosperous nation. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Amos plans to share the skills and knowledge acquired with the more than 100 volunteers and 5,000 members of Uganda Unites through peacebuilding and leadership skills trainings, thereby expanding the project's reach to more communities prone to violence and more youth who can counter radicalization and start initiatives in their communities.

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