An illustrated portrait of Humphrey Nabimanya

Humphrey Nabimanya

Humphrey is a sexual reproductive health and rights advocate, a youth activist, and a social change agent recognized as one of Uganda’s most influential voices for youth change in the past decade. A graduate with a BA in community psychology from Makerere University, he is the founder and CEO of Reach A Hand Uganda, a non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda that is building a movement of youth change advocates from some of the country’s most vulnerable communities.

Raised by HIV-positive guardians, Humphrey, in his formative years, experienced the extensive impact of HIV stigma from his immediate community—at home and school. This experience fueled his passion for educating and empowering young people about the reality of HIV, positive living, and skills building. Using the dissemination of sexual reproductive health and rights information as a springboard for social change, Humphrey, through the work of Reach A Hand Uganda, has impacted multitudes of young Ugandans through expanded awareness on SRHR information, strengthened access to service delivery, and advocacy for meaningful youth participation in the national and grassroots decision-making processes.

Named among Africa’s 100 most influential young Africans in 2018, Humphrey is motivated by the vision to live in a world where every young person can ably make informed life choices with the availability of sexual reproductive health and rights information and services.