Dedo is SFF’s Director of Special Projects. He is a social enterprise and social justice advocate. He was born and raised in Burundi. He graduated from Uganda Martyrs University with a major in Ethics and Development studies, having founded several student organizations aimed at social justice during his time there.
Before moving to the public sector, Dedo worked in the private sector for two years in strategic service delivery and marketing. He spoke in December 2012 at TedX Youth Bukoto in Kampala, about the flash mob he organized in Burundi to promote healthy lifestyles among the youth. In 2011-12, Dedo was a Global Health Corps fellow. He worked with PSI/Burundi on condom social marking and communication. That experience marked his transition to a world of possibilities where youth from across the world work together on addressing social and political challenges they are facing. He successfully led SFF efforts to support civil society organization through creation of our first capacity building incubator in Burundi. In his free time, Dedo loves dancing, traveling, adventure, cooking, and activities engaging youth and other minorities.