Abaas Mpindi is the CEO of the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI), an organization building the next generation of journalists in Uganda. Mpindi believes that good journalism can make the world a better place through stories and how they are told. MCI houses the MCI Media Hub, MCI Radio, and Solutions Now Africa – platforms that are amplifying media innovations and using solutions journalism to challenge negative narratives about Africa.
Mpindi’s story has been published in the Huffington Post, CNN African Voices, and in 2018 his work was spotlighted by President Barack Obamain his Mandela 100 lecture in South Africa. Mpindi is a 2018 Obama Leader, a 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, and a Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow.