Catherine is the CEO/Co-Founder of United African Diaspora (UAD), a dynamic media platform through which she seeks to amplify the voices of Africa and the Diaspora. Her main area of interest and representation is women’s rights, with great focus on women and young girls’ access to basic health amenities and the overall empowerment of women throughout Africa. She is a digital content creator, illustrator and marketer; creating and working on campaigns against GBV/VAW, (black) women’s identity, sexuality, labour and health.
Through UAD, Catherine has worked with various international organisations as a communications partner for campaigns; the most recent being with Amref Health Africa UK, for the Health #InHerHands campaign. In conjunction with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), Catherine helped to raise £367,723 to support lasting health change for women throughout Africa. Through her advocacy and campaigning, Catherine was invited to meet HRH, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. This opportunity afforded her the privilege to address issues affecting women in both Africa and the UK, such as FGM as well as highlighting the impact UAD has on the educating and engaging the youth on these issues throughout Africa and the Diaspora.
Prior to starting her masters, Catherine graduated with a First Class Honours in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, after which she spent a lot of time in urban and rural Uganda. She worked in the digital marketing and water and sanitation industry. She took the lead on events such as the launch for one of Uganda’s first online banking apps as well as working alongside international organisations to construct WASH facilities and carry out necessary sensitisation concerning hygiene in rural Uganda.
Catherine is currently pursuing an MSc in International Social and Public Policy at the LSE.