Mpindi Abaas is a Pan-African Media Entrepreneur currently working as the CEO of the Media Challenge Initiative. Mpindi believes that good journalism can make the world a better place but most importantly he believes in the power of the media to change the negative narrative about Africa. This is why he founded MCI, a youth-driven non-profit building the next generation of journalists in Uganda and Africa.
His story has been published in the Huffington post and CNN African Voices recently his work was highlighted by President Barack Obama in 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. Recently he was selected by the Government of Uganda to be on the National Taskforce for the adoption of 4th Industrial Revolution. When he is not developing concepts that intersect media and other development sectors, Mpindi loves to dance and watch documentaries.