Agnes Igoye has served Sixteen years in the Government of Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, represents the Ministry in various national, regional and intergovernmental committees involved with Migration, peace and security and is the Training Manager at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control. She has provided her expertise to various local and International organizations including U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, U.N. Development Program, and the International Organization for Migration. Agnes is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, with a commitment of action to counter human trafficking. She rehabilitates survivors, trains law enforcement and is a member of the Uganda National taskforce to counter human trafficking. Agnes is the founder of Huts For Peace, where women who have suffered torture and gender based violence during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency are rebuilding their communities.
Agnes is a 2010/11 Hubert Humphrey Fellow (University of Minnesota), a certified human trafficking investigator from the Not For Sale academy San Francisco, and received a Global Development and Social Justice Certification with a special session with President Jimmy Carter at Emory University. She studied Forced Migration at the University of Oxford UK and Human trafficking-populations and Profiles in Israel.
2014: Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals-University of Minnesota http://global.umn.edu/honors/dlai/14_igoye.html
2014: Recognized as an outstanding Fulbright Alumni for her achievements in the field of social entrepreneurship by the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and the Institute of International Education (IIE) Board (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOsCp3diHc4&feature=youtu.be)
2014: Honored to participate in the Fulbright Effect: How do we shape the future of Public diplomacy and global education? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9BnY66Yy0Y)
2014: Recognized as one of 30 Women leaders in Uganda who have created impact in their communities Nationally and Regionally by CEDA International and the African Women Development Fund (AWDF)
2013: Named one of the 50 emerging Global Women leaders by the Women in Public Service Project (launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2011) http://wpsp.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2013/08/07/delegate-profile-agnes-igoye/
2013: Selected to pay tribute to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she received the 2013 prestigious Liberty Medal.
2012: Inspirational woman of Uganda award from CEDA International for Anti Human Trafficking Work and Youth Empowerment
2011: Recognized and featured in The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board 2010-2011 Annual Report to US Senate.
2011: Outstanding Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U) commitment to action rehabilitating victims of human trafficking, raising awareness and training law enforcement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrOCRlfT664&feature=relmfu
Profile on Ugandan National Newspaper. http://www.monitor.co.ug/artsculture/Reviews/An-agent-against-the-sale-o...
My Passions: Ending Human trafficking, Education of vulnerable children, building communities affected by conflict, Youth & women empowerment, travel
My Challenges: Accessing adequate resources to tackle the global challenges Am passionate about
My Vision for the Future: A human trafficking free world where even the most vulnerable in society are empowered to live free, in peace and dignity
My Areas of Expertise: Human trafficking, Migration, Youth mentoring and empowerment, Peace and security.