Sam Ogwal is the Secretary for Finance at the National Youth Council (2020-2025) and the Regional Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy to Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, a former Regional Representative to Africa and Europe to the Commonwealth Youth Council, and a member of East African Com
munity Youth Ambassadors Platform.
Sam has led teams and coordinated several developmental projects in the country. These include projects such as Faith in the Commonwealth, in partnership with Commonwealth Secretariat, Localizing Agenda 2250 (UNSCR on Youth, Peace, and Security) in partnership with World Federation for United Nations Associations, and among others.
He is currently Partnering with UNPFA – Uganda country office in implementing the G4G dialogue (Generation for Generation Dialogue), a peace-building initiative aimed at undressing the misconception among policies maker and implementers about young people.
Sam is also the author of the paper entitled, the SWIFT (Snapchat, Whatsapp. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) Generation. The paper examines how social media platform has fuel violent extremism and how young people can be used to avert such vice.
Sam is a graduate from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Engineering.
His hobbies are writing, advocating for the good cause, and having fun with friends.
“Education is key to peace, and the communities, regardless of where you are, need you as leaders.”