Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda

The Nnabagereka (Queen)
Kingdom of Buganda, Uganda

Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka of Buganda, who is Queen consort of the King of Buganda, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, is a traditional leader and an ardent advocate of human development rooted in cultural values. Her Royal Highness is the first Queen in the history of the Kingdom Buganda, which is the largest, to establish an office in the seat of the Kingdom of Buganda called “Bulange” that compliments the ongoing development work of the Kingdom and of the Government of Uganda.

Through the Nnabagereka Development Foundation, which she founded in 2000, she has been able to do charitable work for children, the youth, and women in education, health care, community empowerment, and the advancement of good cultural values and practices for sustainable development.

She is an icon and a champion who is highly regarded in society for her leadership in mobilizing, sensitizing and empowering children, the youth, women, and children, including children with disabilities, and for advancing “Obuntubulamu” as a strategic approach in all programmes and projects, that empowers individuals reclaim their cultural heritage and encourages the use cultural values as an engine for human development.

Her Royal Highness has been recognised for her foundational work and chosen to be a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda; a Torch Bearer for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG3); an Ambassador for Mama Club (an organisation for mothers living with HIV/AIDS), and a champion in the Campaign to End Paediatric HIV/AIDS in Uganda. She is also a patron of Hospice Africa Uganda, ChildFund International (Uganda), Female Sponsorship Foundation Makerere University Uganda, Special Olympics Uganda, and Programme for Accessible Health Communication and Education, Conservation through Public Health, and the Buganda Tourism Board.

She was the founder member of the African Queens and Women Cultural Leaders Network, co-founder and patron of African Royals for Culture and Development, a member of the Board of the African Philanthropy Forum, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Thinkers Forum.

HRH collaborates with the Ministry of Health in Uganda, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO as well as other civil society organisations on community health related interventions.