Agnes Igoye escaped human traffickers at 14, when the Lord’s Resistance Army raided her village in search of virgins. Today she serves as Uganda’s deputy national coordinator for the prevention of trafficking in persons and contributes to teach a child protection course at Harvard University. She sits on various African regional committees on migration and is a Labour Migration expert at Inter Governmental Authority on Development (8 Member States) regional Economic community
A senior Aspen New Voices Fellow, Agnes writes and speaks extensively about Migration. She has spoken to USA Members of Congress and at UK Houses of Parliament advocating for sustainable laws and policies to counter human trafficking and ensure safe and orderly migration. Agnes built a rehabilitation center for survivors of human trafficking in Uganda and serves as an Ambassador and Mentor at The Clinton Global Initiative University. One of New African Magazine’ 100 most influential Africans in 2015, Agnes is a recipient of several awards including the Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) International Award; The Josephine S. Vernon award-Harvard Kennedy School; University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals; Global Freedom Exchange Award from Vital Voices and Hilton Worldwide Global Partnership and the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Alumni Honor Roll from President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
She is a Harvard University Mid-Career MPA graduate, a 2010/11 Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellow (University of Minnesota), and an alum of Oxford University where she studied forced migration. Agnes obtained an Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Sociology at Makerere University.