National Coordinator for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons, Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration, Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs
Agnes Igoye is Uganda’s deputy national coordinator for the prevention of trafficking in persons and heads Uganda’s Immigration Training Academy. She is a 2018 Aspen New Voices Fellow. Igoye escaped human traffickers at age 14, when the Lord’s Resistance Army raided her village. Since then, she’s built a center for human-trafficking survivors, trained over 2,000 law enforcement officials to counter human trafficking, and fundraised for and delivered over 92,000 textbooks to educate vulnerable children. One of New African Magazine’s 100 most influential Africans in 2015, Igoye received the 2016 Diane von Furstenberg International Award, University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, and made the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Alumni Honor Roll.