HRH Sylvia Nagginda Luswata
Queen, Buganda Kingdom, Uganda, Founder & Patron, Nnabagereka Development Foundation
Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda is the wife of the King of Buganda, King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The Kingdom of Buganda is the largest Kingdom in Uganda, occupying almost a quarter of the country with a population exceeding 7 million people, which is equivalent to 25% of the total population. Her Royal Highness is the first Nnabagereka (Queen) in the history of the Buganda Kingdom to set up a fully-fledged Office, a very crucial phenomenon that has greatly complemented the ongoing development work in the Kingdom and in Uganda at large.
The Nnabagereka carries out charity work for and through the institution of the Kingdom of Buganda, international, national and local organizations and the Nnabagereka Development Foundation (NDF), which she founded in 2000.
HRH focuses on children, youth and women through the Foundation’s support for socio-economic development initiatives including education, health care, community empowerment and the advancement of positive cultural values and practices. A pillar for development and held in high esteem, HRH plays a major role in sensitizing and mobilizing the general population on issues of Health; Education, Culture Preservation and Promotion of Sustainable Livelihoods. HRH’s innovation, the Ekisaakaate kya Nnabagereka is a popular Social Transformation Camp for young people in Uganda and among Ugandans in the Diaspora.
The Nnabagereka is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Uganda, a Torch Bearer for the Millennium Development Goals; Ambassador for Mama Club — an initiative of mothers living with HIV/AIDS; a Champion in the Campaign to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS (CEPA) in Uganda. She recently became the Patron of the Sonia Nabeta Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness around Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
HRH is also a Core Member of the African Philanthropy Forum and an Advisory Board Member of the Global Thinkers Forum.