Agnes Igoye

Board Member, Global

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Makerere University; Masters in Public Administration from Harvard


Prevention of Human Trafficking

Agnes Igoye (she/her) escaped human traffickers at age 14 when the Lord’s Resistance Army raided her village in search of virgins. Since then, she’s built a center for human-trafficking survivors, trained over 4,000 law enforcement officials to counter human trafficking, and fundraised for and delivered over 92,000 textbooks to educate vulnerable children.

Agnes serves as Uganda’s deputy national coordinator for the prevention of trafficking in persons. She is a member of The Labour Migration Experts Reference Group and one of Uganda’s negotiators of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (Eight Member States) free movement protocol.

She is a Senior Aspen New Voices Fellow and contributes to teaching an online child protection course at Harvard University. An Ambassador and Mentor at The Clinton Global Initiative University, Agnes has also spoken at the UK Houses of Parliament and to USA Members of Congress advocating for sustainable laws and policies to counter human trafficking

Agnes is a Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) graduate.  A 2010/11 Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellow (University of Minnesota) and studied Forced Migration at the University of Oxford. Agnes obtained an Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Sociology at Makerere University.

One of New African Magazine’s 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; the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished Leadership Award for International; 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 Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.