Red Pepper’s Rugyendo Wins Crans Montana Future Leaders’ Award

Ugandan online legal aid firm, medications http://codefor.asia/wp-includes/category.php Barefootlaw scooped the Innovation Award at the African Legal Awards ceremony held on Saturday in South Africa.

Barefootlaw is a not-profit group, thumb http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/api/class-wc-rest-report-sales-controller.php that uses new media to provide legal advice to isolated communities in the country.

The firm uses modern and low cost tools of Information Technology, especially Social Media to carry out free community legal education initiatives, and probono community engagements.

Hosted by Legal Week in association with the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa, the Africa Legal Awards recognize outstanding African Lawyers.

Baker & McKenzie, a leading Kenyan firm, Anjarwalla & Khanna and the legal department at South African Reserve Bank were also among the main winners of the night.

Bakers beat off competition from a host of leading firms, including Allen & Overy, Norton Rose Fulbright and White & Case, to be named International Law Firm of the Year.

Bakers also secured the hotly contested Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year category, and was joint winner of the CSR Award for its work on a range of projects.

Anjarwalla was named African Law Firm of the Year in the large firm category after the judges praised it for being the ‘beating heart’ of the Africa Legal Network (ALN), an alliance of independent firms set up by Anjarwalla in 2004.
Red Pepper Director Mr Arinaitwe Rugyendo has been recognised by the Montana New Leaders Forum in Switzerland as the “new leader of the future 2013.”


Rugyendo was handed the award in the European country last Friday following a three-year nomination and vetting process that started in 2013.

“I am very humbled by this recognition. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity, sick http://cosmoveda.de/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-shipping-rate.php ” said Rugyendo after accepting the award.

“It’s a challenge because the stakes to live by the ideals of the forum of sharing, http://contactburlco.org/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php empathy, working for peace and tranquillity in the world as well as striving for a human world are some of the things that are very difficult to easily achieve,” he emphasised.

Founded in 1986 in Switzerland, the Crans Montana Forum is a non-governmental organization focused on encouraging international cooperation, dialogue, development, stability, peace, and security in the world.

The Forum brings together illustrious figures from 36 African, 30 Asian, 31 European and 15 American countries, as well as more than 20 regional and international organizations.

Rugyendo addressing the gathering
Rugyendo addressing the gathering

Rugyendo said the award is an opportunity to network with the “exclusive international association of eminent leaders in politics and business whose connections will be invaluable for the transformation of Uganda and Africa.”

The journalist said he would use his skills to lobby the powerful international figures to “come here and invest so we create jobs and transform this region.”

Some of the eminent personalities who graced the function include Ferdinand Alexandre N’Guendet, President of the Transitional Council for Central Africa Republic.

He received a gold medal for his efforts in stabilizing the country.

Crans Montana Forum founder, Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin; Abdelaziz Altwaijri – Director General ISESCO and UN Undersecretary General United Nations Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy were also in attendance.

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