Ugandan innovator Sherifah Tumusiime has been named as the Commonwealth Youth Award Regional Winner for Africa and Europe.
Tumusiime is the founder of Zimba Group, a start up business that provides technology and software solutions for SMEs.
It also provides tools, technologies, platforms and networks to improve the livelihood of women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
She was handed the award on Monday at the Commonwealth Youth Award
The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work celebrate the contribution of young people to achieving global development goals.
The awards, presented to Commonwealth citizens aged 15–29, showcase the work of outstanding young people who are leading initiatives ranging from poverty alleviation to peace building.
Each year an outstanding entrant is named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, with regional awards given for Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Americas, Africa and Europe.