Mpindi Abaas is the CEO and co-founder of the Media Challenge Initiative, a youth-driven non-profit building the next generation of journalists in Uganda. He believes that good journalism can make the world a better place through the stories journalists tell. Mpindi currently runs the Media Challenge Academy, with TV and Radio studios for journalism students who do not have access to media practical facilities in their universities. He also started the 3 day annual journalism expo bringing the media industry to discuss the future of journalism and the first ever journalism fellowship program in Uganda for the top 26 journalism students. His story has been published in the Huffington post and CNN African Voices and highlighted by President Barack Obama in his #Mandela 100 lecture in South Africa.  Mpindi is a 2018 Obama Leader, a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a Young Emerging Leaders Program Fellow. He was also selected by the Government of Uganda to be on the National Taskforce for the adoption of 4th Industrial Revolution. Mpindi holds an undergraduate degree in Adult and Community Development of Kyambogo University, a diploma in journalism and mass communication from UMCAT School of Journalism, a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from Makerere University and another Master’s Degree in International Development from the Virtual University of Uganda.