Young Designer




12th - 20th Nov


Kampala Design
Week .

Kampala Design Week is Uganda’s premier design festival. Established in 2017, Kampala Design Week is a social enterprise founded to cultivate and resource a vibrant community that celebrates high-quality design, designers, and design consumers. In 2019, the Kampala Design Week attracted 1300 unique visitors over a 5 day period and created 57 jobs for young people in various design fields such as graphics design, architecture, gaming and product design.

We have done this through a network of partners who come alongside us every year; our partners in the past have included British Council, Design Without Borders, Numida, SafeBoda, Kafunda Kreative, Milege Foundation, Addmayya, Uganda Martyrs University - Nkozi, Makerere University, Goethe Zentrum, Alliance Francaise and LocalWorks (previously Studio FH).


Architect, Researcher and Lecturer
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Achilles Ahimbisibwe is a graduate architect, researcher and lecturer in architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University. 

His research interests encompass conservation of alternative walling materials and lean design practices.   Under the joint Development of Courses fro Energy Efficient and Sustainable Housing in Africa, engaged in prototype construction in Nkozi, Rwinkwavu, Machakos and Stellenboch in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa respectively. His research efforts are documented in the Passive and Low Energy Architecture, (PLEA)conference deliberations  from 2015 to date.  Was on overall winning team for International Development in Action (IDeA) 2018 competition.


Donna Asiimwe is an international designer, passionate about sustainable and green practices. She attained a BSc. Building Design and Technology from the Uganda Martyrs University and a MSc Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings from the University of Derby in the UK. She has worked with various architecture firms since then and is always keen to share knowledge and exchange ideas across cultures and various fields of study.

She is currently working with MoTIV Creations in Uganda to support and facilitate the growth of locally based creative individuals/ entities seeking to realize their innovative ideas and introduce them to the global market. She believes that through experience and interaction with others, creative solutions to design challenges can be uncovered.

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Architect, Researcher and Lecturer
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Silas is a designer and entrepreneur, he’s trained as an architect and is a self-taught handyman doing

carpentry and metal work and working with a variety of natural materials that are locally readily

available. Silas is passionate about design and has been able to start and grow a business out of this


Design Kwetu, which does furniture design and build, as well as interiors has been up and running for over five years. He is the lead designer and is involved in all stages of production from design to build working with local handymen and artisans.


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