Obed Kabanda is a professional public health leader with more than 17 years of experience in organizational management and leadership. Obed is a founder and CEO of Action for Community Development – ACODEV, which operates in Uganda and Rwanda and is expanding to Malawi, Tanzania and Eastern DRC. He recently won the 2015 Angel for Africa Award for support capacity building and mentoring other organizations on the continent. He also won the 2015 Codes Fellowship hosted in Mexico, and the Global Leaders Fellowship in Seattle, Washington. In 2013, he was recognized as Change Project of the Year for Safe Motherhood in Uganda by Save the Mothers International.

Obed holds an MSci in public health leadership, a bachelor’s degree in community development and leadership, and a post-graduate diploma in leadership development for health. He holds several other certifications and has been awarded numerous fellowships.