Project

Global Livingston Institute

Global Livingston Institute (GLI) in Uganda. GLI is a community-based research institute developing strategic partnerships in both East Africa and in the United States with a focus on education and social impact. Modeled after the Aspen Institute and the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, the GLI creates a place at the table for students and community leaders to discuss innovative complex solutions to poverty.

GLI has hosted major conferences and forums including women’s leadership retreats, legal aid clinics, university study abroad courses, TEDx talks, a Fulbright alumni summit, mental health clinic and a HIV/AIDS awareness music festival.

Grant #1 – January 2016

Empowers Africa made a grant to aid in the enhancement of GLI’s Women’s Leadership initiatives by sponsoring 25 Ugandan women leaders to participate in the Fourth Annual Women’s Leadership Summit at Entusi Resort and Retreat Center in Uganda in June 2016. The summit empowers women working in different sectors in community to come together and think collaboratively.