Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala

Bakulu Power CEO & Founder Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala lives and operates with the knowledge that progress is rooted in possibility.

This understanding is at the core of Bakulu Power, a company that focuses on harnessing the possibilities inherent in the emerging renewable energy sector and converting them into tangible socioeconomic growth and environmental sustainability for communities throughout Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucia’s approach is collaborative, evinced through her commitment to continually engaging the communities she works for, from project initiation through to implementation and maintenance. She has spoken at a number of events with companies that foster this inclusivity and understand that discussion involving a variety of stakeholder voices leads to comprehensive problem solving and project development in the renewable energy sector.

Lucia’s advocacy of impactful energy solutions and work on behalf of Bakulu Power has seen her represent the company at high-level events worldwide. As a speaker at the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, she was among a first-ever youth contingent that discussed avenues for accelerating youth empowerment with the most senior Africans in the UN system and the African Union. At the 2018 African Union Summit, Lucia participated in another first for the organization – an industry-led round table discussion between heads of industry and heads of state. At the 2018 World Trade Organization Public Forum, Lucia participated in the main-stage event Making Trade Work for the Environment, Prosperity and Resilience. As a member of the Africa-Europe High Level Platform for Sustainable Energy Investments (SEI) Lucia represents Africa’s private sector among 50 experts working with the European Union and African Union.

Lucia has also served as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and has lectured at the Yale School of Management. She has been interviewed by BBC, CNBC Africa, Al Jazeera, CBC and Africa News, and has been profiled in Brussels Airlines’ “b-inspired”, Forbes Afrique, Forbes Magazine as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa (2017) and Institute Choiseul as one of the 100 African Economic Leaders for Tomorrow (2018 and 2019).

Lucia holds a degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Community Intervention from the University of Ottawa and is a graduate of the Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Programme at the University of Cambridge.