Name: Jockas Matte
Organization: Wilmat Development Foundation
Role: Founder & Executive Director
Jockas Matte is a young Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Peace Advocate, Feminist, Researcher, Agriculturalist and a Community Social Developer with focus on Youth, Women and adolescent Girl’s agenda. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Kyambogo University Kampala, Uganda.
He currently serves as the Executive Director at Wilmat Development Foundation and the Consortium President of the Gender Based Violence Prevention Forum Uganda. Through his work, he advocates for the rights and well-being of marginalized women, adolescent girls, young people and children from disadvantaged communities and their active participation in the sustainable developmental agenda of their own communities of Uganda and beyond.
With a team of young and passionate people, Jockas has impacted over 5,000 beneficiaries in various communities. However, there are still some regions where people are still suffering from hunger, malnutrition, unemployment and hopelessness. With the threat of climate change, the situation is likely to get worse, which not only challenges the development and human rights of the region, but also acts as an obstacle for Sustainable Development Goals.
Jockas has worked and volunteered with various organizations both national and international such as; Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) under the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN), The Yearning Voices Foundation, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ Uganda and European Union, Action for Development (ACFODE) under the Sauti Ya Sasa Program, Restless Development Uganda under the National Youth Working Group.
He believes that international cooperation and assistance is important for overcoming such challenges. In addition, the use of social entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy as a way to bridge the unemployment gap among the youth in Uganda, Africa and across the globe coupled with use of Education to eradicate poverty. To Learn more about his work, you can visit ? www.wdfug.org.