African Changemaker

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa

Shamim is a Ugandan innovator, Social Entrepreneur, and the mastermind behind a popular cancer screening app helping thousands of African women detect the disease.

She is the Founder of Chil Artificial Intelligence Lab, a company incorporating artificial intelligence-guided e-oncology services to detect cervical and breast cancer.

Shamim is also serving as Africa’s representative on the Commonwealth Youth Council Executive Committee, where she is helping bridge the gap between young African entrepreneurs and investors willing to invest in Africa.

She is a winner of the Takeda Young Entrepreneur Award 2018, Young African Entrepreneur Award 2018, and a Social Impact Finalist at AWIEF Awards.

In 2021, she was selected by the Bloomberg New Economy as one of the extraordinary individuals forming the inaugural class of catalysts that includes 30 other scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

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