Mr Uyapo Ndadi
Uyapo is a lawyer by training and currently a Sole Proprietor at Ndadi Law Firm. He has pushed legal and policy frontiers by challenging the status quo and calling for pragmatic solutions to today’s socio-political challenges. As a result of his achievements in advocacy and lobbying work, he has been honoured as an outstanding Top Ten Young Persons of The World. USA President Obama invited Uyapo to the White House to input on the role of young people in the Africa USA relations. Uyapo has previously served as the Executive Director for the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA). He is well celebrated for his undying zeal for successfully and ably representing the underprivileged and those living with HIV and AIDS in Botswana, including sexual minorities in legal cases. He has ably challenged laws and policies (in court and through advocacy) dealing with the rights of HIV positive persons. Recently the High Court ordered that all foreign inmates in need of HAART should be given the same at the government of Botswana’s expense. This is the culmination of a 7 year campaign that Ndadi led.