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Akot Arkanjelo
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Makerere University
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Bio
Akot Arkanjelo is a MasterCard Foundation Scholar pursuing bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at Makerere University, Uganda. He is a co-founder of South Sudan Science Club, a youth led organization with aims of environmental, climate adaptation, & health promotion among South Sudanese and a co-founder of Youth Empowerment Initiative that aims to provide educational materials and mentorship to South Sudanese refuges’ pupils in Northern Uganda. He previously interned with Professional Engineering Consultants, a professional consultancy firm in civil engineering works in Uganda. Akot is passionate about youth led organizations because of his idealism for an egalitarian society, as such held many elected positions in community and schools. Notably, he is a former Speaker of Makerere University South Sudanese students’ Association and former minister of Information and Publicity for South Sudanese Students’ Union in Uganda. He intends to further his studies in Water Resources Engineering or Highway and Transportation Engineering.