Divine Nabaweesi
CEO, Divine Bamboo

Divine Nabaweesi, a visionary social entrepreneur from Uganda, is dedicated to creating a more sustainable and meaningful future. With over 22 years of experience, she is the CEO of Divine Bamboo, an innovative forestry company that produces premium-quality charcoal briquettes from bamboo sustainably cultivated for energy production.

Under Divine’s leadership, the company has emerged as a trailblazer in environmental restoration and sustainable energy solutions, recognized as one of the top 100 restoration projects by AFRI 100 and a winner of the Uplink Sustainable Forest Challenge. Their unwavering commitment has garnered well-deserved accolades, including the 2019 Startup Energy Transition Awards (SET) for SDG7 and the 2020 TOTAL Energy Booster Award.

Divine’s passion extends beyond her entrepreneurial ventures, as she is also an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Her core ethos revolves around creating business models that deliver financial prosperity, social advancement, and environmental sustainability.