Awards & Recognition


Finalist, Stockholm Challenge Award 2006


International Scientific Seed Magazine’s – 1 of 8 revolutionary minds in Science who put their work to effect global change 2007


Excellence in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of Tourism and Empowerment of Women in Uganda 2007


Winner, World Summit Award, Digital Inclusion in Bwindi Communities 2007


Skal Foundation Kampala Chapter 611 for promoting conservation activities in Uganda 2007


British Council Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2008


San Diego Zoo Conservation-In-Action Medal Award 2008


Whitley Gold Award 2009


King’s College Budo, Medal of Achievement 2009


World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders 2010


Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Runners Up Environmental Award 2010


Wings World Quest Women of Discovery Humanitarian Award 2011


King’s College Budo, Award of Excellence for Performance in the Wildlife and Veterinary Profession 2012


CEO Magazine, Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award 2014


MTN Science and Technology Award of the Year 2014


Red Carpet Performance Awards, Environmentalist of the Year 2017


Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Wildlife Conservation in Uganda 2017


Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Certificate of Dedicated Service as a Board Member 2017


SAG-SEED Award 2017


Global Development Network Award 2015 – 2017


Golden Jubilee Award for distinguished service, from the President of Uganda 2017


National Geographic Explorer 2018


Henry Arnold Fellow 2018


Sierra Club Earth Care Award 2018


Jane Goodall Institute, Award for Conservation 2018


Finalist, Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa  2019


Winner, St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2020


World Veterinary Day 2020 Award


American Society of Mammalogists, Aldo Leopold Award 2020


Finalist, Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2020


2021 UNEP Champions of the Earth Award in the Science and Innovation category


2021 Finalist, Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize


Avance Media 2021 100 Most Influential African Women


Winner, Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2022

Finalist, Indianapolis Prize, 2023

Winner, Most Outstanding Female in Wildlife Conservation at the Africa Outstanding Professionals Awards, 2023