Richard Walakira (Moderator)
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Richard Walakira is the program manager at the Alliance of Democracies Foundation. Richard is responsible for overseeing the foundation’s initiatives on advancing tech for democracy, including the Democracy Tech Hackathons and the Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship Program. The programs equip visionary entrepreneurs with tech solutions to democracies’ problems with the know-how of starting and scaling democratically driven ventures. The Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship provides critical support to tech entrepreneurs from transformative democracies, such as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova & Armenia who are in their early stages of developing innovative solutions to solve hard societal problems. Outside of his professional work, Richard is a rapper. He is known as Bana Mutibwa in Uganda, where he grew up, for utilizing his music to advocate for political causes.

Talks at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024