Camilla Barungi is a cultural and Future of Work strategist. As a strategist, Camilla leverages innovation and cultural bridges to foster job creation and growth of Africa’s innovation ecosystems in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).
As a university student in Silicon Valley, Camilla was discovered by a fashion agent and has since worked as fashion model for renowned luxury designers such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Escada, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Tiffany’s and is also remembered for her standout appearance in Season 3 of the Emmy Award winning Project Runway show.
Camilla launched her first entrepreneurial venture in 2008 working with a women’s co-ops in East Africa producing sustainable ingredients to supply the global beauty industry. She has since scaled her social enterprise as a founder of Alliance 4 Development (A4D) a global advisory incubator accelerating innovation ecosystems at the intersection of sustainable fashion, emerging technologies, impact film and smart manufacturing. Some of A4D’s clients include Uganda Federation of Movie Industry, The Kingdom of Tooro, Herflix, Pangea Under The Stars Film Festival, Viewer’s Choice Movie Awards and Uganda Tourism Board.
Camilla also currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce, a confederation of 48 chambers of commerce operating across Africa and is passionate about integrating culture and innovation to drive sustainable development.
She also manages #ForModelsByModels ; a community designed in support of fashion models leveraging new innovations and sustainability as we embrace the future of fashion
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