Our Story

 

    Kampind is a multicultural-centered media company at the intersection of culture x travel x fashion.

    Our company name represents the coming together of our Ugandan and Indian backgrounds (Kampala + India = KampInd)

     

    Mission: To connect cultures and amplify underrepresented voices through travel x culture x fashion-inspired media and products. 


    Vision: To establish Kampind as a creator of premium multicultural media, mobile, and consumer product goods that build a more equitable world.

     

          

    Jonah Batambuze Creative Director

    Jonah is a multidisciplinary creative with a focus on cultural design and community building. His work focuses on uplifting the underdog and connecting communities through online & offline activations. 

    Batambuze co-founded KampInd in 2015, and he has regularly contributed lifestyle content for Fatherly, Black & Abroad, Contemporary &, and Big Cartel.  Jonah's crowdsourced online campaigns have garnered media placements in BBC World News, ITV News, BBC Radio London, The Times of India, Point Noir Podcast and many other sites. In October 2019, Batambuze curated KampInd's first exhibition at Not Just Another Store in London. The exhibition, entitled, The Black Male Is ______, was held during Black History Month— and started a conversation around Black masculinity.

    For the past eight years, Batambuze has worked as a Technology Project/Programme Manager in top-tier institutions such as; Lloyds Banking Group, The Bank of England, and HSBC. He has been a part of and led some of the world’s largest transformational programs. Batambuze’s love for technology is evident in his knack for social media. The use of technology is ever-present in his work and has fuelled the growth of multiple underrepresented communities. He is the father of two children.

     

    Jacqueline Lara (KampInd's U.S. partner) 

    Jacqueline Lara is director at Megaphone Strategies, and prides herself on advocating for unheard voices of the community. She has worked in progressive public relations for more than a decade, founded Mpact PR, LLC in 2010, and was a contributing writer covering the intersection of arts and social justice for Adobe’s 99U, Adobe Create Magazine, i-D Magazine, Big Cartel’s blog, Workshop, OkayAfrica, and mater mea.

    Jacqueline’s distinctive approach has resulted in broadcast and print coverage that includes op-eds and interviews in The New York Times, CNN.com International, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “Code Switch,” Salon.com, ESSENCE Magazine, Advocate.com and Communication Arts Magazine. She got her start at Fenton Communications, and has provided strategic media support to She the People, KampInd, Living Cities, Working Films, New American Leaders, and Collective PAC.

    Jacqueline consider art a lifeline, and launched passion project The ArtFullness Project (TAP) in 2014. TAP curated experiential events for art lovers, produced documentary, “My Happy Is,” and produced improv workshops for creative professionals. She is the proud mother of two sons and a graduate of the University of Maryland, an alumni of the Urban Bush Women's Summer Leadership Intensive, and 2017 alumni of THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media.