In 2004, a Ugandan plant scientist with an extraordinary vision started a quiet, green revolution in agricultural higher education in Africa. His inclusive charisma and driving ambition gathered a momentum that few expected. 'Building The Africa We Want' documents the individual lives transformed as a consequence. It shows innovative science employed, communities empowered, and institutions rebuilt in central and eastern Africa. This powerful story, of one man's dream transferred to so many, reflects an entire continent's human and natural potential and of the need for capacity development in science and innovation in order for Africa to reach that potential.