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Destiny Frederick
Nigeria
frederickdestiny390@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Destiny Frederick is 25 years old, lives in Benin City, Edo state Nigeria, and is a graduate of Biochemistry from Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State with over three years of experience in the area of waste management, recycling, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. In 2030, she hopes to see a clean and dirt-free Nigeria. She is the founder/CEO of EcoFuture company, (which is a social enterprise that gives low income and middle-class communities opportunities to capture value from recycling waste. EcoFuture has created over five jobs, collected over 50,000+ kg of recyclable waste, prevented over 62,500+ kg of carbon (IV) oxide released into the atmosphere, introduced recycling clubs to five secondary schools in the Benin community, organized monthly environmental clean-up events. carried out campaigns on the importance of recycling, and generated revenue of $5,400 dollars in the past year.

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Olufunmilola Adeola Kehinde
Nigeria
funmilolakehinde@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Olufunmilola Kehinde is an intelligent and passionate lady with a first and second degree in Information Technology. She is a member of Smile Care Initiative and is actively involved in four other NGOs focused on eliminating poverty, educating children, and enabling youths to fulfil their purpose. She is the Founder and Lead Strategist at CareerswithFunmi (www.careerswithfunmi.com), a careers development and strategy coaching and consulting firm starting to grow an intelligent and passionate workforce in order to proffer solutions to the unique challenges in many organizations globally.

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Emmanuel Agbenonwossi
Togo
emmanuelvitus@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuel Elolo Agbenonwossi is one of the Founder’s of Choco-Togo, a biological chocolate production/training initiative that has benefitted over 600 low-income cocoa farmers in Togo. Choco-Togo has already sold over 200,000 bars of chocolate and is showing signs of expansion in the coming years.

Emmanuel is an economics graduate and youth empowerment activist, created a training farm called ‘Victoria Cocoa Farm’, to increase incomes and secure Cocoa farmers’ livelihoods in Togo. In March 2016, the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) in Nigeria awarded $5000 USD to Victoria Cocoa Farms. Emmanuel is a freelance journalist who tells stories of young Togolese entrepreneurs across Africa and Europe through different media platform such as Reuters, BBC and RFI.

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Dr. Osayuwamen I. Egharevba
Nigeria
egharevbayuwa@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Egharevba Osayuwamen is a senior registrar in pediatrics at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital. She joined the hospital in 2012 and has since passed the West African College of Pediatrics (WACP) Part 1 examination in pediatrics. She is currently the Chief resident and together with the Head of Department of Pediatrics ensures the smooth running of the pediatric arm of the Hospital. She works with an average of 20 doctors, 35 nurses and 15 other staff members in ensuring ill children get the care they require. She has volunteered with several NGOs, one of which is the Health and Missions international, where free health care is administered to people in Out-of-reach areas in the region. She is currently working with other doctors in her department to educate mothers on preventive measures as pertaining to diarrhea diseases, as there is an increase in morbidity and mortality amongst under-fives. She is also working on ensuring provision of School Health services in her community.

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Asabe Halimat Momoh
Nigeria
momohasabeh@gmail.com Public Services Management

Asabe has been involved in educating young ones in secondary schools (High Schools) on the importance of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. She has tried in the past to educate young people about making the right choice in choosing their leaders and also how they can be responsible to the society.

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Ademolu Oluwaseun Adenuga
Nigeria
profdgov@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Ademolu Oluwaseun Adenuga is a trained Sociologist who is passionate about media, social change, and youth development. He came into the limelight in 2010 during his compulsory national youth service when he established the Prison School at the Awka Prisons, Anambra State, Nigeria. Ademolu partners with several media agencies in Nigeria to broadcast youth centered programs on juvenile delinquencies, youth empowerment, ethics, morality, and environmental sanitation. His radio programs on youth include: Lead By Example, Keep Nigeria Clean, and Better Tomorrow. He is an academic and the founder of Team LBE (Lead By Example), a multi-campus students organization.

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Amos Oluwatomisin Abiola
Nigeria
a.amos@smefunds.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Ms. Oluwatomisin Abiola Amos is the Co Founder of Food Bank Africa, a Network organization providing support and care for millions of disadvantaged group in Africa. Prior to joining SMEFUNDS, Abiola worked as Business Development Manager for a Realtors Limited where she helped the company close major businesses and achieved gross sales of about $2.3M a year. As a Social Entrepreneur, she led the Clean Up Nigeria Project, working with LAWMA, LASEPA, UN-WOMEN and other Non Governmental Organizations to reduce tons of plastic wastes on the street. Abiola joined SMEFUNDS as a Relationship Officer and currently the Business Manager, Commercial – Committed to process management and providing Courage-Led leadership to support effective business delivery for the organization.

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François Joseph Amon D'aby
Ivory Coast
ange_amon@live.fr Business & Entrepreneurship

François Joseph Amon D'aby is a Software Developer and Designer, who has written several apps for Windows Phone, Android and iOS platforms. François believes that technology can help solve the world's toughest problems. He tried to share his passion with young people and teach them mobile app development.

He studied computer science at Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët Boigny (Yamoussoukro - Ivory Coast). He is currently working at Orange Côte d'ivoire, as lead of the mobile app development, and also contribute to the Microsoft Student Partners program.

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Homgouyeda Sabanko
Togo
edwigesabanko@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Homgouyeda Sabanko executed and organized a sensitization project called "ART OF AWARENESS" with the NGO Pathways, Agbelouve, Togo. During the sensitization project, she discussed with young women of the village on the issue of emancipation and reminded them of their rights in order for them to not continue being victims of African patriarchal society. She deals especially with violence toward ladies and its consequences in the society.

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Victor Edmond Moinina
Sierra Leone
moninavicky@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Victor Edmond Moinina is the CEO and Founder of Forum for the Development of Young People and is an award-winning youth development leader by the African Youth Awards and African News Journal. His tremendous leadership has been felt in his various youth-led activities and student pilot projects on maternal mortality in Sierra Leone and his team's involvement in the post-Ebola recovery in the country. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree at the Pan African University Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde II, Soa, Cameroon on scholarship from the African Union Commission. His institution does a weekly training program for community youths in Aberdeen, and Kokofele which has trained about 50 community youths on socio-economic activities leading to full employment.

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Kinanwlély Roméo Koné
Ivory Coast
kkromeo26@yahoo.fr Business & Entrepreneurship

Starting at Elim Travel and Transit Logistics (a South Korean company) in Abidjan as a translator in 2013, Kinanwlély Roméo Koné had to go through a process a training in the field of transit, then 10 months later he became the company Transit Agent in charge of Administrative Affairs by managing the files of more than 1000 containers and packages. Interested in the well-being of Africa and Worldwide. He recently became in 2015, the National Responsible in charge of Foreign Affairs for Platform of Francophone Youth for Sustainable Development, promoting environment preservation and youth employment.

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Patrick Chinedu Enwerem
Nigeria
chinedu43000@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Patrick is one individual that derives joy in working for vulnerable groups. He uses his expertise in human rights and peace-building to enlighten people living with HIV/AIDS on their Human Rights. For those living in conflict zones, he works with them and enlightens them on latest strategies on peace-building, conflict resolution and transformation. Through an organization he leads, Advocates for Youth and Health Development (www.advocate4youth.com), he has trained more than 2,000 youths in the aforementioned areas. He lectures on Sexual and Reproductive and Health and Rights (SRHR) at Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Social Development.

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Aboyewa A. Oluwabunmi
Nigeria
fowo2mola@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Following her graduation from Usman Danfodiyo University in Sokoto, Nigeria in 2013. Oluwabunmi Abimbola Aboyewa, used the opportunity by engaging in active community service and building the capacity of young people on entrepreneurial development and reproductive health with a notable NGO in Nigeria, Kids & Teens Resource Centre. She successfully trained and developed the capacity of 35 young people, between 10-25 years and 100 youth corps members on life-building skills. These trained young people now generate income from self empowerment programs, have meaningful and realistic goals, and are thriving in development work and small and medium scale enterprises.

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Oluwatumininu E. Adedeji
Nigeria
tea4christ@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Oluwatumininu Elizabeth Adedeji is a Social Worker and a Gender Activist currently enrolled for M.Sc in Gender and Development Studies. She has reached 3,428 people with malaria prevention programs; 7,692 male and female with HIV prevention interventions including: HCT, Condom messaging, Peer Education and sensitization; 2,450 In-School Youths with Career guide, SRHR, Cancer Prevention Campaigns, Girls in Science and Mentoring in 29 communities across Ekiti, Kwara and Lagos States of Nigeria. Other programs she has implemented are skill acquisition, Voters Education, Medical Outreaches, Trainings and Volunteering through her non-profit initiative - Balm in Gilead Foundation for Sustainable Development (BIGIF).

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Sukurat Adenike Adelodun
Nigeria
lagudaadenikes@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Sukurat invited the cofounder of Whole Woman Network to Ilorin to conduct a training for them in Ilorin. She coordinated the event by arranging the venue and conducting and arranging meetings with the Media. She also volunteered for the Educate a Girl program that was conducted by the whole woman network and dawood global foundation as well as some other personal projects like provision of water into her community courtesy through the office of Senator Bukola Saraki. She is passionate about community based projects and she loves giving back to her society in her own little way. She intends to have her own Media and Outreach foundation before the new year ends.

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Grace Mamie Kargobai
Sierra Leone
gmkargobai@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Grace Kargobai, has always craved to impact her community positively and also challenge perceptions about young women in Sierra Leone. She formed a network of young women achievers named Illuminating Ladies, which aims to encourage young women to aspire for success and achieve their full potential. Illuminating ladies is also a proud ambassador to Illuminessence e-Magazine, a distinctive e-magazine dedicated to showcasing young professionals and their exemplary accomplishments. (www.illuminessencemag.com)

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Tommy Tucker
Sierra Leone
tommytucker2012@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Tommy Tucker has been working with a local NGO called Women in Crisis Movement (WICM) for the passed three years. WICM is a human rights base organization helping vulnerable women in capital city Free Town. It. He is currently working as the Finance Assistant at WICM.

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Josephine Kamara
Sierra Leone
josephinejaz@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Josephine started her advocacy work at the age of nine promoting peace and girls’ empowerment. She is also active in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and was the first to organized awareness and testing program at her university. In 2013, she formed Women of Wonders Sierra Leone (WOW-SL) (www.facebook. com/wowsalone), a movement promoting the involvement of young women and girls in community and nation-building and advocate to end child marriage, teenage pregnancy, rape and sexual harassment in Sierra Leone (www.safe-magazine.com/16-global-heroes). Her Ebola response activities have been directed towards raising fund and donating food and non-food items to Ebola orphans.

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Alhaji K. Tarawally
Sierra Leone
alhajiktarawally@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Alhaji's is a household media name in Sierra Leone, having served some of the biggest media institutions in Sierra Leone including Africa Independent Radio (www.africell.sl), Foundation Hirondelle/CTN (www.cottontreenews.org), Premier Media, Star Radio/Standard Times Newspaper www.starradio.sl, Radio Mount Aureol, Total News Newspaper and now as Head of Training, Interns, Education and Religious Programmes in the biggest media empire in Sierra Leone (AYV TV, Radio, Newspaper & Printing Press www.avynews.com).

Alhaji is a seasoned journalist, event manager, marketer, public relations and communication expert. He has acquired a B.A Honours Degree in Mass Communication and a Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

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Henry Eajike Akwuebu
Nigeria
henryejikem@gmail.com Public Services Management

Since 2009, Henry Ejike Akwuebu has been helping graduates of tertiary institutions in Nigeria develop their human capital. He started the African Resources Development Initiative (AFREDI) in 2013 in line with his passion for capacity development. Through AFREDI, he volunteers his expertise in the training and development of 318 youths annually. His experience in developmental projects influenced his decision to pursue an MSc in Research and Public Policy. Henry is the lead Organizational and Developmental Consultant at Intuivar, a consulting firm he founded in early 2011 to meet the developmental and business needs of people and organizations in Nigeria. He is a member of the Global Alliance for Youth Leaders GAYL.

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Babakura Abba
Nigeria
abba_babakura@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Abba is a graduate of B.Eng. Computer Engineering from University of Maiduguri and a graduate of M.Sc. Computer Science from University Putra Malaysia. He is good in English communication and networking skills. With the issue of insurgency in the north eastern part of Nigeria, a lot of people who are affected by the crisis are disconnected from the society. He therefore organized a forum as contact tracers and community mobilizers in other to motivate them and give them hope in building their future. He travels to different towns with the belief of reviving people’s hope as complete citizens. He convinces them to get back to school and organize extra lessons to fast track their study packs and materials.

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Joy Nwamaka Okoro
Nigeria
joie.okoro@ymail.com Civil Society Leadership

As a secondary school student, Joy Okoro served as the president of the Challenge 2020 Initiative, aimed at youth assistance in the achievement of the global Millennium Development Goals. The group facilitated numerous trainings on 'Sanitation and Illness', provided malaria prevention kits to families and stocked 3 nearby healthcare centers. She now attends the highly selective Minerva Schools at KGI in the US and is deeply involved in cultural diversity and public health studies. Expecting to use her Minerva education as a unique approach to problem solving, Joy, an aspiring medical doctor intends to revamp the healthcare sector in Nigeria.

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Ugochukwu Chidiebere Tochukwu
Nigeria
realchidex@yahoo.com Public Services Management

During his Youth Service Year as President of Nigeria Red Cross CDS, Chidiebere Tochukwu Ugochukwu carried out a full Community Development Service in Kwali Area Council of FCT where the victims affected by Leprosy before its eradicated from Nigeria were re-settled. With the help of his team they were able to fix their borehole water source, provided them with relief materials including cash, drugs, clothing's, food items etc.. At the moment he is working with Victims of Violence Foundation (www.victimsofviolencefoundation.org), and his core target is on women and children. He embarked on a medical mission to 30 IDP camps across the North-East part of Nigeria subsequent to Boko Harram attacks. His goal is to provide them with quality healthcare service with the assistance of the Mobile Clinic.

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Fay Cecilia Chalobah
Sierra Leone
rfaycecilia@yahoo.co.uk Public Services Management

In 2010 Fay Chalobah graduated with a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Sierra Leone. Fay began her career volunteering with The Well Woman Clinic which diagnoses and treats breast cancer in women. Since 2011 Fay has worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the Public Health Reference Laboratory, attached to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. She is the Focal Point & Lead for: Measles/Rubella and Enteric Bacteria Testing Units at the laboratory. In 2014 Fay also became the lead in implementing the SLMTA program at the reference lab. Website of publication: "www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25022309".

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Magdalene Ada Duwai
Sierra Leone
magdaleneadaduwai1@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Magdalene Ada Duwai is a highly motivated and dedicated individual and is pursuing a challenging and rewarding career to show the best of her professional ability, skills, and to actively take positive action to promote women and children’s rights and dignity.

She has reliable working experience in the field of Audio Video, IT, Communication, Administration and team leading skills. She first worked at The Special Court for Sierra Leone (www.rscsl.org) as an Information and Communication Technology Technician in December 2011 until November 2013 and then went to Plan International (www.plan-international.org) as an Information and Communications Technology Coordinator since February 2014 to date.

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Christian Cedric Toe
Burkina Faso
toechristian@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Christian Cedric Toe is a 26-year-old entrepreneur developing an autonomous thermo-regulated vaccine carrier at International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou. He is an active open community trainer in 3D modeling and electronic prototyping at the first Fab-Lab and the Co-working space in Burkina Faso (Ouagalab: www.ouagalab.org ). Christian has trained over 12 community developers to launch their Fab-Lab communities in Togo and Benin with 3D training and electronic prototyping. He has a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering with a strong background in electronic. In 2015, he was the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Business Unit Manager at African Industrial Services (AIS) Group, which was a Bosch Rexroth partner in Burkina Faso.

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Uzodima Lyndon Ulasi
Sierra Leone
uzostick@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Uzodima L. Ulasi is a Social Entrepreneur from Sierra Leone. He believes Africa can be rebranded by empowering its youths through education. In 2012, he and his colleague saw a problem in their community and decided to fix it by entering a business plan competition with an idea that was aimed at improving the nutritional content and price of flour being produced in Sierra Leone. He is part of a charity foundation that aims to improve the lives of children through education in the remote areas of his community. He believes in entrepreneurship for a good cause. He is an Accountant, a Photographer and a Radio Personality. He runs a blog – The African Standpoint (theafricanstandpoint.wordpress.com).

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Olalekan Ahmed Opaleye
Nigeria
testimonyunited@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Opaleye Olalekan is an environmentalist who graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife Nigeria in 2008 and founder of start-up venture called IMOTOTO in 2014. A Cleaning, waste management and recycling venture based on his passion for healthy and safer environment. He sensitized and educated at least 10 community members a day on health related issues of unmanaged waste and how to turn it to wealth.

He is a member of anti HIV/AIDS initiative group during National Youth Service in 2008 and is a recipient of the World-Changer award by Heal the World Ministry International in 2014.

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Ajao Oluwatomisin Kehinde
Nigeria
oluwatomin.ajao@yahoo.co.uk Public Services Management

Ms. Oluwatomisin Kehinde Ajao is an entrepreneur that believes in wealth and job creation. She also strongly believes in the prosperity of Africa and using technology to scale, and grow businesses to impact many lives across the continent. Her venture, Verveskoture & Confectionery Ltd, is a new startup company that was registered with the corporate affairs commission in 2013 but will be duly registered with Master Bakers Association and NAFDAC, and has been in production of premium confectionery products, gift package, event Management and Training. The Bakery is proposed to be located at the commercial capital of Lagos so as to capture and cater for the needs of the growing number of middle class family around that location and its surrounding vicinity demanding for freshly baked affordable cake & bread.

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Abdulahi Abayomi Abdulraheem
Nigeria
abdulraheemabayomi@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

In the year 2014, having seen the lapses in the Education Policy of his state government, Abdulahi Abayomi Abdulraheem started Aspiring the Best Competition (ABC), with the objective of sponsoring the SSCE Examinations (WAEC, NECO, GCE & UTME) of the excelled students in the competition. This he believes would reduce youth violence, high rate of High Schools’ Dropouts, High rate of Teen Mothers and Teenage Pregnancy etc. experienced in the state. 54 youth have benefitted from the program while 23 are in Higher Institutions of Learning. He founded: Initiative for Sound Education, Relationship & Health (ISERH) in the year 2014 (www.iserh.org)

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Ifeoluwa Tryphena Olatayo
Nigeria
ifeolatayo@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Ifeoluwa Olatayo is the founder of Soupah Limited, a business whose mission is to nourish its customers, support local farmers, tackle food waste and nourish the hungry. She is also the pioneer of Zest Entrepreneurship Academy (www.zela. com.ng) which is a platform to develop entrepreneurial skills that exists in the African youths through business development trainings and workshops. She believes enterprise education plays an important role in addressing the jobs shortage in Africa and has subsequently mentored 216 youths to grow their start-ups, and inspired over 2,000 jobless youth to start businesses that contribute to a greener planet and a better society.

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Diallo Assane
Burkina Faso
ollaidafsa@gmail.com Public Services Management

Given the growing influence of extremist groups, it was necessary to prepare the population not to yield to those groups. That's why Assane did not hesitate to join the IRD NGOs for the implementation of the project "Peace through Development". Young leaders and civil society are at the center of interventions with capacity building, which contributes to true leaders of youth development.

The information being capital, he participated in the creation of an information site (http://sahel24.com/ and https://web.facebook.com/Sahel24com) dedicated to the Sahel. The ultimate ambition is to go to the newspaper and set up a radio and to reach the leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Inoussa Traorea
Burkina Faso
traore.inoussa02@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Mr Inoussa Traore holds a Master in Economics and a Master in Development studies. He started working since 2008 in Yam Pukri Association (www.yam-pukri.org), responsible for information and communication technologies (ICT) for development projects. He has conducted over 40 training sessions for rural farmers in Burkina Faso and led several projects to strengthen capacities in ICT for agro-businesses. In 2012, he joined the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering on a capacity building project for rural electrification actors in West Africa within the framework of the Energy Facility funded by the European Union. Currently, Inoussa is a lecturer in economics at the University of Ouagadougou, and a consultant on topics such as ICT for development, renewable energy.

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Fatoumata Sawadogo
Burkina Faso
fatousaw1@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Fatoumata Sawadogo is active, young, and ambitious. She is a student in communication and President of the Association Jeunes Leaders Burkinabé (JLB). After making a trip to Morocco to attend the national competition for Youth in Morocco, she successfully mobilized over 150 youth and 30 colleges of the city at the official launch of the Association in June 2015. Also, she signed a partnership later to find placements for some participants (23 students). The project "La terre à notre disposition, faisons-en une richesse" aims to assist local women in difficulty while "Noel pour tous!!!" led a team to mobilize 15 students from an institution to join a volunteer venture for disadvantaged children from the AHBY orphanage. The theme of this project is "La joie pour nous, c'est le sourire d’un enfant".

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Minata Coulibaly
Burkina Faso
sehe20@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

The 2008 food crisis had a serious impact on lives. In Burkina, civil society and government recognized the need to invest more in agriculture. Minata has been interested in rural development and real change since 2009. She worked to attract more young people in agriculture. Currently, with other youth in the network Young Professionals for Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) Burkina, she shares opportunities in agriculture for youth on social media. In 2015, she organized several discussions on access to land for young people and agricultural entrepreneurship. She facilitates exchange with different stakeholders on problems youth in agriculture face.

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Ibuchukwu N. Orabueze
Nigeria
Ibuchukwuo@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Ibuchukwu Nkeonyenasoya Orabueze is a medical doctor currently involved in the National Youth Service Corp Program where she works in a government owned hospital located in the rural area. Working in a community with high rate of teenage pregnancy, low literacy levels and high birth rate, she acts in the role of a Peer educator. She volunteers in one of the secondary schools in the community where she gives health talks and counsels adolescents. In March 2015, she launched a blog - HEALTHGLAMM.COM, which is a nonprofit dedicated to discussing health issues in such a manner the layman can understand; keeping it simple, entertaining, yet educative.

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Edema-Sillo Diana Ereyitomi
Nigeria
dianaedemas@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Diana E. Edema-Sillo is a pro-poor advocate and entrepreneur. She is MD at Dreamdiary Concept, an event and logistics management company (www.dreamdiaryconcept. com). She has taken up several leadership positions in youth and women groups. As the first female Senate President of the National Association of Delta State Students (NADESSTU), she organized its first political conference for over 5,000 delta state students pre-2011 elections to ensure students are not used for violence during the elections.

She recently set up a foundation after her late mother called MoeSillo Foundation, the aim to use it as a platform in bringing succour to the needy in her society using the SDG goal 1 as its guide. Diana is a passionate leader, who has and will continue to give her best for the growth & development of her society.

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Festus Ejiro Ovbie
Nigeria
feztovine2016@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Festus Ejiro Ovbie founded Festovine Building Concepts in 2010 as a building construction firm and a center for skill acquisition. In his quest to reduce the high rate of emigration of Nigerian youths, he started equipping young persons in his community with leadership and professional skills in building construction, making them job creators, and thereby reducing unemployment in the country.

So far, he has trained over 250 youths in his community on computer applications (use of cads in designing buildings), and building construction. He is also a group leader in Shekinah Youth Initiatives, a nonprofit organization for raising visionary youths.

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Kehinde Oluwaseun Fadare
Nigeria
kehindebelievesinafrica@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Mr. Fadare Kehinde Oluwaseun is a motivational public speaker and has trained over 500 young people on public speaking skills and career relevance in Nigeria. He is also a founding member of the Guild of African Patriots; a team of individuals committed to promoting African cultural heritage. Together with his team, he pioneered the hosting of the 2015 Youths Festival of African Culture in Lagos, with about 400 youth participants. Through the help of donors, he presented clothes and wheelchairs to 15 physically challenged people in Lagos; a gesture amongst others that articulates his determination to make life better for people in need within his community.

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Tolon Jeremiah Cephas
Liberia
sureliberia2004@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Tolon Jeremiah Cephas is young leader with a vast experience in community development and civic engagement. Over the past three years, Cephas has been involved in civic education where he informs young people about their rights and how to redevelop Liberia. He has ensured that the rights of children are known to parents and kids themselves. In 2015, he played a leading role in promoting the 2015 winner of the International Children Peace prize, Abraham Keita who his organization nominated for the award.

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Elwood Garmonyou Gbessagee
Liberia
goldaforever1@gmail.com Public Services Management

Elwood G Gbessagee is a Peer Educator at the Organization of African Youth - Liberia (oayouth.org). He currently engages with the Young People Peace Maintenance Mentorship Program which aims to educate young people from diverse backgrounds on the roles they need to play in order to maintain the country's decade-long peace. He organizes monthly monitor programs in high schools and communities to teach young people particular skills associated with leadership, particularly programs associated with youth voice or youth empowerment and helps to bring together prominent university students within Monrovia to an open-minded exchange of ideas concerning the future of world leadership. He is a Co-Founder of the Support Kids In Need - SKIN, a non-profit charity organization he started in 2014.

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Anzohn W.P. Menyon
Liberia
anzonic2@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Anzohn W.P. Menyon is an ambitious individual who has developed a responsible approach to any task he undertakes. As a Program Manager and a Youth Activist with 5 year of leadership experience, he has the uncanny ability to organize people and systems in order to achieve desired objectives.

Anzohn relishes challenges, works under pressure and meets deliverables. He trained 350 youths and young adults in 50 communities to engage communities’ leadership on good governance, accountability and transparency. In 2015, He recruited and led 80 community volunteers who were trained by the Young Adult Intellectual Forum, where he serves as Chairman, to carryout awareness on Prevention of EBOLA and Reintegration of EBOLA survivors in communities.

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G. Umaru Sheriff
Liberia
gumash2002@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

G. Umaru Sheriff is the National Executive Director of 4-H Liberia. His main duties are to establish 4-H clubs, recruit and train 4-H staff and volunteers, and implement the day-to-day activities of 4-H Liberia to develop life skills in youth and build food security. Through his efforts, 72 4-H Enterprise Garden Clubs are established in Liberia. He also serves as a reconciler in his community, helping to negotiate misunderstandings among community members. His long term goal is to develop young people in his home country and in Africa through collaboration with government and non-government organizations.

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John Idemudia Oriakpolor
Nigeria
johnoriakpolor@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Having identified one of the killers of the 21st century youths called illicit drugs in his community in the year 2013, John initiated and sponsored a program on the impact of illicit drugs and youth’s awareness under the umbrella of the criminology students association (crimSA), which he was privileged to chair twice as a president. This program drew the attention of the whole university community and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in the state as there was indeed a life change witnessed amongst some of the participants who were actually into drugs prior to the full day program.

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Chidinma Eunice Akaniro
Nigeria
peppyakaniro@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Chidinma Akaniro is a distinguished young leader and entrepreneur. She received the "Youth With Innovation in Nigeria Award" from the federal government of Nigeria in 2013 at the age of 21. She is very passionate about youth empowerment and founded the Young Female Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria in 2014, which grooms aspiring female entrepreneurs in specific fields. So far, 18 young women have been trained to set up their own businesses. She is the CEO of "Nizzavogue," a fashion company in Enugu, Nigeria. She is also very passionate about the environment and has an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Nigeria.

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Zainab Said Suwaid
Nigeria
zsuwaid@yahoo.com Public Services Management

Zainab is currently undergoing her M.Sc program in Economics. During her first degree she chose a special area to research on which was energy crisis in Nigeria, because of its importance and impact on the lives of Nigerians. Recently, she is writing on exchange rate policy and economic growth in Nigeria; this is as a result of the persistent rise in prices and deterioration of standard of living of most Nigerians. As part of her community engagement programmes, she has the opportunity of being a member of the Global Shapers Community: Kano Hub. Through this hub and their monthly contributions, they help victims of terror attacks and also educating youth on important issues.

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Amina Abdulazeez
Nigeria
missabdulazeez@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Amina Abdulazeez is a Lot Quality Assessment Surveyor for the World Health Organization (W.H.O). She also volunteers with the Royal Impact Healthcare Services in Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria. Amina participated in the distribution of about 250 long-lasting treated mosquitoes nets to rural women in 3 LGAs of Zauro, Yauri and Koko. Additionally, Amina is the only female student parliamentarian during her years at university. She advocated and moved a motion for female inclusion in student politics and today, she has 5 female representatives in the student assembly of her university. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization called Sadakatul Jariya (www.facebook/Sadakatul_jariya), which advocates, mentors and empowerment children and women.

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Miatta Bofa Mulbah
Liberia
miattabofamulbah@gmail.com Public Services Management

Apart from being Biology teacher for 9 years, in 2014 during the Ebola outbreak, a team of 3 persons including. Miatta established a non for profit organization to address the prevailing situation in strengthening communities through active engagement. She has trained 1600 Communicators, Community health Committees, Community Support Officers and Community Mobilizers with support from Mercy Corp and USAID Ebola Community Action Platform (ECAP) as Implementing Partners. The ECAP projects have succeeded in behavior change, and linking communities to Health facilities. She is the Project Support Officer and the Founder of Leemah, a new social venture for teenage girls.

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Gbendile Henryln Sumo
Liberia
slucasgarteh5@gmail.com Public Services Management

Ms Gbendile H. Sumo is a nursing student at the United Methodist University in Liberia, where she also works as a nursing student at C. H. Rennedy Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia. For the past 4 months, Gbendile, fundraises and supports the promotion of girl's education in Monrovia, by distributing donated anti-ebola material to the community. She is extends her anti-ebola awareness campaign via radio on True FM and via television on Real TV to education young people on the ebola awareness. Since she started her awareness campaign, Gbendile has reached over 1 million listeners and viewers in Liberia.

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Alieu D. York
Gambia
alieudyork@gmail.com Public Services Management

Alieu D. York, was the former Vice President of the University of the Gambia Student Service Learning Association (UTG) since 2013 – 2014. He also volunteered to teach senior secondary school students in Mingdaw Senior Secondary School, in Farato, West Coast Region of The Gambia. Mr. York, participated in the rehabilitation of the Buduk community in the Central River region of The Gambia. The rehabilitation entailed organizing community engagements where 5000 community members were education on the importance of clean drinking water and sanitization. He was also part of the team that organized the University of the Gambia Ambassador’s debate championship, on which he served as the Information and Public Relations officer of the Association.

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Beyan Flomo Pewee
Liberia
bpewee@yocel.org Civil Society Leadership

Beyan Flomo Pewee is a 2014 UN Global Education Youth Courage Award Winner, studying Development Studies with over 8 years of experience working directly with youth and children groups in promoting child rights, access to quality education and governance across Liberia. Beyan is the Founder/Executive Director of YOCEL, a Liberian non-profit organization that promotes quality education and provides a supportive platform challenging the creativity of young people. He serves as a member of the Learning Metrics Task Force 2.0 Global Citizenship Education Working Group on Policy, Advocacy, and Communication that is convened by the UN Youth Advocacy Group (YAG).

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Chiemeka Sidney Iroegbu
Nigeria
cseiroegbu@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Chiemeka Sidney Iroegbu is a healthcare professional with interests in business/entrepreneurship, leadership and volunteerism. He was named business man of the year by the University of Nigeria Radiography Students' Association in 2012. He is a leader and an active volunteer for medical missions with AWCAA, HIV/AIDS peer educator for Lifeline Plus Foundation and a member of GenLeaders Nigeria, a group of young professionals who mentor young school leaders in career choices.

He is the founder of CTHub, a clinical assistance platform in Medical Radiography profession and runs a blog (. He is also a feature editor for ER magazine. His company Cseal Nigeria hopes to create more access to healthcare instrumentation in Africa.

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Ameh Grace Gbedeojo
Nigeria
amehgrace60@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Ameh Grace, a graduate of Chemistry and Education, works as an Administrative Officer at the Godfrey Okoye University Radio, and is involved in training students on broadcasting. She was Media Assistant (2012-2015) to Archbishop I.A. Kaigama, President of CBCN. She addressed over 3,000 youth on return from World Youth Day (WYD) in Brazil in 2013. She is an international volunteer with WYD2016 Media Committee in Poland. In 2013, she donated learning materials and sculptures as a community development project to OLCGSS, Taraba-Nigeria. Ameh believes in giving youth a voice to make their mark in society. This inspired her column, "Frank Talk with Young Minds" on "The Word of Life" Newspaper.

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Olalekan John Adepoju
Nigeria
olajohnadepoju@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Working in a remote rural mission hospital, Olalekan John Adepoju demonstrated sound knowledge of evidence-based medical practice and outstanding skills in performing over seventy life-saving and disability-preventing surgical procedures within seven months despite paucity of resources. He leads a team of forty-three members of staff to coordinate facility-based SUSTAIN (Sustainable HIV Care and Treatment Action In Nigeria) Project funded by Caritas Nigeria (caritasnigeria.org) under the benevolence of CDC to cater for over 1000 HIV positive individuals, including some internally-displaced persons. He is a serial academic award winner, including the Nigeria Medical Association Award.

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Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele
Nigeria
sipasiolalekan@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Children and youth are marginalized from community development activities in rural areas. Sipasi Olalekan Ayodele, a dogged entrepreneur driven with passion and enthusiasm in community development through sustainable agricultural processes, innovations, and appropriate technology, sees opportunities in turning waste into economic viable tool to fight hunger, alleviate poverty, protect the ozone layer systematically, and increase the socio-economic standard of communities, imbibing local content initiative. He won the 2015 Hidden Eco-Hero Award in Seoul, South Korea. He has trained and reached out to over 1,352 children and youth from diverse socio-economic backgrounds by establishing Children and Youths Inclusive Neighbourhood Spaces.

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Ebrima Bah
Gambia
Ebson1006@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Ebrima Bah is a Gambian by nationality and Fula by tribe. He is 22 years old and is currently practicing as a nurse. Aside from his nursing career lies volunteerism. He is a Red Cross volunteer and the link leader for his community Red cross link, some of my links activities include social mobilization on polio camping, Ebola response and preparedness and community sensitizations on current health problems. He spearheads all activities which allow him to have a very good relationship with his community elders. He has successfully implemented the give dalasi to the Red Cross. Dalasi (Gambian money) was geared towards building an office for his local link. At the school level, he was the president of The Gambia’s only national college, ‘The Gambia College’. Ebrima is a journalist at Star and Teranga FM.

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Mamadou A.H. Bah
Gambia
bahmamadouh@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Mamadou Bah volunteers for the ActionAid International Youth Network (Activista The Gambia http://www.actionaid.org/gambia/what-we-do/activista-gambia) as Regional Trainer Ambassador between 2011-2014 and later rose to the position of regional Focal Person. As a Regional Trainer Ambassador, he facilitated a training of over 100 students and young professionals in Upper River Region on leadership and management skills, campaign planning, amongst others. Mr Bah is a youth activist and campaigner on end poverty, food insecurity, disaster risk reduction and resilience and recovery. Mr. Bah is the host of a civic engagement radio talk show with National Assembly members and local authorities in The Gambia on Paradise FM radio.

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Haddy Jonga
Gambia
jatou93@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Haddy Jonga recently completed her LLB Program at the University of The Gambiaworking with Think Young Women, a young women-led non profit organization that seeks to create a new generation of enlightened young female leaders through capacity building, networking, mentorship, leadership development, advocacy and sexual and reproductive health of women and girls as the Program Officer. Between the past two years, Haddy has been involved in engaging about 550 young people from all parts of The Gambia to discuss issues relating to the rights women and girls specifically Female Genital Mutilation through various national and regional youth fora. She has been a Children and Women's Rights Activist for over a decade due to her interests in women and children at heart.

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Binta M.L Ceesay
Gambia
bmlceesay10@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Binta M.L Ceesay is the Program Development Officer for Kombo North Federation; a community based organization affiliated to ChildFund, and also serves as the communication focal person.

She facilitates and conducts training programs on leadership and management, funds mobilization and business development. She also served as a trainer on AFFLATEEN (www.Aflatoun.org), a social and financial education organization for youths, where she trained over 100 youth last year. She also serves as Volunteer for Karmic Angels which is a UK-based Charitable organization supporting Gambian communities through Fundraising programs ( in education, agriculture, and health.

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Onyekachukwu Nnaemezie Ugwu
Nigeria
ugwuonyeka3@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Growing in a society where human rights are demeaned, Onyekachukwu grew passionate about issues surrounding the universality and indivisibility of adolescents’ rights with peculiar interests to their right to life and security, right to be heard and right to sustainable livelihood. To that end, he trained 63 peers on Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV/AIDS care and prevention and trained 95 adolescents on educational and health topics through his Community Save Project in 2014. Currently, he provides HIV Testing Services under the Center for Family Health Initiative. Through his Teenagers’ Voice Network, he seeks to create effective interventions for the marginalized adolescents in community and domestic violence settings in Nigeria and Africa.

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Arakpogun Hilda Isoken
Nigeria
arakpogunhilda@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Arakpogun Hilda Isoken, is a graduate from the University of Benin, Nigeria. After graduating university, she could not get a job, and decided to turn her events management hobby into a business venture. Hilda enjoys planning events, baking and training people in the world of events management. She trains them to become better people, planners and contributors to the community. She also visits orphanages across her community to play with the children and support then plan events.

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Imrana Alhaji Buba
Nigeria
tokky2035@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Born and brought up in North-Eastern Nigeria (a hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency), Imrana Alhaji Buba founded the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism (YOCAT), a volunteer-based youth-led organization with over 600 members that aims to unite young people against violent extremism in Nigeria through counter- radicalization enlightenment and empowerment programs. Owing to his incredible peace building work, Imrana won the 2016 Queen’s Young Leaders Award and was selected for the Generation Change fellowship of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program. Mr. Buba holds a BSc in Political Science (First Class) from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.

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Philips Olasurubomi Durojaiye
Nigeria
durojaiyephilips@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Philips Durojaiye is an entrepreneur and inventor. He is the CEO and Chief Inventor at Mydaz Aerospace (www.mydazaerospace.com), of which their primary project is the development of long distance cargo drones to deliver packages and humanitarian needs over inaccessible areas. He takes advantage of every opportunity to make a dierence and has impacted over 2,000 young individuals since 2013 through donation of rst aid boxes to schools and police stations, organizing mentorship sessions and seminars on different platforms, and hosting one of the rst major skating marathons in West Africa "Pro Sleek Skatathon 2013." He believes that many problems can be solved by looking at them from different dimensions.

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Gertrude Futi Amewuda
Ghana
gfutiamewuda@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Gertrude Futi Amewuda is a young graduate of the University Of Ghana. She currently works with the Institute of Statistical Social And Economic Research as a national service personnel. It is her aim to inuence the society around her and the world at large to be a better place to live. In her quest to achieve all these, she chooses to be a peace activist and a humanitarian and one of the great entrepreneurs in her time so that she may encourage others to do same. In this way, she wants to achieve this aim so that generations and this present age will be a better place to live: a place conducive for everyone to be.

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Joseph Zotoo
Ghana
jzotoo001@st.ug.edu.gh Business & Entrepreneurship

Joseph Zotoo is the CEO and co-founder of FindMe, his third successful startup company that has created a very ecient solution to this problem (www.ndme.city). His desire to establish the biggest research & development rm in Africa and use literature to stimulate change keeps him writing on sensitive societal issues; www.writeghana.blogspot.com, www.senseclimategh.blogspot. com and other sites employ ten students in his publishing rm. He is the membership chairman of IDEA Africa, an NGO that focuses on educational development in rural areas.

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Jennifer Adade Ampong
Ghana
adadejennifer@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Jennifer Adade Ampong is the Founder of ‘Our Future Leaders Our Hope,’ a project that reaches the less privileged, especial young females in the Nkoransa community in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of Kumasi. She started this project in 2014 and has since trained and empowered 18 students with the help of 3 teachers. Our Future Leaders Our Hope is an after school to help the students get a better understanding of topics studied during school and also to provide them with assistance on their homework. Jennifer procures and donates stationery’s, footwear and food items to the students in her project, Our Future Leaders Our Hope, on a monthly basis.

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Jacqueline Oyimer
Ghana
jacquioseiowusu@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Africa needs for good leaders such as Jacqueline Oyimer to passionately teach young people the art of leadership. She develops curriculums for the Adinkrahene Leadership Program (http://www.alphabeta.edu.gh/alp/) and with her rich experience in Youth Leadership and Personal Development, she serves as a counselor, mentor and coach on the program that purposefully equips 101 students with dynamic leadership skills and ensures that 46 of them who have been placed on Individual Success Plans achieve their goals. She is also the Director of African Youth Excellence Abroad, a program uniquely designed for African Youth in Diaspora to study, intern, research, impact and explore opportunities in Africa and promote brain gain.

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Morenikeji Damola Aanu
Nigeria
damolamore@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

A leadership, education and human capital development enthusiast, Damola Morenikeji has impacted over 250 emerging leaders from over 35 countries globally, through Studership - an international youth leadership academy which connects, engages and equips emerging leaders to innovatively creating solutions to problems in their societies. In 2015, he along with other GlobalYouthAmbassadors and partners mobilized support for education through the #UpforSchool campaign which sought to pressure leaders/government for action, with 10 million signatures globally. Damola leads the team at AllforDevelopment, an organization he started at age 16.

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Peremene Raphael Fuludu
Nigeria
prfuludu@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

When ood ravaged Nigeria in October 2012, Comrade (Engr.) Fuludu Raphael Peremene, mobilized about 200 youth volunteers who assisted in supervising/ organizing shelter, food, personal ect for the internally displaced persons across various camps in Delta state, Nigeria and also provided free computer training for over 500 young persons, using his resources as a youth leader from National Youth Council of Nigeria and his experience as a member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. He facilitated the development of various agricultural enterprise for over 1000 persons in Nigeria. He is the Founder/Executive Coordinator of FADEVOIN (www.fadevoin.org), a youth focused organization he started in 2015 advocating for the creation of opportunities for youth across Africa.

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Amaka Jane Ekezie-Joseph
Nigeria
janeekezie@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Amaka J. Ekezie-Joseph holds a Bachelors Degree in History and International Relations. As a young African passionate about issues affecting children and the girl child, Amaka started an informal campaign in 2014 that educates youths, high school students, and women in Nigeria about the dangers of child abandonment.

A passionate writer, she also runs a blog (amakaekezie.blogspot.com) where she publishes short ction and essays concerning other contemporary issues. Amaka is determined to carve a niche for herself, make a dierence in her community and she also embraces the unity of the African people even in their diversity.

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Aquila Awam Kalagbor
Nigeria
quillz.ak@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr Aquila A. Kalagbor is presently as co-founder at Silicon South technologies; he has been driven into entrepreneurship by the belief in the potential for simple technology to drive social change. He has a diverse educational and career backgrounds in banking, nance, oil and gas and computer programming, which has given him a broad spectrum of thinking and solving problems. He is passionate about youth and agriculture and is currently nding ways to improve the sector with simple mobile application technology.

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Victor Adane-Barifi
Ghana
vaabarifi@gmail.com Public Services Management

Between 2008 and 2011, Victor Adane-Bari, was involved in community based activities including Peer education, Guidance and Career Counseling, on the dangers of Teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortions and a general awareness of HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention and choosing a career after school in almost all the Second cycle institutions of the Kwahu-District in the Eastern Region.

Mr Adane-Bari, is an organizing member of Student’s Against Aids (SAA)/ Oce of the Dean of Students (KNUST), a Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Programme organized in conjunction with the United States Peace Corps in April 2009. It was largely successful with the screening of more students than 200 students on their HIV and hepatitis C status.

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Aminu Bonifacio
Ghana
abcyeaigh@gmail.com Public Services Management

Aminu Bonifacio is a graduate of Sunyani Polytechnic with a Higher National Diploma in General Agricultural and a nal year student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources Technology. He is the Administrator at Brong Ahafo Research & Extension Centre (BAREC) and doubles as the Senior Administrative Assistant at the General Agriculture Department of Sunyani Polytechnic. In 2009, Aminu was awarded the Entrepreneurial Action in Us (ENACTUS) International, a service leadership award for students in free enterprise. He hopes to develop a successful career in sustainable agriculture and international development.

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Nadia Akosua Nyarko
Ghana
nyarkonadia@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Nadia Nyarko is a senior student of the University of Ghana and also works as the Personal Assistant to Arnold Boateng, CEO of Axis Limited and General Secretary of Alliance for Accountable Governance. She has completed the Ghana Exchange Program aimed at promoting inter-cultural diversity, intellectual advancement, HIV/AIDS awareness creation and development of quality leadership. She was the Acting SRC Secretary for University of Ghana (May 2014). She headed the Sponsorship Committee and became the First Lady Speaker of Parliament of Alexander Adum Kwapong Hall during the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 academic years respectively. She has won numerous awards including Best Public Speaker.

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Derick Ekem Sedenkor
Ghana
dericksedenkor@yahoo.com Public Servives Management

Derick Ekem Sedenkor is the founding member of the Pan-African Interdisciplinary Research Consortium-PAIR-C, (www.paircafrica.org) a research and community development organization with members from several countries in Africa. He has undertaken research in the assessment of water quality and the management of a major water resource serving a population of 86,000 people in the Eastern region in Ghana. Derick undertook the sensitization and education of 2,000 young people in schools in the Eastern region in the management of their environment for sustainable development as part of his national service and volunteer work with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Adedamola David Adejobi
Ghana
damoladejobi@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Adedamola has a great passion to help young people discover, develop, and maximize their leadership potentials right from their tender age, groom them to be difference makers in leadership, entrepreneurship, and the work place, and prepare them for life and make their world a better place. Every day, he derives his sense of fulfillment from helping his country explore and utilize the potency of the next generation of young people, which made him become an honorable member of the Nigerian Youth Parliament representing Osun East Senatorial District .His sense of fulfilment from helping his country explore and utilize the potency of the next generation of young people in the European Access Network made him a Student and Youth Ambassador.

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Bless Atreku
Ghana
blessatreku8@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

During her National Service Period in the Corporate Affairs Department of Nestlé Ghana, Bless Atreku was one of the facilitators of the Nestlé Healthy Kids Program. The project seeks to help children, families and teachers understand the basics of healthy lifestyles. The Program in Ghana has reached over 10,000 children and 360 teachers since it was launched in 2011. (www.nestle-cwa.com/en/csv/case-studies/ allcasestudies/nutrition-healthy-kids-ghana). Currently she is the Assistant Activations Team Lead in the Customer Care Department at Peg-Ghana Solar, the largest off-grid solar company, providing access to productive assets such as solar home systems to tens of thousands of Ghanaians.

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Dr. Jemima Owusuaa Yeboah
Ghana
yeboah.jemima@yahoo.com Public Services Management

The challenges of rural health and its links with development struck Jemima Yeboah, even as a preclinical medical student. She actively involved herself in her medical students’ association and quickly rose to positions of responsibility and leadership as nancial secretary / vice president. She used her inuence to raise funds and mobilize other medical students to help address the challenges of rural populations through digging bore hole wells, assisting with adult education and providing free health screenings for over 800 people. As a medical doctor, Jemima remains a staunch advocate for female empowerment, health care management, and is interested in the social determinants of health and disease.

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Freeman Ahegbebu
Ghana
freeman@cheerfulheartsfoundation.org Civil Society Leadership

Freeman Ahegbebu has a deep passion for community development, promoting education and assisting disadvantaged children. He is an innovative professional with ve years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector, focusing on international program management. He has a proven track record of building partnerships and coalitions among diverse interest groups. He is a ‘hands-on’ project manager who coordinates teams of up to 40 staff and volunteers. His accomplishments include:

  • Managed large scale events/projects on time and within budget
  • Designed initiatives to secure local and international government contracts
  • Project Manager a Stop Child Labour & Tracking Project
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Beatrice Wonder Ahli
Ghana
beatriceahli@yahoo.com Public Services Management

Ms Beatrice Wonder Ahli is an administrative assistant at the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (www.gaecgh.org). Ms. Ahli believes in given back to the community and is part of the "Prisons Ministry" at her local Pentecost Church in Accra, Ghana. She spearheads the donation drive at her church by soliciting for clothes, canned food and other items from members of her church and place of employment to provide provision to over 500 prisoners. Beatrice also worked as a volunteer for the Ghana National Election during both the 2004 and 2012 presidential elections.

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Mina Okuru
Ghana
minaokuru@yahoo.co.uk Civil Society Leadership

When a late course mate was diagnosed with leukemia, Mina Okuru mobilized friends and led them to embark on raising funds to support the patient nancially for two years. Mina is a communications specialist with experience and in-depth knowledge in corporate communications and public relations with excellent record in employee engagement, public relations and media strategy, public diplomacy, reputation and crises management. Mina is currently the Afrobarometer Communications Coordinator for Anglophone West Africa.

She started as a Broadcast Journalist with Radio Universe developing content for news bulletins and produced various current affairs and lifestyle programs.

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Kofi Asamoah
Ghana
mykofiasamoah@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Kofi Asamoah (born 1987) is a Ghanaian lm director, writer, and producer. He is the founder and CEO of KOFAS MEDIA, a lm, television and advertising production company. Kofi Asamoah is also the creator of hit youtube comedy series, BOYS KASA on www.youtube.com/boyskasaghana. Since 2012, he has discovered many inuential talents in the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Mention of Kofi Asamoah's discoveries can be made of KALYBOS and AHUOFE PATRI. Kofi Asamoah is described as one who seeks to raise the standard of lm production in Ghana and Africa by telling progressive African stories as seen through the eyes of Africans.

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Asibi Tizaazumah Kombor
Ghana
asibikombor@yahoo.com Public Services Management

As a disaster management ocer, Asibi’s job entreats her to educate her community on the dangers of both natural and man-made disasters. Also relief and counselling services are offered to affected victims in cases of the occurrence of a disaster. During the June disaster in 2015 caused by both water and re, Asibi and her colleagues came together to mobilize funds from the surrounding industries to help those who didn't get what was due them due to political interference. As a disaster control ocer, she educates a lot of people both young and old, literate illiterate on the prevention of disasters in our communities and schools. I go to schools to educate children during their club meeting days on disaster prevention using stimulation exercises.

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Shadrach Sarpei Kwadey
Ghana
skwadey@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Shadrach Sarpei Kwadey is a cofounder of 2 digital art companies; INDIGENE B.R.O.S and Poka Studios. Using digital arts as a mental transformative tool geared towards solving Africa's endemic problems is a motivation for he and his team. As a community advocate, he works with Taxi Drivers in his community by helping them develop realistic nancial plans to aid them to pay for car loans in a timely manner. He is the founder of the Goodfood Farms Project which aims at the development of innovative ways of implementing sustainable organic farming practices the tropical areas. He is the administrative and marketing Head of the GUBA Ghana team (www.gubaawards.co.uk). GUBA is a non-profit organization, which organizes events aimed at enhancing the bilateral relationship between Ghana and the UK.

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Noble Kofi Nazzah
Ghana
etornamkenny@yahoo.com Public Services Management

I am a teacher and a mentor. My key attributes are a strong commitment to multidisciplinary learning and social improvement. Teaching is an activity that gives me great fulfillment. I have been teaching ocially since the age of 17.

I have facilitated sessions in Chemistry, Mathematics, Human Geography and Diplomacy. My Principal commended my leadership, unwavering drive and tireless devotion to the success of countless programs designed to broaden students' awareness and sense of agency, in terms of their role in Ghana's development and the world beyond, adding tremendous value to their educational experience at The Roman Ridge School.

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Heidi Wellington
Ghana
heidi23@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Heidi Wellington is currently studying Development Communication at African University College of Communication in Accra. She has an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. She is currently with Delin Consult as a Secretary and has over five (5) years of experience in customer service and administration.

She's passionate about empowering the youth especially the vulnerable in the society in order to liberate them from poverty, effects of negative cultural practices, teenage pregnancy among others. She believes that when young people are empowered they make informed decisions and are instrumental in the development of their society and even the world at large.

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Abigail Opoku Ayeh
Ghana
abibuoy@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Abigail Opoku Ayeh is a self-motivated Biomedical Scientist who undertakes laboratory investigations and uses the knowledge acquired to help her community. Before polio eradication in Ghana, she participated in immunization exercises organized by the Ministry of Health (M.O.H) and the administering of vitamin A supplement for children in her zone. Occasionally, together with some colleagues, she holds presentations on general health issues bothering the vulnerable and the aged in churches and advises them on preventive health. She also counsels and mentors the youngsters preparing for entrance examinations and advises them on courses leading to their career choices.

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Eunice Mintah Young
Ghana
mintahyoung@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Eunice Mintah Young is the Legal Assistant at Barclays Bank. As a communication graduate from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, she has mentored over 3000 students from selected high schools from across the ten regions of Ghana. Since May 2013, she volunteered as the Marketing Lead for Junior Camp Ghana, a career guidance and mentoring program run by the GhanaThink Foundation, where she successfully mobilized over 200 young professionals to mentor students across the ten regions of Ghana on the career path they would want to take.

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Peter Danwaah
Ghana
peterdanwaa@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Peter Danwaah has two years’ experience in community service and advocacy and has been actively involved in several developmental programs in his community. He enjoys caring for and assisting young children, women, youth and person with severe functional limitation, helping them bring about social change and improve the qualities of life. He is co-founder of Vision Aid and Relief Agency (VARA) a local Faith Base organization aim at providing access to education, women empowerment, youth development and improving the life’s of the vulnerable in the society. He works with many women groups as a volunteer educating them on nancial literacy in part of Upper West Region of Ghana to improve their knowledge on managing their nances and the need to save towards the future. He is a volunteer for Jacobs Well Appeal Ghana.

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Dr. Albert Kojo Hammond
Ghana
dr-hammond@hotmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Albert Hammond is currently the Head of the Dental Department of the Narh-Bita Hospital, a leading private hospital in Tema. In a time frame of two and half years at the helm, he has transformed the unit into one of the formidable dental practices in the city with a diverse array of dental services provided. He is also actively involved in volunteerism; currently the head of the hospital's blood donation and welfare committees. He is also a volunteer youth coach with the HuD group, a youth-youth outreach ministry in Ghana where he mentors young people in second and third cycle institutions. He also regularly partakes in community-based dental outreach programs in the rural towns and villages in Ghana with previous collaborations with Global Brigades.

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Janix Kwabena Asare
Ghana
janixasare@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Janix Kwabena Asare is the founder and executive director of Geo-Heads Ghana (geoheads.wordpress.com), a geospatial intelligence organization for Geographic Information System, (GIS) advocacy, research and education of youth in the applications of GIS to develop practical and effective solutions to environmental problems in their communities. He combines community mapping with GIS technology for spatial learning, information exchange, and analysis. His community involvements include donations to orphanages, transition management (t-group.science) for over 12,000 people, and teaching and counseling over 100 young people in Ghana.

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Linda Adjei
Ghana
adjeilinda81@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

After been trained at Africa Lead II at its Champions for Change Leadership in Agriculture Workshop, she mobilized 7 of her colleagues at the training to form an NGO in 2015 of which she is the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. The vision is to form a network of youth to lead change towards achieving food security, sustained economic growth, eradicate extreme hunger and poverty and lead agricultural transformation in Africa through capacity building, evidence based policy advocacy, knowledge sharing and creating network linkages. This has been made possible with the help of Africa Lead who signed an MOU with her network in September, 2015 to support her activities. In June, 2015, she was awarded a beneficiary of the Youth Enterprise Support Initiative by the President of Ghana to assist her in her agriculture career.

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Owusu Daniel Antwi
Ghana
owusuantwi.daniel@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Owusu Daniel Antwi, led a community youth campaign on environmental cleanliness and healthy in his local environment, Medina in Accra, Ghana. He also led the Task Force of pirated clothes during his National Service at the Tariff Advisory Board of within the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He has developed good planning and organizational skills. Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in Renewable Natural Resources with specialty in Forestry and Forest Resource Management.

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Elinam Afi Adadevoh
Ghana
ellynam@hotmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Elinam Adadevoh designed, developed, delivered, implemented and evaluated the Young Leaders Mentorship Program (YLMP). Using her inuence as program manager of Databank Foundation, Elinam led the mentoring of 166 secondary school students from Kinbu Secondary Technical School and Accra High School. The focus of the program is to build the confidence of Ghanaian youth and build a new generation of leaders.

Though she no longer works at Databank, the program still exists. Elinam currently focuses on assisting African businesses grow in the competitive global market. She is a management consultant who has a deep passion to help restore Africa’s dignity in the international community.

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Elizabeth Patterson
Ghana
epatterson@girlsedgh.org Civil Society Leadership

Elizabeth Akua-Nyarko Patterson is the founder and executive director of the Girls education initiative of Ghana, (GEIG). GEIG's mission is to provide academic and nancial support for girls including applicants with special needs, so they may access secondary, higher education, and professional opportunities. Since 2014, GEIG has supported twelve students in the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions of Ghana in their transition from basic school to junior high school. Two of the twelve girls are now enrolled in senior high school and the remaining ten will fully transition by the 2017/2018 academic years.

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Bright Atawiah Kwami Adoboe
Ghana
b.tawiahadoboe@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

In 2009, Bright Atawiah Adoboe noticed a rise in the mortality rate in his village in the Volta Region and took a decision to investigate and minimize the trouble. In collaboration with the Regional Minister and the Chiefs, he mobilized a total of 63 volunteers including medical experts and his colleague students from University of Ghana to conduct a health promotion project. The project, which served a total 955 members of the community, challenged Bright's passion towards community health interventions to establish Freedom Aid Ghana (www.freedomaidgh.com) to champion health promotion projects in Ghana.

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Bernadette Ekua Bedua Afful
Ghana
bennyekuaff@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Bernadette Afful is a young travel consultant and an upcoming project manager; she is a volunteer for Africa ICT Right (www.africaictright.org) as a Communication Ocer. She has been part of the team reaching out to schools and communities with ICT training and equipment. One of the projects which focus on young girls called Girls in Tech (gtech.africaictright.org) has reached out to over 800 young girls in Ghana and still counting. She is currently the Manager of Vitus B Travel and Tour in Sunyani. It is Bernadette’s dream to make an impact in Africa and the world at large some day.

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Ama Amoabea Baiden
Ghana
amaamoabea@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Ama Amoabea Baiden was moved with compassion in December 2009 to start a special program, which focuses on teaching, training and development of children and teenagers to become good and responsible citizens. This was based on her passion to raise young leaders who will positively affect their families, communities and Ghana as a whole. Currently, she is a coordinator of a non-denominational Saturday school for over two hundred children at Alogboshie, a suburb of Accra.

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Jacob Kwaku Gyan
Ghana
therichjay@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

With a keen eye for business opportunities, Jacob Kwaku Gyan is the CEO of the Hub Multimedia which was incorporated under the laws of Ghana in 2014 and is owned and employs. Under the leadership of Jacob, the Hub Multimedia has set-up an IT venture (www.strasys.com), a newspaper (The Hub) and an event organization team, which employs 20 people. Jacob has led the Hub to organize non-profitable skills development seminars on some university campuses in Ghana including the University of Ghana, Legon and University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani. Jacob Kwaku Gyan worked as regional coordinator for programs, student affairs and Public relations with the Greater Accra Regional SRC under the Ghana Education Service and served on the National Executive Committee of the National Union of Ghana Students.

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Dr. Bernard Aanoume Ziem
Ghana
benywyze@gmail.com Public Services Management

Dr. Bernard Ziem is a physician working with the Ministry of Health since 2010. He obtained his medical degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Medical Sciences (2010) and holds a Masters degree in International Health from Heidelberg University, Germany (2015). Currently, he is the medical ocer in charge of Hain Polyclinic, serving over 50,000 inhabitants in a deprived area in the Upper West Region. He has been the pioneer medical ocer working to establish and sustain basic medical services in other deprived areas in the Upper West region and has been a source of inspiration to many other young health care practitioners.

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Robert Tanti Ali
Ghana
tantirobert@yahoo.co.uk Civil Society Leadership

Robert Tanti Ali is a counselor in Assin North Senior High Technical School offering support to students from all the ten regions of Ghana as well as serving as the lead campaigner of the Anti-Teenage Pregnancy Campaign, an initiative against teen pregnancies in Ghana by his organization, Youth Alliance for Development. His campaign has equipped several students in rural schools in Adansi South and Obuasi with comprehensive information on sexual reproductive health.

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Dominic Benson Sinsa
Ghana
dominicbenson6@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Dominic B. Sinsa is a highly motivated and determined young graduate from KNUST, Ghana with a strong passion and drive for entrepreneurship and the desire to bring about positive change in every environment He nds himself in. He currently leads a small focus group of 10 young entrepreneurs in Wa, were they basically help each other in running their businesses. He has a vegetable farm and dreams and plans, in the near future to run amongst several other businesses, a Real Estate Development company to target the low and middle income earners in Ghana in order to help them own decent accommodations.

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David Awine Aniah
Ghana
davidaniah@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

David is a 30-year-old physically disabled social entrepreneur who lives in Bolgatnga in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He exports straw baskets woven by persons with disabilities from Bolgatanga, Ghana to Denmark, Sweden, France and New York and has been working on this business for the past three years with partners. He trained 97 Persons with Disabilities in employable skills and they are all fully working, having constructed a permanent weaving center for the Weavers in Nyariga, and a modern Computer Lab for T.I Ahamadiyya Junior High and furnished it with desktop computers. 8 Tricycles and 9 wheelchairs have also been distributed.

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Henrietta Asiedu
Ghana
shorntey2007@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

After the June 3rd disaster in Ghana, which claimed hundreds of lives and destroyed properties, Henrietta Asiedu educated over 200 school children to take positive action towards the environment using her knowledge in research and advocacy in the Environmental Education Program (EEP). She develops content for publication and manages website/social media platforms for Conservation Alliance (www.conservealliance.org). She is the Event Coordinator for Little Green Hands Ghana, an annual environmental program for children and youth, which she started late last year to inform minds, reform lives and transform behaviors for improved human and environmental well-being.

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Salia Alidu
Ghana
alidusalia@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Alidu Salia is from the Upper West region of Ghana and works as a teacher and small scale farmer in his community. In 2002 he was a PRA for an NGO in the Upper West region for one month. Serving in a smaller community in the Sissala West District in 2007/2008, he led the urinal facility in the community. School children used to urinate any how which was not good for their health, and he therefore mobilized the community members through a PTA meeting. After his SHS education in 1999 he was also a volunteer teacher in his community for one year just to help cover the teacher deficit in his community.

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Adinkra Christian Yaw
Ghana
malik.chantimah@gmail.com Public Services Management

Christian Adinkra Yaw trained teacher and journalist, as a teacher, he teaches at the Junior and Senior High School. He is the founder of Teach and Lead Consult, a training consulting firm and he has about 702 teachers in leadership and empowered them to take up leadership role in the community they teach. As a journalist, he uses media for advocacy and helps in the fight for child education at all levels and his publications influenced the municipal Assembly to provide school buildings and a build walls around various schools within the municipality in Accra. He is a youth Coordinator for the Ghana National Association of Teachers. He is currently the Municipal Teachers Welfare Secretary. Christian also holds a Degree in Communication Studies and Diploma in Basic Education.

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Agbata Prince Kwame
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr Prince Agbata is the Founder and CEO of iDEA Africa, a non-profit organization in Accra and Lagos that focuses on providing access to quality education to children and youth in both urban local and rural communities. He is also an entrepreneur with startups in waste management, education and agriculture and most importantly ‘’CODE4KIDS ‘’ a project that teach kids how to create software applications and robotics. He is a fellow of the Ampion venture tour West Africa; a tour that gathers tech entrepreneurs from across Africa and equip them with the needed skills in sustaining their startups, and a winner of startup fellowship awards, mentorships and grants.

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Atibilla Linda Lariba
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Linda is an entrepreneur from the Northern part of Ghana currently working with the local community to venture into Shea butter processing. She works with Hope Givers, a social enterprise company that she is registered with. She is working together with the local women to birth a new creative technology in the Shea industry.

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Attise Seyram Harmony
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Harmony Attise is the Founder and CEO of Commec Ghana Ltd, a Marketing, Project and Business Development and Management company providing exclusive Small Business Solutions to youth businesses and startups in Accra, Ghana. Harmony is also the Editor-in-chief of the FOCUS African Youth Magazine a Bi-annual magazine that showcases youth businesses and recognizes their achievements. Harmony affiliates with other youth organizations such as SproutC Multimedia and Chemphe Change Foundation that advocate ending violence against women.

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Bakpa Emily Patience
Ghana
Public Services Management

Miss Bakpa Emily Patience is a post harvest technologist and a researcher in agriculture in her own way with a year experience. She is currently doing greenhouse management as her national service at the department of horticulture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. Emily holds a bachelor's degree in Post harvest technology in agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

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Benjamin Addo-Mensah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Benjamin Addo-Mensah is a Project Delivery Consultant for I-MAS Communications, a telecommunications company that is involved in the deployment, upgrade and maintenance of telecommunications equipment and radio cell sites. He worked with Vodafone Ghana and Huawei as a Transmissions Engineer at their Network Operations Center (NOC). Mr. Addo-Mensah is in the process of setting up a company that will produce fiber-glass satellite dishes to compliment the efforts of the National Communications Authority (NCA) in its drive for a smooth digital television migration. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Ghana Technology University College and is the second Assistant Martial Arts Instructor for the Kyokushin Karate Ghana. He teaches both children and adults the principles of karate to enforce discipline, promote respect and improve self-confidence across the ages. He is also a health and fitness instructor and an advocate of good healthy living lifestyles.

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Elizabeth Akowuge
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ms. Elizabeth Akowuge is a Business Strategist and a Social Entrepreneur with commitment towards promoting sustainable livelihoods, empowering women, youth entrepreneurship as well as consulting innovative business techniques and ideas. She is the Founder of Umbrella Ghana and Accounts and Operations Manager for Royal City Company limited, importers of Royal Lady sanitary pad. She is Director of Research RYC Ghana and Co-founder of Wechiau Community Library, the first ever Mobile Library Service in the Upper West Region of Ghana to improve literacy among rural children with support from Plan Ghana and MTN. Ms Elizabeth holds Bachelors and Masters Degree in Accounting.

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Emelia Owusu-Prempeh
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Emelia Ewurafua Owusu-Prempeh founded Prempeh Legal Foundation. At the Foundation we are convinced that the rule of law is fundamental to the citizenry. Specialties include human rights, conflict and dispute resolution, advocacy and mentorship. She volunteer at ‘’Justice for All the foundation ‘’ where fight for social justice and real change is priority. Ewurafua also engages in volunteer services at International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) by promoting human rights awareness, abuses and educate citizens about their basic rights. She is the project coordinator at Esther’s Foundation a non-profit organization that supports brilliant but needy children in school.

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Emmanuel Antwi Akoto
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuel Antwi Akoto (aka Akoto DerGross) is Founder & CEO of Fat2Fit Ghana, a weight management organization committed to fighting obesity in Ghana and beyond. Having gone from 130kg to 65kg, DerGross has developed a passion to motivate others achieve their health and weight loss goals. He is author of "7 Simple Steps to Losing Weight", a book that shows how he overcame obesity and how others too can overcome. He blogs about the dangers of obesity and the importance of a healthy-active lifestyle on www.fat2fitghana.com. He has appeared on several media platforms including radio and TV to share his inspiring weight loss story. DerGross is a Hesselbein fellow, an alumnus of Go Africa, Go Germany and holds a masters in international Law & Business from Germany.

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Ivy Appiah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ivy Appiah is the founder of Tiwajo foundation and CEO of Tiwajo Industry Limited. She is a biochemist with 10 years’ experience in organic food formulation, organic cosmetic manufacturing and product development. She empowers women and youth by providing them with hands-on skill training in product development and bead designing and supports them with further mentorship and motivation to start their own businesses. She collaborates with churches, women organizations and individuals to improve their livelihood making them financially independent through building a business or adding value to an existing business. She holds MPhil. in Food Science from the University of Ghana.

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John Kojo Bode Williams
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Kojo Williams is a Communications Specialist with over thirteen years’ experience. He is the CEO of Integrity PR, a public relations and media agency. He founded the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), West Africa, and the sub-region’s leading advocacy organization in social responsibility and sustainability. He collaborates with the Association of Ghana Industries, Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Trade, Plan International and the media to advocate on issues regarding greening, sustainability, environmental protection and social responsibility. His flagship national and media-studded events are compelling companies in Ghana to be responsive to sustainability issues as contained in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Josephine Afriyie Acheampong
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Josephine Acheampong is a Co-Mentor with STEM bees (www.stembees.org), a non-profit organization empowering young African Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She has mentored and taught over 100 young girls in STEM. In collaboration with FreeLunch GH, she has and continues to feed and teach children in rural areas in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions of Ghana. She seeks to reach more young African girls across the country, teaching and mentoring them to be actively involved in STEM for nation building and continental impact. She is currently the Quality Assurance Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited.

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King Moses Attrams
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

King Moses Attrams is the Founder and President of Campus Entrepreneurs Organization, a youth entrepreneurial network with the mission of empowering Africa’s youth for job creation and reducing unemployment. He also affiliates with Touching Lives Foundation (www.tloin.org), an Ngo promoting education, health care and capacity building for the underprivileged in Ghana. King also helps to empower and promote the works of street children on the streets of Osu, Accra in bracelets and necklaces making. In his capacity, King assists students on campuses with their CV writing, business ideas and business plan development.

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Laar Philemon Zaa-nyeya
Ghana
Public Services Management

Philemon Laar is a second year law student of Wisconsin University. His core values are Integrity, Justice and equity and these have urged his want for a more inclusive society where children freely explore their talents and skills. He is an experienced Youth Leader that served as President of the Students’ Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy at the University of Ghana. He mentors Student Leaders from the University of Ghana and KNUST.

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Lucy Amrago
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Lucy Amrago has been in the educational sector for five years; she teaches Geography and Government in a private Senior high school in Accra, Ghana and also teaches English Language and Social Studies In a remedial school.

To exert her leadership prowess; Lucy carries out civic education in senior high schools and advocacy towards promoting quality basic education in urban poor communities all in Accra, Ghana. She is also the President of the youth ministry in her Church.

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Margaret Davids
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Margaret Agyeman is an agronomist and a youth development expert with ten years experience on agriculture and youth developmental issues such as women education and women entrepreneurship. Currently she is the senior project manager for AG DAVIS Youth Development Network. In her capacity, she provides aid to persons and communities on developmental issues. She works with stakeholders such as Ghana Ministry of Education, Community schools, farmers and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Margaret holds a bachelor's degree in science and an MPHIL in Crop Science both from the University of Ghana.

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Mohammed Abdulsalam
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Abdulsalam Mohammed is a nursing officer with 3 years professional working experience at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana. He is committed to providing community based medical screening services and health education to households, schools, market places, religious bodies and institutions. Mohammed is currently the founder of Corporate Health Ghana Ltd, a mobile clinic outfit which provides health services at the door steps of corporate institutions. He was also a member of ‘2014 Ghana National Hajj Medical Team' to Saudi Arabia and since then he has been working with some Hajj travel and tours in Ghana to educate and prepare Ghanaian pilgrims on how to prevent diseases with public health concerns during Hajj.

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Owusu Irene Amoakoh
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Irene Amoakoh Owusu is a founding member of OAK foundation (formerly PAMGAD), an NGO that aims at ensuring young women stay in school and excel, by mentoring and empowering them through institutionalized girls’ clubs in Senior High Schools. She is in charge of these High School programs and currently coaches young women on self-identification and etiquettes. Irene volunteers as an integrated science teacher at Presbyterian Vocational Institute in Accra. As a postgraduate student, Ms Owusu is working towards being a researcher and activist in the areas of infectious diseases and environmental sanitation.

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Portia Oppong Baffour
Ghana
Public Services Management

Portia Oppong Baffour is the Founder and CEO of Dream Hunt, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works in sustainable development and alternative source of Livelihood, as well as youth inclusion for development and social welfare. She is an activist on Climate Change in Ghana. She is the secretary of coalition of NGO’s in Tema. Portia affiliates with 350.org, Water Aid Ghana, Friends of the Earth US, Abibiman Foundation, Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (GROC) and Strategic Youth Network.

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Selassie Freeman Tay
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Selassie Tay is the founder and executive director of Tongu Youth Agenda for Development, a non-governmental organization that works at developing and empowering youth, young women and children in the three Tongu Districts of Ghana by focusing on education, entrepreneurship and health. In September 2015, the International Literacy Association named Mr. Tay in the 30under30 list for his effort in improving the reading and numeracy skills of over 200 pupils through his mobile library program. He also works as a micro finance consultant and volunteers with A World At School, Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa and United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY).

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Victor Adjei Mframah
Ghana
Public Services Management

Victor Adjei Mframah is an Environmentalist, Community Service Leader and a Co founder of CATE GHANA, (Changing Attitudes towards the Environment), an NGO that has embarked on several environmental campaigns in Tertiary and second cycle schools in Ghana and has also distributed several waste bins across Ghana. Victor also works with the Local Government Service as Assistant Director. Victor through CATE GHANA engages the Community, Peers and Students on Waste segregation, recycling of waste and climate change. CATE GHANA has the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment and the Coalition of Environmental NGO’s as its Stakeholders. Victor holds a Master of Arts in Local Governance and Administration from the Institute of Local Government.

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Wilson Shine Anku
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Wilson Shine Anku is a Project Officer with special interest in Food Security and Economic Development. Currently, he works with World Vision Ghana serving eleven communities of vulnerable people to improve household food security, resilience, agribusiness and commerce for about 21,000 beneficiaries. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He equally holds certificates in Project Management, Disaster Risk Reduction, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Proposal and Grant Writing. He is currently preparing towards the Project Management Professional (PMP) Examination. When Wilson is not writing Most Significant Change (MSC) stories in project success, he is either developing a project concept paper or providing career guidance to youths in his community.

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Yakubu Fatimata
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Fatimata Yakubu is a professional nurse in the Savelugu Municipal Hospital. She is a beneficiary of the Campaign for female education (CAMFED), a financial literacy and entrepreneurship peer educator, who has trained over 500 senior and junior high students. She is an advocate on health-related issues like teenage pregnancy, maternal mortality, Hepatitis B, Epilepsy, HIV/AIDS etc. In October 2014, Fatima initiated and spearheaded a project called "Safe Delivery: Priority for All" in her community to reduce the high rate of maternal mortality and morbidity. This initiative has helped increase the number of pregnant mothers who go to the hospital for antenatal and prenatal care from 30% to 80%. She also mentors senior high school students and is the main facilitator for CAMFED Leadership Camp. Fatima holds a Certificate in Enrolled Nursing from the Yendi College of Health Sciences in the Northern part of Ghana.

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Sandra Brew
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Sandra Brew is a peer educator and learner guide who facilitates modules to senior high school students in her district (Gomoa West). Her aim is for the girl-child to stay in school and learn. As the district chairperson and national secretary for the CAMFED Association (CAMA), a network of young women reinvesting the benefits of their education into their various communities through outreach programs, Sandra has guided 360 students who now have access to quality education. She is a volunteer teacher at Abrekum primary and junior high school in Central Ghana. Sandra is a senior high school graduate.

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Lucy Apeajei
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Lucy Apeajei is the founder and CEO of Just Care Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting adolescent girl’s education, health awareness and adolescent girl’s empowerment on entrepreneurial and vocational skills in the Central Region of Ghana. Ms. Apeajei is a counselor in community consultation on girl child development. She affiliates with the Coalition of NGOs associated with the UN-DPI, Coalition of NGOs in Health and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls.

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Sahada Sayibu
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Sahada Sayibu is a social advocate, a trainer and an ambassador of Camfed Ghana in the Northern Region, an NGO that supports girl child education and women empowerment. As a peer educator on Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship, she has empowered about 200 students and 300 businesswomen. Sahada through "My Better World Program" helps student build aptitude for learning. About 2400 students have benefited from her graduates learner guides. She has helped to form study groups to over 1200 learners in three secondary schools for academic excellence in Ghana. Sahada is an advocate of the disable, good parenting and girls and women empowerment.

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Mohammed Rashida Maltiti
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Rashida Maltiti Mohammed is a community social advocate and a core trainer in the CAMFED Ghana Alumni CAMA, Campaign For Female Education Association which was form as tool for members to empower women folks in deprived communities. She trains young ladies and communities members on financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs. She is a lead facilitator for Dance for life Ghana, and life planning skills facilitator with Plan parenthood association of Ghana, Maltiti works with Purim African youth development girls network in the northern region of Ghana as a programs coordinator Mohammed Rashida Maltiti is a Senior High School graduate.

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Adam Humu-Hani
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Miss Adam is the CEO/Founder of Ambassadors for positive change Ghana, a non-governmental organization that seeks to empower and challenge the youth, most especially women to take up leadership roles in the northern region of Ghana. Miss Adam is an ambassador for Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) and also the coordinator for financial literacy and entrepreneurship at CAMFED in the Savelugu municipality of northern Ghana. In this role, she has trained over 33 peer educators who have gone one to collectively equip over 2400 young people from the northern region on financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Ameyaw Baah Harrison
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr Harrison Baah Ameyaw is a graduate scholar in African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the CEO & Founder of Split Gallery, an organization of professional African photographers that seek to tell the African story through photography. He is also the founder of Strong Touch Africa, an Accra based NGO that promotes education through school specific entertainment programs. He is currently the online marketing strategist for Viasat 1 Ghana and a member of Help Save Africa campaign.

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Eseenam Ama Agbagedy
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Eseenam Agbagedy is a social entrepreneur focusing on basic and secondary education in Ghana. She is the co-founder/project officer at the Charles Nypson Foundation, an NGO that seeks to make education more pleasurable and meaningful to students in the deprived regions. In that capacity, she initiated the Pre-BECE, Pre-SHS, Pre-tertiary programs for students to equip them for the next stage, then is the reading project for teachers as well. Eseenam is a board member of her community library and was instrumental in the acquisition of 3000 books for it in 2014. She is also the co-founder/administrator of 'Transforming the Self' Remedial Center.

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Agyemang Pokuaa Mina
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Agyemang Pokuaa Mina is a co- founder of Agenda Project, a social venture that seeks the holistic education of the orphan child and the underprivileged child. She is working with such school children from the University Staff Village JHS in the Greater Accra region. She is an award winner of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge organized at the Harvard National Model UN (HNMUN) 2015 conference in USA, thus in the pipeline of becoming a Resolution Fellow. Ms Agyemang is the University of Ghana Women Entrepreneurship Day (WED) org. based in New York student ambassador. With this, she seeks the empowerment of women in not only her academic community. She is a MUNer (HNMUN 2015 participant) who serves as a volunteer of Life-link Friendship Schools as a conference staff and a Model United Nations (MUN) trainer. She is a Political Science major and English minor level 300 student of University of Ghana.

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Corban Samuel Matekole
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Corban Matekole is the Founder and CEO of Corban Photography, a registered company that serves small and medium-sized businesses and non-profits organizations for all of their photography needs. He was the Official photographer for Ghana’s Constitution Review Commission. He also works with other stakeholders such as Ethica Ghana in training the Youth with vocational skills such as photography. Mr. Matekole is also the country representative for Adopt One Village (AOV), a United State’s based Charity Organization helping to improve and educate the less privilege in the Abetifi-Kwahu municipality, Eastern Region. In his capacity as the Youth Leader of his community, he mobilizes the youth in community cleaning, health forums and the need to develop and grow as a community.

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Ibrahim Kamal-Deen Mbanba
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Kamal-Deen is a first degree holder from the University of Ghana-Legon, in Social Work with Psychology. He is also a Certificate holder in Local Government Administration from the Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra, Ghana.

Kamal-Deen is the founder and Executive Director of Green Northern Ghana (GNG), an initiative to promote environmental sustainability and improvement in rural livelihood in the Northern Region of Ghana. He is also a Local Government practitioner for the past four years and has served in the capacity of a Community Development Officer and as an administrator in the rank of an Assistant Director in two Districts. Prior to his engagement in the Local Government Service, he had also worked in the NGO circles as a Field Officer and a Research Assistant in his early working life.

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Priscilla Naa Aklerh Okantey
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Priscilla Naa Aklerh Okantey is the Founder and Executive Director of ReachOut World Mission an NGO in Ghana, an organization that provides shelter to and trains under privileged homeless youth in employable and entrepreneurial skills. She believes in impacting the World by empowering passionate youth to stand out and make a difference in their communities.

With a degree in Earth Science (Petroleum Geoscience), she has worked as a Logistics Director, a Free-lance Marketer, a Project analyst and the Head of Operations for Broadview Trust.

She is the brain behind THE LOVE FAIR an annual event uniting Non-profit organizations, charity homes and the general public on one platform for fundraising and with social impact activities.

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Acheneje Magdalene Ojonogecha
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Magdalene O. Acheneje is a broadcaster; she works with Nigeria Info FM radio station in Lagos. She presently works as an intern on a radio show called Morning Crossfire where she discusses topical and headline issues affecting her community. She is the social media lead for domestic and sexual violence response team in Lagos. She volunteers for Hope Inspired Foundation where she empowers young girls through education, capacity building, self-determination for productive living and equal participation in all aspects of community. She mentors teenage visually impaired girls and is also a member of Daystar Path-finder Unit in her church where she trains young people.

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Adamu Cecilia John
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Cecilia John Adamu is a social entrepreneur with over 5 years of working experience in the development sector, specifically in the area of widow empowerment and orphan education. Cecilia has rendered humanitarian aid to about 60 female refugees displaced by the insurgence in the Northeastern region of Nigeria for a period of about two months. Currently, Cecilia is a member of the Network for African Youth Development, and volunteers for the Centre for Integrated Health Programs. She also serves as a youth leader in Latterhouse Christian Center. Cecilia holds a Bachelors degree in Food Science and Technology from University of Maiduguri.

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Adedeji Adedoyin Oluwarotimi
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Adedoyin Adedoyin is the Managing Partner of CliqEdge Limited, an online media company, we work with early stage businesses and SME's to grow their business using online tools. He is the Co-founder of multiple Nigerian Internet companies, which include:

Audiotitan.com, Exclusivedeals.com.ng, Mailcliq.com, AdCabal.com. He volunteers for International Center for Leadership Development, Nigeria where he works as the media director. He is an advocate against cybercrime and Internet fraud in Lagos, Nigeria. For him, advocacy is not enough he believes in empowering young people with the adequate tech skills needed to channel their thinking into building dynamic and sustainable Internet companies in Nigeria, which is the best way to combat cybercrime.

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Adewoye Olumide Adekola
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Olumide Adewoye is a Chemical Engineer by training. He bootstrapped Versacorp Global Concept Ltd (www.versacorpglobal.com.ng)- a manufacturing company which focuses on sustainable production of personal, home and laundry care products. Olumide worked as a Regional Risk Management Officer at Access Bank Plc., managing credit risk assets in excess of 50 billion Naira across 52 bank branches in South West Nigeria. He was an ExxonMobil undergraduate scholar, an Alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) and World Entrepreneurship Forum (WEF).

He volunteers as an entrepreneurship trainer at a local secondary school where he teaches high school students how to turn societal challenges into viable businesses.

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Agho Princess Blessing
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Agho Princess Blessing is an agronomist, an expert with three years experience in agriculture. She is the founder of EarthTab Services, an organization that trains and empowers women and youth on how to transform their businesses into profitable entrepreneurial activities. She is currently a student studying Entrepreneurship at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Blessing is the co-founder of the Spelling Competition Nigeria. She is also the assistant Public Relation Officer to National Youth Council of Nigeria, Edo State Chapter, and the State Secretary to Patriots Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organization involved in enhancing participation of youth in leadership and development.

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Ajayi Oluwole Olakunle
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ajayi Oluwole Olakunle, is social entrepreneur passionate about tackling and eradicating unemployment all over the world. He is the managing director of Diamond Coin Consulting Services. He is the team leader at Global Entrepreneurship Platform, a not-for-profit organization and also Global Entrepreneurship Academy, which creates a forum whereby intending and existing entrepreneurs come together to synergize.

Ajayi, belongs to the following professional bodies: the Nigerian institute of Management (NIM), Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria (ISMN), Project management professional (PMP), Health, safety and environment (HSE), Daystar Leadership Academy (DLA), and Advanced certificate in Leadership (ACL).

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Akinde Halimat Afolasade
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Akinde Halimat Afolasade has been actively involved in community service for the past eight years. She is the founder of "Ability-in-Disability", a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the physically challenged with income generating activities, through vocational and entrepreneurial training. Sade has strong negotiation and advocacy skills, which have helped her to secure scholarships for tuition fee and feeding intervention program for indigent physically challenged students. Sade holds a Master of Science degree in Food Processing and Storage Technology, and presently, she is a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA), in Ibadan.

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Akinola Emmanuella Mercy
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Mrs. Akinola Emmanuella is the founder of Disability Awareness and Development Initiative, a non-profit organization providing access to information to persons with disability and increasing awareness on disability in order to promote inclusive policies and practices in Nigeria. She is a Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability & Professionalism (LEAP) Africa Social Innovators Fellow, 2015. Emmanuella authored the "Disability Reporting Manual: A guide towards an inclusive journalism and media advocacy" with which she has trained members of Nigerian Union of Journalist, Lagos Council. She is a volunteer teacher at a community School in Ikorodu, Lagos where she teaches computer studies to over 600 students in the junior secondary school.

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Amujo Emmanuel Temitope
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Temitope Amujo is the Chairman of amuGOLD Group (www.amugoldgroup.com), a company that developed an award winning ultra-modern Shea butter Plant in Nigeria to improve the quality of the product and empower rural-women. He also established a mechanized pepper processing plant to reduce post-harvest losses. As a backward integration, he started the largest herbal-based essential oils plantation in Nigeria. He received several awards and grants as a result from the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Youth-Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN), Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) Award, and the Federal Government Technology Incubation Award. Temitope is a professional financial analyst, certified manager and agriculture revolutionist.

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Babatunde Folashade Titilope
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Folashade Babatunde is the Founder of NUTRIBEEPER, a non-profit organization that provides food aid to vulnerable individuals and disadvantaged communities. She is a member of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and also an active volunteer for iCARE Foundation, a Foundation that provides free health services for rural communities. Folashade holds a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria.

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Bakare Abdulfatai Abidemi
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Mr. Abidemi Abdulfatai Bakare is the Founder of Sub-Zero Foods Networking company (www.sub-zerofoods.com), a platform concerned with food shelf-life extension as a means to reduce the high levels of food waste going on in Africa. He mentors and provides practical technological techniques to preserve food for safe exportation & utilization, which will bring about lasting solution to food insecurity on the continent & the world at large. Presently he is a Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) alumni as well as Tony Elumelu Enterprise Program (TEEP) alumni.

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Daniel Chinedu Nwodi
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Nwodi Daniel is the Founder and Executive Director of Students without Borders International (2006). He was formerly Personnel and Recruitment Manager at Hensmor Nigeria Limited, an Oil and Gas downstream company (2015) and the President of Nigeria Youth Association in Republic of Benin (2009). Daniel is a graduate from Universite D'Abomey Calavi, Republic of Benin. He is member of Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (2014) and is an award winner of Rotary Leadership Award and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) award.

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Ehirim Chiudo Jessy
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Chiudo Ehirim is an environmental consultant with more than six years experience. He has undertaken three research projects on sustainable waste management, including design of landfills for electricity generation purpose. He is a member of Nigeria Environmental Society, volunteering in different roles for the organization’s Rivers State Chapter. In 2014, he set up Rumines Nigeria Limited, an environmental engineering and management company and currently serves as its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and Head of Projects. Chiudo holds a bachelor’s degree in Pure & Industrial Chemistry and a master’s degree in Environmental Technology & Management.

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Eleche Louis Anone
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Dr. Eleche Louis Anone is a Medical Doctor from Nigeria. He was a House Officer at Jos University Teaching Hospital and Medical Officer at Marist Hospital, Abia State. He offers free medical outreach with incorporated health education to people living in rural communities. He works with the Abia State Ministry of Health and is involved in drafting policies and creating new innovative solutions that will improve the quality of life of the average Nigerian.

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Emmanuel Egwu Acha
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Emmanuel Acha is an entrepreneur, award-winning youth development expert, founder and Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth (EIFAY), a non-governmental organization promoting youth entrepreneurship development, youth empowerment, economic development and democratic governance in Nigeria and Africa at large. In March 2013, Mr. Emmanuel successfully organized and hosted the Southeast Youth Entrepreneurship Summits, which brought together over 200 young entrepreneurs for equipping and training in Enugu Nigeria. His online platform, African Young Entrepreneurs Network (www.facebook.com/youthenterpiseafrica.) reaches to over 18,000 young enterprisers from across Africa. He has over 7 years of experience working with stakeholders such as Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), IRI Abuja, Youngstars Foundation Abuja, URI, DFID, GIZ Ethiopia, US Embassy Ghana, A4AI, Poverty in Africa Alternative among others in different social engagement and community services. Emmanuel is a fellow of GAYL, MWYM, TechCamp WA. Emmanuel holds a diploma graduate in Computer science from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, Nigeria.

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Hameed Muritala Opeyemi
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Muritala Hameed is a media practitioner and currently works as a Media Assistant at the Kwara State Government House. He is a Climate Justice advocate who educates members of his community on the causes, effects of and solutions to climate crisis. With support from Plant-for-the-Planet Children’s initiative, he has organized training on climate change for over 1000 children within his community. He’s also the Director of media of Building Bridges, a Nigerian NGO that creates awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also promotes youth involvement in the implementation of the international goals.

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Ijoma Blessing Okereke
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Blessing Ijoma is a Computer Scientist and Founder of It's Me Foundation, focused on training talented local youth on how to program a computer. Her primary focus is on the development of critical thinkers. Blessing Ijoma is one of the 2014 #meetTheExecutive fellow and the CEO of HoursSpent. She is a 300 level Student of Michael Okpara University, Umudike.

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Jeff Okoroafor
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Jeff Okoroafor is the Founder and President of Opinion Nigeria (www.opinionnigeria.com), a platform that addresses today's topical issues, which won the 2013 United Nations World Summit Award (UN-WSA). He is a good governance advocate and civil rights activist engaged in coalition building, shaping and advancing responses to critical issues in Nigeria. Mr Okoroafor is one of the Strategic Team (ST) Members for the 'Bring Back Our Girls' (BBOG) Movement. The ST is responsible for managing the global activities of BBOG. He's also the Managing Director of a multimedia development company, SetFron Limited (www.setfron.com) and a member of the Internet Society.

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Jennifer Soba Pearse
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Ms.Jennifer Soba Pearse is the Founder of GiveBackNigeria a Social Responsibility Enterprise focused on getting Nigerian youth more involved in their communities through community service and education. Ms. Pearse is a 2015 Royal Commonwealth Associate Fellow and a recipient of the National Youth Service Corps Award for her sick bay community project in Lagos, Nigeria. Additionally, she is a contributing member to the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, where she assists in drafting policy recommendations and initiating projects for youth and education Government Parastatals.

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Kassim Kamal-Deen
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Kassim Kamal-deen is the Lead Technical Officer/Intern at Project Gaia Inc., a non-profit organization promoting the awareness of the use of clean, safe, affordable and sustainable energy as fuel for cooking in households. At Project Gaia, he participated in the installation of bioethanol plant in Oyo, Nigeria, aimed at supplying fuel for people in the community. Currently, he formed a team working on design and construction of 1,000 liters a day bio-ethanol producing plant using locally sourced materials aimed at cost reduction but same standard quality. He is also a Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability & Professionalism (LEAP) Africa alumnus and involved in volunteering activities that focus on educating youths on becoming effective and inclusive leaders. Kassim holds a bachelor degree in chemical engineering and developed an interest in biofuel production and youth empowerment activist. Kassim has written three research projects on biofuel, enjoys traveling and networking.

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Mumuni Adebusola Modinat
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Adebusola A. Mumuni is the CEO of Total Impact Services, a social enterprise aimed at empowering and providing free legal services to disadvantaged women and youth. She has trained over seven hundred women and youth in entrepreneurship skills and helped them to 'kick-start' small scale businesses in her project tagged "Operation Break the Poverty Circle". A lawyer by training, she is an activist who speaks and fights against the violation of women and children’s rights. Adebusola is an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10KW initiative for women entrepreneurs and a Fellow of the African Leadership Foundation.

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Nwankwo Prince Nonso
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Nwankwo Prince is the CEO of Prince Tech Foundation, a non-profit organization known for technological innovations, facilitating change and empowering people. He is also the CEO of Honey-Pot Republic, a fast-food joint. Prince holds First class/Distinction in Computer Engineering and currently a Lecturer in Federal Polytechnic, Oko-Anambra state, Nigeria. He is a high-performing, strategic-thinking professional/leader with twelve years experience gained from executing community development based projects with direct impact on over 25,000 Nigerians. Prince is committed in tackling global challenges and he's regarded as one of the young global best, with over 50 technological innovations and over 60 business ideas.

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Nwibe Ikechukwu David
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Kechukwu Nwibe is the Founder of Centre for Leadership and Social Enterprise Development, where he works to improve leadership and social enterprise management skills of young people and emerging social entrepreneurs. He initiated the New Arising Project, which is an after school program that has served over 280 secondary school students. As a criminal justice activist, he works with inmates in Nigerian prisons to prepare them for life after leaving prison. Ikechukwu is a fellow of Dekeyser and Friends Foundation 'DO' School (2010) and an Associate Member of the Association of Business Executives UK (2015).

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Obiakoeze Ifechukwude Destiny Ruth
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

A Television and Radio Host offering over seven years professional experience, Destiny R. Obiakoeze is the CEO of Elbativeni Impressions and Consult a media outfit that offers tailored services in integrated marketing communications, Media consultancy, event management and public relations. She holds a B.Sc in Mass communications and a Diploma in Public relations. Destiny is a certified registered practitioner in Advertising with the Advertising Practitioners’ Council of Nigeria (APCON). She is the convener of The Generation Next youth empowerment summit borne with the vision to inform, reform, sensitize and empower youths on philosophies of life that are crucial and strategic to achieving outstanding success, in their various endeavors in life.

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Ogadinma Isreal Isreal
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Ogadinma Israel Ukazu is a social scientist with expertise on community health system strengthening and community health program development and implementation. He has 7 years cognate experience in applied and operational research especially as it has to do with diseases of public health importance.

Currently, he is the Program Director of Human Development and Public Health Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. Ukazu is also the Lagos State Coordinator of Coalition of CSOs against TB Disease in Nigeria. In addition, he is a member of several national and international bodies such as Lagos State TB Control Program Management Committee, Stop TB Partnership, International Union Against TB, African Union, just to mention a few. Ukazu runs a leadership mentorship program for in-school youths in Nigeria. He has written and presented scientific papers in local and international conferences. Ogadinma Israel Ukazu is a social scientist with expertise on community health system strengthening and community health program development and implementation. He has 7 years cognate experience in applied and operational research especially as it has to do with diseases of public health importance.

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Ogbonnaya Joy Chinwendu
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Joy Ogbonnaya is a social entrepreneur focused on Education, Women and Children. She founded To’Kallos Life Academy, a capacity building and life enhancement non-profit organization in 2010 and has since organized training and mentoring programs in Lagos, Ogun and Imo states, Nigeria reaching over 3,000 women and girls. She is the Director of Joytoria School, a social enterprise based in Ijegun-Imore Satellite Town, Lagos where she provides affordable education to nursery and primary children from low-income homes. Joytoria School gave birth to Joytoria ‘Turn On The Light Initiative’, a community development initiative that empowers women in our local community through skill acquisition, adult education and health programs. Joy has a degree in education from Olabisi Onabanjo University, is an alumnus of Pan-Atlantic University’s Social Sector Management Program and a 2015 recipient of the Africa-America Institute’s Transformational Leadership Scholarship.

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Ogunbodede Mary Oluwabukola
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Mary Oluwabukola Ogunbodede is a Legal Practitioner and an Advocate against Domestic Violence on Women and Children; particularly, Marital Rape in Nigeria. She volunteered in outreaches to less developed (rural) areas in the Southwestern parts of Nigeria from 2009-2013. She has equally participated in the visitation to a Home of Disabled Individuals, where several items were donated, in Abuja, North-Central Nigeria in 2014. Mary holds a Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is currently, through her network, promoting public awareness against Marital Rape and eradicating Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.

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Ogunyale Ademola Francis
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ademola Adebowale is a Keynote Speaker, and IT Professional. Founder of Kowafresh; a model to reduce post-harvest losses in agricultural Perishable Trade through Good Handling Training and ICT Support for Traditional Markets. His recently launched market support center serves 93 Perishable Trade Traditional markets in Lagos. In 2014 He launched an ICT Project "OjAOBA"; Nigeria’s first community E-commerce Platform for Traditional market women, serving Lagos Mainland Metropolis. As a GHP Master Trainer; Trained by DFID GEMS4 Project (www.gems4nigeria.com), His market Intervention project Covers southwestern states in Nigeria. More about his initiatives can be found at www.kowafresh.com

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Onyekachi John-Paul Chidera
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Onyekachi John-Paul is the CEO of MegaBoost Corporation (www.megaboostng.com) an Integrated Marketing Communication firm that offer services in website design, online promotion, advertising, media relations, branding and IT consulting providing clients with increased patronage and innovation in service delivery.

He is also a Senior Partner at SEL Platform (www.selplatform.org) a Self-discovery, Leadership and Entrepreneur training organization that has trained over 150 youths in these areas aimed towards their self-sufficiency as well as the founder of IdeaHubs International (www.ideahubs.org) a Non-governmental Organization that seeks to promote synergy among young people in creating innovative products/services aimed at minimizing unemployment.

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Osuntokun Temitope Tanwa
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Temitope Osuntokun is the founder of S & Y Bowel Services Limited, a social enterprise that promotes sanitation and hygiene consciousness through education and service delivery in Southwest Nigeria. The company's core activities focus on saving lives from cholera, typhoid fever and other fecal-related disease infections. Temitope has two certifications in Social Sector Management and Entrepreneurial Management from the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria. Temitope is also a TEEP (Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program) entrepreneur. He was able to attract funding support through business plan competitions like the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOUWIN) and the Diamond bank Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) initiative. Temitope holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a post-graduate diploma in Social work.

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Ruth Bukar – Haruna
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Mrs Ruth Haruna is the Founder and Executive Director of Inspire Young Minds Foundation dedicated to preparing young women to take up leadership roles in their society. She has implemented several USAID, DFID, EU, UNICEF and UNODC sponsored projects in her community for over seven years creating awareness, rehabilitating and empowering victims of human trafficking, child abuse and labor as well as ensuring access to justice for them. Mrs Haruna has trained over 30 young women in effective leadership and connected them to mentors in various sectors of their choice. She professionally affiliated with Child Protection Network; Abuja, Nigeria Chapter and the National Network of Civil Society Organizations working on Human Trafficking, Child Abuse and Labor in Nigeria.

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Chinedu Reuben Agu
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Reuben Agu is a Biotechnologist in the Department of Genetics & Biotechnology, University of Calabar and Founder of Reuben Agu Foundation, a non-profit organization centered on community development and empowerment. He is civically engaged in educational programs and scholarships, skill acquisition training, healthcare outreaches and social inclusion for the disabled, vulnerable and less privileged in the Southern part of Nigeria. Reuben holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Biotechnology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

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Tom-Chris Emewulu
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Tom-Chris Emewulu is a social entrepreneur with characteristic track record of pioneering projects that have impacted over 5,000 youths. In late 2013 while a student of Radford University College, Tom-Chris founded Stars From All Nations (SFAN), a youth development organization that helps to bridge the gap between college and career. He is also the regional manager of Future of Ghana, a non-profit organization that connects the world to Ghana. Tom-Chris enjoys focusing on topics of youth entrepreneurship, education and has great passion for youth development.

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Ibrahim Dosso
Ivory Coast
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ibrahim Dosso has over 5 years of working experience in the field of youth development and entrepreneurship. In 2009, he successfully coordinated the establishment of Students Entrepreneurs Clubs in Universities. In 2010, as a member of youth network – "Federation des Mouvements et Associations de Jeunesse et d`Enfance de Cote D`ivoire (FEMAJECI)" he become the national coordinator of Youth Employment Initiatives, a project funded by UNDP which was consisting in integrating young graduate in the agriculture field. Currently he manages his own small enterprise "DYNAMIC SERVICES" specialized in food and transportation where he works on the reduction of food prices in his country.

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Effi Ange Emmanuelle Rhalissa
Ivory Coast

Ms. Ange Emmanuelle EFFI is an entrepreneur in mobile banking addressing the problem of provides disadvantaged people a way of saving money and acceding to the Primary banking services.

She is also involved in youth leadership and self-development program. She serves her community by working with the students to help them find their own professional way by giving them the professional skills necessary for them to attend their own goals by connecting them with the professionals, doing training sessions and finding internship for them with the network. We are also doing sessions on entrepreneurship. And we try to help them work for the community.

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Koné Nara Kanigui Idriss
Ivory Coast
Public Services Management

Mr Koné Idriss is a Statistician Economist with two main fields of interest: Education and Financial Inclusion. Within the Ministry of Education, Kone works as a monitoring and evaluating officer of the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union-Budgeting (WAEMU) reform in Ivory Coast. Mr Idriss is also a 2014-2015 Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) (http://www.imtfi.uci.edu/) Research Fellow at University of California (Irvine). He served as Principal Investigator and was awarded a grant in the amount of $19,537 USD to carry out the research project "Women, Monetary Practices and Technological Innovation" in Ivory Coast.

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Bossombra Kouame Nadege-Parfaite
Ivory Coast
Civil Society Leadership

Ms. Kouame Bossombra is a PhD student at WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use). She attended lectures and international conferences, which increased her knowledge in climate change and the new challenges for Africa, related issues. Based on her leadership experience in Junior Chamber International (JCI) and her fieldwork in local villages surrounding a protected forest in her country, she wants to make a positive change. She commits herself to educate local people to participate in the sustainable conservation of forests through community services.

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Baleboè Achille-Marie Octave Bayili
Burkina Faso
Civil Society Leadership

Baleboè Achille-Marie Octave Bayili. Mr Bayili was a delegate of the National Union of students at the University of Ouagadougou, delegate of the Federation of Students Sankaristes of Burkina Faso. It invests for the cause of the students, in their training and civic education of young people. He was teacher and contributed to the training of the youth because he believes that education is a right for all.

For Community service, he was the instigator of social education projects and the protection of the environment. As an independent investigator, he has joined Think-Thank 'Africa of ideas'.

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Nicaise Sawadogo Hado
Burkina Faso
Business & Entrepreneurship

Hado Nicaise Sawadogo Founded in 2011 "Ecole Pour Tous" which means "School For Everyone" to promote Human Rights in Burkina Faso. This initiative aims to help women, young and minors prison inmates to be reintegrated into society and to reduce the rate of recidivism by offering education and training programs. Hado is a 2014 Innove4Africa Fellow and Winner of the 2015 Ashoka Change-Makers Challenge: Future Forward Innovations For Youth Employment in Africa.

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Bernard Joseph Jemeh
Sierra Leone
Business & Entrepreneurship

Bernard Joseph Jemeh is an Electrical Engineer. He’s one of the Founders of the Bansaratay Community Based Organization that mobilizes farmers for increase in productivity. He is also the CEO of Glory Engineering Services, a private Consultant for Electrical installations and maintenance. He currently works in the capacity of Acting Senior Electrical Engineer at the Sierra Leone Airports Authority. He's an executive member of his community in the capacity of project coordinator and also the head of the Bulletin & Projector Department in his church. Bernard Joseph Jemeh holds a bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with handsome years of experience.

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Bockarie Sahr Amadu
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Bockarie Amadu Sahr is an educationist and a prolific community development worker with five years working experience in community development sector. Currently he is the monitoring and evaluation officer for Muloma Women's Development Association (MUWODA) implementing the Ebola Recovery Consortium (ERC), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Kono district. Mr. Bockarie is the founder for Association for Health, Education, Agriculture and Development (AHEAD) in Sierra Leone.

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Kadijatu Conteh
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Kadijatu Conteh is a peer educator, accountant and a social activist; she campaigns for girl child education and women’s empowerment in the northern region of Sierra Leone. As part of her community service, she volunteers with Restless Development, a non-governmental organization that sensitizes rural dwellers and school children in providing sexual reproductive health education, public health awareness and promoting peace through sporting activities. As an accountant, She forms part of the team working on the post Ebola recovery period as the Finance and Admin coordinator in North & Eastern region of Sierra Leone with Restless Development.

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Mariama Rashidatu Osman
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Mariama Rashidatu Osman is a Child Activist, working with Women and Young girls in her Community on the importance of Girl Child Education, the significance of SGBV and also the importance of Early Detection with regards to Breast Cancer. Mariama has worked with Campaign for Good Governance as an intern for a year and a month and also with Catholic Relief Services. Presently, she works with the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation in Sierra Leone. Mariama holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science 1st Class and Diploma in Cultural Studies both from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

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Nathasia Marilyn Samuels
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Nathasia Marilyn Samuels has a background in social work. As a 2015 graduate of Unity Comprehensive Senior Secondary school, The Gambia, She carried out most of her social community work as the Head Girl of the school. She also served as the president of press union in the school, writing weekly articles on the importance of education for the Today newspaper, The Gambia. She’s very much passionate about child abuse and human right activities in West Africa. He works is now focused on becoming seasoned human rights advocate- a reason for which she’s opted to pursue a Law degree.

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Zainab Gibrilnata Kamara
Sierra Leone
Business & Entrepreneurship

Zainab Gibrilnata Kamara is an aviation security expert by profession, and the Founder of Positive Action To Help Women and Youth, a non-governmental organization that seek to fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone. Her organization also works on girl child education where she’s currently sponsoring two girls through school. In her role as the Senior Security Officer at Freetown International Airport, she help stopped an incident of arms smuggling by a passenger. She volunteers in her community by organizing after classes for girls.

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Sesay Abass Mamud
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Abass Mamud Sesay is the founder and CEO of Active Ambassadors Network Sierra Leone (AANSL), a non-profitable registered organization that is grooming young leaders. Through his organization, he helps to promote girl-child education, youth and women’s empowerment, health awareness, teenage pregnancy, drugs abuse and alcoholism, violence and sexual harassment in Freetown and the northern region of Sierra Leone. He has five years of experience in radio broadcasting. He is a youth advocate working with stakeholders that were mandated by the Government of Sierra Leone to deal with issues of children and youth such as the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affairs and The Government spokesman in promoting and raising awareness in schools and communities on the above issues. Through AANSL, he’s been conducting several programs on yearly basis in schools and communities, which have benefited over 20,000 children and youths. This has led to the establishment of the organization in different high schools and with a current membership of 500. He has a high school certificate ready for university admission.

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Hon. Aaron Aruna Koroma
Sierra Leone
Public Services Management

Hon. Aaron Aruna Koroma, holds a B.Sc (Hons) Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance. He was an Accountant at the Tonkolili District Council, a position he held on to until 2013, when he resigned to contest for his local area constituency, which he now represents. Currently, he is a Member of Parliament in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, representing Constituency 62,Yoni Chiefdom, Tonkolili District.

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Binta Jeng
The Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Binta Jeng is a Business Development and Admin Manager at the American Chamber of Commerce, The Gambia where she offers business facilitates trade and investment for Gambian businesses to the United States. She started volunteerism at a tender age in key organizations such as Red Cross the Gambia and has travelled to many parts of the country for peer health education and HIV/AIDS sensitization. She is the Founder of "YOWF", a foundation that empowers young widows and orphans who lack the ability to support themselves in the area of health, education and basic livelihood through self-help initiatives and fundraisings in the Gambia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of the Gambia.

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Gabriel A. Gomez
The Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Gabriel is the Finance and Admin Manager of The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA) and founder of GAM-MINDS Foundation, an organization that Motivates, Inspires, Nurtures, Develops and Supports (MINDS) underprivileged youth, women and children and Co-owner of Bethel Cleansing Services providing diverse cleansing service. He is a Member of the Parish Council of St Therese Parish, Treasurer of Catholic Charismatic Renewal St Theresa, and Executive Auditor of Association of Church Clan The Gambia a youth Organization that instills development mentality among youths. Gabriel is also contracted by EMPRETEC Gambia a UNDP sponsored project that promotes Entrepreneurship development through Modification of Behaviors as a Business Development Support Adviser. Gabriel is a dynamic, charismatic and self-motivated Chartered Certified Accountant who is passionate about youth empowerment, mentoring, social entrepreneurship, education, Counseling and investing in potential startups.

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Lamin K.Saidy
The Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Lamin K.Saidy is a social worker with keen interest in promoting child rights in The Gambia. Lamin is also a founding member of National Youth Parliament-The Gambia and the Network of Adolescent and Youth on Population and Development, two leading advocacy groups on Youth Health, Child Rights, and Democracy and Good Governance promotion. He serves of the Gambian Committee on Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), a leading Women’s Rights Organization in the Gambia. As Secretary of the WARD Development Committee of his community, Lamin has helped develop a project that gave birth to a Community Health Clinic and A Basic Cycle School with a student population of 500 Children. Mr. Saidy currently works with a National Child Rights Coalition as a Youth Coordinator.

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Mariatou Faye
The Gambia
Public Services Management

Ms Mariatou Faye is a state prosecutor working with the Attorney General’s chambers and Ministry of Justice. She is the founder and CEO of Feed The Future a nonprofit organization geared towards helping young women and children in building a better future for themselves through advocacy and enlightenment. Mariatou is also the co founder of the Mamie Ceesay Foundation for young widows. She is a Child’s rights activists and a member of Lend a Hand Society. Mariatou holds an LLB in Law from Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

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Yahya Kandeh
The Gambia
Public Services Management

Yahya Kandeh is a Public Health Professional working with youths, and women focusing on health education and promotion. Founder and Secretary general of the Cha Kunda Youth’s Education and Development association that is empowering youths and women through education, mentorship and adult literacy. Yahya is working with Eastern Foni Federation, a community based organization, which is in the forefront of providing clean and safe water supply to communities and facilitating the provision of toilets to hundreds of households as a Program Development Officer. Yahya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Environmental Health from the University of The Gambia.

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Adjo Bokon
Togo
Business & Entrepreneurship

Adjo Bokon is an entrepreneur from Togo who works on climate change and environmental issues. As member of the National Youth Parliament for Water (www.pmje.org): NYPW, She champions projects to help her society by providing pure water for free to people in rural areas and villages who suffers from the consequences of climate change: +5000 persons satisfied. Adjo is also a consultant in marketing, communication and project management. She collaborates with France Embassy, Youth, environment and other Ministries and Corporates regarding their CSR.

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Emefa Emeyo Kpegba
Togo
Business & Entrepreneurship

Emefa Ameyo Kpegba is a Social Tech-entrepreneur, co-founder of O-MobileFunding a web and mobile crowdfunding platform. She is engaged in Tech activities in her community via Africa Code Week as ambassador and Women TechMakers - Google Developer Group Lead in Togo. Her objective is to motivate African youth especially women for turning to Tech and Social Entrepreneurship to innovate and work for a sustainable development. To achieve her goals, she actively challenges and collaborates with many people and encourages them to be a positive African "Change Maker".

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Mawuko Dola Hoglonou
Togo
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mawuko Dola Hoglonou is a young entrepreneur who has been working to address unemployment by building the capacity of university students in entrepreneurship and education. He is a Co-founder of Groupe Xpertiz (www.groupexpertiz.com) and Hysope Editions (www.hysopeeditions.com). The focus of these companies is in providing language assistance (translation, conference interpreting, editing), ICT and publishing services. Mawuko’s interest in educational development has inspired him to sponsor children from the basic education level upwards.

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Kodzo Selom Germain Kogbe
Togo
Civil Society Leadership

A senior civil engineering technician by profession, KOGBE Kodzo Selom Germain is the founder and CEO of Prodi Dream, a construction and consultancy business based in Togo. He is also a co-founder and President of African New Generation of Emerging Leaders (ANGEL), a social organization working essentially in the fields of Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and ICT. The organization has succeeded in impacting over 200 young people through business coaching and leadership trainings both in Togo and Benin. He is National coordinator of the West African Young Leaders’ Summit (WAYLS).

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Gorpudolo Seleweyan,II
Togo
Civil Society Leadership

Gorpudolo Seleweyan II is the Founder and national Director of Reform Youth Network, a youth organization that is engaged in helping Liberian Youths to make informed and responsible decisions of issues which are counterproductive to their livelihood. RYN discusses issues relating to the Environment, Leadership. He is the acting chairman of the Coalition of Woman youth and Students for Sustained peace, a group which promotes peace and youth Empowerment. He holds BSc in Economics and Public Administration from the University of Liberia.

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Jonathan Thomas Hilkaiah Rose
Togo
Public Services Management

Jonathan Thomas Hilkiah Rose, II is the Founder and President of the Owensgrove Rescue Committee, a pro-democracy community based organization located in Owensgrove district Grand Bassa County advocating for equal participation of women, youth and non-poro member in the decision making process of the district. He is a Fellow of the Global Mission Fellowship/Generation Transformation of the United Methodist Church/General Board of Global Ministries. Jonathan is also the Founder and President of the Africans In Defense for Israel Sovereignty-ADIS, and an affiliate member of the Christian United for Israel.

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Daniel Agbetsi Maxwell, Jr.
Togo
Business & Entrepreneurship

When Ebola struck in Liberia, Daniel A. Maxwell, Jr., mobilized over 300 young persons to volunteer across the country as contact tracers and community mobilizers using his influence as program specialist of the National Youth Service Program (NYSP). He has trained over 1500 young Liberians on personal & transformational leadership, and entrepreneurship skills through his nonprofit initiative, the African Success Project (www.AfricanSuccessOnline.org). He is the President and Lead Strategist at Optimal Impact Strategies, a management consulting practice he started in early 2015 to meet the growing need for highly equipped leaders and managers across many organizations across Africa.

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Fatu Tracy Freeman
Togo
Civil Society Leadership

Fatu Tracy Freeman is the planning and communication officer at NAYMOTE-PAD Liberia; where she has worked with hundreds of young people in Liberia on Civic and Voters Education, decentralization as well as Sustainable Development. She attended a regional Youth conference in Nairobi -Kenya on educating adolescents about their Sexual Reproductive Health and Right (SRH/R). She served as a peer educator at the Youth Action Movement (YAM) –Liberia where she trained 300 young girls on sexual and reproductive health. Miss Freeman is the Youth Vice President for Operation at the St Mary Youth Organization, and the Junior Respected President of Our Lady of Lauds, Junior Ladies Auxiliary #79 Knights of St John International.

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Pomovah Quirinous Welwean
Togo
Civil Society Leadership

Pomovah Quirinous Welwean is United Nations’ Anti-Corruption Youth Ambassador in Africa and she is currently the Program Coordinator of the Natural Resources Research Initiative, a youth manage non-profit organization campaigning to prevent corrupt and conflict toward Liberia's natural resources. She also serves as a facilitator for the Girly Girls Adolescent Club in Liberia, a girls club which educates adolescent girls in self-esteeming themselves and educating them about the facts and effects of corruption in the society. Ms. Welwean is a junior student of the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences.

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Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif
Ghana
malik.chantimah@gmail.com Public Services Management

Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif is a Nutritionist and Public Health Professional with 5 years experience in the implementation of programmes targeted towards the improvement of maternal and child health. He holds a Master of Public Health degree with some experience in the economic evaluation of health care programmes. His research interests are in maternal and child health. He is credited for the operationalization of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre in Nkwanta South District, which serves as a referral facility for the management of cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition in four districts in Northern Volta, Ghana. He is a member of the Ghana Nutrition Association.

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Abukari Rahama
Ghana
epatterson@girlsedgh.org Civil Society Leadership

Abukari Rahama is a vibrant Learners Guide and ambassador. She is a passionate change maker in her community whose dream is to become a midwife to help pregnant women and educate her community members on the need for good sanitation. Abukari is a member of Cama from Camfed Ghana.

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Afua Serwah Nyamekye Nkansah
Ghana
nyamekyenkansah@yahoo.com Civil Society Leadership

Afua Serwah Nyamekye Nkansah, is a law student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Through her internship at KPN Law Consult Law Firm, as a research assistant on the "Election Petitions in Africa", she helped in the development of the law and delivery of justice. She also managed cases, wrote legal opinions, and drafted legal documents. Currently, she is interning at the Attorney General’s Office, Ghana where she undertakes clerkship duties for the Principal State Attorney. The YALI program will build her leadership edge for future justice service endeavors.

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Ama Duncan
Ghana
amaduncan@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Ama Duncan is a Corporate Trainer, Founder of The Fabulous Woman Network (TFWN) and Corporate Training Solutions (CTS). She is a Public Speaker, Writer and Radio Panellist who is very passionate about celebrating women. Her organization, The Fabulous Woman Network with over 2,000,000 views on facebook in total, has organized a conference for 300`+ women, training sessions for 100 participants and shared over 120 inspirational stories on social media. Ama was the Learning and Development Manager for an international 4 star hotel in Ghana. Before that, she had stints with Standard Chartered Bank, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Baylis and Harding PLC (UK) and Camp joy (US). She is a graduate of Paris Graduate School of Management with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources, University of Ghana and Archbishop Porter Girls School.

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Augustina Dotse
Ghana
augustinadotse@gmail.com Public Services Management

Ms. Augustina Dotse is national service personnel with a Non-Governmental Organization. The organization’s main concern is to help improve the livelihood of the deprived children in the Baatsona community through health and educational programs. So far, Augustina has screened 188 children as part of the organization’s bi-annual screening exercise to determine the health status of children who are consistently dewormed and provided with hygienic kits including toothbrushes and pastes. The organization also provides food for struggling families and enrolls registered children in schools with the proper learning stationeries.

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Beatrice Annangfio
Ghana
beannan2000@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Beatrice Annangfio, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Damsel Foundation, a foundation for career coaching and mentorship for young females in rural and under-developed urban areas in Ghana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Laws. Beatrice has played significant roles in student activism as the first female Speaker of Parliament in KNUST, Chief Justice of the University Students Association of Ghana and the Majority leader of Students of Parliament.

She is the Co-Author of Modern Standard English and has four publications to her credit.

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Bernice Adu-Boahen
Ghana
chinedu43000@yahoo.com Public Services Management

Bernice Adu-Boahen is a self-motivated and energetic young lady who is a passionate advocate of proper management of the environment. She was ranked among the first 5% of a class of 120 students and was therefore retained by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for her National Service as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Geography and Rural Development for the 2015/2016 academic years.

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Christopher Arthur
Ghana
chrisarhin@yahoo.co.uk Public Services Management

Chris Arthur is the president and founder of Redeem Africa Leadership Foundation (an NGO aimed at developing leadership skills and community-help projects in Central region, Ghana. He helped establish Sunset Christian Academy, a community school for needy families in Agona Swedru with a current population of 175 pupils. He has been involved in students’ leadership, a member of Law Students Association at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), TESCON President, KNUST 2013/14, STUNNAD National President, Member of Academic Board, KNUST in 2010-2012, Member of the Editorial Board, KNUST in 2011-2012, and Member of Ghana Students Parliament in 2010-2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social Work, KUNST in 2014 and Diploma in Biblical and Ministry Studies from SIBI, Lubbock, TX, USA (External Division) in 2006.

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Daniel Ackah
Ghana
nanaakobia21@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Daniel Ackah is a civic leader by training and an educationist by profession. Ackah is passionate about positive influential change, youth capacity development and entrepreneurial training. He is the President of African Christian Youth Network (ACYN) in Takoradi, Ghana in areas of advocacy, training, education and counseling. Daniel served in Abuesi in the Shama district of the western region of Ghana in 2009.

He started ACYN in 2015 to help reduce the school dropout rate and to promote girl child education. His team has been able to get 60 girls back to school and given entrepreneurial training to 25 parents to start businesses.

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Dominic Bassah
Ghana
mbaabassah@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Dominic Bassah holds a BSC in Community Nutrition from the University for Development Studies, Ghana and an MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences form the University of Birmingham, UK. He has a strong passion for tackling inequalities in society, health advocacy and behavior change communication. He has worked extensively on the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization Project that seeks to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections along the corridor of Abidjan and Lagos.

Dominic specializes in food safety and control, health protection, community nutrition, environmental protection and climate change. He believes a lasting solution is one engineered by the beneficiaries.

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Doreen Aboagyewaa Awuah
Ghana
abenareeny@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Doreen Aboagyewaa Awuah works with African textiles to produce African products such as shoes, bags, dresses among others.

She used profits from her business to sponsor her university education.

She has been an employer of labor for four years and hopes, in the near future to expand her business and create more employment for people with interest and skills to promote made in Ghana products.

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Edna Ayena
Ghana
edna.ayena@gmail.com Public Services Management

Edna Ayena is an aspiring UN Ambassador, a model United Nations trainer for Lifelink Ghana and the sponsorship director of Enactus UG, among others. At age 19, She is an inspiration to young ladies in Ghana. While in Achimota School, she was elected deputy senior girls prefect and appointed SRC treasurer.

Her natural desire to help the needy and destitute motivated her to take on the challenge as the current Head of operations and Marketing coordinator of Pasyance Selfless Servant hood. Edna believes in the mantra, "Service to Man is Service to God".

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Emmanuel Quainoo
Ghana
saint_emma@ymail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuel Quainoo is a multi-faceted business professional with training in accounting, finance, corporate management and economics. Mr Quainoo is extremely passionate about creating value and improving livelihood through the impartation of knowledge and relevant skills, and has been a volunteer instructor for Compassion International, Ghana, in helping to train over 300 poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

He completed my first degree in Commerce (B.COM) from University of Cape Coast, in May 2016. The University of Cape Coast Business School twice awarded Emmanuel in 2013 and 2015 in recognition of his outstanding grades and excellence performance. In a quest to improve standard of living, especially in rural areas, Mr Quainoo is currently working out ways of processing agricultural wastes to create more economic value.

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Esi Asare Prah
Ghana
esiprahas@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Esi Asare Prah is a feminist and youth activist passionate about girls‚ education and sexual reproductive health and rights. She is a member of Youth Action Movement-Ghana and former Cape Coast branch Chairperson. She led her team to reach over 1000 university students, 6 senior high schools and 10 communities with Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Information and Services. Esi runs girl child clubs with about 200 girls in her community. She volunteers at Marie Stopes International - Ghana. Esi actively participates in global and national population & health conferences and work on some projects in Ghana.

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Gideon Debrah
Ghana
pqwesi32@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Gideon Debrah is the Executive Director of Destykids Foundation which supports deprived kids through school, a TV talk show producer that seeks to outdoor young people affecting the society and publisher of "The Window Magazine". He read Psychology and Foundations of Education from the University of Cape Coast.

Gideon is hard working, reliable and resourceful with excellent organizational and staff management skills, combined with the ability to prioritize a substantial workload.

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Gloria Boafo
Ghana
itgloriouspaa@gmail.com Public Services Management

Gloria Boafo is an articulate and confident environmentalist who relishes challenges and working under pressure. She has genuine interest in Environmental Resource Management and her greatest strengths are research, communication and writing.

She facilitates risk assessment and hazard analysis and monitors mining sites to manage and reduce site risks and environmental impacts since her voluntary and research works have been in small-scale mining communities in Ashanti and Western Region, Ghana.

Gloria has expertise in providing administrative support and guidance to identify factors affected by conflicts that arise between meeting needs and protecting natural resources.

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Godfred Osei Kwarteng
Ghana
godfredkwarteng@yahoo.co.uk Public Services Management

Godfred Osei Kwarteng is a confident and result oriented social development officer with over 3 years experience in Afigya Kwabre district. His strong educational background in Psychology and extensive experience in Social Development enables him to strategically implement social development programs such as the Ghana School Feeding Program and Africa Health Markets for Equity in the district.

He has a solid record of community empowerment through mobilization, sensitization, and participatory skills to embark on fund raising and communal labour towards self-help construction projects like bore holes, clinics and toilet facilities. He hopes to further his career with an international humanitarian/socia development agency.

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Hannah Abakah Turkson
Ghana
hannahturkson@gmail.com Public Services Management

Hannah Turkson is an aspiring lawyer and currently an Assistant Revenue Officer of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority. She currently facilitates international trade and helps collect revenue via the Pre Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) where Customs Classification and Valuation Reports (CCVR’s) are issued prior to the arrival of vessels to prevent delays at the ports.

After completing the Young African Leadership Institute (YALI) Regional Leadership Center West Africa program, it is Hannah’s desire to bring immediate and strategic value to her workplace and continue her professional career by applying and developing her skills and knowledge further.

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Irene Ali Dery
Ghana
ireneali558@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Irene Ali Dery is a determined and optimistic young lady who is interested in projects that have a positive impact on society. This led her to work on a project that centers on securing women’s land rights in Ghana. She is a member of the Ghana Think Foundation where she channels her intellect to organize bar camps. She is also the co-founder of the One Child One foot project.

Irene holds a Bachelor’s degree in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

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Isaac Tetteh-Ashong
Ghana
mytashong@gmail.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Isaac Tetteh-Ashong is a conscientious and self-motivated individual with great enthusiasm and determination to succeed. He is hard working, reliable and resourceful with excellent organizational and staff management skills, combined with the ability to prioritize a substantial workload. He successfully receives, assimilates and evaluates information quickly in order to complete any task efficiently.

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Isabella Osei
Ghana
Isabella_Osei@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Isabella Osei is a Banking and Finance student at the University of Professional Studies. She has a certificate in Project Management and I.C.T from the Landmark Institute, Ghana. She is also a proud member of ENACTUS, an organization dedicated to volunteer works and impacting lives.

Isabella is a writer who is responsible, organized and demonstrates a strong ability to manage projects and motivate others to achieve set targets.

Her major driving force is the dream to impact lives, one person at a time.

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John Affaidzi Appiah
Ghana
john.a.appiah@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

John Appiah is an accomplished communications specialist who has developed his career working in various high profile positions in multinational and international organizations operating in Ghana.

He has worked as Marketing Manager for Invest in Africa, Communications Manager for the British High Commission, Head of Customer Service for INTU-IT and Lead Producer for Joy FM’s flagship current affairs programs (Super Morning Show & News File).

John has an M.A in Communication Studies and a B.A in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is the founder of Ghana Youth Watch, an NGO that champion’s youth empowerment in Ghana.

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John Osei
Ghana
okodzo@gmail.com Public Services Management

John Osei is a Pan-African who believes in building strong institutions, empowering the youth and nurturing leaders. He is the President of Action Aim Ghana which engages in projects that improve teaching and learning. He is also an entrepreneur with focus on providing affordable financial solutions to rural folks.

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Josephine Akwele Offei
Ghana
akweleonline@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Josephine Akwele Offei is the Secretary-General and administrative head of Rally for the Goals organization. She is also the Portfolio Manager for the World’s Largest Lesson project in the organization (a UNICEF-SDGs Initiatives for school children). She coordinated the Global Goals Cocktail Forum for stakeholders which attracted personalities from Academia, Government, Corporate and Civil Society entreating them to adapt the goals. She also coordinated a stakeholders meeting for over 200 grassroots Queen mothers on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She has 5years prior working experience in Banking and Finance. Josephine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

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Juliana Yorke
Ghana
yorkejuliana@yahoo.com Public Services Management

Juliana Yorke is a media professional with 5 years of experience in Broadcast Journalism and Production. She believes in the ability and power of the media to effectively drive social change and development.

Excited by everything News and Current Affairs, She has worked at Metro TV, Multi TV and TV3 and is currently the Operations Coordinator of Vision Africa Production. Between July 2011 and May 2013, she actively participated and contributed to the establishment of the Joy News brand on Multi TV and is also part of the team that birthed the current flagship morning show on TV3 Network.

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Kpaoulou Jerald Tamba
Ghana
kpatamba@yahoo.com Business & Entrepreneurship

Kpaoulou Jerald Tamba is a social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of ACEC-Ghana; a capacity development firm providing career mentorship to high school students and helping youth develop entrepreneurial skills through a series of community campaigns.

He presently leads a team developing a career magazine for senior high schools aimed at making the transition from secondary to tertiary education much simpler and informed. Jerald serves as a trainer and mentor, and has so far trained over 200 persons and spoken at over 25 conferences in Ghana and Liberia.

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Loretta Oduro-Ayisi
Ghana
loretta.ayisi@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Loretta Oduro-Ayisi has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and is very committed to serving the needs of marginalized persons especially children, women and special needs individuals. She is committed to creating a change mostly in the area of child illiteracy.

Loretta loves to volunteer thus, participated in the United Day for caring. She was also a Peer Educator with the ‘No-Yawa’ Initiative founded by Marie Stopes International, Ghana.

She is a bronze and silver holder of the Head of State Award scheme and the Linneaus Palme Scholarship beneficiary.

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Mohammed Faisal
Ghana
faisalawalsofo@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Mohammed Faisal just completed University for Development Studies in Ghana and is about to start his national service this September.

His desire to see positive change in the municipality led to the formation of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Child Liberty Foundation, in collaboration with his peers where he has acted as the Executive director since early February 2016. He has been the projects manager since June 2015.

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Moses Kyei
Ghana
kofikyei1234@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Mr. Moses Kyei holds a Higher National Diploma in Statistics from Kumasi Polytechnic and Bsc. Degree in Finance from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He has worked with the GIMPA Business School as an Administrator for the past six years and has extensive experience in preparation of budgets, financial reports and analysis, program evaluation analysis and facilitators payment request.

As part of his achievements, he was the first Administrator of the GIMPA Business School to run program evaluation analysis using the Statistical Package for Social Scientist (SPSS).

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Nana Nyama Danso
Ghana
afianyama@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Nana Nyama Danso aspires to become an International Development Practitioner who works with International Non Governmental Organizations. She is currently an intern at African Aurora Business Network.

In 2012, she volunteered at the Autism Awareness Training Centre, the Lighthouse Chapel Mission School in WA and other private institutions in Ghana.

Nyama believes in empowering vulnerable people so they can lead their personal development and change. At her current workplace, she trains the youth in the construction value chain (YIEDIE) on improving entrepreneurial skills.

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Patricia Ama Bonsu
Ghana
patrikizz12@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Patricia Ama Bonsu is a broadcast journalist and producer at Ultimate 106.9fm, a member of the EIB Network. With her 4 years experience in the media, she’s produced compelling content on issues regarding health of women and children.

Ms. Bonsu is also a member of the Global Shapers Community (Kumasi Hub), the Ghana Think Foundation and the Young African Leaders Network, Ghana. Her passion for community service and change, led her to fundraise to support children living with cancer, HIV/AIDS at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Her biggest dream now is to help expose autistic children to the digital world.

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Peter Nanzonige
Ghana
nanzonige@gmail.com Civil Society Leadership

Nanzonige Peter is a teacher by profession and a final year student of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana studying commerce/accounting (B’com). Peter is committed to serving the less privileged in society. He holds an HND in Accounting from Takoradi Polytechnic and a Diploma in Education from University of Education, Winneba. He has worked as a staff and a volunteer with MASLOC, HAYTAFORD, NAWAG, Nadowli/Kaleo District Assembly, Jacob’s Well Appeal Ghana, and Wa PTA/SMC Coalition. Peter won Vodafone world of difference project in 2012 and trained about 15 groups comprising about 150 women on skills training on income generating activities. Some past projects include CETA-plus, ITCD, Livelihood-microcredit among others mostly leading in the fiels of advocacy, monitoring and evaluation aspects.

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Petra Dzidedi Deku-Amegbor
Ghana
petradeku@outlook.com Civil Society Leadership

Petra Dzidedi Deku-Amegbor is the Program Officer for the Bengls Centre. The Bengls Centre was established in Ghana in 2015 to engage the youth in peace education through training, advocacy and empowerment.

So far, Bengls Centre has held two training programs at the Suhum Islamic Girls Senior High School, which resulted in the payment of fees of six under-privileged girls, and the halting of a purported forced marriage of a participant with the help of school authorities.

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Pinaman Mansa Ackaah-Gyasi
Ghana
Public Services Management

Pinaman Ackaah-Gyasi is a Civil and Petroleum Engineer by training and a Gender Desk Officer/ Activist. As Principal Engineer, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, she enforces national building regulations, monitoring and evaluation. As a Gender Desk Officer, she facilitates workshops, capacity building programs and campaigns in Gender Mainstreaming and Equity, Violence against women and children, and National Peace keeping.

She is dedicated to creating an enabling environment to empower the youth; especially the girl-child and is currently helping 3 girls and a boy get quality education with her personal funds.

Her past projects include UNICEF Integrated Water and Sanitation Project, Community Lead Total Sanitation Program and Team Lead, Water and Sanitation department.

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Priscilla Asare
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Priscilla Asare holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is a self-motivated lady who is passionate about impacting lives through education and recently led a project, "The Lady‚ Äì Kurofa". The initiative empowered 20 young females in the Kurofa rural area to bridge the gap between rural and urban lifestyles and equip them with practical sessions on grooming, social etiquette and entrepreneurship.

She hopes to develop specialist skills in Process Engineering and contribute to the development of Ghana.

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Quinnette Rosetta Ghuttliebs
Ghana
Public Services Management

Quinnette R. Ghuttliebs is an articulate and smart young lady with good communication skills. She is a graduate of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) where she studied business administration.

She is interested in international relations and hopes to further her studies in the areas of international law and globalization. She plans to be an effective advocate of the girl child and youth development as her career in advocacy and diplomacy advances.

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Richard Apau
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr. Richard Apau holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science, all from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He served and worked with the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL), KNUST as IT Administrator and currently working as Graduate and Research Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, KNUST where he assists Lecturers in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Richard is Co-Founder and Director of Operations for Broadview Research and IT Consult. He is also Co-Founder and Director of Programs and Projects, Youth Without Borders Ghana; Youth based development and empowerment non-governmental organization.

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Salman Faris Ayuba
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Salman Faris Ayuba is a young advocate with a passion for Development work. As a member of Curious Minds Ghana (Tamale Chapter) since 2011, Salman has helped organized series of outreach programs on topics such as Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Child Marriage, Child and women rights in society. The organization holds a 30mins radio discussion every week on same topics. Salman was the Vice President of the Student Representative Council of the University for Development Studies, Wa campus (2015-2016 administration). As a young person with lots of exuberance, he believes the youth has a remarkable role to play in achieving sustainable development.

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Samuel Aboagye Insaidoo
Ghana
Public Services Management

Samuel Aboagye Insaidoo was adjudged Municipal, Regional and National best teacher 2014. He was given a car as prize money. Samuel trained his students (writers and debaters club) to win the regional quiz competition on history and culture in 2016. He holds an MA and Mphil English from University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology respectively.

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Samuel Kofi Kutin
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Samuel Kofi Kutin is an Industrious and versatile young boy who has assiduously completed his first degree in BSc. Procurement Management, from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is a young man who already holds HND in Purchasing and Supply, from Kumasi Polytechnic. A demonstrated leader, a team player, analytical and initiator, who can quickly adapt to any organizational culture with great interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with the flexibility and experience required to remain highly focused in a fast-paced demanding environment.

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Sherifa Awudu
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Sherifa Awudu is a member of Curious Minds Ghana. She is a Reproductive Health advocate and a Nutrition Student studying at the University for Development studies. She is passionate about young people especially, women and children. She is also an advocate on good nutrition for Pregnant and lactating mothers as well as infants and toddlers. She has over 6 years of active volunteer experience and is currently working as the Projects Assistant for the Northern Zone and currently executing the dance4life project in the Northern and Upper East Region of Ghana.www.curiousminds.org

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Stephen Kwame Jones
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Stephen Jones is head at the Centre for Ideas & Youth Empowerment (CIYEM), an infant non-profit organization established to foster and promote Youth Empowerment in the areas of Capacity Building and Education.

Stephen is also an Author and youth speaker and has had the privilege of speaking at a number of youth conferences in Accra. Stephen Graduated from the University of Ghana in 2010 with first class honors and was among the top 5% of his graduating class. At the corporate level, Stephen has about 5 years of working experience in areas including Research, Administration, and Human Resource Management.

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Wisdom Kafui Honu
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Wisdom Kafui Honu is a Finance Student who is very passionate about Quality Education in Africa. He is the Co-founder of Idea Africa, an NGO that builds innovative libraries with $350 for rural communities around Africa. He also equips children between the ages of six and sixteen with excellent computer coding skills, to develop their capacity in problem solving both in and outside the classroom. In eleven months, He has built three libraries in Ghana and one currently on going in Nigeria.

About 600 children benefit from these libraries. He also reaches out to children in very deprived communities in Ghana with mobile Library services. His Code for Kids project won the overall best Project last year Life link model UN conference in Ghana.

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Yaa Amankwaa Owusu-Amoah
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Yaa Amankwaa Owusu-Amoah is a student leader and treasurer of the Ghana Institute of Management and Graduate Studies (GIMPA) Student Representative Council (SRC) for the 2015/2016 academic year. She received the leadership award as the best student leader at the 16th congregation of GIMPA, the first time the institution gave this award. Her experience in that position led to the start of The Financial Integrity Conferences. The idea is to train student leaders on financial management, financial planning, leadership and governance. Corruption is a major challenge in Africa and Yaa believes that this program will impart the next generation of leaders and help win the fight against this menace.

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Zakiyu Iddris Tandunayir
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Zakiyu Iddris Tandunayir holds B.A in Development Communications from African University College of Communications (AUCC). He is the C.E.O of ZIT Social Media, a social media management and marketing and consulting company in Ghana. He is the founder of Hope for the Street Child Foundation, an initiative to give care to the street and the needy children in Accra. He is also the President and Founder of Change for Zongo Youth, a youth movement that seeks to bring about positive change in our Zongo communities through education, talent development, awards, entrepreneurship training, leadership training and youth activism.

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Grace Kamara
Ghana
Public Services Management

Grace Kamara is a recipient of the prestigious International Leader of Tomorrow Award at the University of British Columbia, Canada. As a double major in International Relations and Gender Studies, Grace seeks to be a voice for gender equality on international forums. To this effect, Ms. Kamara has worked with the SEND- Fingo Microfinance Group, offering small-scale loans to female entrepreneurs, in efforts to offer each woman an opportunity for self-development and economic progress. As part of the USAID "People For Health," Project, Ms. Kamara strives to increase the potential and advocacy capacity for marginalized groups in Ghanaian society to access health care. Excited about pursuing a Masters in International Security, Ms Kamara is currently producing an online database that simplifies and synthesizes the Ghanaian position on various issues in International Politics.

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Adedotun Adeniyi
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Joel A. Adeniyi is the CEO at Minds and Moments Initiative – a non-governmental organization that is poised to educate, enlighten and empower young people to become resourceful, reliable and responsible for themselves and the Nation. Joel was the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Council Peace Ambassador for Nigeria. He is certified in Project Management and has implemented several projects with the support of different international organizations. His thematic areas are: Leadership, Purpose Discovery, Community Development Services, Nation Building, Education, Entrepreneurship and Reproductive Health.

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Adelu Alexis Ezinne Adelu
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Alexis Adelu is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and currently a Human Rights activist with Partnership for Justice where she works with survivors of rape and sexual assault under the Gender Justice Programme. She has worked actively in sensitizing over 400 secondary school students, and 200 women and 100 men on signs and symptoms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) through trainings and town hall meetings. Her goal is to see every woman and girl child free from the chains of ignorance and stand up against SGBV. www.mirabelcentre.org; www.pjnigeria.org.

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Adeniyan Adekemi
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Adekemi is a dentist by profession, and the founder of the Charming Smiles Foundation; an organization started in 2013 with the aim of catering to free oral health care for the less privileged. She is the co-founder of ‘Komplete Woman’ an organization whose aim is to inspire and mentor young women to discover their purpose early. She is an associate fellow of the Royal commonwealth society. She is passionate about influencing the younger generation to fan the flame of their potential. www.kompletewoman.org

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Ayoola Benedict Temitope
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Ayoola Benedict is a young dynamic, Nollywood actor, an eccentric writer and a movie producer. He holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Abuja. He is passionate about the transfer of cultural values and moral education through his movies. He has featured in over 30 movies and is the producer of Alabahun (Tortoise); a series of movies centered on human development, education and fixing broken homes through cultural inculcation.

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Benjamin Michael
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Benjamin Michael is the CEO of Computer Initiative for All, a social enterprise committed to ensuring computer literacy in Nigeria. During his undergraduate days he was the Team Leader of ENACTUS at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, where he and his team designed a fuel-less generator that won the Sahara Energy Light Up challenge. He is an ambassador with the Global Milky way Youth Foundation and volunteers with CITY Hope Foundation. He wants to make a great impact all around the world.

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Celestina Obiekea
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Celestina Obiekea, is a scientist with a keen interest in research and development. She holds a Master’s degree in virology and a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology both from the University of Ibadan. She currently works as the strategy and information officer at Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI). She also volunteers for the ONE campaign in Africa and is an avid gender and health activist. She is also a Rotarian of the District-9125. She is a freelance writer and currently writes a column on health for Leadership Friday; a local newspaper.

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Chidinma Perpetua Chikwelu
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Chidinma Perpetua Chikwelu is a teacher, a volunteer tutor and an entrepreneur. She is a freelance writer and an advocate for the rights, empowerment and education of women and children. She is a graduate of Childhood Education from the University of Abuja. She works as a volunteer for various NGOs such as the Junior Chambers International and the World Impact Development Foundation. She received an award in 2013 as the Best Serving Corps member in Nasarawa state for her outstanding service in the rural community where she was posted.

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Okwaraogoma Chika Bridget
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Chika Bridget Okwaraogoma graduated from the university of Jos in September 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She assumed many leadership roles during her school days, and served as the departmental president from March 2010-July 2011. She is a passionate teacher and has gradually risen up the ranks in her organization; first as an intervention teacher, then a class teaching assistant and now a class teacher for the past two years.

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Chika Onyekwere
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Chika is a young engineer and an emerging entrepreneur who wishes to acquire skills and knowledge to impact the society. She is also keen to increase her leadership capacity and put her ideas, innovations, expertise and passion towards achieving a more unified society. Her primary goal is see a healthier society that is free of waste and pollution.

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Chukwuneme Right
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Chukwuneme Right is a Registered Nurse with certifications in Emergency nursing, Public Health, Medical Auditing and Research. He is presently the senior health officer at Oilserv Ltd, where we serves as a health analyst, strategic health planner and healthcare manager with strong health maintenance and promotion focus. Motivated by his passion to improve lives, he begun coordinating medical volunteers for local and international agencies, he also serves as a mentorship program facilitator and has through that developed excellent leadership skills in volunteer coordination, medical business management and entrepreneurship.

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Elizabeth Okon
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Elizabeth Co-founded a women’s empowerment organization in 2014, with the aim to promote entrepreneurial education, economic independence and political awareness among women and young people. Since 2014, her organization has been able to provide functional literacy and vocational skills training to more than 50 people geared towards ending violence against women and promoting gender equality in her community. Her work has been instrumental in encouraging education for all as well as socio-economic self-reliance among women. Elizabeth recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and International Studies at the University of Calabar, in Nigeria.

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Emmanuel Attah
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr Emmanuel Attah is a young innovator, farmer and social entrepreneur. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria and is an alumnus of the US Department of States Global Innovation in Science and Technology Program. In 2013, he established his farm for the production and distribution of protein foods such as chicken and eggs to combat protein-energy malnutrition and also works as the Director of Operations at Hypro Technologies engaged in developing sustainable protein solution using insect protein for livestock nutrition as low cost feeds input for farmers to increase their livelihoods.

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Dr. Emmanuel Egbroko
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Dr Emmanuel Egbroko is a Pharmacist with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria. He recently completed a yearlong internship program at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) where he excelled greatly. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN). He has held several leadership roles and is currently the Coordinator of the Diabetes and Hypertension Education and Lifesaving Program (DHELP), a public health program designed to help curb the rise in prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria since 2012.

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Amb. Emmanuel Gabari
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Emmanuel is a Television/Radio Broadcaster. He also produces and presents two weekly television programs on Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV) Kano State, Nigeria. He is the Lead Coordinator of the African Focus For Youth Development (AFFYD) where he serves his community through polio vaccination of children in rural areas, capacity building for young people on good governance, drug abuse rehabilitation for the youth as well as economic resilience training for young people.

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Eniola Ennmae Adeniji
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Eniola thinks deeply about the causes of human suffering and she is dedicated to creating conditions for human flourishing. She holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and is a certified Teen Coach. She has 6 years of combined experience as a digital marketer and a fashion designer. She is also a chef in the making. Her dream is to see women and teens empowered with education in Nigeria. She is the founder of Woman of Value, House of Mae & Enamora Foods. She is the pioneer of the Mae Read and Write Club, where over 100 girls are taught to read and review a book each month in Nigeria.

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Ides Mildred Aziegbe
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Ides is the Senior Programme Officer of the citizen-led household survey that assesses the foundational literacy and numeracy competencies that Nigerian children possess. Prior to joining the project, she worked at The Carter Center in Atlanta, where she supported numerous development programs. Ides holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from the Central European University in Budapest where she received a full fellowship. She also earned a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Ides has worked in both the profit and non-profit sectors. She speaks English and French fluently.

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Momoh Osezua Amos
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Momoh Osezua Amos is a medical doctor from Nigeria who has a great flair for public health and socio-economic development through education. He has worked in both private and public health sectors in Nigeria, and most recently with the Family health international 360 (SIDHAS project) as a volunteer. He believes in taking every challenge as an opportunity to learn new and better ways of doing things. He is enthusiastic doctor, with excellent social skills. He loves to read, listen to music, and meet people. He also enjoys engaging in political and intellectual conversations.

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Nelson Akerele
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Nelson is a middle-level Professional and a dynamic leader. He is a speaker and trainer with over 2,000 training hours. He hopes to impact his society with sustainable social change and transformational leadership. Over the past four years, he has supported 1,825 Vulnerable Children and 600 Caregivers with essential services as well as 4,527 Youths on Sexual Reproductive Health programs. He has trained 1,058 health and non-health actors on effective health services delivery, institutional capacity development, and organization leadership. He is a Fellow of the Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI)

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Olowe Oreoluwa Elizabeth
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Oreoluwa Elizabeth Olowe is a social worker with a commitment to community service. She runs an NGO (Caregivers Child Foundation), with a vision to provide academic support for about 500 less privileged children each as well as equip them with vocational skills. She holds a degree in Law and she desires to help build a better future for community she serves.

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Olutomiwa Binuyo
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Olutomiwa is a member of the All Nigeria United Nations Students and Youths Association, an organization that propagates the ideals of the United Nations. He founded the Miracle Teens Fellowship, a leadership organization that has contributed positively to the lives of over 500 young people in the Ibadan community and beyond. Due to his commitment to community service from the tender age of 15, he became a literacy fellow at the Literacy Education Empowerment Development in Nigeria. He is also a Fellow at the 2016 West and Central Africa Peace Fellowship organized by the World Peace Initiative, Thailand

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Oluwatosin Adebusuyi
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Tosin Adebusuyi has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Babcock University in Nigeria and Masters in Public Health from the University of Glasgow. She is the President of Treasure Jars Youth Centre (www.treasurejars.org), a non-governmental organization that focuses on Adolescent Health, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship. Over 3,500 youths have directly benefitted from sexuality education and life skills programs, and business networking events she organizes with her team. She organized entrepreneurship trainings for 60 youths in Osogbo, Nigeria, which was funded by the United States Department of State. Tosin has developed strong management and communication skills through the projects she coordinates.

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Dr. Omohomo Duze
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Dr. Duze is a medical doctor currently resident in Lagos, Nigeria. Driven by the love for her patients, her goal is to contribute to the development and implementation of health policies that will ensure access to health for the poor in her society. She is an avid volunteer and has organized and participated in several health outreaches and preventive health programs in both Ghana and Nigeria. Dr. Duze also lends her voice on local radio to advocate for a healthier society. She obtained her medical degree in 2010 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

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Onyia Olivia
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Olivia Onyia is the General Manager at Gist FM, a radio station in Nigeria that empowers and trains youth through ‘The Live Studio’, and places aspiring journalists in media houses for internships and employment. Olivia holds a degree in Economics, speaks four languages (Chinese, English, French and Igbo) and was trained at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Dan Mason/Journalism clinic. Olivia is also a grassroots organizer and social justice campaigner. She is the founder of the McOlivia Foundation (www.mcoliviafoundation.com), a charity organization that provides access to basic education and health care for hundreds of orphaned children in Enugu, Nigeria through the ’Everybody Deserves a Merry Christmas’ project which is in its third consecutive year. She is currently working on establishing a skill acquisition center that will train and employ young people.

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Prince Joshua Oyeniyi
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Prince Joshua is the 2015 Global Student Entrepreneur Award Winner in West Africa and The United States of America. He is also a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Award Fellowship Winner in Africa for 2016. in 2013 he started an enterprise with less than a dollar and has gone on to build a business worth millions of naira thus inspiring thousands around Africa. He was featured exclusively on the Voice of America TV as an outstanding Young African Entrepreneur. He looks forward to building a media empire of Radio and television stations as well as a Public Relations Brand.

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Adara Rebecca Modupeoluwa
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Rebecca Modupeoluwa is a young entrepreneur with the desire to reduce unemployment in her community. Although a graduate of Food Science and Technology, her passion for skills acquisition and entrepreneurship led her to fashion designing and hair dressing with the intention of establishing a fashion institute to reduce unemployment. She has established a hairdressing salon employing two young school leavers as stylists and two apprentices from her community. She is currently working on the establishment of a fashion school with the capacity to train twenty students per session and help them set up businesses thereafter.

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Samson Ozah
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Samson is a lawyer and a development enthusiast. He has a keen interest in energy, education, infrastructure and security issues in Africa. He is also passionate about law and policy issues with implications on development outcomes in Africa and globally. He is a member if the #STANDUPFORNIGERIA organization, which seeks to engage discourse on the socioeconomic issues besetting Nigeria. More information can be accessed on https://standupfornigeria.com/. He is an author and a publisher, and looks forward to providing leadership in his interest areas and has a global impact.

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Samuel Temitope Segun
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Samuel Segun is an Educator, Researcher, Social Entrepreneur and a Youth Development Expert. In 2012, he founded Uptrend Media (www.uptrendmedia.org) and in 2015, founded Redwood Leadership (www.redwoodleadership.org). One of its initiatives, Project 2031 Nigeria, has over 75 active team members and engages more than 300 volunteers nation-wide. In research, his work focuses on developing social structures for African nations. As youth leader, he engages youths on participation in governance, accountability, community service and nation building. Samuel works as a mentor with the American Corner in Calabar, Nigeria and sits on the TEDx Calabar Board, where he serves as the Deputy Executive Producer. He is a recipient of the UNDP West Africa Youth Integrity Fellowship, and the Award of Commendation for National Youth Service.

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Temitope Joseph Soneye
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Temitope Soneye is a committed and passionate change-maker, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, where he serves as Project Manager of students in free enterprise (SIFE). In 2013, Temitope won the SUSI Grant at the University of Connecticut, in 2014 the Ashoka Youth Grant, and became a GAYL Fellow in 2015. He currently dedicates a huge part of his time to empowering unemployed youth in Nigeria to become Agribusiness leaders and thus helping them to contribute positively to their communities.

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Umar Aderibigbe
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Umar Aderibigbe received a bachelor’s degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. He proceeded to work with Circuit Atlantic Limited, a fast growing ecommerce startup, where he later became Chief Operating Officer (COO). Passionate about assisting people, he has been civically engaged and serving the public through volunteerism for the past 5 years. Umar currently volunteers with ‘An-Nusra Foundation’ (annusrahfoundation.com), where he has assisted to raise money to help people with health challenges in his community. He aspires to become a successful Civic leader providing innovative solutions, and contributing to National development.

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Acho Wilson Yuh
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Acho Wilson Yuh is a graduate of Political Science (Msc) and Law (LLB). He has over five years’ practice experience in Policy Analysis, Peace Reporting and Research. Mr Yuh is currently a PhD student in Political Science and building a speciality in Youth Leadership. He is an International Correspondent with the Organization for World Peace (OWP) and works as a Strategic Policy Advisor with the Tayong Center for Leadership Development (TCLD). The TCLD has successfully trained over 500 top business executives from major corporations all over Cameroon on strategic leadership, customer service and organisational performance.

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Akouyu A. Akohleng Chefor
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Akouyu Alphonse is a pioneer Commonwealth Correspondent based in Bamenda Cameroon. In 2015, he was assigned to report on the Africa Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting. He joined Reignite Action for Development, a UK Registered Charity in August 2015 as a volunteer Project Design Officer working in Cameroon. Alphonse became part of the Membership Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Council in May 2016, working as the Team Lead on an initiative targeted at the development of young people in rural areas. He currently is an Ashoka Changemakers Scholar and the editor of the Ashoka Scholars Cameroon blog. https://ashokascholarscmr.wordpress.com/

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Amabo Sirri Reinhardt
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Amabo Sirri Reinhardt is a graduate of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon. She’s has an in-depth knowledge in International Relations and International Law. Currently carrying out Research for a Masters dissertation on the access to Reproductive rights in Cameroon. Reinhardt holds a BSc in Law from the University of Yaounde II and a Certificate in Conflict Management from the GIZ E-learning Global Campus. She possesses work experience in matters of human rights and freedom having interned for the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms. She has volunteered and stays passionate about women inclusion in politics, and works with a Civil society organization on the promotion of female political participation and women empowerment.

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Anye Cho Bovinille
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

ANYE CHO BOVINILLE is Chemical Engineer and received his BSc from Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB). With over two years of working experience as President/Co-founder at NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT CREAM (NMRC). Bovinille was a participant at PARIS COP 21: African Off Events, in FRANCE. He is among the 1,000 selected 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) for African Entrepreneurs. Bovinille’s business idea received its nomination on the strength of having the potentials to scale and transform the lives of people and communities in Africa.

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Anye Cho Bovinille
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

ANYE CHO BOVINILLE is Chemical Engineer and received his BSc from Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB). With over two years of working experience as President/Co-founder at NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT CREAM (NMRC). Bovinille was a participant at PARIS COP 21: African Off Events, in FRANCE. He is among the 1,000 selected 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) for African Entrepreneurs. Bovinille’s business idea received its nomination on the strength of having the potentials to scale and transform the lives of people and communities in Africa.

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Berenice Andofughi Ayong
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Berenice Andofughi Ayong is a graduate from the university of Buea, Cameroon. She holds a double major in Gender Studies and Law. Also a holder of a certificate in Project Management from the Pan African Institute for Development West Africa. Her work interest is within the domain of women and girls’ empowerment. Since graduation Berenice has worked as an intern /staff with two notable firms. In 2015, she joined HERO (HEALTH Education and Research Organization) Cameroon and coordinates regular community and media campaigns on issues affecting young girls.

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Besong Ebot Ferdinand
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Besong Ebot Ferdinand, holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Curriculum Studies and Teaching-class from University of Buea, Cameroon. He also holds a certificate in Advanced Business Management and Public Service Governance from the International Governance Institute, UK. Ferdinand is the Founder/ CEO of International Centre for Community Development and the Right for the Girl Child, Cameroon.

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Dr. Besong Eta Oben
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Besong Eta Oben is a Medical Doctor, humanitarian and youth activist. He has worked as the health project manager of Plan International Cameroon which is providing quality healthcare to 23026 refugees. He is driven by a passion for developing the health care sector of Africa. He currently works as the Medical Coordinator with Community Humanitarian Emergency Board (COHEB) International. The COHEB is dedicated to providing free and quality healthcare to the internally displaced population in the Central African Republic, while encouraging social cohesion amongst diverse groups.

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Enow Awah Georges Stevens
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Enow A. Georges is a Cameroonian Youth Development Worker and an esteemed Emerging Entrepreneur. A community leader and health personnel who has coordinated and implemented extensive work on comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), feminist and youth leadership, HIV and AIDS, policy engagement, project management, peer education and capacity building. In 2013 he became the youngest recipient of the award Youth Ambassador in Cameroon for the fight Against Malaria (KO PALU). Enow is committed to seeing an Africa where basic health care and Sexual and Reproductive health and rights (SRHR) will have full inclusion in society.

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Dr Epie Terrence Beteck
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr Epie Terrence Beteck is a Medical Doctor by training, Lecture in Traumatology. He was made Assistant Manager of Good Shepard Restaurant/Poultry at the age of 17 years. He has over 10 years of experience in Poultry/Pig farming and has served 4 years as Vice President of SERNARSER Mixed Farming Common Initiative Group. He is the Founder /CEO of Electronic Rendezvous (e-RDV) Ltd, a company that sends electronic patient reminders about their hospital appointments in Cameroon. His e-RDV initiative has over 20,000 subscribers in Cameroon and the numbers are still counting. Thanks to his initiative some of the HIV centres he works with have witness a more than 50% decrease in default rate for HIV drug collection and 94.5% of his patients classify the quality of his services as satisfactory.

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Franklin Titang
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Franklin Titang works as a Policy/Advocacy Manager for Value Health Africa (VAHA) Cameroon. The VAHA focuses on research and policy advocacy for health policy reforms for the prevention of chronic diseases in rural communities in Cameroon. Franklin also serves as the Co-Founder of the Institute of Leadership & Business Bamenda, Cameroon. To date, Franklin’s organization has successfully organized 02 workshops on youth entrepreneurship and over 04 advocacy campaigns and 03 radio talk shows on the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Cameroon. With these projects, he has been able to reach out to almost 1000 men, women and youths in 03 subdivisions of the North West Region of Cameroon.

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Jerome Kimbi Joko
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Jerome Joko is a 25-year-old Cameroonian entrepreneur. He holds an LLB in Law from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He is the Co-founder and CEO of JokoGroup, a start-up company with interest in innovating the agricultural and energy sector by providing sustainable green alternatives, which will minimize negative effects on the global environment and on the economy.

He is presently working on IlluCycle, a project that recycles organic waste to get marketable products.

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Lesly Grace Jingwa Kakdeu
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Jingwa Kakdeu Lesly Grace is a sophomore accounting student at Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB). After serving as a hostess for Source Du Pays S.A, she joined the NATURAL MOSQUITOE REPELLENT CREAM (NMRC) as Vice President/Co-founder. She spearheads the key aspects of NMRC such as marketing, research (getting customer feedbacks, creating awareness about NMRC and localizing strategic sales points). As an active citizen, she is a leading member of Junior Chambers International (JCI) by serving as the 2016 Financial Sectary for JCI- Catholic University Institute of Buea (JCI-CUIB).

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Marriane Enow Tabi
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Marriane Enow Tabi is a Gender Equality Activist, HIV/AIDs Peer Educator. She also works as a Journalist with The Post, an English language bi-weekly Newspaper in Yaoundé, Cameroon. As a young and passionate writer, she writes on sexual reproductive health, human rights, sexual violence and issues that affects women’s health. Marriane promotes smart and young ambitious women through the She Leads Africa, (SLA). Marriane loves travelling, and making people smile, especially the less privilege in the society.

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Mbuih Zukane Retruyap
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Mbuih is a Senior Youth Worker and a freelancer International Development Expert. Since 2009, he is the Community Manager at the Dschang University. In 2010, he founded an organization dubbed ICAD. He is also the Co-founder of the African Network of Youth Policy Experts. Mbuih obtained a 3 fold Masters (in International Cooperation, Humanitarian Action and Sustainable Development) from the International Relations Institute, Cameroon. He has obtained United Nations (UN) diplomas from UNICEF, UNDP, UNWOMEN. He currently runs two (2) projects, W4D (Transforming waste to produce artisanal biogas) and Blind Chat (An online free chat and bulk SMS between HIV patients and health Pundits)

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Nsom Genesis
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Nsom Genesis as worked as a Youth Worker since 2006. He has spent three years as a Support Staff at the Delegation of Youth Affairs Bui and a year in Nkambe as Chief of Bureau. He has also worked as the Sub Divisional Delegate of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, Belo. Genesis now serves as the Executive Director of VOLUNTEERS FOR STRATEGIC YOUTH SERVICES (an NGO). His achievements include the economic empowerment of 41 youths worth 57.842.300frs CFA, facilitation of the legalization of 102 youth associations. Genesis, through his organization has successfully trained 100 young volunteers, and created 27 Civic Education clubs and 8 Volunteers Clubs in schools amongst others.

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Patamaken A. Simon Ndibnuh
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Patamaken Aneck Simon Ndibnuh, is a trained Biologist and Environmental Engineer. Professionally, he works as an Environmental Inspector working for the Cameroon’s Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development. Since April 2014, he has been serving as the Divisional Chief of office for Environmental Inspections and Evaluations for the Mayo-Louti Division, North Region of Cameroon. Simon is passionate about issues related to natural resource protection. He has participated in numerous projects related to the provision of basic sanitation infrastructure and water to poor communities. He also works to build the capacities of youths on the importance of biodiversity protection and preservation.

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Paul Lola Ngong
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Paul Lola Ngong is a Senior Pharmacy Technician and Store Keeper in Chief with the Fonds Regional pour la Promotion de la sante del’Adamaoua (GIP/FRPS-AD) of the Cameroon ministry of public health. He has contributed considerably to the availability of quality drug supplies in the region and is training of some 30 community pharmacy attendants. As a motivational speaker and life coach with a desire to work with youths, Paul has helped about 300 young people walk towards a successful life through his monthly True Love Waits retreats and one on one mentoring.

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Ruddy F. Morfaw Azanu
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Fualefeh Morfaw Ruddy is a Law graduate with over three years work experience in Leadership and entrepreneurship. She has engaged in training over 200 young people on leadership. She has a two years work experience on the promotion and protection of Rights at the National Commission on Human Rights and Freedoms in Cameroon. She is also a resource person with other Civil Society Organisations. Ruddy is a recipient of the 2015/2016 Prestigious Les Nanas Awards, sponsored by the U.S Embassy in Cameroon.

She works presently with The Emerge with Irene International Association (www.emerge withirene.com) as Managing Director.

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Sirri Chiara
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Sirri Chiara is a certified Chartered Accountant currently working with Location Materiel Manutenion et Levage Ltd. She has years of experience of ledger processes, reconciliations, budgeting, Business and Financial analysis, internal control etc. Chiara is an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); seeking to Leverage her professional expertise and experience into a managerial role as a Financial Analyst. She is the Finance Director for YAWL (Young African Women in Leadership).

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Stanley Ngee Sheni
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Stanley Ngee Sheni, is a graduate from The University of Bamenda, with a BBA in Management and Entrepreneurship. In the past 2 years, he has been a regular volunteer for The Greens Environmental organization in Bamenda.

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Tangang Tangang Andrew
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Tangang Andrew currently serves as Secretary General of Local Youth Corner (LOYOC) Cameroon and is a member of the Restless Development and Plan UK’s Youth Governance and Accountability Task Team. As a student and youth leader, Andrew has empowered over 4000 young people across Cameroon and beyond. He is an advocate for youth participation in governance, peace building and quality education, among others. Andrew represented young Cameroonians at the 2014 World Conference on Youth in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He currently coordinates the Local Accountability Advocates initiative, which trains young Cameroonians on using social accountability for effective governance in local communities.

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Tchokote Herve
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Tchokote Herve is the chairman and CEO of selfconsult.org (Africa’s Medical Network). As a Programmer, he constantly seeks to transform the world through technology. His key orientation is to ease understanding and communication amongst African people in order to boost Africa’s development. He has launched several projects including medical applications, educational software (gojamaa.com) and online voting systems (cuib-cameroon.org/cceaf2015). His passion is to build applications that solve Africa’s problems and alleviates poverty. In 2015 he became a recipient of the award for The Most Innovative Student in the Catholic University Institute of Buea (CUIB). In June2016, he became the 3rd price winner for the regional entrepreneurship challenge organized by the Ministry of Innovation and Research in Cameroon.

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Alpha S. Kollie
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Alpha S. Kollie is a Social Entrepreneur, Educator, Environmental Activist and Global Change maker. He is the founder of Global Green village Enterprise; a community based Social enterprise concerned with Waste management and plastic recycling.

He has served as program officer at Natural Resources Research Initiative, which develops and coordinates programs to manage environmental sustainability and natural resources.

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Daniel H. Barclay
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Daniel Barclay works as a professional accountant with over five years.

He currently serves as the Branch/ Projects Accountant for the YMCA (www.ymcaliberia.org) of Liberia where he exhibits an appreciable level of professional skill in maintaining well-organized financial control in accordance with international best practice.

Since October 2012, he continues to work to provide training for Small Business Management to vulnerable youth. He also establishes Peace Clubs in various schools in Gbarnga, training students in the area of parliamentary Procedures.

Barclay designs and implements youth friendly programs to generate income.

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Edmond Karmon Tour
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Edmond Karmon Tour is a young innovative leader, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. He believes in "Doing more and saying less" which led to the birth of a charity organization, GIVE Foundation, that impacts the lives of hundreds of less fortunate orphans across Liberia

Edmond’s motivational speeches have impacted the lives of any young people and his leadership skills earned him an award as Most Influential Youth at the United Liberia Inland Church.

His book, "Beyond the Horizon" was launched in February 2016, and he plans to release a book every year to continue to motivate young people.

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Emmanuel N B Flomo
Liberia
Public Services Management

Emmanuel Flomo, Liberian, has an MBA in Finance and works for the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning as Budget Officer in Charge of Budget Forecasting.

He was the Winner of the 2015 Future Africa Award Prize in Public Service Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently the Vice President for International Affairs of the Liberia National Student Union, the umbrella organization for all students in the Country. He has, on two occasions, represented the Liberian Students in the United States of America at the Millennium Campus Network Conference.

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Gayflor Z. Worzi
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Gayflor Z. Worzi is a team player who adopts a practical approach to positively change society.

In 2009 he worked with MOPGEL as Gender Advocator, and successfully minimized Gender Base violence in communities. After that, he started to work with the Supreme Liberia as Program Director, in 2014, to carry out series of Training in Civil and Entrepreneurship skills for sustainability and better livelihood in partnership with Government, local and international organizations.

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Jackson Todd Nagbe
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Jackson Todd Nagbe is the Company Director of Phoenix Security and Training Services. He is a Protection Specialist/Firearms instructor and security trainer with distinct leadership ability. He has served as part of the protective security detail of the president of the republic of Liberia and is a founding member of Dark Forest Security, which trains National, and private security institutions. He also trained over 400 peace officers for a peaceful democratic National election in 2011 to enhance National peace building efforts.

Jackson serves his community through the Liberia Advocate Youth Initiative and his gym.

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Karbeh Richardson
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Karbeh Richardson is a Liberian youth working at the Carter Center Mental Health Program as a Health Assistant supporting Tubman High School Clinic where she coordinates the school-base clinic and ensures students have access to free health care.

Since the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, She has worked with local Non Governmental Organizations to provide basic needs for Ebola orphans. They identify Children at risk in slum communities and bring their plight to the foundation, Feed the Future, where they are supported. She hopes to support orphans and youth through vocational education and connect children with schools for primary education.

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Lucillia Sandra Merriam
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Lucillia S. Merriam is a social entrepreneur and a Biologist by profession. She has worked with young women mostly high school dropout mothers to enable them to engage into self-help initiatives that will improve their livelihood.

With her enterprise, she has developed the Mini Garden Project, which empowers 60 young women to engage into fruits farming activities.

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Simeon Z. Workar
Liberia
Public Services Management

Simeon Z. Workar is an activist working to inspire causes in Peace building and education of orphans and less fortunate children.

Over the last ten years, he has started a few successful organizations for peace building and the education of Children, including the Kids for Peace Academy, which provides free care and education for orphans and less fortunate children. He also co-founded Innovation for Youth Crimes Reduction, a Youth-led organization that inspires young people to communicate the message of non-violence and equips them with necessary tools to overcome poverty.

He is currently studying Sociology in Liberia.

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Ensa Kinteh
Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Ensa Kinteh is a Gambian pursuing a law degree in the University of the Gambia. He serves as the President of the University of the Gambian Debate Association and represented the university in numerous international debate championships, including the Accra open Debate Championship In June 2015, the 8th Pan African Universities Debate Championship that took place in December 2015. He was awarded as the best country speaker in Ghana Universities Debate Championship in June 2016. These among others are what inspired him to train over 450 students who can now stand and freely express themselves in Public speaking.

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Fatou Juka Darboe
Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Fatou Juka Darboe is an Engineering student at the Gambian Technical Training Institute (GTTI), undergoing a Technical Diploma in Applied Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering. She is the only lady in her department and is advocating and working towards breaking the huge gender gap and stereotypes in the Science, Technology and other related fields in her country. Miss Darboe is a volunteer and gives selfless service to her community because she believes it is the greatest way to contribute to national development. Every summer since 2013, she takes peer and reproductive health classes at a community library for about 100 girls. She currently serves as the office coordinator and executive secretary of Give1 Project Gambia.

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Mariama Dumbuya
Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Mariama Dumbuya is a selfless Activist; she holds a bachelor degree in LLB law from the University of The Gambia in December 2015. She is passionate and advocating for activism and has volunteered in few organizations, where she represented them in South Korea, Daegeon in 2009 conference on the environment. In 2011, she also represented The Gambia in the Global Change Makers event in London, Buckingham. She is passionate about anti corruption; all thanks to the Anti Corruption International in Gambia.

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Muhammed Danso
Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Muhammed Danso is an electrical technician by profession and a start-up social entrepreneur who seeks to fight the effects of climate change and promote environmental protection with central focus on waste management, clean energy generation and green entrepreneurship.

Currently working with Alfamedia productions as a technician and has enormous zeal in community service, especially clean energy. Finding grass-root solutions to the environment and climate change problems prompted him to be the co-founder of ‘Keep Gambia Clean Foundation’ and has recently conducted sensitization program were over 50 students were sensitize on climate change, and solutions.

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Omar M Ceesay
Liberia
Public Services Management

Omar Ceesay is an Engineer; he holds a Masters degree in Wireless Communication Engineering from the University Putra Malaysia (2011) and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of the Gambia in 2006. In 2005, he worked at Gambia Telecommunications Company (GAMTEL) and serves am as the Senior Manager Data Network, Project Manager Fiber to Business Project, Project Manager Cafe Project, Project Datacom Engineer TAWA Project (fixed wireless broadband) and sitting member of the national telecommunications working group under the ministry of Information and communication infrastructure. He is an adjunct lecturer at Department of Information, communication Technology and an international peer reviewer of several international journals. He was trained in telecom at Huawei University (China).

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Zainab Faal
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Miss Zainab Faal is a Journalist with 6 years experience in the Media and with a great passion for positive change. She advocates for inclusive society where girls can pursue their full potentials. She presents a community radio program on youth empowerment with focus on girl empowerment. She is the first female journalist from her community and that means a lot to her. She graduated with an advance Diploma in Journalism in 2015, at Gambian Press Union School of Journalism. Being accepted into the YALI RLC is my greatest achievement at this moment in my life.

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Alhassan Sesay
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Mr. Alhassan Sesay has proven his reliability and dedication through service with Global Connection Partnership Network/Restore Hope, Sierra Leone, where for five years, he has served as computer instructor, project coordinator and program staff.

He received commendation for his service coordinating relief work during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. He capably coordinated volunteer community engagement efforts, contact tracing teams, and community survey teams involving more than a dozen community-based organizations. Alhassan has helped save lives, contain the outbreak in the Western Area of Sierra Leone, and lay a foundation for Global Connection Partnership Network /Restore Hope post-ebola recovery work.

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James M. Keifala
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

James M. Keifala has a Bachelor of Science with honors in social work (BSc (Hons) social Work) from the Njala University in Sierra Leone. He is the executive director for a community-based organization (CBO) called ‘Community Youth Livelihood Empowerment and development Organization Sierra Leone’ (CYLEDO-SL).

He plays several leadership roles in his community where he engages young people in developmental activities and was very helpful during the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra-Leone.

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Kaprie Kanu
Sierra Leone
Business & Entrepreneurship

Mr Kaprie Kanu works with grassroots communities on the capacity building of vulnerable youth in post-Ebola Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has been involved in campaigns and awareness programs involving learning institutions and communities of young colleagues for appropriate family planning. He is the Liberia Country Coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP), which focuses on preventive measures towards family planning. He is skilled in advocacy, counseling and computer operations. He holds a Diploma in Psychosocial Counseling, Child Care and Protection, and has a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship Development.

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Sorie Bangura
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Sorie Bangura is dedicated to the reduction of suffering and poverty linked to environmental degradation of natural resources using piloting tools that create the conditions for communities to sustainably manage their forest, wetland and hillside agricultural resources. He educates his community members on climate change and natural resource management. He also forms Natural Resource Management Committees and school Green Clubs and has educated 22 teachers on basic environmental education issue. Sorie Bangura trains youths on the fabrication of eco-stove.

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Dieudonne Ouedraogo
Burkina Faso
Civil Society Leadership

Mr Dieudonne Ouedraogo is a Fulbright alumnus from Burkina Faso. He has worked with rural communities and CSOs. He currently works for the counter-extremism program, Peace through Development II program (PDev II) funded by USAID in West Africa. Mr Ouedraogo has actively participated in several CVE conferences including the USAID CVE conference in December 2013, and the Youth CVE Summit in New York in September 2015. He is also a member of the State Alumni and the U.S. Government-sponsored (USG) exchange program called Alumni associations (ABPEC/US-BF). He regularly participates in the promotion of youth education through edutainment activities in the Sahel.

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Inoussa Malgoubri
Burkina Faso
Civil Society Leadership

Inoussa Malgoubri is committed to boosting development within his community through educational development programs. He is a mentor at the Association for Small African Projects, (ASEP). ASEP is an association that works to get pupils in Pouytenga to go to school. Prior to ASEP projects, formal education was not given preference to in the commercial community of Pouytenga. Inoussa is an English Teacher and an active member of Burkina English Teachers’ Association, (BETA).

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Sama Yelsside Panimdi Alexis
Burkina Faso
Business & Entrepreneurship

Sama Y. P. Alexis is an Agro-economist, an Innovation and Rural Development Engineer. He works as a Junior Expert in Agricultural and Climate Insurance in Burkina Faso. Since 2014, Sama has been a consultant and Resource Center Manager in the Rural Entrepreneurship (C.R.E.E.R) / PASPRU Program of the Ministry of Agriculture / House of the Companies of Burkina Faso.

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Ibrahim N’Diaye
Ivory Coast
Public Services Management

The Abidjan Higher Institute of Business School (ESCA) young graduated, Ibrahim N’DIAYE has just begun his career as an internal auditor in a banking sector in Ivory Coast. His strong desire to positively impact Africa led him to be a volunteer at TEDx Abidjan and be a member of the organizing committee called ‘Francophone 3535’. Passionate by personal development, strategy and finance, Ibrahim also served as President of the Student Associations at ESCA Business School and finished 5th at the National final of the Global Management Challenge, International Tournament of Strategy and Management.

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Toti Jean Marc Yale
Ivory Coast
Civil Society Leadership

Toti Jean Marc Yale is a passionate civic leader motivated by a desire to see positive change in his society. He holds a bachelors degree in English from the Felix Houphouët-Boigny University. He is the chairman of the Education and English for you (EEFY) foundation. Where he supports over 300 children from low income backgrounds to advance in their learning of the English language. In 2015, he won a grant from the U.S Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire, which he used to rehabilitate the toilets of six public schools in Bingerville that permitted more than 8000 students to learn in more hygienic conditions.

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Leguide Soaguiban
Togo
Business & Entrepreneurship

Leguide Soaguiban is an account manager by profession. He is a positive change agent and an active learner who explores and develops his leadership potentials in order to positively impact his society.

Mr Soaguiban quit school to volunteer with AIESEC (www.aiesec.org ) and Junior Achievement Togo for 5 years. He was a Member Committee President of AIESEC Togo from 2013 to 2014 and was also nominated as the Youth Honorary Ambassador of Egypt in Togo.

Leguide’s dream is to work on a UN community development program.

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Adisatu Iddrisu
Ghana
Public Services Management

Adisatu Iddrisu is a fertilizer analyst with a first degree in biochemistry and an Mphil in Nuclear and Environmental Protection. She works with the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture where she performs quality control analysis of fertilizers imported into Ghana.

Adisa is passionate about Africa’s development in a sustainable manner and believes prevention of pollution is indispensable in achieving this. It is in this light that she chose to further her education in environmental protection. She is a member of Greenshift Africa, an NGO that seeks to spur innovations in green technologies and deliver affordable food, water and energy to all.

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Barbara Nkrumah Arthur
Ghana
Public Services Management

Barbara Nkrumah Arthur is the Programs Manager/Academic supports program assistant for the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana; which is passionate about Girls Education and support with planning and implementing of the GEIG leadership and mentoring program specifically recruiting and mentoring mentors for the beneficiaries in Greater Accra. She serves as a positive role model and mentor for the girls the organization have in their care.

Barbara joined the United Volunteers Ghana and also volunteered to stay and teach students in Bupe, in the Northern Region of Ghana. She also loves teaching and taught Junior High School students Mathematics and English Language for a year.

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Benjamin Aboagye Danso
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Benjamin Aboagye Danso is a plant breeder/Bio technologist/farmer/Environmental consultant. Multipurpose Danso believes in empowering youth in agriculture, adding value to raw farm products and making agriculture easy through the use of modern environmentally-friendly technologies. This led the 25 year old master’s graduate to form the Agric Connection Company Ltd which aims at bridging the gap within the major stakeholders of Agriculture in Ghana. In 2012, Danso founded the Botany Society of University of Ghana while studying to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Plant Science. Serving as President for 2 consecutive years, he organized tree planting, cleanup and environmental awareness exercises on the university campus.

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Stephen Selasi Yaw Asuo
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Stephen Selasi Asuo is a consultant on sustainable development. He is educating the youth on the SDGs and is leading efforts to implement initiatives to end poverty, reduce inequality and climate change. He has so far led the establishment of public institutions and worked on civic educational initiatives in Ghana.

Selasi is currently leading the SDGs Youth Action for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, targeting the youth, women and children in Ghana with UN and other institutions between 2015-2030. He holds public and private offices and has been a paramedic by profession for a decade in Ghana.

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Bismark Gyamfi
Ghana
Public Services Management

Bismark Gyamfi, is a student leader (activist) and a Professional Geomatic Engineer (surveyor) and a member of the Ghana Institute of surveyors. He has the passion to serve the people of Africa by making himself available. He is the current national President of the Ghana union of Professional Students. Bismark is the executive director of club of Jesus Christ missions and founder of the Young Economic Leaders of Africa. He won the most outstanding local GUPS President Award by National students Awards as a result of his undoubted contributions made at the student front of Ghana.

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Elorm John Amengor
Ghana
Public Services Management

Elorm John Amengor is a climate change activist and a trained forest resources technologist. He is currently volunteering with the Forest Services Division- Bibiani and again the Catechist of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Bibiani. Elorm is involved in community advocacy and livelihood empowerment activities through the Ghana Forest Investment Program. He privately runs a consortium by name Jamen Leadership Consult which is a youth focused organization with the objective of identifying young leadership abilities, nurturing and developing them into capable frontiers in national development. Again, the Consult is engaged in advocacy of tree growing and forest protection against Climate Change.

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Emmanuel Kofi Ahlijah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuel Kofi Ahlijah is an ardent humanitarian with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Studies from The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

He is currently working with Surfline Communications Limited (www.surflinegh.com) as a customer care consultant. He was one time a co-founder and vice president of I-Save Ernest Campaign where he supported a colleague with kidney failure by creating awareness and help raise funds to support payment of dialysis and possible kidney transplant.

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Emmanuella Kwamee
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuella Kwamee is a Broadcast Journalist by training. She volunteers for Givers Care Foundation Ghana as the Communication Director where she leads in the development of the organization’s strategic communication and publicity plans of which over 2000 needy Ghanaian students have been beneficiaries in areas of educational support, comprehensive sexual health education and feast with orphanages.

As a journalist, she is driven by issues that affect the development of our society. She has worked with Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Accra in Television Production. Emmanuella is passionate about youth development and serves as a source of motivation to others.

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Eric Gyasi
Ghana
Public Services Management

Eric Gyasi holds an MSc degree in Crop Protection and Plant Pathology. He works with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Sunyani Municipality as the Municipal Development Officer in charge of Extension; and has held that position since 2013.

As part of his duties, Eric is the Officer in charge of the Government Fertilizer Subsidy Program in the Municipality, he is also responsible for training Agric Extension Agents on new technologies and good agricultural practices, make sure that planned agricultural activities in the Municipal are implemented as scheduled and also educate farmers especially smaller holder farmers on good agricultural practices that will bring about higher productivity.

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Ernestina Acquah
Ghana
Public Services Management

Ernestina Acquah is a Political scientist and sociologist by training; and a social worker (civil servant) by profession. She is very passionate about solving social problems and giving a hand to the vulnerable and disadvantaged in her community.

Ernestina has been a management committee member to advise and takes actions on disability fund in her district. She has also served as a Social Services Subcommittee member in her district that deliberated on social issues.

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Eugene Amarfio
Ghana
Public Services Management

Eugene Amarfio is a Software Engineer with 10 years of experience in the area of analysis and development of software in general. He has worked with various technologies such as J2EE, .Net and various Database as Oracle and SQL Server. He gets excited learning new technologies and languages in addition to continuing his quest for application development.

Eugene has a high learning ability and possesses skills such as teamwork, leadership and good communication. He likes take responsibility for his actions, is dedicated and perseverant. He has great interpersonal and relationships skills. He is loyal to his principles, ethics and always giving the best of himself.

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Felix Lanyoh Goodman
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Felix Lanyo, is a youth Leader and Activist, Peace Advocate, Agriculturist, Humanitarian and Professional Digital Advertiser. Lanyo is fulfilled when he see societies and communities impacted positively, built around sound and sustainable environment that brings comfort and satisfaction and seeks freedom for every human being. His past projects include Scientific research in Gene Repair to Combat Ebola, Malaria and HIV/AIDS in Africa which birthed World Scientific Conference 2015 in February and SDGs: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PEACE 2016.

As President and CEO at Ghana Youth Parliament House, Felix, founded the youth body recognized by Parliament of Ghana in November 2010. In August 2014, Felix founded and is the Executive Director at Goodman Impact Network.

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Forster Agbobadah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Forster Agbobadah is a social entrepreneur by passion and an engineer by profession. He is a Catalyst for Change and has led various human capacity development initiatives like the Mobile Peer Mentoring project to impact over 2500 high school student across Ghana and volunteered on numerous community projects including, an award winning Techie Skills training.

Forster is currently starting an automotive business (Auto Plus Services) to provide a professional consultancy and repair services and jobs to clients in the automotive industry.

He believes the future of Africa is dependent on the collective efforts of its young people to tackle its problem by themselves.

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Fred Cobbinah
Ghana
Public Services Management

Fred Cobbinah is a Ghanaian Social entrepreneur with a drive for social innovation and transformation in the field of education. Cobbinah is a Social Development Officer at the Kwahu South District Assembly and holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Professional Studies. His passion to make a positive impact in society brought about the street library project, climate change education, women empowerment programs and child labour issues with over 5000 beneficiaries fir these programs in different communities under Kwahu South District.

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George Agyemang
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

George Agyemang is a level 400 Computer Science student of University of Ghana, Legon. He is a positive thinker and passionate about national issues. He believes that with dedication and enough commitment great things can be made.

George is enthusiastic about helping people especially children to bring out their full potential.

As the President of the Computer Science Students Association of the University of Ghana, he is focused on helping students make the best out of their study of computer science, which will go a long way to contribute to the advancement of IT in Ghana and Africa at large.

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Gloria Agbele
Ghana
Public Services Management

Gloria Agbele a policy analyst by profession. She is passionate about giving a voice to the poor, marginalized and vulnerable in society through evidence-based advocacy and research papers which focuses on the Global South, specifically developing countries.

Gloria’s past projects include writing a research paper on the state of Ghanaian Youth in collaboration with "Youth Network for Human Right and Democracy YOU-NET" as well as serving as a research assistant on a Chronic Poverty project for the Center for Social Policy.

She recently graduated with Master’s degree in Social Policy form the University of Ghana. She is currently with the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana, under Development Planning Division.

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Godson Charnor
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Godson Charnor is an IT professional and social entrepreneur. He is very passionate about youth and children development. Due to this passion, he in 2015 volunteered for a child development NGO called BTS as a project coordinator as well as Global Tolerance Organization (GTO) as Communication Director.

Godson is CEO of Eagle IT Solutions and Educational Consultancy Enterprise (EITSEC), Ghana; an IT based Enterprise. He launched his youth development project called Youth Entrepreneurship Project Ghana in 2015 where he organized a day training program for almost 150 youth within and outside Dodowa which brought in resource persons to train the participants for free in the month of December 2015.

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Halimatu Sadia Sanusi
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Halimatu Sadia Sanusi is a young self-taught fashion designer with a bachelor’s in Communication Design. She believes the value chain of fashion design business can be used to bring real change in the lives of vulnerable girls in her community.

As a 2nd runner up for Miss Malaika Ghana 2012 she has led and mentored young vulnerable girls in her slum neighborhood of Alajo, Accra. She has built a small fashion design business with her talent and is very positive about doing more in the future.

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Hannah Aba Wiredu
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Hannah Wiredu graduated from KNUST in 2006 with BSc in Materials Engineering and has been involved in general Engineering, Construction Supervision, Project Management and Coordination for the last 10 years. Her desire to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles led her to enroll for an MBA in BEcons.

As a result of her hard-work and dedication, Hannah applied for and was admitted to the GhIE as full member in 2014. She became the COO for GHEC Ltd in August 2016. As part of the company’s social responsibilities to the community, she intends to set up scholarship fund in the future for young children who want to attain higher education or learn a skill.

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Hasana Alhassan Ibrahim
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Hasana Alhassan Ibrahim is a passionate environmental and women’s right advocate. She initiated a community based waste management project in her community dubbed ‘Waste to Wealth Initiative’ to manage waste and its environmental consequences. She educates her community members on waste separation and recycling. She was also awarded the environmental youth activist of the year at the African Cleanup Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. As a women’s right advocate, she is a member of World Pulse women’s group and a featured story teller in the Times Magazine. She is also the Advocacy Director at Young African Women Connect.

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Helina Andoh
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Helina Andoh is a student of the University of Professional Studies, Accra and currently in her third year pursuing Bsc.in Banking and Finance.

She has being helping her community, Agona Nkum a town in the Agona West district in the Central Region of Ghana by educating about 49 widows and assisting her district Cama group. Due to her volunteering attitude, she takes up leadership positions most of the time.

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Irene Ockrah-Anyim
Ghana
Public Services Management

Irene Ockrah-Anyim is a personal grooming/ corporate trainer, counselor and entrepreneur. She trains individuals on how to groom themselves and the accepted international business practices. As a single parent and counselor, she has recently joined Confidence Motivation to counsel the youth on self-worth.

Irene in 2015, started a mini water depot with only 300 bags of sachet water; which she has turned over to her mum and works solely as a volunteer to help with quality but affordable water which has now been extended to another community; in addition to setting up a tailoring shop to enable her train the youth.

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James Mckeown Amoah
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

James Mckeown Amoah is a Registered Nurse, Health Educator and Promoter, Writer and Teacher. He holds a BSc Nursing degree from the University of Ghana. He is the founder and CEO of Perfect Life Health Services (www.perfectlifehs.jimdo.com); a health promotion organization that provides health education and medical mobile clinics to prisons, schools, churches and other groups. One of his projects saw 1,408 prison inmates and officers at Nsawam prison receive free medical care.

Amoah has for the past 7 years provided health services to people because he endorses the need to prevent a disease rather than cure it. He loves God and has genuine interest in people.

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Jennifer Mensah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Mensah is a young passionate graduate, with a strong desire for creating positive change in her community through women and girl child empowerment. During her undergraduate studies in university, she saw the need to empower more women and girls to be self-reliant through education. This need led to the formation of North-Rising, a women and girls empowerment group with the sole aim of keeping as many girls as possible in school.

She is currently the team lead of the group and has reached out already to well over 300 girls in the northern part of Ghana.

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Joseph Bae Owusu
Ghana
Public Services Management

Joseph Bae Owusu is a student at Ghana Law School. He is a writer and a social worker. In 2011 he worked as volunteer teacher with his church group at the Upper West Region. He is co- founder of a youth advocacy group called Honesty Youth Organization based in Sunyani.

His organization partnered with Vodafone Ghana Foundation in 2012 to organize a massive cleanup exercise in the upper west Region of Ghana.

Joseph is passionate about the rights of the minority in society. He aspires to be a voice for the voiceless in Society. His passion for studying law is to educate, protect and champion the rights of the minority.

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Juana Akumoah Boateng
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Juana A. Boateng is a civic leader who is passionate about educating the youth in the area of public health and human rights while impacting positively in their lives. She is passionate about advocating for a sensible drug policy system that seeks to support problematic drug users through rehabilitation, public health, harm reduction, an alternative punitive measure such as communal activity instead of incarceration and imprisonment.

Juana is a columnist in the business and financial times and a country leader for students for sensible drug policy .Her past project is the open forum for schools on drug education.

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Jude Attoh
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Jude Attoh is a youth Adviser for the Eagle Foundations, a youth empowerment project that seeks to create and promote harmony and peace among the next generation of positive Africa leaders. This initiative promotes true Africa culture, arts, peace among others. Am Jude is currently working on an initiative called next Greens, an initiative which has won him both technical and financial support from the One Africa project and Eagle foundation. This project promotes and encourages afforestation, proper disposal of waste, and discourages habits that cause global warming. So far, he has been able to form over 20 clubs across Ghana, and also provided them with the tools to enable them embark on tree planting projects, (www.theeaglefoundation.org)

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Julius Peprah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Julius Peprah studied Applied Biology and is currently a teacher. He has great interest in research, community empowerment and charity. He has worked with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) on the Teacher Community Assistant Initiative and the Guidance and Information for Improved Decisions in Education research projects to find innovative ways to alleviate poverty. Mr. Peprah was employed by the Ghana Education Service in 2010 and has been teaching since at Dadieso Seventh Day Adventist Basic School. His passion for charity has seen to the formation of Philosophy of Good People, a local non-governmental organization that gives relief to the underprivileged.

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Klekleli Dzidzienyo
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Klekleli Dzidzienyo is a fashion designer who has dedicated herself to her brand, Ameyo Fashion House and is very passionate about helping to grow the industry in order for it to positively impact the lives of the people directly and indirectly involved in it.

Just recently signed on for the polytechnic attachment programme, she aims to help nature the next generation of fashion designers by offering them industry training and practices to better prepare them for the industry.

As one of the participants of the Ethical fashion initiative project, it is also her aim to push the ethical fashion agenda to sustain healthy practices.

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Kwame Oliver Danquah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Oliver Kwame Danquah is a Management Trainee at Morgan International Community School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Finance, and a further post-graduate degree in Law.

One of his main interests is working to bring a positive change within the African continent through effective supply chain management in all industries, especially agriculture.

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Melody Asamoah-Frimpong
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Melody Asamoah-Frimpong is an altruistic professional with competencies, skills and unquestionable attitude in marketing financial services. Over the past 5 years, she has contributed immensely in charting a new path in the development of Rural Financial Services in rural Ghana through the establishment of Rural Banks, Credit Unions and Village Savings and loan schemes aimed at empowering marginalized but productive individuals in society to manage their current financial resources and future financial needs to acquire assets and reduce vulnerability. She holds MBA Marketing option and a qualified certificate to be licensed as an Authorized Dealing Officer of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Melody was part of the 2015 Women Mentorship Program in Canada.

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Michael Fynn Hammond
Ghana
Public Services Management

Michael Fynn Hammond is an Administrator with the University of Mines and Technology. He is also an MBA candidate at the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Michael is committed to making a positive impact wherever he finds himself. He is also optimistic about how people can work together to always bring about a positive change in any kind of environment. He is always determined to help people overcome challenges by lending support and giving constructive advice.

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Nancy N.T Nartey
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Nancy N.T Nartey is a first class graduate from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. She is passionate about education and more narrowly girl child education. This can be attributed to the fact that she has grown to realize education is one thing that cannot be taken away when gained or acquired, the key to most problems we face in Africa and to success. Nancy is a strong girl child activist especially on the issue of teenage pregnancy. She is an active member of an NGO called Generational Thinkers, and has undertaken a lot of outreaches, notable among them being School Painting project in Madina and teaching of BECE students.

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Nancy Nkrumah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Management studies and is currently looking for management training opportunities to help develop new skills whiles improving the ones she already possess. She believes there is always room for self-development. She is result-oriented and fervent about making a positive impact on her community and nation as a whole.

Nancy’s strengths are adaptability, people and communication skills and the determination to accomplish set tasks. She is able to work both on her own initiative and as part of a team; as well as under pressure. She also believes in taking action rather than complaining.

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Natalie Ansah
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Natalie Ansah is passionate about children & human resource development. She is a Business Development Manager with Africa Worldview Limited (an IT & Research firm) and has worked with her team to develop an offline educational platform (Smart Studykit Tele-School) to ensure that all students in Ghana have access to free & quality education. Each episode which is telecast once a week comprises of an animated Ghana Education Service (GES) & West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) lesson video. Natalie is part of the ‘Khristmas for Kids’ NGO that serves at least 130 orphans every Christmas through gift giving & games.

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Osei Bonsu Aning
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Osei Bonsu Aning is a teacher by profession. He has also trained as a trainer/facilitator by USAID Partnership for Education to train School Management Committee Members in Mampong Municipality. He has also had training in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills.

Osei has the passion to affect people in remote communities positively and has also volunteered for (IDEG) in Ejura/Sekyeredumasi as 2010 Assembly Elections Observer, Judicial Secretary for University of Education, Winneba S.R.C 2012-2013. His past Projects include Ghana AIDS Commission/Agency for Health and Food Security’s Communication and Behavioral changes project in HIV and AIDS in Sekyere Central, Field Officer for Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition’s ADISS project on Perception and Experience of Corruption Survey (2016) and currently Research Assistant for SWEDEC-GHANA.

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Oware Ama Frimpomaa
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Oware Ama Frimpomaa is a person with high learning ability and skills such as teamwork, leadership and good communication. She endeavors to give society the best of her by assuming responsibility, being dedicated and perseverant. She has sentimental affection for volunteerism, thus she strives to work hard, to achieve good and positive end results. Whether it is paper work, fieldwork, or internships, she labors as much as possible to live indelible marks everywhere she finds myself. She has ever volunteered to serve at the Ghana Judicial Service (Archivist), STL AMANDI FOUNDATION (mentor), Electoral commission Of Ghana, among others.

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Patience Boobongah
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Patience is a civic leader by training and a fashion designer by profession. She is passionate about young people being entrepreneurs and seeing students excel in academics. This has led to her training 140 young women who have completed Senior High school by in several skills. Currently almost all of them have their own businesses.

Patience has a certificate in Public Speaking from CELBMD Africa and other two from YALI online courses.

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Raymond Ebaamombu Taaku
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Raymond Taaku won the Patriots Ghana’s My Community My Dream (MCMD) project award in 2015 to start a local school in Kpemale, his own community where there was no school. He believes strongly that education is the surest way through which every child can realize their full potential. Therefore, he leads volunteers through the We Educate Initiative to run a literacy development project called Read for Life. The project reached up to 500 pupils in the northern region of Ghana in 2015. Raymond is currently the Editor-In-Chief at ugfile.com, a tertiary media portal and also blogs at startup-lens.com where he shares inspiring stories about innovative African startups.

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Samuel Kweku Kumah
Ghana
Public Services Management

Samuel Kweku Kumah is a final year Geography and Resource Development student at the University of Ghana. He is passionate about human resource development and poverty eradication in rural areas across Ghana and West Africa. He, alongside a group of students have taken the initiative to make this vision a reality by starting a community development project in a small farming village of about 400 people in the Eastern region of Ghana called Onakwase. Samuel believes every community, whether remote or peri-urban, possesses the capability to develop itself into a self-reliant and prosperous society using the available resources. He is also a poet and a playwright.

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Samuel Ogbe Nokolawe
Ghana
Public Services Management

Samuel Ogbe Nokolawe is an investigator by training and working with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Jirapa/ Lambussie districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana.

He is also a district director tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the two districts in respect of CHRAJ’s mandate. Over 200 cases comprising violations of fundamental human rights and freedom, administrative injustices and corruption have been investigated under his leadership and appropriately addressed over the last three (3) years. Samuel also works with Non-Governmental Organizations like Action Aid, World Vision, and Ghana Integrity Initiative on human rights and anti-corruption advocacy. He is a graduate of University of Ghana, Legon and studied Political Science.

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Sarah Asiedu
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Sarah Asiedu is a social advocate by training and a teacher by profession. She works as a community aide to tackle some social issues like unpaid care work, human and health right issues. These issues sometimes she tackles via stage performances. She is passionate about work especially when it has to do with the young mind because she believes that when the right information is given to the young mind it does not only build his or her future but it goes a long way to move the nation forward and affecting the world gradually. She believes in teaching it right.

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Seun Jones-Larbi
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Seun Jones-Larbi by profession is a teacher and graduated from Mount Mary College of Education, Somanya-Eastern Region, Ghana; awarded a Diploma in Basic Education (2012). He has served as a teacher in two villages since then. He is secretary for Enterprise alliance, an initiative that gives young people intensive training on how to gain financial intelligence and run successful businesses as students.

His business has two outfits one being agriculture and another being in manufacturing/mining. The rice Farm started in 2015, with 2 acres and is currently 4 acres, and still under expansion .The salt mine produces for the domestic market with hopes to meet industrial demands next year, 2017.

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Timothy Aposiyine Nsoh
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Timothy Aposiyine Nsoh is a marketing professional. He is very passionate about youth development, empowerment and leadership in Bolgatanga and Upper East as a whole. He is also a teacher who wants youth development in Ghana.

In 2015, Nsoh formed the Bolga Talented Youth Group, which among others is to identify, train, develop and promote young talents in Bolgatanga Municipality. The group currently has over 20 young men and women of about 12 to 19 years of age.

His organization collaborated with another organization to organize career and personal development conference for Junior High schools.

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Veronica Quansah
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Veronica D. Quansah is a service-focus social worker and program Coordinator cum co-founder of the Central Regional Child Aid Foundation (CRECAF). With a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged children including homeless children and special-needs children, her Organization has been providing support for at least 60 children every year for the past 5years. Beyond that she also volunteer at Africa2.0 (civil organization with 60,000 members) and also offer business insights to women with small-medium scale business and serve as a liaison between the women workers of Eden &Eve flower farm (a World Bank cum REDD+ gender-based project). She is a Sunday School Teacher and also work as an Operations Manager at a Luxury Concept store. She studied Finance, Securities trading and Child Care Ministry.

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Emmanuella Puoriyella
Ghana
Business & Entrepreneurship

Emmanuella Puoriyella is my name, a student of university of cape coast, pursuing diploma in basic education. I am a voluntary community activist, who identifies problems within my community and taking the lead to solving them. As an activist, I have identified and solve problems like, enrolling school dropout back to school, community sensitization on family planning, breast cancer, antenatal care, unsafe abortion, hepatitis ‘B’, etc. Also, advocacy programs such as domestic violence, early marriage, child labour child hawking etc. I organized lots of communal labour in my community, as well as donating items to 2 orphanages and a hospital.

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Kenneth Gyamerah
Ghana
Civil Society Leadership

Kenneth Gyamerah is a Teacher by profession and a Civic Educator by training. Kenneth is passionate about Education, Youth Empowerment and Gender Advocacy.

Since 2014,Kenneth has been involved in Anti Teenage Pregnancy Campaign, School Outreach and HIV/AIDs Awareness programs in senior and junior high schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. As the Ghana Ambassador to the Center of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD)-Africa, Kenneth has successfully trained 400 youth in Public Speaking, Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Kenneth is committed to transforming his community.

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Amaka Nnachi
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Nnachi Chiamaka is a fashion designer by training and a mass communicator by profession. She has a mission to raise young people who are mentally reinforced to create opportunity for economic prosperity. Her past projects include Unizik (Nnamdi Azikiwe University) Fashion Show and Awards organized to encourage and enlighten young talented designers in Anambra State. Chiamaka has trained young designers under the Nate and Cole Fashion House Abuja and worked as a graphics editor for UnizikComet Newspaper and Magazine Production Team and also Etrend-Mag-Tv. She is currently the CEO of Ahmaka Afrik and attained a BSc in Mass Communication in 2016.

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Ayodeji Bello
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Ayo Bello is a 22-year-old passionate girl’s right advocate committed to polishing potentials of vulnerable young girls. She is a final year student of Sociology and Anthropology at Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria. She is a member of the girl Generation, UK and State coordinator for Osun, Nigeria. Miss Bello is a graduate of Guardian Media Campaign Academy, UK and a member of the African Women Mentoring Network. Ayo is the director and founder of Ladies Circle International-LCI: a non-profit organization that simply says Yes to Education and No to violence. Through her organization, she has been able to impact an average of 2,000 people indirectly in 2 years.

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Caleb Adebayo
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Caleb Adebayo is a lawyer, creative writer, performance poet and environmentalist. He is passionate about, leadership, good governance and environmental sustainability, which he believes starts with environmental responsibility. Caleb founded Earthplus, an environmental non-profit targeted at the grassroots in 2015 and has so far had an impact of over 2000 young people in various communities. Earthplus can be found at www.facebook.com/earthplusafrica.Caleb also facilitates trainings on leadership, life skills, communication and advocacy and has developed workable models for startups to grow. He will be speaking at TEDx Covenant University on environmental sustainability later this year.

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Charity Isa Gwandzang
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Charity Isa Gwandzang is an Agripreneur, an economist and a lecturer. She is passionate about women and girls empowerment through agribusiness. She is also a strong advocate of gender equality.

Charity’s past project includes empowering about 300 youths in agribusiness. She also trains and mentors youths on entrepreneurial skills and best practices there by reducing the level of poverty and unemployment in her community and country as a whole.

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Chigozie Valentine Ikedimma
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Chigozie Ikedimma is a human right defender, gender equality advocate, civic leader and litigation/ corporate commercial lawyer. He is a youth advocate and social justice crusader. Chigozie is an Alumni of Justice and Peace Netherland: A distinguished International NGO encouraging and honoring selfless Human Right Defenders.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010, Chigozie is the Head of legal services (volunteers) to Advocate for Youth and Health Development; a Youth based Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria. His pro-bono legal services to indigent Citizens have earned him awards. He is a proponent of youth’s involvement in leadership positions. He thinks that education is the key to solving unrest and terrorism.

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Dorcas Baba Fada
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Dorcas Baba Fada is recording artist. She is passionate about positive mental impact especially in children and youths. She inspires Orphans and Vulnerable Children and other young children in creative arts in Abuja, Nigeria in areas of music and other crafts.

Projects she has been involved in include theme song for iampurple.ng in 2015, Day of African Child Commemoration at Centre for Family health Initiative 2016, CFHI OVC Child empowerment program on going.

Dorcas had her debut album in 2004 and has recorded 4 other singles with an EP in-view (www.reverbnation.com/tabeethafada). The direction of Dorcas’ forte distinguishes her as an artist.

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Eddy Uwoghiren
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Eddy Uwoghiren is a medical student at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a certified peace advocate who organizes peace clubs and seminars in high schools in Nigeria.

He was team lead at Impact Labs Summer School organized by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA where he was trained on using technology to proffer solution to problems in health, agriculture and environmental sectors. As a freelance journalist, he investigates underreported issues in the health sector aimed at making healthcare a mainstream issue in Nigeria. Currently, Eddy coordinates undergraduate research and exchange programs at his medical school.

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Elizabeth Wuraola Kolade
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Kolade is a Cyber Security expert by profession. She obtained a first degree in Cyber Security from a federal University in Nigeria and is passionate about educating people on proper cyber security ethics.

She looks to build a cyber-generation that is security conscious. She volunteers with Abocoders, an NGO whose initiative is to provide secure and sustainable livelihoods for young women in Northern Nigeria using ICT training with an emphasis on software development as a means of empowerment.

Elizabeth is also a member of the Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria.

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Emmanuel Baba Aduku
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Emmanuel Baba Aduku is a Research Associate in the Center for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) Lagos, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2010) and a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Sociology (Development) from the University of Ibadan (2014).

Emmanuel’s interests are in development, governance, political economy, and peace and conflict.

He is a 2016 Lagos Business School Young Talent recognized for his leadership potential. His current projects include the Ford Foundation 21st Century Challenges project in Nigeria and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Growth and Empowerment Opportunities for Women (GROW) project in Nigeria and Ghana.

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Halima Ilegogie
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Halima Ilegogie, is an agri-preneur and the founder of Heritage Agro Integrated Ventures. She is an awardee of Presidential Initiative on Youth Empowerment in Agriculture Program (YEAP).

Halima is passionate about women and youth involvement in agriculture and has aggressively embarked on capacity building and input support to different categories of farmers to ensure food security. In 2012, she donated a Cassava processing plant to a community in Abuja, Nigeria to alleviate the sufferings of farmers who trek long distances to process cassava.

Halima is currently working to diversify from processing of cassava to processing of other crops especially perishables.

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Japheth Gideon Nyinfawa
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Japheth Gideon-Nyinfawa is a Mining Engineer. He works presently as a reporter for Africa oil+Gas Report where he has gained favorable experiences in writing news articles and profound passion for public management.

Japheth believes that a society or business with a well-structured plan, good governance and integrity will stay forever firm and flourish. Since his return to Nigeria in 2015, he’s been writing projects for favorable ways to develop his local government by empowering the youths who aren’t properly educated, harness its mineral resources and agricultural pride to create jobs, social amenities and good living conditions for the people.

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Joshua Idiong
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Joshua Joseph is a graduate of Environmental Technology, and a Social Entrepreneur that is driven by his personal philosophy ‘Being Different and Making a Difference’.

He is the CEO of Josult Oil, an enterprise that has a vision of increasing the income of over 1000 palm fruit farmers (women) through a stress-free & high yielding processing technology and also helping them to access a larger market share.

Joshua is an Alumni of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, Pioneer Award winner Selfless4Africa Emerging Leaders Award in Nigeria. He is a good team player, teachable, determined, inspiring and fun to be with.

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Marietta Osetohanmhen Imadojiemu
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Imadojiemu Osetohanmhen Marietta is a final year medical student determined to make a positive impact in the world, aid in curbing the scourge of preventable diseases, fight injustice to women and girls and invest in the younger generation.

As president of Federation of Catholic Medical and Dental students, she was able to help introduce the rapid diagnostic test kit for Malaria, re-imbibe the culture of sharing Mosquito nets, resulting to malaria prevention among over 70 rural women and children within the year. She has also done projects on Gender violence, educating 52 women. As an IIF-YIGAD volunteer, she has mentored 48 children.

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Martins Ezra
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Ezra Martins holds a Bachelors of Technology degree in Land Surveying from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He is an advocate of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) project and is also a Graduate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). Ezra is passionate about the environment, and has carried out a study project developing a land information system to assist farmers in identifying the different soil types and their capabilities as regards crop growing in 2014.

He was also a survey assistant in the survey department of Bayelsa State Geographic Information System. He seeks challenging positions and/ or responsibilities, which offers prospects for career growth.

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Oguns Damilola
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Oguns Damilola is a seasoned website and application developer with a passion for improving life processes and solving societal problems by creating web based platforms. He has worked with Netstark Solutions, Learn Webs Africa and Audisys Global Limited.

In 2016, He joined smarthire.ng, a web based platform for freelancing and recruitment as Chief Technology Officer. As part of his responsibilities, he organized a job fair that provided on-the-spot employment to over 200 young people in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. His enthusiasm is what sets him apart as an achiever in the IT industry.

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Ojuse Omotayo
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Ojuse Omotayo is a trained Economist, IT expert and vibrant youth advocate with innovations for youth development in agriculture, education, IT and ethics. He is the founder of Roadmap to Success International (RTSI) and currently a volunteer for Great Inspirational Integrated and Allied Services in Ile-Ife, Nigeria as a Farm Manager working on his pilot agricultural project, YAW (Youth, Agriculture and Wealth) which engages the youth’s entrepreneurial skills in agriculture and maintain biodiversity.

His past projects include TEAM UP Series, Entrepreneurs Development Training (EDT) among others with over 100 youths trained on skills development, financial intelligence, entrepreneurship, innovations developments and creative thinking.

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Oladeinde Oladapo Babatunde
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Oladeinde Oladapo Babatunde is an Obstetrician/gynecologist. He is passionate about saving the lives of African women and girls of the reproductive age group who suffer daily from complications of pregnancy, labor, delivery and preventable gynecological cancers like cervical cancer.

He has been at the forefront of the fight against vesicovaginal fistula (VVF), which is about the most abhorred and debilitating complication resulting from childbirth prevalent in Africa. He has organized several campaigns and programs in rural communities in South Eastern Nigeria towards sensitization on the prevention of VVF and the availability of free treatment at designated centers.

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Oladeji Kehinde
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Oladeji Kehinde is a final year student of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is studying Russian language. She also works as a fashion designer and is the CEO of an existing clothing line, Slitz Couture. She is passionate about language, culture and arts.

Being an entrepreneur, she always looks out for means to boost her entrepreneurial and vocational skill. This made her enroll at Nobel Afrik fashion school 2011 and the CBN-Entrepreneurship Development Centre, South West Nigeria, 2016. She is presently the Vice president of the Russian students club Ibadan, Nigeria. Here she gets to help the President oversee the affairs of Russian students in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Olalekan Adebayo Ogundare
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Olalekan Ogundare is a Medical Doctor at Katsina State; Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital. He received MBBS degree from Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in Nigeria and has Masters of Public health in view.

He was the Chief medical director at the state orientation camp during his national service year where he led a team of health workers to provide health services to over 2000 corp members.

Olalekan is an innovative thinker who is fully committed to reducing the morbidity and mortality rates of diseases ravaging lives in sub-Saharan Africa notably HIV/AIDS. He is interested in ophthalmology and passionate about helping people with eye health especially children at risk of Trachoma.

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Olamide Gbemi Akintaro
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Olamide Gbemi AKINTARO is an Animal Scientist by training, having his Bachelors of Agriculture (B. Agric.) and Master’s Degree in Animal Sciences. He is passionate about empowering young people to take up agriculture as a viable vocation. He was the pioneer National Youth Leader of United Small and Medium Scale farmers Association of Nigeria where he encouraged youths to participate in agriculture.

Olamide is a recipient of the Central Bank of Nigeria-Venture Prize Award for young entrepreneurs in 2010. He also received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service during his National Youth Service in Niger State.

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Oluwatimilehin Fabeku
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Oluwatimilehin Emmanuel Fabeku is a graduate of Chemistry Education in 2011 and currently a vocational educator, who emphasizes vocational education in Nigerian’s schools and also trains the teeming youth various skills thereby informing them to be self-reliant and make meaningful life choices.

Oluwatimilehin is the founder of Erudite Concept Initiative, (ECI) an initiative founded in 2013, and has since trained 600 youths and sourced for about 2.4million in funds from local and state government, and also philanthropist for the program. By the virtue of his educational knowledge, he has imparted a lot of lives.

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Omeh Cara Faith Nkiruka
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Omeh Cara Faith Nkiruka is a certified Account Technician by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. She is enthusiastic about Art, Shipping management, positive change and entrepreneurship. She volunteers at Modupe Cole Memorial in Lagos, Nigeria motivating and planning of student’s goals/project. Her past project was producing and packaging an Igbodelicacy "ugba".

CaraFaith Started her Auditing and Accountancy career in an accounting firm in 2013 as an Audit trainee with ACA in-view, and moved on to becoming an Account Clerk in Jawura Environmental Services. She has also been part of many stage acts where she has taken lead roles as well.

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Onaoluwa Abimbola
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Onaoluwa Abimbola is a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) by profession, passionate about civic advocacy and leadership. She advocates for equitable healthcare access, health systems strengthening and rural development. Her work with Health Access and Integrated Development Initiative (HAID Initiative) started in July 2013, on answering a United Nations Online Volunteering advert for bloggers; taking on additional roles afterwards.

Inducted as an MLS in 2012, Onaoluwa leverages on her professional expertise to coordinate/ provide free healthcare outreaches. As Programme Coordinator, HAID Initiative CHM- (http://www.haidng.org/centre-for-health-management/), she coordinated the 2015 Universal Health Coverage Day outreach, which served 326 villagers in Fadage community, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Ononuju Okwaraogoma Silver
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Ononuju Okwaraogoma Silver is a development enthusiast and a passionate volunteer who is committed to creating positive change through volunteering. He volunteers with Pro-Volunteers; a network of Professional and Passionate volunteers and is awaiting deployment with the African Union (AU) under the African Union Youth Volunteer Corp (AUYVC).

As an intern with CIVICUS; World Alliance for Citizen Participation he participated in the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the 22nd session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). He is a trained mediator, graduate of International Law and Diplomacy and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Peace and conflict studies.

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Opetunde Adepoju
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Opetunde Adepoju is a physiologist by training and an Education reformer by choice. She is passionate about making quality education accessible to children in marginalized communities across Nigeria.

As a Global Youth Ambassador at ‘A World at School’, She has been saddled with responsibilities to make the voices of the less privileged heard by the lawmakers in her country so every child can have access to quality education regardless of their social status. She hopes to create the future from the present by giving every child the right to be educated.

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Patience Paul Kahu
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Patience Kahu is an architect by profession and an entrepreneur who advocates and promotes youth development and self-growth through vocational training to build individual skills and reduce reliance on the Government for daily income. She organizes and participates in business seminars consisting mainly, teenagers and young adults ranging from 12 to 20 participants per session, where discussions on various business opportunities in Nigeria is analyzed and propose ways to bring them to live.

Patience has a Master’s degree in Architecture and has designed over 50 buildings and supervised construction of over 20 buildings in Kaduna, Nassarawa and Abuja, Nigeria.

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Sadare Lawrence
Nigeria
Business & Entrepreneurship

Lawrence SADARE is a graduate of Computer Science. He is currently an MBA student at Roehampton University, London. He is the International Coordinator of The Young Achievers International, an outreach group of his church, The Dream Centre.

Lawrence is an Investment expert and a serial entrepreneur. He owns a Real Estate company and is also a player in the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria. He is consumed with the desire to empower youths in the area of skill acquisition and capacity building, mentoring youths to be job creators instead of job seekers.

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Stephen Olusanmi Akintayo
Nigeria
Public Services Management

Stephen Akintayo is the Founder/President of schorlarshipandgrant.com, an organization committed to helping young Africans connect with scholarship and funding opportunities around the world. He is passionate about the development of an effective educational system.

Akintayo holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and a Master of Science degree from the University of Ibadan. He is currently working towards his PhD. He has also attended special courses at the University of Malawi, Tubitak Research Centre, Istanbul Turkey and Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

Akintayo alongside his wife also co-founded Prisoners Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program.

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Yinka Lawanson Lamboginny
Nigeria
Civil Society Leadership

Mr Yinka Lawanson Lamboginny is the Co-Founder and Director of Hapi Interactive Services under which he runs a music record label called Hapi Music in charge of all his musical activities. He is the originator of the "Lamboginny Say No to Crime" campaign, which he used to introduce music as a therapy in the Nigerian prison system and has helped free 32 prison inmates who had be imprisoned without trial. Yinka become the first musical artist to be appointed as Ambassador to the Nigerian prison service, the also first to be appointed as the Ambassador for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) where he organized a national campaign.

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Erocknfor Germaine Ashu
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Germaine Ashu is an Electrical Engineer by profession and an Entrepreneur in Solar projects. She is passionate about exploring Africa’s huge energy resources to foster the economic and social development of its people.

Selected in 2014, by the United States Department of State as one of five Emerging Leaders from Cameroon under the TECHWOMEN Program, Germaine was given an exquisite opportunity to work at Solarcity Corporation, one of the top solar companies in Silicon Valley.

In 2015, she designed a cost-effective model of a solar charging station for five villages in Cameroon and currently works with several villages on the replication of the model, tailoring it to their energy needs.

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Etonde Eliot Nchang Ndeley
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Etonde Eliot Nchang Ndeley is an administrator by profession. She has a heart to affect her community positively, encourage capacity building and development and has volunteered as a social worker in Reach out Cameroon (NGO) and Daughters of Destiny in the capacity of the Assistant Project Planner.

Her past projects include working with orphans and vulnerable children (MINAS-UNICEF) support program Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) single mothers. She started volunteering at Reach out Cameroon in 2009 in both the Orphan and vulnerable children department as well as the Gender department, where she learnt community development work and put in her efforts in identifying, sensitizing and mobilizing the needy in the community. Her passion and efforts nourished her desire to change her community.

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Gabila Franklin Neba
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Gabila Franklin Neba is a trained Environmental Geoscientist, youth advocate, passionate ‘waterpreneur’ and founder of NEBACAM (www.nebacam.com); providing low-cost boreholes and improved sanitation to rural schools, hospitals and villages; and has engaged in the drilling of 8 boreholes across the Northwest Region of Cameroon since 2014.

Gabila also serves as the program coordinator of the Petroleum Institute at Saint Monica University. With extensive experiences within non-profit organizations, Mr Neba Head’s the Research Development department of with African Change Makers (CAN) (www.africanchangemakers.org), co-chair of World Merit Cameroon, World Climate Negotiation Simulation Facilitator.

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Hilary Nyusemo Chin
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Hilary Chin is a professional in sustainable tourism management. As a civic leader, he reaches out and strengthens the access for socially and culturally marginalized groups to education, arts, and culture as a gateway to personal development and social inclusion.

In line with this, he uses athletics as a tool to impart 21st century life skills to youths in marginalized communities in Cameroon. Hilary has volunteered as an inmate education facilitator of English Language at the Buea Central Prison. He looks forward to using athletics as a tool to infuse 21st century life skills in to the educational systems across West and Central Africa.

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Javnyuy Joybert
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, and Public Speaker. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African.

Javnyuy is the Founder/CEO, Senior Trainer and Principal consultant at The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa (www.celbmdafrica.org).

He is dedicated to matters of Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, Organizational Leadership, Business Management/growth and reformation of young African minds. Hence, he has reached more than 8500+ Executives, Leaders, youths, job seekers in 17 African countries.

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Tita Paula
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Tita Paula is a final year student of the Catholic Entrepreneurial University of Buea Cameroon. Paula studies Electrical engineering and is driven by the zeal for change, woman empowerment and sustainability.

Her determination to study engineering relates to her desire and previous studies to seek challenges of today’s competitive society. Meanwhile developing professional experience and leadership experience has been a leading edge focus for Paula, as she aims to further her studies the following year.

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Lontum Edwin Nchadze
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Lontum Nchadze is a trained Economist and Professional Statistician committed to ensuring sustainable and inclusive growth in Cameroon and other African countries. Currently, he works for the Cameroon Ministry of Finance as a statistical analyst.

Here, he collects, manages an analyses data to provide stakeholders with information pertaining to the execution of the state budget.

This helps guide public finance management in the current fiscal year as well as support efforts to allocate resources and/or reform the public financial management regime. It also serves the public need for information and provide citizens with the tools needed to hold government accountable.

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Luma Likanjo
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Luma Likanjo has over four years’ experience in community development, with a special interest in youth empowerment. Luma is the pioneer president of the Cameroon National Youth Council in Limbe III Sub-Division, where he focuses on youth empowerment, sustainable development and human rights.

In 2014, he empowered 15 youths through sustainable agriculture. Currently, he works for Limbe III Council as Chief of Service for Hygiene, Sanitation and Environment. Luma holds a B.Sc. in Geology with a Minor in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Development Studies. Upon completion of this program, he plans to return home and set up a Non-Governmental Organization with the primary objective of eradicating youth unemployment.

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Metolo Foyet
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Metolo Foyet is an innovator and socio-impact investor. As Chief Visionary Officer of ThinkAfrik, she formalizes the organization’s strategic-planning processes. Her combined passion for Africa, multilingual skills, environmentalist visions, analyst and teaching experience have led her to planning and implementing community programs for underserved populations. Her past projects include the S-ACT (Sponsor A Child Today) and NG-BC (Bottle classrooms) initiatives.

The sport fanatic and strong supporter of the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21 is also a writer, painter, former blogger and founder of Left Handshake International, ThinkAfrik’s Charity.

She is also a Ghana International Model United Nations executive and a final year Politics & IR student at Lancaster University Ghana.

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Ngega Vanessa Achu
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Ngega Vanessa Achu is an International Aid/ Cooperation leader by education and a community development project manager by profession. She is interested in developing project strategies for communities and volunteers with Transparency International, Cameroon as an Associate project officer for a project on "Strengthening women’s capacity on access to land rights in Cameroon". Vanessa Initiated and Coordinates the Connecting Orphans; "From Rice to Light Project". This project reached out to 137 orphans at Misspa orphanage in Bamenda, Cameroon. It currently sponsors the university education of 3 orphans; supports the health needs of children living with HIV/AIDS at the Misspa Orphanage and recently sponsored a bone surgery for 1 of these children.

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Nyuydze Elizabeth
Cameroon
Business & Entrepreneurship

Nyuydze Elizabeth is a Social Entrepreneur with three years’ experience in Business and Entrepreneurship. As the founder of LIZA TELEIOS KNITTIG CLOTH, she recycles wool and makes cloths for newborn babies, children and adults. She has employed 12 girls and women generating their own income and supporting their families, assisted 5 women to set up small knitting business, promote health needs of over 200 persons.

Upon completion of the YALI Regional Training, she plans to expand her enterprise internationally, support more girls and women gain entrepreneurial skills, give loans to start up their own knitting business to reduce gender based violence, unemployment and poverty.

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Ouabo Emmanuel Romaric
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Ouabo Emmanuel, is an environmentalist and Geometrician working directly on community issues in Cameroon. Civic leader by nature, He worked in East and South Cameroon with local communities, where he built capacities of more than 200 leaders of communities on protecting the Forest and to defend their rights to access natural resources.

In 2013, he contributed to win a grant to address the issue of climate change faced by 200 farmers in Bertoua. Since 2015, with the association for research, protection of environment and local development, he empowered 70 women at Ezezang and more than 200 children and teenagers in the Central Region.

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Peter Nguafac Temate Fongeh
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Peter Nguafac Temate Fongeh is a Sexual Reproductive Health Activists with strong commitment to advocating for the needs of young people, through promotion of laws and policies that ensures human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Founder and Executive Director of Vision in Action Cameroon; a community based Organization dedicated to empowering adolescents on sexual reproductive health through information and skills training to help make informed choices. Peter holds a BSc in Community and Public Health from Pan African Institute for Development West Africa and a Diploma in Community Health from MOI University Kenya.

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Ruby Dzenko Chia
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Chia Ruby Dzenko is a Sociologist by training and an interviewer by profession. She is very passionate about health for all, youth empowerment and sustainable development. She has been working with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services for the past 3years under the HIV/Free Southwest Project and the Family Planning/HIV Integration Project.

She believes her work with the Family Planning project has impacted the community; in that, HIV positive women who come to the Care and treatment clinics do not leave the clinic without being counseled on family planning and offered methods of their choice. Approximately 927 women of reproductive age are on family planning in our implementing sites.

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Tah Kennette Konsum
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

TAH Konsum is a science teacher with over ten years of teaching experience and over five years of volunteering for community development through a Community Based Organization he co-founded called SOPISDEW Cameroon; doubling as pioneer Executive Coordinator. He developed a community education tool called Innovative Methodology Practice Applied for Community Teaching (IMPACT). He is very passionate about sustainable development and community empowerment through volunteering and participation. His mission is to lead communities and people to collaborate with national and international organizations, institutions, communities, and individuals in the process of poverty alleviation.

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Tembi Mavis Yeluma
Cameroon
Civil Society Leadership

Tembi Mavis is a final year M.A student of History in the University of Buea. She is passionate about positive change, women empowerment through the education of girls and peace building.

Tembi has been actively involved in organizing seminars in a Non-Governmental Organization called Strategic Center for Peace and Leadership in the University of Buea with speakers from the United Nations, Commonwealth, African Union and others for the 2015/2016 academic year.

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Therese Nicole Mbarga Essim
Cameroon
Public Services Management

Dr. Mrs. Therese Nicole Fouda Mbarga is a dynamic Medical Doctor with a mastery of public health (social action stream), currently working as a physician for the Ministry of Public Health in Cameroon.

Nicole has a keen interest for challenging activities with a social impact, empowering populations to take control over their own health through community outreach activities. She is passionate about supporting underprivileged individuals (e.g. refugees) and she has volunteered for health organizations including Doctors without Borders, The Michael and Mauritia Patcha Foundation.

Nicole is the Vice-President of the University of Buea Medical School Alumni Association (UBMSAA).

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Alice Garmah Tollar
Liberia
Public Services Management

Alice G. Tollar is a natural Public leader but a Monitoring and Evolution Analyst by profession. She is passionate about positive change in her community, as it relates to promoting youth education and empowerment. She takes up initiatives to organize capacity building training that will enable youth to build their capacities for job opportunities.

In 2013, Alice developed and led 25 youth activities and implemented them. She held 50 youth group discussion and served as encourager and motivator. In 2005, she advocated for Scholarships for 25 female students who were enrolled and served as a spokesperson for the Female students.

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Annette C. Watson Howard
Liberia
Public Services Management

Annette C. Watson-Howard is a Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation analyst by profession. She works with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning where she contributes immensely in carrying out Monitoring and Evaluation exercises on all projects and programs funded by both Government and Donor. Her pilot project includes the Private Sector Development Project, which is a bold step towards achieving the goal of job creation and wealth especially for women in the Agriculture sector. 29.73% loans were granted to female entrepreneurs and jobs have been created.

Annette has the passion to make positive change in the life of young women at the level of her community and Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Christo Gorpudolo
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Christo Gorpudoloa is a human rights coordinator at the Independent National Commission on human rights in Liberia. Over the past year she has engaged people, especially the marginalized in society to improve their access to Justice. She is also involved in conducting awareness through workshops and civic engagement on rights and gender issues as well as fighting stigma, specifically those related to diseases in both urban and rural Liberia.

Christo is a member of the Liberian protection partner’s forum; where they engage civil society and other protection organizations, discuss violations and find a rights based approach in addressing these issues.

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Joseph Y. Sahn
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Joseph Y. Sahn is a young emerging leader. He is a mentor who has been playing a key leadership role in his community and organizations he affiliates with.

In 2012, Joseph was among youths that mobilized the community to undertake the construction of a foot-path bridge that connected his community with a neighboring community. His work has mainly focused on peace building, WASH and volunteerism. He is a founding member of Liberia Youth for Peace and Development and serving as Secretary. He’s is an innovator. With just one year working for Match Maker Classified Liberia, he founded a real estate agency named Last Hope-Liberia.

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Marvis T. Sheriff
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Marvis Trinity Sheriff is Gender and Teen Educator of 4-H Liberia. Her main duties are to establish and encourage Teen and Gender Education in schools that have 4-H Clubs, organize training programs, coach volunteers to meet up with the training plans and objectives, visit 4-H Clubs to train students in Teen and Gender Education during their 4-H Club meeting hours and report to the National Executive Director. She also services as a Sunday School Teacher for children in her church and her community.

Marvis’s long term goal is to see a world where boys and girls have equal opportunities.

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Michael Doe Tipayson
Liberia
Public Services Management

Michael Doe Tipayson is an Administrator by profession. He has six years of experience working in his community (Samuel Kanyon Doe Community); concentrating on social entrepreneurship and peace building. He is skilled in intellectualism, mobilizing, and advocacy. In the last four months, he has embarked on a project to support Girls Education through formal, vocational, and technical training in his native community which has benefited about 150 persons.

Michael is a youth leader of his community as well as the Technical Consultant of a student group named Students against Destructive Actions and Decision-SADAD Liberia.

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Prince Nanlee Johnson
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Prince Nanlee Johnson is a goal-oriented leader with a Master’s degree in Energy engineering.

He is determined in his efforts to promote access to clean energy in rural communities, capacity building, climate change and leadership.

Prince is the Founder/CEO of NANCELL Energy Tech (Retlinks); providing renewable energy solutions and working with females to improve Eco-stove production in Liberia.

He has been engaging with communities by training, installing of Renewable Energy technologies and working with energy partners to implement projects.

Johnson’s desire for clean environment through access to modern energy has served as a motivation for many young people and aspiring leaders.

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Robert K Fagans Jr
Liberia
Civil Society Leadership

Robert K Fagans, Jr. is a pastor in training and a mentor of many Liberian youth within his community. For two years, he has been mentoring young boys and girls to become valuable assets to their society. 1/4 of those youths have been discouraged and perplexed about their lives. Constant counseling and interactions with their focused minded peers have given those youths hope to make their lives meaningful.

Robert has worked with youth leaders in his community to mobilize young boys and girls for community based projects such as: the paving of roads, cleaning of the community among others. He worked as voter’s registration clerk during the 2010 election.

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Teddy Penneku Taylor
Liberia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Teddy Penneku Taylor is a Climate Change Activist by training. He has years of experience in youth and students advocacy and has volunteered for Amnesty International Liberia Group, Youth Crime Watch of Liberia and the Liberia National Students Union. He is also a final year student of the University of Liberia Studying Geology. He is a research consultant of Songhai Advisory, LLP; a bespoke business intelligent group specialized in Market Update Analyses and Due Diligence.

Teddy is also the Executive Director of Youth Climate Change Initiative-Liberia, the country’s first youth led NGO into climate change.

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Aji Rohey Bah
Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Aji Rohey Bah is a recent Law graduate of The Gambia Bar School. Miss Bah has a youth and Gender activist for almost a decade. She was involved in youth and Gender work throughout The Gambia. She was am an active member and served as a volunteer for the "Thing Young Women," a Non-Governmental Organization impacting change in young women through community incentives.

She actively took part in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in The Gambia. Miss. Bah is passionate about human and youth rights and development which pushed her to be a member of The ECOWAS Youth Council, Ignite the Youth Africa as core organizations which can push my agenda for youths.

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Fatoumata Komma
Gambia
Public Services Management

Fatoumata Komma works with the Ministry of Health as a Program Officer at the Non-Communicable Disease/Tobacco Control Unit since 2010. Her role is to raise awareness, plan, coordinate and implement all Non-Communicable Disease/ Tobacco control activities within the country. She focuses mostly on conducting community sensitizations and training of health care providers in the communities on the prevention and control of these diseases.

Fatoumata has trained 29 health workers in each health region across the country on the prevention and control of diabetes, hypertension, cancers and their associated risk factors. Her long term goal is to drastically reduce the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases and their complications in The Gambia.

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Lamin Jafuneh
Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Lamin Jafuneh is a social entrepreneur and proprietor of Nesthet Clinical Service (NCS). He is a Registered Nurse Anesthetist and passionate about positively impacting people’s health. He has 9 years Registered Nurse and 2 years Anesthesia work experience with numerous leadership positions in both public and private health sectors.

He volunteered in four different surgical camps in the last 12 months. Lamin is determined to make healthcare accessible to remote communities in Africa through innovative solutions. His vision is to utilize ICT solutions in the delivery of his services and implement NCS Surgical Camp, Mobile Clinic and Micro-insurance Projects.

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Madiba Sillah
Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Madiba Sillah is a development practitioner by training and media and communication specialist by profession. He is passionate about youth development, climate justice and volunteers for Global Unification The Gambia in the areas of advocacy, and project management. His past projects include Coastal Care, WIFE and Summer Academy.

Awarded a grant for coastal replenishing project in 2013, Madiba through the project planted 25 thousand mangrove saplings in the three beneficiary communities and trained 120 communities’ members in environment management, and in 2012 coordinated a climate-smart agricultural project involving 300 women beneficiaries.

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Salimatou Fatty
Gambia
Civil Society Leadership

Salimatou Fatty is a young Gambian leader. She is globally recognized as an Education and gender advocate, based in Gambia. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Salimatou Foundation for Education. Her foundation promote quality education and its currently running a campaign to ensure street children go to school and her foundation is sponsoring the education of some street children. She is an ambassador for several international organizations to The Gambia. Salimatou Fatty is a trained Peace Educator and is passionate about global development and has participated in many activities that are geared towards global development.

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Yorro Cham
Gambia
Business & Entrepreneurship

Yorro Cham is a Public and Environmental Health Officer by training and profession. He is actively involved in advancing the state of public health in the country and currently serving as the Assistant Secretary General of GAPHO (Gambia Association of Public Health Officers), and the Acting Desk Officer of Fajikunda Major Health Center.

Having served in all three-settlement types in the country (rural, semi-urban, and urban), Yorro has garnered a lot of experience for a young man of his age. He is a shining light in the cadre of Public Health in the Gambia.

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Faderr Johm
Gambia
Public Services Management

Mr. Faderr Johm is an urban planner by profession and life long civil servant. Faderr is passionate about urban climate action and waste management, with a strong focus on women empowerment and youth employment. He recently launched two policy guidance publications on climate change at Habitat III in Quito.

Faderr’s work at UN-Habitat supports the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects across Africa. His work with the Centre for Zero Waste and Development (legal registration forthcoming), supports awareness raising primarily through the ‘Kick the Bags Out’ initiative, with hopes of promoting green jobs in the waste management sector. Faderr’s motto is ‘turn challenges into opportunities.

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Agatha Ada Levi
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Agatha Ada Levi is a FEMINIST and a social issue researcher with vast interest and experience in advocacy and lobbying with special reference to children and women’s rights.

She is a Mass Communication graduate and has the desire to work with the poorest communities. She is also computer literate and has excellent skills in data collection and presentation.

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Amabel Precious Lebby
Sierra Leone
Civil Society Leadership

Precious Amabel Lebby is a Gender activist and mentor for girls by training and a linguist and social researcher by profession. She holds a diploma in cultural studies and graduated in 2014 with a first class degree in linguistic and sociology; she is currently pursuing a masters in Gender studies.

Precious is involved in women’s training and advocacy, a social researcher on women and youth issues, she is passionate about young girls and the elderly. She is the founder and CEO of Jenama foundation an organization that renders support to youth for reduction of unemployment and support to old people who are most likely neglected.

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Mohamed Safaieu Sall
Sierra Leone
Public Services Management

Mohamed S. Sall has over seven years’ experience in the fishery sector. In Particular, he monitors and evaluates donor-funded projects geared to improve the capacity of artisanal fishermen. He is currently head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Ministry of Fisheries, and also the secretary general of a community-based organization that promotes group participation in social, cultural and educational activities.

Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from University of Sierra Leone. His ultimate goal is to become a national policy adviser in order to use his drive and untiring commitment to bring about greater autonomy to the poor.

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Ragnagnwenda M. Aristide Nacoulna
Burkina Faso
Public Services Management

Aristide Nacoulma is a motivated civic leader and a medical student (sixth year). He is passionate about enhancing population health, young child nutrition and gender equality in and across Burkina Faso. He is also a member of Center of Intervention and Research in Gender and Development (CRIGED) and participated in the implementation of the system of monitoring and evaluation of a project about "Sexual Violence and gender in schools of Burkina Faso".

After graduating, he plans to do his Master’s in Public Health to get more skills to help upgrading health level in Africa. His mission is to work with organizations such as USAID to eradicate tropical diseases like Ebola or Malaria from spreading.

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Diogbo Bell Thierry
Ivory Coast
Business & Entrepreneurship

Diogbo Bell Thierry has computer network and system administration specialty training. He has acquired marketing experiences in sales and computer hardware installation.

However his passion is in organic farming. He got into contact with the people to better understand their organization and offer them a change in their way of farming to improve their performance. Diogbo then created small distributors for the sale of the productions.

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Gnango Stephanie
Ivory Coast
Business & Entrepreneurship

Gnango Stephanie is a student in English studies who is passionate about arts and languages. She has been involved in volunteering activities in her university for 2 years and believes African societies can emerge thanks to unity, proper education and knowledge of their culture.

Stephanie created a jewelry brand called Maison Mokida in 2015. Its purpose is to sell handmade jewelry and gather people by organizing workshops about peace culture, African civilization and self-development. She knows what people wear remind them of how it has been given to them and believes Maison Mokida will help creating a strong community.