Coordinating Ambassadors - Africa and the Middle East

Africa

Coordinating Regions:

North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia

East Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda 

Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Togo 

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen 

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Managing Ambassador

Isaac Olufadewa

 

Isaac Olufadewa

Ibidan, Nigeria

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Isaac is a medical doctor, master’s degree holder and social entrepreneur. He has almost a decade of experience in leadership in various organizations that range from healthcare, leadership and public policy such as US-based International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, Australia-based Global Youth Mental Health Awareness, ONE Campaign (Nigeria) among others. He is the Founder / Executive Director of Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN), a registered organization that takes quality healthcare through the use of advocacy, technology and research to historically marginalized groups in slums, disability centres and hard-to-reach rural communities in Nigeria with a vision to reach millions of people in Africa. He is also currently an International Expert at the reputable Lancet COVID-19 Commission, a Mandela Washington Fellow, a Women Deliver Young Leader and a recipient of awards, scholarships and/or grants from several reputable organizations which include the African Union Commission, Reckitt Benckiser, and Harvard Global Health Institute, among others.

Coordinating Ambassadors

North Africa

Fahd Zami

 

Fahd Zami

United Kingdom / Morocco

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Fahd is an automation engineer and Chevening scholar, currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Bath with a focus on strategy and sustainability. He is passionate about sustainable energy solutions, smart grids and promoting access to reliable and affordable energy. Fahd previously worked in the energy sector for 7 years and managed several electrification projects in rural areas including electrical grid extensions and solar panel instalments. Fahd is also very passionate about youth empowerment and is actively engaged with several non-governmental organisations.

East Africa

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Mary Helda Akongo

Kampala, Uganda

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Mary Helda Akongo graduated from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, in 2017, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. She is the Fundi Girls Lead, at Fundi Bots, an organization that is accelerating science learning in Africa. Formerly, she worked with Zimba Women; a Ugandan organization that finds innovative technological solutions to create sustainable futures for African women as an operations and programs manager. She is a Design Fellow with Design without Borders and is passionate about using human-centred design practices to address complex challenges faced by organizations, businesses and communities in low and middle-income countries. Mary Helda has been awarded the Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award and the 25 under 25 award by the Internet Society for her exceptional work with Zimba Women. She recently won the World Bank #Blog4Dev writing competition for penning a brilliant story on her experience as a victim of gender-based violence and her work with Roaring Doves. Mary Helda believes that technology has the power to positively influence the social, political and economic development of women in Africa.

Southern Africa

Mpho Manyisa

 

Mpho Manyisa

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Mpho has a huge passion for education and the empowerment women and attended One Young World in London 2019. She’s currently a Masters in Management student at WITS Business School on a full scholarship, holds an Honours degree in Strategic Communications and currently works at Discovery (Group Marketing) as a Sponsorships Consultant.

In 2019, Mpho was named one of COSMOPOLITAN South Africa’s 25 under 25 next generation of fierce women making their mark in Africa list, she was also a McKinsey next generational women leader finalist in the same year and in 2020 was recognised by Mail & Guardian as one of fifty powerful women in South Africa who are shaping our nation.

Mpho lives her passion through her involvement in various initiatives such as being part of the SAICA Finance and Business 2030 Task Force with a focus on SDG 4: achieving inclusive and quality education for all. Mpho is also a mentor to young University students through the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust.

West / Central Africa

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Tolulope Aina

Lagos, Nigeria

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Tolulope brings community development expertise having worked on agricultural development projects and advocacy with young professionals across 23 countries in Africa.

She is the founder of Tolulope Foods and Farms, a social enterprise and nutrition-based company focused on curbing malnutrition in Nigeria and across Africa through staple foods production.

Additionally, Tolulope is Thought for Food Ambassador; Alumnus, African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) among other quality networks.

Tolulope served as president "Youth Agvocates Nigeria" between April 2019 - August 2020. An initiative in Nigeria focused on sustainably increasing youth and women participation in Agriculture. As president, she spearheaded 3 major projects with 620+ physical participant and 10,000+ virtual beneficiaries.

She is passionate about driving transformative change in Africa, particularly in the field of Agriculture through youth, women and farmers participation which she channels through providing extension and Advisory support services, Digital education, Advocacy and various project-based methodologies in fulfilment of the SDGs.

Middle East

Mohamed Al Moosa

 

Mohamed Al Moosa

Muscat Oman

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Mohamed is an advocate for business as a force for good. He has experience in social business mentorship and in developing and delivering easy to follow business lectures for underprivileged and refugee youth. Mohamed has a masters in e-Business Management from the University of Warwick and a Bachelors in Communication from the American University in Dubai. He is currently pursuing a CFA and hopes to one day be part of a movement to support startups that aim to build a more sustainable, diverse and equitable future.

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