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 / Central 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

 

Isaac Olufadewa

Ibidan, Nigeria

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Isaac is a medical doctor, healthcare innovator, researcher and social entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in advocating for health equity and social justice. His public health advocacy/research works are focused on infectious diseases (such as COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS), sexual health, NCDs and mental health. He is also the Founder/Executive Director of Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN), a registered organization that takes quality healthcare to underserved people in urban slums, IDP/refugee camps and hard-to-reach communities.

He earned his medical degree at Nigeria’s Premier University and his postgraduate degree at the Pan African University (PAULESI) on a fully-funded scholarship from the African Union Commission, he also has a certificate on Public Administration and Management from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA on a fully-funded opportunity from the US Department of States. He has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals such as the Lancet Global Health.

Dr Isaac is a Mandela Washington Fellow, the youngest International Expert on the LANCET COVID-19 Commission and a recipient of several awards, scholarships or grants from reputable organizations which include the African Union, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Reckitt, NIHR, Grand Challenges Canada 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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Harriet Kamashanyu

Kampala, Uganda

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Harriet is the team leader at www.rhythmoflifeuganda.org, a social initiative that exists to break the vicious cycle of mother-to-daughter prostitution in Uganda. She is a 2021 and 2019 OYW Ambassador currently an Afrika-kommt fellow. She is also a Youth4Policy fellow 2019, Y-Her Accelerator graduate- 2017 South Africa Cohort, Orient Business Academy trainee – 2016-Kampala, an SE-Forum Outreach Accelerator 2014 Fellow – Sweden and a kanthari fellow 2013- India.

Harriet holds a postgraduate certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership from International Institute of Social Entrepreneurs – India, a Certificate in project monitoring and evaluation from Africa Population Institute, a BA in Development Studies from Makerere University –Kampala, a Certificate in the German Language Goethe Zentrum Kampala- a German language teaching Institute and a Certificate in Comprehensive HIV/AIDs health care and Management from the International Health Sciences University – Kampala.

Harriet has been key in the area of economic empowerment and financial inclusion especially among marginalised girls and women. Her publications have been vital in shaping public policies. https://youth4policy.org/this-womens-month-let-us-embrace-womens-economic-empowerment/
https://youth4policy.org/no-one-invisible-efforts-needed-financial-inclusion-disadvantaged-girls-women-uganda/
https://youth4policy.org/the-she-word-in-ugandas-job-market/

Southern Africa

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Mpho Manyisa

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Mpho Manyisa is a young leader passionate about women empowerment and education. Outside of being the Southern African Coordinating Ambassador, Mpho is a Client Experience (CX) Marketing Manager at Smollan. Mpho is currently a Masters in Management Candidate and was the winner of the Champion of Service award at the 2021 Wits Business School Leadership Awards for her work being done with One Young World. Mpho also mentors young students through the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust and has been recognised by Mail & Guardian as 1 of 50 Powerful Women in SA and a Next Generation Women Leader by McKinsey & Company.

West / Central Africa

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Tolulope Aina

Lagos, Nigeria

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Tolulope brings a wealth of expertise in community development having worked with young professionals across 23 countries in Africa. She is passionate about driving transformative change in Africa, particularly in the field of Agriculture through sustainable projects for Youth, Women and farmers by providing extension and Advisory support services, Digital education, Advocacy and various project based methodologies to help fulfill the mandate of the UN’s SDGs. She is an Agricultural enthusiast, entrepreneur, agribusiness consultant, Advocacy Champion, who in Nigeria has launched, implemented and supervised diverse agricultural projects among many crop and livestock value chain activities.

Tolulope is the founder of Tolulope Foods and Farms, a social enterprise and nutrition based company focused on curbing the malnutrition challenges faced in Nigeria and in Africa by offering staple foods production solutions. She is also the Founder and Project lead at Agrolearn, a digital Agricultural education platform charged with the mandate to bridge the skill set gap of enthusiasts and professionals in the field of Agriculture across Africa.

Tolulope holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan and a certificate in Project Management from eCornell University. She is the Coordinating Ambassador for One Young World West and Central Africa Region and also the Director of Community Development, West and Central Africa for One Better World Collective.

Middle East

Mohamed

 

Mohamed Al Moosa

Dubai, UAE

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Mohamed is an advocate for business as a force for good. He has experience in social business mentorship corporate intrapreneurship and innovation. He works as a data strategy manager at C3, an impact accelerator based out of Dubai that supports startups to build a more sustainable, diverse and equitable future. Mohamed has a masters in e-Business Management from the University of Warwick and a Bachelors in Communication from the American University in Dubai.

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