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
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.
United Kingdom / Morocco
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.
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/
Johannesburg, South Africa
Vandana is an ESG Analyst and activist passionate about creating meaningful change at the intersection where technology meets people and planet. She holds academic qualifications in Psychology and Environmental management and has experience in the fields of behavioral psychology and climate change.
In addition to having been a member of the Finbiz2030 Taskforce for SDG 13 Climate Change, Vandana was involved in the establishment of the first Virtual Reality experience training on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace in South Africa. This process utilized emergent technologies to ultimately train on social and structural exclusion; with learning outcomes focused on training for inclusion and empathy in workplaces.
West / Central Africa
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.
Mohamed Al Moosa
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.
West / Central Africa
Nkechi Belinda Idinmachi
Belinda Nkechi Idinmachi is a multi-passionate creator who has experience in the Technology and Nutrition sectors. Besides her first degree in Foreign Languages from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, she also holds certifications in Integrated Marketing Communications from IE Business School in Spain and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from Harvard Business School.
Before joining Shecluded, she was the Founder and Marketing Communications Manager at Machi Earth Foods, an agro business that combats malnutrition, promotes food security, and enables the achievement of the United Nations' zero-hunger goal in Nigeria by utilizing WWF-certified 'future50foods' to process and package healthy, tasty, nutritious food products like Nut and Seed Butter, protein rich Bake Mixes and Gluten Free flour for puddings.
Armed with a certificate in Child Nutrition and Cooking from Stanford School of Medicine, USA, Nkechi assists mothers to take better care of their children’s nutritional needs with her products and also by developing nutrient dense recipes which she shares with her online community.
Thanks to Nkechi’s leadership and expertise in marketing communications, community management, branding, and product development, Her company Machi emerged National Winner and Global Finalist at the Entrepreneurship World Cup Challenge winning over $750,000 in digital services and the same year the company raised their first grants from the Orange Corners Incubation program after emerging part of the winners of the business pitch competition.
Currently, Nkechi is VP of Growth at Shecluded, where she is powering business growth through community building, demand generation and strategic partnerships.
Nkechi is a One Young Ambassador, A Dutch MFA Enterprise for Peace Scholar, an Alumni of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, a program of the United States Consulate and nominee for the Entrepreneurship Africa Award for Innovation.
Furthermore, she was recently named one of the Leading Ladies Africa 100 Most Inspiring Women 2022.
Ogweno Stephen is an optimist, an entrepreneur, and a visionary. His lifelong purpose and objective is to create a significant impact in the fields of global health, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
As a global health enthusiast, Ogweno Stephen is well-known for his work as an advocate and a trailblazer in the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) field, where he has developed programs and innovations aimed at boosting NCDs knowledge and access to healthcare in Africa. He is the founder and CEO of Stowelink, an organization that he has grown to create and implement numerous health programs reaching ten African countries. In addition to this he also serves as a steering member of the World Health Organization (WHO) NCDs Labs where he works with the WHO to improve action on Non communicable diseases.
Ogweno also possess strong business acumen and is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded other successful ventures including NCDs Champions, Legacy Leadership Africa, the Kreative Hub and Info4food. As a seasoned speaker, his experience in business, leadership and innovation has led him to many stages including speaking at The Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom.
Ogweno is also a multi award winning entrepreneur who in 2021 was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Young Leaders in Africa. Besides that, he is also a published scientific researcher and an author to three books and a co -author of the widely acclaimed best seller titled WE HAVE A DREAM. Ogweno Stephen continues to inspire action pivoting on Maya Angelou’s words: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”