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Team Members

Olanrewaju Adewole

Olanrewaju Adewole

Executive Director / President

Jay Adewole is a passionate youth activist and pan-African advocate, dedicated to driving positive change across the continent. As a successful entrepreneur, Jay has founded and led several ventures, leveraging innovation and business acumen to create impact. Jay Adewole's unwavering commitment to empowering youth and fostering pan-African unity continues to make a lasting impact."

Rachel Tabitha

Rachel Tabitha

East African Director / Regional Chairperson

Rachael Tabitha is a National Youth Advocate in Kenya, serving as the Deputy President of the Kenya University Students Organization. She is a skilled communications professional and an ambitious entrepreneur.

Sam Mwezezo

Sam Mwezezo

Communication Director

Sam is a seasoned Communication Manager with a decade of experience, specializing in crafting compelling narratives across traditional and digital channels.

Yannick Nvo Nkogo

Yannick Nvo Nkogo

Country Director - Equatorial Guinea

Yannick Nvo Nkogo is a young man who loves politics, history and culture. He is the founder and president of a youth forum called the intergenerational forum of Equatorial Guinea "FIGE". Their aim is to empower and promote the outstanding youth of the country and make them useful in any sector.

Eric Muhia

Eric Muhia

Senior-Editor - Pan African News Media

Eric Muhia is a driven and ambitious individual who is passionate about promoting diplomacy and international relations. Born and raised with a strong interest in the complexities of global affairs, Eric has dedicated himself to pursuing a career that will allow him to make a positive impact on the world.

Ewelike Francis Chukwuma esq.

Ewelike Francis Chukwuma esq.

Legal Advisor

Ewelike Francis Chukwuma Esq., LL.B (Hons), BL, ACIArb (UK) is the Principal Partner at ACE & CIEL Attorneys, a leading law firm based in Abuja, Nigeria. With a distinguished academic background and professional qualifications, he has carved a niche for himself as a seasoned legal practitioner with extensive experience in various areas of law.

Mutesi Oliver

Mutesi Oliver

Financial Secretary / Vice President I

Oliver Mutesi is the Vice President of the East Africa Region at the Pan African Youth Union. With a Masters in Public Administration and Management, as well as a Masters in Gender and Women Studies, Oliver is dedicated to promoting youth empowerment and gender equality across Africa.

Yvonne Nyongo

Yvonne Nyongo

West African Director

Yvonne Nyongo is a dynamic political leader and youth activist with a strong background in public service. As a former member and chaperon of the junior parliament and subsequently a contributor to the "journal des juniors", a magazine sponsored by UNICEF, she has a deep understanding of youth empowerment and advocacy.

Foluke Ogbodo

Foluke Ogbodo

Diaspora Director

Foluke Ogbodo is a compassionate individual dedicated to empowering underprivileged widows and women in Nigeria. As the founder of the Joyous Smiles Humanitarian Foundation, she works tirelessly to support their needs and help them succeed in their businesses.

ESTHER
ATOSHA

ESTHER
ATOSHA

Country Director - Congo / Volunteer, Director

Esther, a passionate advocate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, works tirelessly to address peace problems and social injustices in her community.

Olive Kayongo Kabeya

Olive Kayongo Kabeya

Project Director / Team Lead - 50 Under 50 MIA

Olive Kayongo Kabeya is a dedicated change maker from the Democratic Republic of Congo, committed to inspiring and empowering the youth of her country and internationally.

Eddy Musoke Daniel

Eddy Musoke Daniel

Grants Director - African Coalition for Development

Eddy Musoke Daniel is a passionate young leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo who has dedicated his entire childhood and youth advocating, defending, and protecting children's rights, youth participation in leadership and governance, refugees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) among many other vulnerable people in vulnerable areas.

Gedeon Baleke

Gedeon Baleke

Secretary General / Vice President II

Gédéon Baleke is a trained diplomat, a political actor a business consultant from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he is also the founder of Congolese Young Leaders a youth-led organization, that aims to promote the Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations in the DRC

ABDELKADER ILAAJI

ABDELKADER ILAAJI

North African Director

Abdel is a dedicated and passionate individual who serves as the President of the Anchor's organization of the United Nations Development Programme . With a strong background in international development, Abdel works tirelessly to promote sustainable development, eradicate poverty, and address global challenges.

Kyasiimire Penpal

Kyasiimire Penpal

Country Director - Uganda

Kyasiimire Penpal is a passionate and driven chemical engineer with a strong commitment to advocating for women's empowerment, promoting mindset change, and fostering societal transformation.

Taiwo Omirinde

Taiwo Omirinde

Country Director - Nigeria

Taiwo Omirinde is currently serving as the Country Director for Nigeria at the African Coalition for Development. With over a decade of experience in design strategy, Taiwo is committed to using his expertise to drive social impact and make a positive difference in his community.

Adewale Emmanuel Omitiran

Adewale Emmanuel Omitiran

Communication Director- 50 Under 50 MIA

Adewale Emmanuel Omitiran is the founder and CEO of Surge Plus Consulting, a firm targeted to helping businesses and individuals grow with Disruptive innovative strategies, he is also the pioneer of the 1% club a club created to bring like minds and great minds together, who are willing to change the narrative and scale up to becoming part of the 1% in the society with help of ideas and disruptive innovations .

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