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Canga Mario Tomas
Angola
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"For me, the world depends on everything that we as humans want it to be. In fact, I believe that the world is our reflection."
Canga
My name is Canga Tomás, and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Portuguese Literature from the Escola de Letra na Universudade Agostinho Neto in Angola. I have professional training and work experience in Human Resources, with an emphasis on recruitment and selection, appraisal evaluation, occupational qualifications and Angolan law.

I love to share my knowledge with others. This is why, between June 2009 and 2012 I provided English language instruction in a training institute near Luanda. I have been a member of Movimento Lev’Arte, since October 2013, a non-profit organization that organizes poetry sessions, literature conferences, book fairs, and many other events to develop and promote Angolan literature. I serve as a Master of Ceremony for Lev’Arte, and am also responsible for information management. I am involved in social activism, and I believe in encouraging a love for reading and writing, encouraging artistic creativity and humanizing people through art.
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Bernardo Simao
Angola
Public Management and Governance simao247@yahoo.com
"I believe in the empowerment of women and men in every social area. I hope to contribute to the reduction of poverty and unemployment around the world."
Bernardo
I am young African leader who was born in Angola in a humble family. I am kind and frank who loves interacting and entering into dialogue with people of different nations. I work as volunteer in my community by teaching youth who lack opportunities. I work with American Missionaries to distribute medical equipment in Angola. I believe in the empowerment of women and men in every social area. I hope to contribute to the reduction of poverty and unemployment around the world. I’ve studied political science, and have received awards related to debating and English language.
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Pinto Gaspar Alfredo
Angola
Entrepreneurship wanuquefilhos@gmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela ."
Pinto Alfredo
My world vision consists of identifying the problems that people live with and the difficulties with which governments struggle and working to solve these. I believe in a vision of the world can inspire rulers for perpetual improvement in management. I work to solve world hunger by investing in agriculture and livestock.

I graduated from the Medium Institute Industrial of Luanda (I.M.I.L) in a Course of Civil Construction with a specialty in Drawing and Project. For higher education, I studied at the Polytechnic Higher Institute of Cazenga (ISPOCA) Course of Computer science, with a specialty in networks and computation.
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Tlamelo Cindy Melemo
Botswana
Civic Leadership cindymelemo@gmail.com
"My world view is that the world needs to be developed for the better, that countries need to join hands and make a better living for all people, and come together to tackle issues that are of a deep concern to humanity."
Tlamelo
I am a young African lady who strives to make change across Africa. I am currently a student at the Botswana Accountancy College pursuing a B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Business Computing. I am the founder and President of WoTech Botswana (Women in Technology) which focuses on empowering women and young girls to take up careers which are male dominated. I also work as head of Social Media in Google Developers Gaborone, I help the underprivileged by donating clothes and food and by delivering training courses in IT. I am also the class representative of my year group at College.

As a young entrepreneur, I am currently planning a summit with Google under the Women Techmakers chapter, which will be the first summit of its kind not only in Botswana but also in Africa as a whole. I am an activist for gender equality and human development. I believe in empowering innovation and technology for development.
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Mogomotsi Molaodi
Botswana
Public Management and Governance ushluv@yahoo.com
"My biggest drive is to make an impact in young lives especially orphans and vulnerable children."
Mogomotsi
My name is Mogomotsi Molaodi. I’m 23 years old and am passionate about encouraging and empowering Motswana youth. I love making personal connections with all the marginalised kids of Botswana. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Botswana. My biggest drive is to make an impact in young lives especially orphans and vulnerable children.
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Anthony M Molosi
Botswana
Civic Leadership molocyanthony@gmail.com
"The world is a big village where every person’s decisions impact other lives. I’m currently studying toward a degree in education science, along with a co-major in chemistry and minor in computer science."
Anthony
Anthony Molosi is a young entrepreneur, co-founder of H.D.N. (pty) Ltd supplies company and creative writer. He specializes in—among other areas—poetry and short stories. In his journey as a creative writer, he worked with groups like SAHA within the University of Botswana in 2013 and is currently a proud member of the Poetavango spoken word group which is a society based in the beautiful village of Maun.

With HUNGER and DESIRE being the driving machine of his scintillating work, he aims to be an advocate of change not just in his local community but in Africa. As a member of the Poetavango spoken word poetry society, he works to not only change the lives of communities through arts, but also to help align with other societies in order to bring about positive impact to the lives of the people. He believes in nurturing youth entrepreneurship and addressing climate change.
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Rotlhe Rabana
Botswana
Civic Leadership rabanarotlhe@gmail.com
"I am passionate about taking youth off of the streets and giving them opportunity."
Rotlhe
My name is Rotlhe Rabana and I am from Botswana. I am currently working as an Administration Assistant at Mahalapye Hospital in Central-Eastern Botswana.

I am passionate about taking youth off of the streets and giving them opportunity. Instead of roaming the streets taking drugs, stealing, dropping out of school, etc., I volunteer to build the future of a young generation will be leaders of tomorrow .
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Meshack Kopano Ralephurwana
Botswana
Public Management and Governance kgosileru@gmail.com
"My view is that the world should be free place where everyone is allowed to express themselves without threatening the rights of the others."
Meshack
I am an enthusiastic well-disciplined university graduate with extensive experience in leadership, and ready to meet organizational challenges with the ability to assimilate new culture and disciplines. I graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics, and am a dynamic team player with excellent analytical, communication, presentation and problem solving analysis skills. I serve as a Board Member of the Botswana National Youth Council, the council whose mandate is to lobby and advocate for youth inclusion in policy formulation by the Government. Apart from being on the board, I am also working with youth in my community to come up with ideas and projects that can help reduce and eventually eradicate drug and alcohol abuse among young people in our community and the country as whole. I am proud of my being voted into the National Youth Council. I believe this is a substantial achievement that will go a long way in nurturing my leadership and youth advocacy.
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Galaletsang Itseng
Botswana
Entrepreneurship kgosileru@gmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Galaletsang
Galaletsang Itsengis a 29 years old Motswana entrepreneur with an Associate’s Degree in International Tourism. She is currently working in the tourism industry in Botswana where she aims to develop the industry to new levels recognizing the revenue her country could make by strengthening the sector. She is also a CEO of her own tour operation.
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Michael Moemedi Sean Koorapetse
Botswana
Public Management and Governance
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Michael Koorapetse
My name is Michael Sean Koorapetse, I’m a Labour Relations Practioneer who has worked for the Government of Botswana ever since September 2006 in various facets of the labour relations field which includes; Dispute resolution, International labour relations and now Employee Relations. I graduated from the University of Botswana in 2005 with a BA (Social Sciences) then completed both BA (Honours) Labour Relations and HR and Master of Arts (Labour Relations and HR) with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2010 and 2011.
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Basetsana Ntshime
Botswana
Civic Leadership bmokola@gmail.com
"I believe if we work together we can bring about change."
Basetsana Ntshime
I co-own and manage House of Scents, a shop that sells oil perfumes in Gaborone. I also co-own Crystal Fairy Events, a wedding décor company and also Passionate Creations, a Wedding Stationery business. I worked for Botswana Parliament as an Administrator/Researcher for 9 years. I am Board Chairperson for the Botswana Retired Nurses Society (BORNUS). BORNUS deals with HIV/Aids issues and orphans and vulnerable children. I am also part of Bana Ba Mmala, which organizes the Annual Son of the Soil Cultural Festival. I have a BA (English) from University of Botswana and a COP, IcBS AND Postgraduate Certificate of Integrated Risk Management from Botswana Accountancy College.
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Said Faouzia
Comoros
Public Management and Governance chohezisoilihi@yahoo.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Said Faouzia
I’m Faouzia Said Soilihi from Comoros. I did my primary school in my village from 1986 to 1996. I left to the town where I did my secondary school from 1997 to 2002. I applied for a Diploma on Islamic civilization and Arabic Language from 2002 to 2003 in Comoros. Then I applied for a scholarship at the Comoros Ministry of Education and I was selected, and I travelled to Sudan where I did my high school at Ahfad University for Women, School of Management studies, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Business Administration from 2004 to 2009. Since June 2010 I have worked for the Government at the Comoros National Investment Promotion Agency as the assistant to the General Manager. I work as a volunteer at the Arab women Speakers in Comoros as the General Secretary. I also work as the Deputy General Secretary at the Comoros Association for fighting against smoking. I work with the Comoros Peace Corp as the Vice President. I have been involved in the creation of the Arab Women Speakers in Comoros.
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Nyeoe Paul Ntene
Lesotho
Civic Leadership ntene.nyeoe5@gmail.com
"My vision is to see young people fully participate in governance and be the driving force in development at a global level."
Nyeoe
Nyeoe Paul Ntene is a youth activist and entrepreneur from Lesotho with a passionate interest in advocating for quality and productive education, youth participation in policy formulation and implementation, leadership and conflict management and good governance. He has nine years active experience and he is currently a Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Nyeoe’s vision is to see young people fully participate in governance and be the driving force in development at a global level. Nyeoe is currently studying towards a qualification in Management Leadership.
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Lebohang Kuenane
Lesotho
Civic Leadership lebohang.kuenane44@gmail.com
"I am creative, eccentric, a lover of art, and believe in ideas that will change the world."
Lebohang
Lebohang describes himself as a creative genius, eccentric, a lover of art, and a man with an idea that will change the world. He is an avid political activist, who is also a volunteer providing tutorials mathematics and science. He is involved in a community project that will give the community access to adequate clean water.

Lebohang is studying towards a BSc (Physics and Computer Science) degree.
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Meshack Mothepu
Lesotho
Civic Leadership meshackmothepu@gmail.com
"I think that, while planning can involve a whole region, power and decision making should diffuse down to the lowest level possible, ideally to community, individual and all would participate."
Meshack
I am from a rural area of Taung Qhalasi Haramoitoi. I founded and volunteer for Bacha Ba Matla Multi-Purpose that promotes democracy, social development, and economic growth pathways as sources of optimistic social capital, encouraging strong sense participation within community, empowerment and inclusion among its members and restoring interpersonal relationships and harmony. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Software Engineering with Multimedia from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

I believe in promoting a sense of community ownership since this promotes competition. I prefer locally controlled economic arrangements involving: Banking Co-operative, Agricultural Business Co-operatives, Industrial and Innovative Handicrafts Co-operatives, Small business-owners Co-operatives, Sustainable natural resource management & Sanitation Co-operatives and Care Centre Co-operatives, employee-owned, and private businesses. I like voluntary, democratic organizations in which people join hands in promoting society, common good and self reliance. I prefer decentralized economic or transformation of government control to people control, since they can better respond to local needs. I find objectionable big, authoritarian, centralized corporate or government control.
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Rethabile Joseph Manong
Lesotho
Civic Leadership rethabilemanong@gmail.com
"To me the world is a perfect place where each and every one of us could strive to be the best we could ever be in transforming our country’s and world’s well-being."
Rethabile
I am Rethabile Joseph Manong, a Mosotho national with a strong desire of becoming the best agent of change in my community as much as I possibly can. I am currently a volunteer teacher at Phechela Primary and an HIV/Aids, Human Rights and Youth empowerment activist. To me the world is a perfect place where each and every one of us could strive to be the best we could ever be in transforming our country’s and world’s well-being. I graduated from The National University of Lesotho with a Bachelor’s Degree of Education. I have worked with dynamic groups of people my contribution has been significant.
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Daniel Molemo Maphasa
Lesotho
Entrepreneurship maphasamolemo5@gmail.com
"I view the world as a composite image where different resources, values and structures are ecologically connected together to make life meaningful."
Daniel Maphasa
I am Molemo Maphasa , born in Lesotho in the Quthing District. I am currently unemployed but got involved in an aquaculture project, aquaculture referring to farming of aquatic organisms including fish. The project is registered within the Ministry of Trade as FishLand (Pty) Ltd. I view the world as a composite image where different resources, values and structures are ecologically connected together to make life meaningful. I graduated with a BSc in Information Systems.
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Shatu Nhlapo
Lesotho
Entrepreneurship mzshatu@gmail.com
"The universe is natural to all mankind, once’ success is determined by one does."
Shatu Nhlapo
I am an ICT entrepreneur with about ten years’ experience. I hold an honors degree in Computer Systems and Networks Engineering. I am the founder of a Leading Lesotho ICT called Techware (PTY) Ltd for eight years. I directed this companies’ activities to achieve targets and standards for financial and trading performance, quality, culture and legislative adherence.

In 2014 I founded another cloud based services company whose turnover was more than 3 Million US Dollars in its first year. It’s through his companies' success that the Government of Lesotho requested me to participate as an IT Expert for the IEC and Council Member of National Manpower Development Secretariat.
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Maliehe Madingane
Lesotho
Civic Leadership madinganemaliehe@gmail.com
"She believes firmly that every single person has something to contibute towards creating a self sustainable and integrated Africa."
Maliehe Madingane
May name is Madingane Maliehe and I was born in Lesotho. I am a media professional working in the area of print and broadcast where I take up various roles such as journalist, marketing, radio presenter, content production and editing. I also worked in the United Nations country office in Lesotho with a Human Rights team where I look specifically at press freedom issues. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management from Rhodes University and completed a degree in Media Studies and Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Herilanto Famonjena Rakotomalala
Madagascar
Civic Leadership famonherla@yahoo.Fr
"I invest of the environment where I am. I am determined to make things better, to develop things, to make sure our environment is healthy."
Herilanto Famonjena
My name is Lalah, I’m 25 years old. I’m Malagasy, living in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Since November 2012, I have been volunteering at Operation Smile as a translator for the speech therapist. I also currently volunteer at a Catholic radio station, and have volunteered as a speech tutor, helping parents of children with cleft palates to improve their speech after cleft palate surgery.

As a radio presenter, I enjoy talking about activism with young people, and we have great discussions about what should and should not be done. I invest of the environment where I am. I am determined to make things better, to develop things, to make sure our environment is healthy. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, and I have studied for two years in the fields of multimedia, law and tourism.
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Augustin RAMAHELINARIVO
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship ramahel605@yahoo.fr
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Glory Angel Muva
Malawi
Civic Leadership famonherla@yahoo.Fr
"My passion is to nurture a generation of empowered, strong and highly motivated young people, equipping and developing them to do great things selflessly of great impact in their societies, nations and the globe."
Glory
My name is Glory Angel Muva. I am 24 years old, and am currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in land economy at the University of Malawi. I am the Chairperson and Co-founder of the Care for our Girls campaign, an initiative developed by the Maestros leadership company which aims to inspire a young generation of women to take up the challenge of leadership by creating opportunities for excellent leadership and academics, and empowering young women with the necessary tools to enable them to become highly effective visionary leaders. I am an aspiring global leader who works toward change and development.
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Elizabeth Karonde
Malawi
Civic Leadership elizabeth.karonde@music-crossroads.net
"For me the world is a simple concept: we get out of it what we put into it."
Elizabeth
I am a young and vibrant woman curious about the world, and eager to make a difference in my community and country. I work for an NGO called Music Crossroads Malawi that uses music and the creative arts to empower young people. I hold a BA (Music and English Literature) from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. My desire is to see more educated and active women in Malawi who can be role models to fellow young women. I am the youngest woman on the Board of Directors for Malawi Scotland Partnership (MASP), a local NGO that coordinates Scottish funded projects in Malawi, and I consider this one of my biggest achievements.
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Tamanda Tina Chibwana
Malawi
Civic Leadership chibwana.t@gmail.com
"I believe in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and that we are the masters of our own fate."
Tamanda
I am a young woman who believes that African development lies in the hands of African people, and each one of us can play a part no matter how small!

I am a Foreign Service Officer in my country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and I volunteer at a local Secondary School encouraging girls to read and helping them find the best path to their career goals.

I believe in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and that we are the masters of our own fate. I hold Bachelor’s of Social Science, Master’s of Arts in Sociology and a Master’s in International Relations degrees.
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Mark Ndagonera
Malawi
Entrepreneurship ndagonera@yahoo.co.uk
"In my perception, the world is an economic challenge to people with disabilities at a larger scale. These people are a victim of hunger and poverty."
Mark Ndagonera
I am Mark Ndagonera, working at Mzuzu Central Hospital as an Orthopedic Technologist, involved with fabricating assistive devices to those in need.

I am an activist for people with disabilities by promoting good services to accessibility of assistive devices which simply AD L.

I graduated with a diploma as an Orthopedic Technologist. My general achievement is that I managed to compile a proposal of developing a company that will provide rehabilitation and deliver assistive devices.
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Wezi Cassandra Phiri
Malawi
Public Management and Governance wezi83@gmail.com
"The world is a diverse place with endless opportunities for those who do not back down to life challenges."
Wezi Phiri
Wezi is an entrepreneur with hands on experience in forestry rehabilitation operations and an interest in the environment. She employs disadvantaged youth and women who are prone to alcohol and abuse from semi-urban areas affected by poverty and illiteracy. With a background in insurance and marketing, she organizes women into several village banking groups to encourage financial discipline in areas where technology and development is still lagging. In this male dominated field, her tireless significant contributions led her to be voted Treasurer of The Association for Viphya Rehabilitation. The world is a diverse place with endless opportunities for those who do not back down to life challenges.
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Harvey Limwado
Malawi
Public Management and Governance hliwado@gmail.com
"I believe in neo liberalism globalization. People should take responsibility of their lives and not wait for somebody/government to offer them free services."
Harvey Limwado
I am an enthusiastic and responsive person who loves learning new things/ideas and working with them to improve the lives of others. I am a civil servant working with Mzuzu City Council.

I work on HIV/AIDS advocacy. The area of focus this year is the provision of HIV/AIDS and STI treatment, care and support services to LGBTIQ although their sexual orientation is not legally accepted in my home country.

I hold a Bachelor’s of Education degree and currently I am waiting for my thesis to be graded. If my grade is favorable, I will be awarded a Master’s of Education degree at the end of the year.
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Vincent Shem Phiri
Malawi
Civic Leadership vincentshemu2005@yahoo.co.uk
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Vincent Phiri
I work as an Executive Director, working with community organizations. I work to complement government efforts to achieve universal primary education by reducing dropouts rate. In far too many cases, children from poor families do not complete their education.

My academic qualifications are a Diploma of biblical studies and a Diploma in project management. In my work, I have trained 8 young people in leadership and created a team of 13 people in our community to support underprivileged persons.
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Diana Devi Seesurrun
Mauritius
Public Management and Governance ddseesurrun@gmail.com
"I believe in collaborating and working to make our society and world a better one. A simple act of kindness may help in bringing a smile on the face of each and every person."
Diana
I am Diana Seesurrun from Mauritius. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and a Masters’ in Business Administration. I achieved the best prize for Tourism and Hospitality during my studies. I am currently working for National Insurance Company Ltd as Business Developer. I have had an enriching experience in other sectors like the Airline and Hotel industries. On a part time basis, I also teach at the University of Technology Mauritius. I am a member of Rotary International, through which I extend my contribution to society. I believe in collaborating and working hand in hand with my fellow Rotarians in order to make our society and world a better one. A simple act of kindness may help in bringing a smile on the face of each and every person.
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Madvee Muthu
Mauritius
Civic Leadership madvee.muthu@gmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Madvee Muthu
I spent the last 14 years living in the US, UK, Mauritius, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire, first as a student and then as a development professional. Trained as an Economist, I chose to specialize in Social Policy and Development.

I am now back in my home country and starting out as an entrepreneur. Through my business 'impACT consulting', my aim is to assist international organizations, governments and civil society organizations in becoming more effective agents of change through informed project design; sound and consistent monitoring and evaluation; research and capacity building services.

I hold a double-degree in Economics and International Business from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an MSc in Social Policy and Development from London School of Economics.
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Muhammad Djamil Idriss Dilmahomed
Mauritius
Entrepreneurship djamil710@hotmail.com
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Cremilda Hilario Macuacua
Mozambique
Civic Leadership crimildamacuacua@yahoo.com.br
"I am passionate about working with foreign nations to bring about social change and contributing toward a better world."
Cremilda
My name is Cremilda Macuácua and I am from Mozambique. I was born in 1991, and I speak Portuguese and English. I graduated from the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 2014. I work as an interpreter/translator for my own company.

Since 2010, I have also volunteered in Muodjo, a Cultural Association in Maputo. That protects and educates street children, and advocates for children with disabilities. For Muodjo, I assist with project formulation, interpretation and translation of official documents from Portuguese to English and vice-versa, and help facilitate communication between the association and its partners.

I was recognized in 2015 by the YALI Network as a Green Champion for facilitating an understanding climate change issues during the YALI Goes Green Campaign. I am also passionate about working with foreign nations to bring about social change and contributing toward a better world.
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Obet Martinho Fernando
Mozambique
Entrepreneurship obet.fernando@aiesec.net
"I am involved in activism about climate change, specifically in the area of sustainable energy and youth empowerment, and giving young people the opportunity to work outside of the country."
Obet
My name is Obet Martinho, and I I come from a rural area of Mozambique called Nhango situated in the Sofala Province. I am the second son of a single mother with four sons. I am interested in developing opportunities for job creation in my rural area for my peers.

I am a volunteer at AIESE, and international student organization, and at ADEL Sofala, an NGO focused on local economic development agency. I am involved in activism about climate change, specifically in the area of sustainable energy and youth empowerment, and giving young people the opportunity to work outside of the country.

I am passionate about addressing climate change. I graduated with a Mechatronic engineering degree from Zambeze University In Beira.
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Armando José Cumbula
Mozambique
Civic Leadership a.cumbula@hotmail.com
"I am deeply concerned that we’re not paying enough attention to our future, mainly our leaders. Where will we be tomorrow?"
Armando
I’m Armando José Cumbula, I was born in Mozambique (Maputo Province) on 30 June in 1988. I have worked as a Trainee in the Industrial Studies Centre and Environmental Safety, part of Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM). Recently I’ve started my own project for biogas generation and its conversation into electricity to be used in rural areas of my community in Mozambique called Pochane. I consider myself a Social Activist because I want to see changes inside of community. I am deeply concerned that we’re not paying enough attention to our future, mainly our leaders. Where will we be tomorrow? What about the climate change? Will we have enough water? What to eat? Where to live? Our children’s future? The list goes on.

In 2015 I completed my Bachelor’s Degree (BEng) in Chemical Engineering, from the Faculty of Engineering at Eduardo Mondlane University. I had the honour of being involved in a project related to the thermal efficiency of NDZiLO’s stoves, a revolutionary idea involving cooking stoves running on ethanol. In this project I worked as one of two best chosen students in the subjects of Heat Transference and Thermotechnical systems during the course. I was also chosen as the best supervisor of the team involved with vehicle counting during the last year in the project of Urban Mobility held by Betar Enginheiros & Consultores, Lda.
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Douglas Boavetura Jeque
Mozambique
Entrepreneurship douglasjeque@gmail.com
"I work towards a better world of tomorrow, a world without violence and suffering."
Douglas
My name is Douglas Jeque. I’m self-employed, and I set up my own business with a colleague. I work as an accountant, and have completed accountancy studies at UGC Technical School in Maputo. and I love to be involved within a study group, a joint learning program, and playing and watching football matches. I work towards a better world of tomorrow, a world without violence and suffering. I Worked as a trainer at Finanserve Consultancy and Service Rendered Company and as an Admisnistrative assistance at the Assistancy and Justice Sponsor Institute (IPAJ) .
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Diocliano Albino Machaieie
Mozambique
Civic Leadership diocliano.bigbusiness@gmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Diocliano
Diocliano is a young and enthusiastic leader focused on the future. He is a social activist working on digital inclusion & entrepreneurship. Commitment. Bachelor in law.
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Loide Mpingana Jason
Namibia
Public Management and Governance loidejason@gmail.com
"I’m a dedicated reporter with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics."
Loide
My Name is Loide Jason and I’m 26 years old. I’m a dedicated reporter with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics. I have a two-year record of commended performance as a staff reporter for the New Era, a local daily newspaper. My publications researches, documents, writes, and presents the news in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way. I work hard and ethically. I take pride in quality writing, and am driven by a desire to tell the truth. With experience, I want to move on to lead a team of reporters in the community. I research and write stories for the national press. I also gather and report stories about politics, sports, arts and culture, science and business. I cover national and local events, entertainment and human-interest stories. I have to multitask writing, editing as well as photography. Through reporting I have been involved in public management and community activism because I have been able to bring about changes in many people‘s live especially ones in rural areas. Among the issues I reported are the school feeding programme for 180 learners at the Ashihaya Junior Primary School in Okankolo Constituency which was suspended for the past five months because water ponds have dried up, because of drought. The feeding program was reinstated a week later when the Government responded to the article and installed a 10,000-litre water container at the school.
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Ashipala Victoria Ndeyapo
Namibia
Entrepreneurship vtoriia@me.com
My name is Victoria Ndeyapo, I am committed to improving my community through helping small businesses build and market their brands. In 2015, I was head hunted to fill the position of Marketing and Brands manager at Leap Holdings whereby I managed and developed four brands, exposing me to all the processes involved in brand building and marketing startups. From this experience a new passion to work with small businesses by preparing them to compete nationally and internationally was born. My background includes a broad experience with integrated branding and marketing strategy, graphic design and six years of entrepreneurship as a Photographer.
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Josaphat Tjiho
Namibia
Civic Leadership jvtjiho@gmail.com
"My view of the world is that the world is a stage of our daily living and it is a global village."
Josaphat
My name is Josaphat Tjiho from Namibia. I am the Co-founder of ChiNamibia Arts Education for Development which is an arts organisation that educates, empowers and raises issues affecting children and young people in Namibia through performing Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts). I am also a board member of Wilderness Therapy Namibia, an organisation that helps young people through mentorship and therapeutic counselling. I am also studying aviation to become a pilot.

My view of the world is that the world is a stage of our daily living and it is a global village. I hold a Diploma in Performing Arts from the College of the Arts Namibia.
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Saima Amen Malapi
Namibia
Public Management and Governance missaamenny@gmail.com
"As young people we need to find a way to bring about a balance in the world where everybody can feel safe and at home."
Saima
I am a 27 years old, born and raised in Ongenga village in Okaku Constituency, Oshana Region. I attended Heroes Primary School in a nearby town called Ondangwa, one of the best at the time. I went on to further my education at Oshigambo High School. I am very motivated and driven, with a sense of self-responsibility for learning. I am currently living in Windhoek where I work as a Database Administrator for a Tour Operator, Pack Safari. I love to engage with children from my area, discussing and emphasising why it is important to go to school and make the best of this chance. Children especially from primary schooling need to understand that even the Teacher who stands in front of them to deliver a lesson once sat in the seats where they are currently seated. I view the world as a place full of major imbalances, ranging from wealth, education, climate, health care, governance and even personality disparities. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in System Administration and Network. In 2011, I participated in the ITEC/SCAAP short course program sponsored by the government of India, where I completed a three months certificate in Hardware and Network. I am currently engaged with YALI for Public Management and Governance training.
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Anna Akweenda
Namibia
Public Management and Governance akweendaa@gmail.com
"I view the world as a diverse community with various cultures.” My organization supports “the equal progression and benefit of all Namibian learners."
Anna
I am a teacher by profession. I’m the founder of AAA Namibia, a youth empowerment organisation aimed at redressing the education system to assist in the equal progression and benefit of all Namibian learners. I am also an entrepreneur, a self-taught professional wedding photographer running my own business, Azo Photography. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Namibia. I view the world as a diverse community with various cultures.
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Paul-Gordon Guidao-Oab
Namibia
Entrepreneurship paulgordon@theguidaogroup.com
"I am a passionate entrepreneur, with the vision of improving the livelihood of all Africans."
Paul-Gordon
My names is Paul-Gordon Guidao-Oab and I am from Namibia. I graduated with a BCompt with Articles. I am a passionate entrepreneur, with the vision of improving the livelihood of all Africans.

I own and run the largest vending machine company in Namibia. My business was profitable after the first six months of operations.
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Onesmus Nghifikepunye Nghipundjwa
Namibia
Public Management and Governance onesixperia@gmail.com
"My friends and I created a project called Poetic Healing that scouts and mentors poetic talent at Namibian high schools and young adults in the community."
Onesmus
My name is Onesmus Nghipundjwa and I am a Software Engineer. I became an IT lecturer in 2011 at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (part time) and also at The International University of Management (full time). My friends and I created a project called Poetic Healing that scouts and mentors poetic talent at Namibian high schools and young adults in the community. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in IT for Software Engineers and am completing my second Degree in Logistics this year. I became a registered author, in 2014 I published a book titled ‘A place near my heart’. I have an Information Technology corporation registered under the name ‘Onesi Technologies’.
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Marcella Katjijova
Namibia
Civic Leadership marcella.katjijova@yahoo.com
"My world view is that I believe in change and I believe in challenges in order to bring about good or rather great change - anything is possible, challenges and hurdles are always there."
Marcella
I am a young dynamic young lady from Namibia. I am passionate about human rights issues - more specifically gender issues. I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Namibia. By profession, I am a psychological counselor.

Outside work, I am actively involved in an NGO called EPANGO Namibia. This NGO does voluntary motivational talks to youth groups, churches and schools. The topics that we deal with in our work with the NGO include things like addiction, career guidance and any pending issues pertaining to all human beings.
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Grace Ngweze Musiyalike
Namibia
Public Management and Governance gnmusiyalike@hotmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Marcella
I am Grace Musiyalike, aged 34, and a Game Ranger by profession for over 12 years. I was appointed a peace and law enforcement officer in 2007 based on the nature of work I do which is the management of the environment and protected areas within the Zambezi Region in Namibia. In my area of jurisdiction I work on crime prevention and law enforcement patrols as well as game monitoring, animal control and human wildlife conflict management. After work I do voluntary work as a way of giving back to the community. I run a project called MEMOE (Mentorship in Education and Moral Enhancement). In this project I mentor students academically as well as holding with them counseling sessions in order to boost their self esteem and grow academically so as to be better leaders tomorrow and be able to make informed decisions and have careers. I also raise donations so I can acquire uniforms and other related school materials for the vulnerable and less privileged so they can not feel the need to drop out of school to engage in substance abuse and prostitution. I have a national certificate in environmental education obtained at the polytechnic of Namibia, a degree in management studies from MANCOSA and am at the moment doing my MBA with MANCOSA.
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Elizabeth Nane-Ovanhu Mbidi
Namibia
Entrepreneurship takatu.mbidi@gmail.com
"My world view is that if people consciousness is not enhanced the inequality that exist will remain within our society and in the world at large."
Elizabeth Mbidi
My name is Elizabeth Nane-Ovanhu Mbidi. I hail from Namibia and have been working in the public sector for more than 12 years. I am a driven and a motivated woman who is determined to contribute to the sustainable development of my country and avail my expertise and skills to others. I work for the National Youth Service whose mandate is to provide civic training to youth that did not qualify to proceed to tertiary institutions with the ultimate objective of instilling discipline within the youth. I am currently providing financial guidance to Small and Medium Enterprises through my company Tweya Financial Services. By providing training on bookkeeping and administration of business, I assist with business proposals and financial projections. I strongly believe in education and provide assistance to scholars who are struggling with finance subjects such as accounting and entrepreneurship. I passionately talk about quality and equity education in our society and currently am busy writing a proposal to government to improve on the quality of education by introducing mediation within the schools. Meditation is a technique used to enhance consciousness and would improve learners’ ability to understand subject matters and improve overall performance. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Development Finance (2010-2012), a Bachelor’s of Technology Degree Accounting & Finance (2001-2002), a Diploma in Accounting & Finance 1999-2001, and an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (1994-1998). I am currently serving on the board for an NGO named The Global Entrepreneurship Network Namibia, where we assist upcoming or aspiring entrepreneurs to established their enterprises. We have transformed many businesses into successful business by providing on-going support and create linkage for the entrepreneurs with others in the market.
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Leena Sindano
Namibia
Entrepreneurship leena.sindano22@gmail.com
"The world is a place that is full of opportunity that we can all benefit from."
Leena Sindano
My Name is leena Sindano from Namibia, I hold a Masters of Arts Degree in Economics from University of Pune (india). I work as a national Development adviser in the Public Sector and I am an entrepreneur on a part time basis. I run my own company manufacturing various Moringa products.
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Joel Titus Eiseb
Namibia
Public Management jeiseb@yahoo.com
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Natangwe Panduleni Martin
Namibia
Entrepreneurship naromar10@hotmail.com
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Chulumanca Nomlomo
South Africa
Entrepreneurship chulu@nomlomo.co.za
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Caviner Glen Ruiters
South Africa
Civic Leadership cavinergr@yahoo.com
"Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu."
"A person is a person because of people."
Caviner
My name is Caviner Ruiters. I am an earnest believer in service towards humankind. I studied for a Business Science degree and majored in Mathematical Statistics and Economics at Rhodes University in South Africa. I grew up in East London and am the youngest of 5 siblings. I was the top student in my province - The Eastern Cape - South Africa. Later I was Headboy of my high school, and achieved the rank of top academic achievement at university.

I am a philanthropist and human rights activist. I work alongside a non-profit organization that focuses on Women and Children’s rights as well as HIV awareness, and frames violations of women’s and children’s rights as human rights violations. Our mandate often overlaps with fighting for the rights of minority groups such as LGBT rights. I believe that world peace and equal opportunities for all is possible.
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Zola Nkosi
South Africa
Entrepreneurship zolatetelo@yahoo.com
"I founded The Entrepreneurial Corner-SA, a resource to nurture budding entrepreneurs."
Zola
My name is Zola Cetshwayo Nkosi. I am a young entrepreneur from South Africa. I am the founder of Ghadane Holdings which is involved with Information Technology and Media Communications. I also sit on several company boards including being the Non-Executive Officer of LiMedia as well as two non-government organizations. I also founded The Entrepreneurial Corner-SA, a resource to nurture budding entrepreneurs.

I hold a National Diploma in Information Technology and a Certificate in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa, and I studied Business Entrepreneurship at South Africa’s National Youth Development Agency. I’ve completed three different research cases on Information Communications-Technology-4-Development (ICT4D) related to several different countries around the region, including Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique.
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David Leholobe Lekgwathi
South Africa
Entrepreneurship litc@live.co.za
"Each night, I would look at the moon - it looks impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country."
David
David Leholobe Lekgwathi is a South African social entrepreneur. Founder and Chairman of Innovation Switch, as a young man growing up in the rural area of Limpopo, due to limited opportunities, most what he knew was what he could learn from his immediate surroundings. But each night, he would look at the moon - it looks impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed him to dream beyond his village and country, and think about the rest of the world and space.

He has achieved South Africa’s National Qualification Framework (NQF) at Level 5 in Information Technology System Support, NQF Level 4 in Information Technology & Computer Science, and has Completed Technical Training with Bytes Document Solutions (XEROX). In addition, he has completed Activate Leadership Training and Graduated into Activate! National Network.
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Lebohang Jane Mashigo
South Africa
Entrepreneurship lebo@nubreed.co.za
"My motto is that nothing is impossible. Whatever the mind can conceive the body can achieve."
Lebogang
I am a young, passionate and driven activist, entrepreneur and business leader who wants to see change in South Africa as well as around the continent. I believe in nurturing responsible leadership, which in my opinion is fading away. I am the owner of Nomzesazi trading as well as a founder of the music institute Nubreed. I believe in empowering young people through the arts. My motto is that nothing is impossible. Whatever the mind can conceive the body can achieve. I’ve also completed studies in theology.
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Nontobeko Lesaiah Vilakazi
South Africa
Public Management and Governance vilakazilesaiah@gmail.com
"It is my ambition to empower young people in my community in terms of educational opportunities for academically disadvantaged youth."
Nontobeko
I am young and passionate Swati woman who puts the well being of the less fortunate first and invests in developing their socio-economic potential. The world has become a place where people are interested in enriching their own pockets instead of helping one another. I am currently registered with the University of South Africa to start this semester in the law course. It is my ambition to empower young people in my community in terms of educational opportunities for academically disadvantaged youth.
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Cleopatra Latoya Maloma
South Africa
Civic Leadership latoyamaloma@gmail.com
"I believe the world is what you make it to be and that change starts with you."
Cleopatra
Cleopatra Latoya Maloma is a 26 year old known as the ‘Heartbeat’. She is passionate about social development issues especially those affecting youth. She is a connector, change maker and also a solution driven individual. She is the co-founder of Enrich Africa, where her area of focus is the development of young people from townships who are at a high risk of drug usage. When Cleopatra is not busy with Enrich Africa, she hikes, reads, golfs, does yoga and meditation. She believes the world is what you make it to be and that change starts with you.
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Thulisile Buzani
South Africa
Entrepreneurship thulisilebuzani@gmail.com
"I view the world as my playground; there are so many opportunities out there to explore and I plan to grab and create opportunities wherever I can."
Cleopatra
I am a young entrepreneur, curious about the world, and well versed business. By successfully my business career, I I wish to make an impact in now and in the future. I run a small book store and an events management company. I am an activist related to the fight for equality between the sexes, and economic and educational equality through entrepreneurship for young people. I view the world as my playground; there are so many opportunities out there to explore and I plan to grab and create opportunities wherever I can. I am a currently student at UNISA studying towards an economics degree with plans to major in commercial law.
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Tshepo Vincent Sechele
South Africa
Entrepreneurship tvsechele@gmail.com
"I believe that, as human beings, we need each other in order to excel. I believe that only unity brings success."
Tshepo
My name is Tshepo Sechele, and I was born in October 1989. I am a resident of Bophelong in a small town called Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng. I am an entrepreneur and a board member of an organisation called Hope Restoration Community Organisation. I am involved with community development and supporting performance artists. I believe that, as human beings, we need each other in order to excel. I believe that only unity brings success.

I have attained a National Diploma in Internal Auditing and AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting. I was a recipient of the Sedibeng Mayoral Awards Winner in 2014, and was the Pre-Alumni Top Achiever from Vaal University of technology in 2015. I also serve as a volunteer and Team Leader International Citizenship Service (ICS).
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Johannes Nkosinathi Zongozzi
South Africa
Public Management and Governance nzongozzi@yahoo.com
"I believe that every individual exists for a specific purpose. My academic focus is on community engagement and scholarly literature within South African Public Policy."
Johannes
My name is Nkosinathi Zongozzi. I’m from South Africa and I’m 28 years old. I work as a postgraduate fellow (Junior lecturer & researcher) at the University of South Africa, Department of Public Administration. My academic focus is on community engagement and scholarly literature within South African Public Policy.

I believe that every individual exists for a specific purpose. I graduated with a BA in Information Science (University of Johannesburg 2010), BA with Honors in Public Management and Governance (University of Johannesburg 2011), and a MA in Public Administration (UNISA 2015). I’m currently studying for a DPhil in Public Administration at UNISA.
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Tumelo Motaung
South Africa
Public Management and Governance tumelomotaung@ymail.com
"I believe that as the custodians of the home of civilization, Africans should do more to return to who they are as a people, and focus on the empowerment and upliftment of African identity."
Tumelo
Tumelo Motaung, age 28, is a non-conformist wanderer. The Youth Development student at the University of South Africa is driven by her passion for development on the African continent. Tumelo is the Founder and CEO of the Network for Entrepreneurs, Readers and Designers in Africa (NERDAfrica), a social enterprise anchored in the values of literature, aimed at advancing the work of young people towards a developed and sustained Africa. This is done by advocating for a learned generation, supporting community-specific projects, and fostering meaningful relationships between people, while leading the way for socially-conscious enterprises.

Tumelo is a strong advocate for literature, with a particular interest in African literature. She believes that the upliftment of Africans will take Africans telling and listening to their own stories. With Ubuntu at the core of her convictions, Tumelo believes that as the custodians of the home of civilization, Africans should do more to return to who they are as a people, and focus on the empowerment and upliftment of African identity, which is hitherto overshadowed by our colonial past.
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Anele Abraham
South Africa
Civic Leadership nellzabraham@gmail.com
"Now, as a nation, we don't promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea that everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, where you come from, you can make it. Where you start should not determine where you end up." Barack Obama
Anele
My name is Anele Abraham, I am a Research  Assistant in the Economic Performance and Development (EPD) unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). I holds  a Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Fort Hare (South Africa-Eastern Cape). My areas of research interest include: the economics of agrarian change and rural development, with special emphasis on land reform, agro-food markets and food security.

I adopted a charity project, PrettyEnough, aimed at encouraging, motivating and empowering girls from rural areas to put their best foot forward and pursue their dreams, goals and ambitions with the solid knowledge and confidence that they have everything it takes to succeed in spite of their impoverished background. This projects aspires to reinforce the fact that even girls from rural background are PrettyEnough. I am also a mentor for DoIt4Her project, a Pan African movement that involves 15 African member countries dedicated to empowering young women and girls across Africa.
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Mmatlou Alfred Moloto
South Africa
Public Management and Governance MolotoM@africa-union.org
"I view the world is a place where we need to ensure that there is fairness and truth."
Mmatlou
Mmatlou Alfred Moloto is a South African and a graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Management with Honors, B-Tech and National Diploma degree in Agriculture. He worked for several companies in South Africa and now he is serving as a volunteer under the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Being one of South African youth to be chosen to serve Africa at the AUC, and being able to attend international courses, are some of the most meaningful achievements in my career
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Rixile Abednego Maluleke
South Africa
Public Management and Governance rixilea@gmail.com
"I have completed the Sunday Times ‘Activate’ leadership and public innovation course, and believe in the effectiveness of networking."
Rixile
Rixile Abednego Maluleke is a true ‘son of the soil’, born and raised in Xigalo rural village in Malamulele, Limpopo Province, South Africa, a smart and talented young father of one. Rixile is a young community development worker, assistant trainer Facilitator of Class Act Educational Services is a Johannesburg based NGO that focuses on educational and community development projects initiatives in South Africa. He is currently completing a marketing and community development degree and NQF level 5 Certificate by correspondence. He also ran the Nelson Mandela Foundation Community Conversations/Dialogue around HIV and Aids.

He has received a Certificate of Appreciation in Excellence volunteering from Thulamela Municipality, Certificate of Attendance on training and Volunteer Management from NYDA, Certificate of Excellence in Leadership and commitment from Class Act Educational Services, Letter of appreciation from the President’s award youth program, Certificate of Merit from Dr Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Course, Certificate of Completion of Absa Bubomi Learning Process, Certificate of and has been featured on numerous local media platforms such as SABC 2's Growing Tomorrow, Sowetan, Mirror, MALA FM, GCR FM, CAPRICORN FM among others.
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Musa Shibambu
South Africa
Entrepreneurship musa@musag.co.za
"I am able to work well on my own initiative and can demonstrate the high levels of motivation and professionalism required to meet the tightest of deadlines."
Musa
I am a young African businessman who is quick to grasp new ideas and also to develop innovative and creative solutions to problems. Even under significant pressure, I possess a strong ability to perform effectively. I can coordinate and work with different people and work effectively in teamwork. Strategy, management, analytical, communication, decision-making, responsibility and problem solving is my field of expertise. I am an advisory board member of Power and Electricity World Africa, Founder and CEO of Musa G Capital, Director and co-founder of Afrika Green Energy Solutions and director and co – founder of Digital Insurance Economic Freedom for Africans Global systematic village I started my career in the financial and service sector as a business intelligence strategy architect at FNB corporate and later became the head of business intelligence at Super Group (Fleet Africa). After many years in corporate coupled with a post graduate qualification measuring in business strategy and administration from business school, and having extensive exposure to the strategic initiatives, Investment, financial services and business field, with emphasis to energy efficiency, Business Intelligence, business development and insurance I developed business acumen while having the technical know-how through that I decided to go into business where I served at Eskom advisory board for Solar Water Heating System program and served on the advisory board for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the establishment of carbon credits trading platform. I consulted for MTN to implement the number recycle solution and distribution portal and also consulted for Hollard Insurance to implement a model to trace a lead to sale life cycle and also review the binder partner agreements as per FSB requirements.
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Lydia Hlongwane
South Africa
Civic Leadership hlongwanelydia96@gmail.com
"People stare at opportunities without them realizing and remain in a struggle instead of grabbing what they have and turning it into opportunity."
Lydia
I am a young vocal woman who believes in creating the change she wants to see in her own country. I am a motivational speaker, a social campaigner, and I am an anti-teenage pregnancy and rape activist. I am the founder and managing Director of the I.C.A.R.E organisation and the co-owner of 9Concepts. I am the voice behind the Woman against Rape movement. I believe that people in the world do not trust themselves to achieve what other people can achieve.

I have studied Local Government Management majoring in finance and local governance at the Tshwane University of Technology, and I am currently studying towards a psychology degree. I have also studied financial facilitation with Operation Hope. I am an award winner of the Gauteng Team Leader prize, was recognized as the best secretary in student leadership, hold a certificate for the most participating first year and the best first year by first years at university, hold a certificate in being the best public speaker in the region and have been recognized as the best poetry writer.
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Tebogo Brilliant Ledwaba
South Africa
Public Management and Governance tebogobrilliant@yahoo.com
"My aim is to leave this world and our earth looking brighter, stronger, cleaner and a lot more beautiful than it is now."
Tebogo
My name is Tebogo Ledwaba. I am 30 years old and am single. I am working for the Tshwane North College as a contracted lecturer for Governance. I am natural and positive. My aim is to leave this world and our earth looking brighter, stronger, cleaner and a lot more beautiful than it is now. I am an Existentialist, seeing life as absurd (illogical), but at the same time recognizing that man as totally free to make himself what he wills in the face of this absurdity. My qualifications are as follows: a National diploma in Road traffic and municipal police management (Road Safety) and a Certificate in criminology and victimology both obtained at the Tshwane University of Technology. I also have a certificate in business entrepreneurship obtained at the University of Pretoria.
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Wanda Gumede
South Africa
Entrepreneurship gumedewanda@gmail.com
"I want to add value in other peoples’ lives. I want to take what I have learned back home and be able to implement all that I have studied."
Wanda
Firstly I consider it to be a privilege for me to be accepted by such a huge and prestigious organization. Secondly I want to learn from other participants who are in my line of work and be open to other views as well. But most importantly I want to add value in other peoples’ lives. I want to take what I have learned back home and be able to implement all that I have studied.
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Tebogo David Maahlamela
South Africa
Public Management and Governance maahlamelatd@webmail.co.za
"I strongly believe that to say that 'youth are the future of the continent' does not mean or have to mean that they have nothing to contribute to the present."
Tebogo David
David w a Maahlamela is a poet, writer and a literary scholar from Mankweng in Limpopo who has authored four books, one of which is published by the UNISA Press in 2012. He is a recipient of several literary national literary accolades, including the PanSALB Multilingualism Award for his role in the development and promotion of Sepedi/Sesotho sa Leboa. He is a board member of the National Arts Council of South Africa for which he chairs the Literature Panel, and he is a member of the internal Audit and Risk Committee. He is also a board member of the National English Literature Museum for which he chairs the Finance Committee. David uses literature as an educational and awareness catalyst in addressing and redressing pressing societal issues, with education, hunger, poverty, artistic entrepreneurship and climate change as his current focus areas. He strongly believes that to say 'the youth is the future of the continent' does not mean or have to mean that they have nothing to contribute to the present. David is currently a PhD Candidate at Rhodes University.
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Ephenia Nkgopeleng Matebane
South Africa
Public Management and Governance ladykgopie@yahoo.com
"My world view is that we live in interesting times; we are given opportunities everywhere we look to tell our own stories and effectively change the world we live in."
Ephenia
I am a young ambitious woman, born and bred in the rural province of Limpopo, South Africa. I am currently employed as a monitoring and evaluation officer in the Office of the Executive Mayor in Rustenburg, North West Province. I am an advocate for children and child rights.

I am passionate about education and keeping young people in school at all costs. I have a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from University of Pretoria, a certificate in Citizen Participation and Inclusive Local Governance from The Hague Academy, and I am currently studying a degree in Public Administration at the University of Johannesburg with an emphasis on Municipal Governance. In my work as a monitoring and evaluation specialist, I have been able to see results on interventions provided to the target audiences that I have worked with. This always gives me great satisfaction, knowing that I have been part of a team that changed / changes people’s lives.
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Gandokazi Kolisa Stenge
South Africa
Civic Leadership g.stenge@gmail.com
"As the youth of today, we are the leaders of tomorrow and as women, we must nurture and give back life into young people."
Gandokazi
My name is Gandokazi Stenge, I was born in a small town called Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, a province where great leaders and change agents are born. I am young lady who is passionate about her province especially in youth and women’s development. am employed full time at Manxiwa Group (Electrical Contractors), and part time I run my own business, Ukuu Consulting. Ukuu Consulting is a 100% black female owned company. We are a global brand experience agency and communications company, which specialises in creating and igniting experiences that change perceptions and inspire action. I mentor 5 young dynamic young women, making sure that they unleash their fullest potential in life. I also volunteer at CHOC SA, and I am also part of Duncan Village Project, where we run soup kitchens for the community, train schools on health awareness and life skills, and mentor the learners and educate their families. We also adopted a campaign, Take a Girl Child To Work, we select 50 girls form disadvantaged areas and collaborate them with companies to give them a taste of potential career paths.

The world has become such a noisy place and in order for us to move forward we need to be aware and embrace our weaknesses, the world is too focused in individualism. I have a diploma in Project Management from Varsity College, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Studies from University of Pretoria and I am currently doing my Diploma in Psychology from The Southern African College of Applied Psychology.
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Samantha Marx
South Africa
Entrepreneurship sam@hellopretty.co.za
"Soon is not good as now." - Seth Godin
Samantha Marx
The YALI program offers high-quality training from world reknown educators. Who wouldn't be inspired and excited at the prospect of having access to that!

As someone without a tertiary education, and with a very active business to run and grow, the intense four-week program sounded perfect to fill in some gaps in my knowledge while still allowing me to keep my business running without interruption.
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Mpho Maganganyane Matentsi
South Africa
Public Management and Governance mmatentsi@gmail.com
"I believe that the world is becoming one due to technological advancement."
Mpho Matentsi
I am an enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated man who does everything with a sharp focus. I work as a community development worker for the Department of Cooperative and Governance Affairs in Gauteng (COGTA).

I promote educational activities and I also organize leaderships and internships for young people who cannot find employment.

The world is becoming one due to technological advancement. I graduated with a Diploma in Youth Development, a Higher certificate in management and am currently studying BA in Public Administration and Government.
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Neo David Diale
South Africa
Public Management and Governance neo.diale@ananzi.co.za
"The world is complicated, has different cultures and many people with different theories and people who are opinionated."
Neo Diale
I was born and bred in the Tzaneen area called Metz (South Africa). I went to school from Sub A (Grade 1) up to matric (grade 12). I am a soft spoken person that is sometimes being mistaken for being a coward. I'm a thinker and hard worker who is always dedicated to what he is up to.

I work for the Department of Justice as an Assistant Registrar at the Ritavi Regional Court (based in Nkowankowa) and I volunteer at the Black Management Forum (student chapter) since 2002 and I have led it in all the capacities with the exception of presidency .

I am involved in politics and fighting for bread and butter issues e.g. alcohol abuse and lack of resources in the education field, particularly basic education, and human rights issues in the legal sense.

I have a matric and Certification in Computer Literacy from the University of Limpopo (2003). I am currently studying for an LLB with UNISA.
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Precious Nosipho Ntshangase
South Africa
Entrepreneurship mydestinymd8@gmail.com
"TMy world view is current communities are more liberated and willing to come together and work together as one."
Precious Ntshangase
My name is Precious Ntshangase. I’m a Managing Director of a company, Mydream Mydestiny (pty) Ltd., which specializes in organising educational workshops/seminars for our young rural girls raising awareness on available careers or field of study and raising awareness on study opportunities and bursaries due to the high rate of pregnancy, HIV/Aids, alcohol abuse and early school drop outs. We are working with grade 10 to grade 12 learners in different local high schools, both boys and girls. I train unemployed youth in Business and Entrepreneurship. We have interacted with approximately 1800 learners. However we would like to increase the number of learners and schools too.

In 2013 I joined the YALI Network and I'm dedicated to teaching others about YALI offerings including YALI online courses as well. I have created a Facebook group called YALI Network face2face KwaZulu Natal with more than 140 members and I have trained more than 30 youth in Mandeni on Business and Entrepreneurship.

I Matriculated in 2000, I completed a Diploma in Office Management and Technology from Durban University of Technology, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from MANCOSA.
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Sithembile Patience Ndlovu
South Africa
Civic Leadership Sthera24@gmail.com
"I believe people can be the best that they can be if provided with the right opportunities."
Sithembile Patience Ndlovu
My name is Sithembile Ndlovu. I am a qualified Child and Youth Care Practitioner and a young Social Entrepreneur from Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I am a co-founder of Sithuthukile Pre School and Eliny’ithuba NPO. I aim to educate, advocate, empower and improve the lives of children and youth in underprivileged circumstances.

I holds a National Diploma in Child and Youth Development and a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Child and Youth Development from the Durban University of Technology. I have volunteered at Pinetown Girls High School providing counselling and activity programming for the learners, and also volunteered at the 21st International AIDS conference in 2016. In 2016 I was selected as one of the top 10 young social entrepreneurs in South Africa to join Monash South Africa’s MSALEAD yearlong fellowship program.

I work towards fighting new HIV infections, gender based violence, Human rights and advancing youth leadership skills by volunteering my time to a range of organisations. I am an Ambassador for Progressive Youth Africa, a member of SADC youth network, Ethekwini Youth Sector and facilitate Social Entrepreneurship trainings in and around Durban with a purpose of changing the status quo in underprivileged communities.
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Legohang Ramasika
South Africa
Civic Leadership lramasika@yahoo.com
"My dream is to see africans becoming more developed in terms of there daily lives ."
Lebohang Ramasika
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Jabulisa Ngubane
South Africa
Public Management jabulisan@gmail.com
"As a leader want to create a world where the civil leaders take accountability for the goals of the community and responsibility for their roles in society and prosperity for all is the order of the day."
Jabulisa Ngubane
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Vusi Sipho Mahlangu
South Africa
Entrepreneurship mahlanguvs@aol.com
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Masala M Mudzusi
South Africa
Civic Leadership info@mutshedzifoundation.org.za
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Mbongeni Innocent Dlamini
Swaziland
Entrepreneurship foretaste.dimensions@gmail.com
"The world is a place field with all possibilities and future only waiting for the young minded to take control of it and produce the best of it."
Mbongeni Dlamini
My name is Mbongeni Innocent Dlamini, I am a young highly motivated and dynamic individual with strong leadership skills and willingness to learn,. I am also goal oriented and take a keen interest in problem solving. I am working at eworld technology group in Swaziland, a growing IT firm, as an IT expert. I also run a project called efarm which focuses on bringing awareness and information to farmers and capturing their data and areas of their commodities thus intending to make them be available online for the benefit of investors and also to market their produce directly available to markets.

I hold an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology. I've earned honors recommendation as an initiator of technology in agriculture as a result of the efarm project. I've worked with schools and introduced an automated reports system which has helped 5 high schools in Swaziland to capture their students’ data in a data system. I've also been able to follow YALI Network where I have got about 8 certificates online based on different areas of learning including business and entrepreneurship.
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Mlamuli Bheki Maseko
Swaziland
Civic Leadership mlamuli.sunstar@gmail.com
"Unless people are truly committed to change and achieving the one common good, the world will crumble. Too many lies and misperceptions are the main cause of conflicts In the world."
Mlamuli Maseko
I am a young, passionate, dynamically driven young individual. I am a diverse individual: Business developer, entrepreneur and curious seeker. Currently I’m employed by Sun Star Properties as the Operations & Business Development Manager. Socially I’m a co-partner of an organization that aims to alleviate hunger and poverty, access to education to poor girls at community levels. In our organization on Sundays I get a chance to address our local church congregation of around 500 people to sensitize the issue of hunger and request financial funding and material donations. I am also a member of the newly formed Swaziland Real Estate Authority, which seeks to engage government to regulate the Real Estate Industry.

Truth/False/Perception: All these exist in one resource of limited resources. Unless people are truly committed to change and achieving the one common good, the world will crumble to dust and be a lifeless form. Too many lies and misperceptions are the main cause of conflicts In the world.

I have a Diploma in Business Management from Cambridge College, Certificates in Poultry Production and Health and Safety - KZNPI, a Certificate in Understanding Climate Change – YALI ONLINE COURSE. I received 3rd prize Award in 2012 Swaziland International Trade Fair - Big Business Category.
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Stephen Mukuka
Zambia
Entrepreneurship stevenmukuka@live.com
"My worldview includes my beliefs about the existence and nature of God, my beliefs about the nature and purpose of Man to create responsible leadership to his/her community. A community of equal opportunities for all."
Stephen Mukuka
I am a motivational speaker, a Life coach and a “Business talk therapist”. I Believe all things are possible provided belief is present. I am an academician workins as a lecturer at Cavendish University Zambia. I am a life coach and involved in entrepreneurship and political leadership. I hold the following qualifications; MBA generic, MBA marketing, IPGDMS, BA missions, BA Masscom, BSC Project Management, PGD Teaching Methodology for higher institutions, Adv.dip Business Studies, Dip HRM, Dip Marketing.
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Ebby Mkandawire
Zambia
Entrepreneurship ebbymka@yahoo.com
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Muchindu Kabunda
Zambia
Public Management muchindu.kabunda@gmail.com
"The world is a very beautiful place; if we could cooperate with less selfishness, we would reduce war, corruption and tribalism, and achieve millions of our goals for the world as whole."
Muchindu
I am an energetic young Zambian man. I love people, I love adventure and to travel. I love to read, swim and socialize with my friends; I love to work extremely hard, because I believe through hard work anything is possible. I am self-employed, running my own car wash and shops. I also volunteer in the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). I am a youth activist, striving hard to create more jobs for young people. I don’t believe that leadership positions should only go to the elderly when three quarters of the population is made up of young people. I have attained a diploma in Gender and Developmental Studies and am currently pursuing a degree in banking and finance. I am proud to have already established some businesses in my country, and look forward to using my degree to continue to advance my society.
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Peter Steve Ngabwe
Zambia
Public Management Peterngabwe@gmail.com
"If young leaders have the ability to inspire, influence others and participate in decision making on important developmental issues, then we can reshape Africa's economy and the world at large."
Peter
I was born in Lusaka in 1993 and was raised by my mother, a strong single mom. I attended Kamwala high school, and graduated from Copperstone University in 2013 with a Merit Diploma in occupational safety and health environment. I have always been inspired by people who achieve their goals and launch successful businesses. Watching those succeed around me has taught me to be a more serious and straightforward person, God fearing, determined and focused. I was working for a construction company as a safety officer before I came for the YALI RLC Southern Africa programme, but I had to resign because my employer could not let me participate.

It is my ambition to help change or develop our societies. I plan to join a movement that will address climate change, support community development and inspire youth to achieve their goals. If young leaders have the ability to inspire, influence others and participate in decision making on important developmental issues, then we can reshape Africa's economy and the world at large. The world’s development is slowly improving, and the recently finalized Sustainable Development Goals provide a goal for us all to achieve.
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Alice Mambwe Chola
Zambia
Civic Leadership alicemcola@gmail.com
"I believe all human beings should be respected and treated equally despite their HIV status or gender."
Alice
I am an energetic lady with a keen sense of humor who embraces change and growth. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education, as well as certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistical Analysis for Social Science and Peer Education. I volunteered for the HIV/AIDS UNZA Response Office which raises awareness on prevention of HIV, provides information on sexual reproductive health rights and services, HIV testing and counselling, and conducts training for peer educators enabling them to serve as change agents in their communities.

I am a passionate HIV and gender activist. I believe all human beings should be respected and treated equally despite their HIV status or gender because all human beings have the potential to change the world in one way or another, in big ways or small ways. To achieve global development, every human being has to realise their potential to change the world in their own way, through big or small actions. By being responsible leaders and taking ownership for our own actions, relationships, education and skills development, and be getting involved to changes policies, then we will succeed in achieving the greater good.
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Anita Kalumba Kalumba
Zambia
Public Management anitakay2012@gmail.com
"I have a passion for working work with youth and putting all my capacities and resources towards promoting global development."
Anita
My name is Anita Kalumba. I’m from Zambia and I have a passion for working work with youth and putting all my capacities and resources towards promoting global development. I am currently studying at the University of Zambia, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Information science and public administration.

In my free time, I volunteer for the Young Men Christian Association, which is committed to empowering youth to participate in community affairs, and benefiting the nation as a whole. It is the efforts of youth that will ensure a rich multicultural global environment.
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Pezo Ellie Lufunda
Zambia
Entrepreneurship Lufundap@yahoo.com
"These days I think people are in a state of confusion, because so much is happening. People are wondering what will be the outcome, and if they will live to see that outcome, and if it will be positive or negative."
Pezo
My name is Pezo Lufunda and I'm an entrepreneur. I am currently studying management and information systems. I’m also part of a young women's group that seeks to motivate, inspire and nurture young women to their full potential. I'm involved with an organization called “Positive Runway: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, and organization dedicated to combatting HIV/AIDS worldwide.
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Ketty Nangoyi
Zambia
Entrepreneurship louisenangoyi@yahoo.com
"I believe that we the people have a duty to invest in change for the betterment of the future."
Ketty
My name is Ketty Nangoyi, and I live in in the Lusaka Province of Zambia. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Banking and Finance. I was selected to served as Vice Chair of my university’s drama club, as well as in upper management of the Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists club.

I am self–motivated, determined, reliable, focused, hardworking and committed to meet deadlines. I am disciplined, I have good interpersonal skills, and I’m able to work with minimum supervision. I believe in putting my best into everything I pursue. I am willing to learn new things in order to develop new areas of competence, and I love contributing to and working in a team oriented environment.

I am working as an Executive Administrator at Arkad Business Solutions. I am part of a vocational club at my church that allows me to do charitable work and help illiterate adults. I believe that we the people have a duty to invest in change for the betterment of the future.
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Clementina Phiri
Zambia
Public Management and Governance clesoft87@gmail.com
"I view the world in partnership and collaboration to bring about change and development in everything that we do."
Clementina
I am a social being who always wants to learn from other people and adapt to the environment where I am working. I love getting to know people from a community; learning from them and also motivating and inspiring fellow young people. I work at the Pride Community health organisation as a youth program coordinator where I mentor young people in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and rights. I also conduct HIV life skills programs for vulnerable children in government schools.

I volunteer at the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia in the field of sexual and reproductive health rights and am a youth female representative on the Planned Parenthood board. I am also involved with the national Youth Action Movement (YAM). I am committed to the fields of sexual and reproductive health and rights and I network with community leaders who can influence change in the community such as headmen and councillors.
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Esther Mubanga
Zambia
Entrepreneurship esthermubang@gmail.com
"As I look around me, I see inequality in all aspects of life; people don’t get equal education, we have so many selfish leaders. I work to change this."
Esther
I am a cheerful and social person. I love people in general, regardless of people’s backgrounds and achievements. My goal is to see people happy and impact their lives positively. I hold certificates in purchasing and supply, aviation medicine, aviation security, crew resource management, fire fighting, cabin crew, dangerous good, safety emergency procedures.

I currently serve as a Country Ambassador for an organisation called PYAFRICA which helps to identify youth that need help. I lead my group members, chair meetings and also serve as a Vice Chairman in the disciplinary committee. I am actively involved with several NGOS focussing on education for all young people. I have successfully encouraged other people to join these NGO in various volunteer works and help them work as a team.

As I look around me, I see inequality in all aspects of life; people don’t get equal education, we have so many selfish leaders. I work to change this.
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Mutale Basilio Ng’andu
Zambia
Entrepreneurship basiliomutale@gmail.com
"I view the world as a place of opportunity—a place where each one of us is given a chance to dream and realise our dreams and potentials, a place of abundance."
Mutale
My name is Mutale. I’m Christian, I love cooking, reading in my free time, and enjoying solitary moments to do a lot of thinking on all the issues that effect my life. I’m happy alone and around people. I always learn new things and I have five siblings.

I have a BSc in Marketing, and while in university I served in a variety of committees in one of the fellowships on campus. During my last two years at university, I served in leadership roles, serving as General Treasurer for one of the fellowships on campus.

I am passionate about changing the minds of youths from depending on others to knowing that I can do it myself, and changing perceptions in business. I’ve done volunteer work helping with marketing and promoting business ethics.

I view the world as a place of opportunity-a place where each one of us is given a chance to dream and realise our dreams and potentials, a place of abundance.
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Shoziwe Mbewe
Zambia
Entrepreneurship shoziwe@yahoo.com
"I’m a friendly and loving person whose desire is to make positive change in whatever I do."
Shoziwe
I am a passionate Christian woman. I’m down to earth and strive to make other people’s lives better when I’m given the opportunity. I’m a friendly and loving person whose desire is to make positive change in whatever I do.

I am an accountant by profession, and I volunteer advocating for rights for the disabled children in my community. I am involved in sensitizing human rights at a national level, and in the future I hope to take this campaign globally.

I view the world as a global village which has pros and cons associated with it, and each person has their own perspective about it.

I have a Diploma in Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and I am currently completing ACCA part II and a Degree in Accountancy. I have three years work experience so far in accounting.
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Nchimunya Nedziwe
Zambia
Public Management and Governance nchimunyann@gmail.com
"My view of the world is that it is a global village in which each one has a role to play to make it a better and safer place for all."
Nchimunya
Nchimunya works for the National Pension Scheme Authority as a Legal Assistant. Her work involves raising awareness among parents on the importance of saving and collecting a monthly pension instead of a lump sum to secure their children’s future thereby preventing an influx of street children.

Her view of the world is that it is a global village in which each one has a role to play to make it a better and safer place for all. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Zambia and is currently studying with the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education.
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Chibo Mwewa
Zambia
Public Management and Governance mwewachibo@gmail.com
"I strongly believe that we can all make the world a better place if we all take up our own responsibility."
Chibo
I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Energy and Environmental management from C.B.U and Cavendish University respectively. At C.B.U. I was a student activist, and served as Workers Union Chairperson. I’m currently working as a process controller at LaFarge Zambia based in Chilanga. I strongly believe that we can all make the world a better place if we all take up our own responsibility. I’m a Christian by faith and actively strive to promote the Ubuntu Movement as a tool to attain racial and gender equality.
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Masauso Lipah
Zambia
Civic Leadership lipahms@yahoo.com
"I view the world as a WONDER, full of opportunities where everyone can contribute positively in any way."
Masauso
I work as an Assistant Researcher in the field of Wildlife Biology with the Zambian Ministry of Lands Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. I was born and bred Zambian. I grew up in a small mining town called Chililabombwe. I was raised to believe in myself and directed towards positive change. I joined the Ministry as a voluntary intern in 2015, and since then I have acquired a lot of skills and knowledge in Natural Resource Management. I believe that efficiency in utilization of natural resources is key to sustainable development.

I started an organization called I. SEE in 2012 which inspires young people to care for the environment, and provides a place where they can share ideas and skills for better practice of conservation and good environmental practices. I obtained my BSc Degree in Wildlife Management in 2014, and I participated in various initiatives related to environmental protection during my Varsity days. I advocate for a clean environment in my country, and I hope to spread environmental awareness within my country and around the world so we can leave the mantle of positive change for future generations.
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Dennis Changala Chintelelwe
Zambia
Civic Leadership dennischintelelwe@gmail.com
"The world is under human control; thus, both positive and negative change depend on humans. I can change the world."
Dennis
Dennis Changala Chintelelwe was born in 1986 in Luwingu, Zambia. He completed his primary/basic schooling at Lwenge Basic School (1994-2003), senior grades at Luwingu Secondary School (2004-2006) and obtained a school certificate. He received certificates in community development and church ministry from the Sunset International Bible Institute at Mapepe Bible College (2011-2012). Ultimately he graduated with Bachelor’s Degree majoring in theology with an emphasis on Organisational Leadership from the African Christian College (2013-2015). He is currently doing subsistence farming and volunteers teaching New Life Behaviour Change sessions in the community.
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Robert Kayombo
Zambia
Public Management and Governance robertkayombo@ymail.com
"My worldview is that the world is an interesting global village full of untapped opportunities."
Robert
I am a young, ambitious man, ready to apply myself and take on new challenges. I am involved in raising awareness campaigns on environment conservations, climate change awareness strategies and conservation agriculture, voter and election sensitization, HIV/AIDs and gender based violence (GBV). I work as a part-time science teacher, volunteer to serve the Ngombe PTA Community School as a board member, volunteer as an Assistant Education Secretary at my local school, and serve as a Junior Secondary School Integrated Science Marker. I believe that challenges can propel you to excel in life amidst different cultures and languages. I graduated with a Grade12 GCE, a BSc in Forestry, and a Certificate in Teaching Methods. I’m currently studying for a MSc Economics and Finance. I’m also trained as an Election Monitor, Researcher and Polling Agent.
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Mushawa Mundia
Zambia
Entrepreneurship mushamushe@gmail.com
"I view the world as a global network of culturally, politically, religious and morally different people, playing different roles to come to a common cause."
Mushawa
I am Mushawa Mundia, a Zambian citizen. I am a modest person who likes interacting and is generally friendly. I believe we all have opportunities, irrespective of our field of endeavor. As hobbies, I like playing chess and following FIFA football. I always thank God for everything, he defines my life through it all. Every step I reach I am thankful and I always ask “what more could he do?” I do some work at Jive FM, which is a community radio station covering the Copperbelt region of Zambia and surrounding areas. I also run family a business and do volunteer works for the International Youth Fellowship (I.Y.F.). I am a member of activista Zambia which is part of an ActionAid global youth network and is currently working on a tax justice campaign. I have a degree in Business Administration. I have also completed studies in Actuarial Science. Currently, I am studying towards Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential. I am proud of my merit distinction in my Business Administration degree, and am motivated to study for the CFA because less than 10 people in my country hold the charter.
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Mwenda Mwenda
Zambia
Entrepreneurship mwenda06@gmail.com
"The world can be a better place to live in if we all become committed, and admit that we all need a common solution to all the world’s challenges."
Mwenda
My name is Mwenda Mwenda and I am a young Zambian man with a passion to lead people and help them achieve and realize their full potential thereby making a positive difference in their lives. I am an Accountant by profession and am currently working for PKF Zambia Chartered Accountants. I specialize in taxation. I hold a full Technician Certificate in Accountancy under the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).

I am currently involved in activities that seek to economically empower the ordinary citizen, especially women and youth. Despite the many challenges that we are currently facing, the world can be a better place to live in if we all become committed, and admit that we all need a common solution to all the world’s challenges.
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Mwila Chansa
Zambia
Civic Leadership mwila.chansa688@gmail.com
"My world view is that there are more than enough resources to make this world a better place. I believe that I am the change that I want to see in the world."
Mwila
I am a trained lawyer by profession working with Messrs Charles Siamutwa Legal Practitioners in the capital of Zambia, Lusaka. I am currently pursuing studies for my practicing certificate at the Zambia Advanced Institute of Legal Education (ZIALE) after which I hope to be admitted to the bar as an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia. I am currently working as a learner legal practitioner at Charles Siamutwa Legal Practitioners, one of the most prestigious law firms in Zambia.

Other than my legal work, I volunteer to teach adolescents in high schools in Lusaka on the basics of the Zambian justice system and its importance through a program called Street Law Zambia. In addition, I teach the young women in my home town (Kaputa District) about the disadvantages of early marriages as well as the importance of education. And lastly I am involved with providing legal aid clinics to juveniles and women through a pro bono legal aid clinic that the firm operates. I have a Bachelor of Laws degree and am currently pursuing my admission to the Bar once I successfully complete my training at ZIALE.
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Ackson Joseph Mwanza
Zambia
Public Management and Governance acksonjmwanza@gmail.com
"The world is a global village and no one country can exist and develop without other countries. The world is like one big country separated in some cases by imaginary boundaries. We all depend on each other and need to work together towards common good."
Ackson
My names is Ackson Joseph Mwanza and I am a Zambian young leader. I come from a humble background and happen to be the second to last born in the family of nine with 5 girls and 4 boys. I am a cool, calm, collected, fun, hard working, self motivated, dynamic, ambitious and diligent people person. I am a government employee who works as Senior Agricultural Officer (SAO) for the Chirundu district in the Ministry of Agriculture heading the Department of Agriculture. I am attached as an alumnus to Young Christian Students (YCS) movement which aim to improve students’ world and the National Movement of Catholic Students (NMCS) which urges students to stand together for what they believe by promoting the core values of Catholicism and humanity. I am involved with charity work with orphanages and prisons working with The University of Zambia Chaplaincy and Prisons Fellowship respectively.

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences (BSc Agric) from the University of Zambia, a Certificate in Information Communication and Technology (ICT), both grade nine and grade twelve school certificates. I was the best pupil academically from grade eight to grade twelve and I served as the School Head boy in grade twelve. I won the Zambia Sugar Plc (Illovo Sugar Group Subsidiary) student scholarship scheme and was sponsored by the company in University from third year to fifth year (2010-2013).
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Darwin Malwele
Zambia
Civic Leadership darwinforJesus@yahoo.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Darwin
Darwin is a forward thinking astute and result oriented person and full time committed Christian.
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Aubrey Chipapa
Zambia
Entrepreneurship auchzambia@mail.com
"The world is global community where people can work hard to improve the economy while caring for nature embracing peace."
Aubrey
Aubrey Chipapa is a hardworking, enthusiastic, trustworthy and energetic young man with an ambition to effect positive change for the youth and the community by working together for a common goal. I work as a volunteer in an organization aimed at empowering young high school graduates with the skills, entrepreneurship, business knowledge— and if possible lobby for funds—to implement their individual / group projects. We inspire every young person be part of the fight against poverty through participation in self-employment and the positive participation of youth and community members in developmental activities affecting their wellbeing. Youth activities include public place clearing, HIV/AIDS campaigns, employment creation etc.

The world is global community where people can work hard to improve the economy while caring for nature and being mindful of side effects like climate change, and embracing peace, love and oneness to achieve positive results. I graduated with a Diploma in Business Management and Administration Studies, a Certificate in Information Technology, an award in business skills for youths by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in conjunction with the Zambia Development Agency.
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Linda Mwila Chibesa
Zambia
Entrepreneurship linda.chibesa@cidrz.org
"I am passionate about healthy societies because they translate to wealthier societies. The world is full of opportunities for success; it is an exciting era to be a young person today."
Linda
I work at the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia; (CIDRZ) as a manager overseeing the Lab Business Initiative. With a background in Molecular Biology and Genetics, I have a Master’s in Public Health degree and am half way through a Master’s of Business Administration degree.

I have spearheaded the establishment and development of the Lab Business Initiative, which has gone from inception to having 67 clients, 13 direct reporting staff, revenue of USD55,000/month, and its services are still expanding. I am passionate about healthy societies because they translate to wealthier societies. The world is full of opportunities for success; it is an exciting era to be a young person today.
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Angela Bobo Lungu
Zambia
Civic Leadership angelabobo25@yahoo.com
"My world view is that the world is a global village where there should be love and reconciliation, and unity amongst our leaders, with all focusing towards achieving a common goal."
Angela Bobo
I am a project manager, Researcher and Educator; in short I am a change maker. I volunteer in advocating for issues that affect women in the area of HIV and Aids, Gender based violence, women empowerment, Leadership and Development, and social activism. My world view is that the world is a global village where there should be love, reconciliation, no division, a world where there should be unity amongst our leaders, with all focusing towards achieving a common goal. I hold a Bachelor’s of Art with Education degree from the University of Zambia and am currently pursuing my Honours Degree in Development Studies with the University of Zambia (UNISA) with an emphasis on Gender and Development.
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Debbie Kangombe
Zambia
Public Management and Governance debbiekangombe@hotmail.com
"I see the world as a collection of opinions, beliefs, attitudes and practices that each needs to be acknowledged and respected."
Debbie
I am a young woman on a mission to work with girls so that they are able to realize their potential and pursue their dreams of what they want to become in future. I am currently serving as a project Coordinator for an adolescent girl’s empowerment project with the Young Women’s Christian Association of Zambia (YWCA). My kind of activism is mainly at the community level where mentors are trained to be able to pass on life and health skills information to girls in their respective communities. I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Zambia, and a certificate in planning monitoring and evaluation from the University of Zambia and a certificate in information systems and programming from the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA).
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Michael Kwibisa Masupelo
Zambia
Entrepreneurship masupelo@hotmail.com
"I view the world as a global village which unfortunately does not provide equal opportunities for all. I am challenged to make a personal difference in creating opportunities for people around."
Michael Masupelo
I am a Leader who is passionate about making positive changes in the world around me. I am currently CEO/Founder at Innovati Resources Limited an ICT sourcing Distribution and Consulting Company, Agilis Global Sourcing an Energy Solutions company and Rapidus Africa a Physical Security and Business Automation company. I am a Chartered Marketer by Profession, hold a Master’s of Science Degree in Marketing, a Diploma in Computers and Da iploma in Public Relations.

I have 10 years experience in B2B Sales, Business Collaboration, Business Turn Around Strategy, Customer Acquisitions, Retention, C- level Stakeholder Engagement and Entrepreneurship. My main country of experience is Zambia but have had working visits in England, Scotland, Dubai, South Africa and Kenya. I view the world as a global village which unfortunately does not provide equal opportunities for all. I am challenged to make a personal difference in creating opportunities for people around.
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Simon Mumba Banda
Zambia
Entrepreneurship simonbanda24@gmail.com
"World is full of stingy people who do not what to share with the needy."
Simon Banda
Banda Simon Mumba is currently working for a joint programme run between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Ministry of Community Development as a Project Accountant for the Meheba Refugee camp in North Western part of Zambia. His focus is on Gender Based Violence, HIV/AIDS and teaching refugees some basic financial management.

He holds a certificate in Accountancy (ZICA Technician), and is studying for Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Mulungushi University. Simon was awarded Accountant of the year due to some contracts that he managed.
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Christabel Chanda Mwango
Zambia
Civic Leadership mwangochristabel33@gmail.com
"My world view is, there is so much potential and positivism ideologies among the youth of today. I believe that if our leaders give us the space to be partners in the governance of the country they will empower us deeply and prepare us technically to be the better people they want us to be."
Christabel Mwango
I am a founder of International Youth Diplomats-Zambia, and a member of a number of youth organizations both at home and abroad. A fellow of the international political science association (IPSA), I'm in the technical advisory committee for the national youth development council Lusaka hub, a government agency that is mandated under an act of parliament to register all youth organizations in Zambia. I’m also a private consultant who writes project proposals, business plans and company profiles for different clients. In my free time I volunteer with Action for Children-Zambia, an organization that brings in street children back into the family within the community. I also lead a leadership challenge club at a primary school called DESAI PRIMARY SCHOOL in Lusaka. I am involved in youth advocacy, advocating for youth inclusion in the policy formulations, policy implementation and policy review of matters that directly or inter related to youth and young people.

My view of this generation is that we are ready we are available for responsible leadership because we know that even though our 193 leaders at the United Nations General assembly decided to decide for our next 15 years most of them will not still be leaders by then. The major part of the future lies in our hands. I don’t view the youths of today as bringing conflict and confusions to the government but as solution providers because we know what we exactly need. I have a diploma in human resource management from the national institute of public administration in Zambia (NIPA), a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Eastern European national university (EENU) Ukraine combined with a certificate in practical diplomatic studies from the Zambian institute of diplomacy and international studies (ZIDIS).
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Osborn Kabingu Mutapa
Zambia
Civic Leadership kabingu@gmail.com
"My world view is that the world desires responsible leadership that will drive the agenda of sustainable socio – economic transformation."
Osborn Mutapa
I am a youth social activist with 11 years experience in youth activism and youth Agriprenuer activism.

I am a social Agriprenuer managing an agricultural based company called KABINGU ENTREPRISES. We deal in sustainable green Agriculture. I believe in youth participation in Agricultural development.

I hold of a Diploma in social work and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Development Studies.
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Kelvin Chifulumo
Zambia
Civic Leadership kelchif@yahoo.com
"I believe that with concerted efforts all humanity can achieve a peaceable world."
Kelvin Chifulumo
I am a feminist , the founder of legally registered non-governmental organisation advocating for girls and women’s empowerment educationally, with rights and economically. The organisation's name is Educating Girls and Young women for Development (EGYD). I believe that with concerted efforts all humanity can achieve a peaceable world.

I have a BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business (Finance) President and founder of a legally registered organisation. I volunteered at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA2015) and was awarded a certificate of appreciation. I qualified as finalist trainee applicant to the Young African Leadership Initiative, and have sponsored Civic Leadership training in South Africa.
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David Chisulo
Zambia
Entrepreneurship zelofoods@yahoo.com
"There is an urgent need to change the direction in which the world business and political activities are going."
David Chisulo
I am an Entrepreneur and Media Sales Executive. I run a for processing company and also working full time for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (national TV and Radio station.
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Keith Mwenya
Zambia
Entrepreneurship keithmwenya@gmail.com
"I want to see a world full of possibilities, a world were each one is given a chance to own there dreams."
Keith Mwenya
My name is Keith Mwenya. I am a small scale entrepreneur in the green energy environment sector. I love innovation as it helps reach my target audience. I work for a tracking & weighing company in responsible for operations on their Zambian site. I also do volunteer works for the vulnerable at children's village. I am an Electronic Engineer by profession, with achievements in setting up a project in the mines used for weighing as well as advocating for all child education.
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Rangarirai Makuku
Zimbabwe
Public Management and Governance rangarirai.makuku@gmail.com
"It is my vision and ambition to overturn inequality in the world’s health sector."
Rangarirai
My name is Rangarirai Makuku. I am an enthusiastic medical student with a parched quest for creating innovative ways to improve people’s life styles. I am the Founder and Executive Chairman of African Community Health Trust, an organization that is changing the primary healthcare systems in underprivileged communities of Zimbabwe through health outreaches. I am also the Zimbabwean ambassador to United African Youth, advocating youth involvement in mainstream politics and socioeconomic structures. My vision is to create an equidistributional global health system for all, after overturning existing inequalities.
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Hlengiwe Mtetwa
Zimbabwe
Public Management and Governance mimosa0303@gmail.com
"Change does not have to be at a global scale, I can do all I can in my sphere of influence and bit by bit, I will reach my goal."
Hlengiwe
I am a young woman with a passion for progress and am willing to do whatever it takes to make a change in my community. I am an academic and am a teaching assistant of Political Science at the University of Zimbabwe. I also have worked with organisations like the UNFPA in programmes relating to the wellbeing of adolescents in my country. I am into Youth and Women’s activism and advocate for evidence based emancipation of women and youth in my country. I have worked with organisations like Young Women’s Leadership and SAYWHAT in a bid educate and empower young women and youth. My world view is that change does not have to be at a global scale, I can do all I can in my sphere of influence and bit by bit, I will reach my goal. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations.
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Tafadzwa Mandinyenya
Zimbabwe
Public Management and Governance tmandinyenya@yahoo.com
"I believe empowering strong and stable democratic institutions and democratic systems will help bring about sustainable development."
Tafadzwa
My name is Tafadzwa and I am a champion of democracy in Africa. I developed an interest in this field after being an eyewitness to the injustices and suffering of most people in African countries. I believe empowering strong and stable democratic institutions and democratic systems will help bring about sustainable development and attract more investors to the region. The concept Democracy is people centered (Demos means people) and thus a government by the people and for the people will help alleviate the suffering of most Africans. If we succeed, democratic mechanisms will promote economic, social and political progress among the African people respecting their values and dignity.

I graduated with a double major degree in International Studies as well as Criminology and Criminal Justice, an Honors Degree in International Studies (research on democracy in Africa focused at civil society and popular participation) and am currently studying for an MPHIL in International Studies (analyzing Chinese foreign policy post-Cold War). I am also a former President of the Zimbabwean Society (a student organization at Monash University), have also been part of the Monash Staff development program (tutoring certificate) and participated in the community engagement program organized by Monash.
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Gondai Ronald Bangidza
Zimbabwe
Public Management and Governance rbangidza@gmail.com
"My world view is that of one that is peaceful and has strong unity."
Gondai
My name is Gondai Ronald Bangidza and I come from Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. I currently volunteer for the National Junior Councils Association of Zimbabwe and hold the post of Secretary General. We are involved in encouraging youth participation at the local Government level through initiatives affiliated with the Ministry of local Government in Zimbabwe. I have received qualifications on HR systems, and my biggest achievement is writing a book on HR employees.
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Sign Hwete
Zimbabwe
Entrepreneurship signhwete1@gmail.com
"I place value in working with people from different backgrounds and departments."
Sign
Sign Hwete is a dynamic, committed, versatile and results-oriented professional with experience in the FMCG, Insurance, Transport, Higher and Tertiary Education sectors. My vision is to grow my own fast moving consumer goods distribution company, which I intend to build into a global company. I am also a versatile and creative person, a fast leaner and am always willing to learn new things. I place value in working with people from different backgrounds and departments. A holder of a Bachelor’s in Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing Management, a Master’s in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, a Graduate Development Diploma from Mandel Training Centre and an Executive Diploma in Business Leadership from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management.
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Edson Kapondo
Zimbabwe
Entrepreneurship edsonmudzanakapondo@gmail.com
"My experience has enabled me to identify and analyze challenges of the Zimbabwean economic meltdown."
Edson
Edson Kapondo is married with two beautiful daughters. I have community development working experience in Zimbabwe especially with rural communities focusing on various projects for unemployed and disadvantaged youths. I have made a good reputation in planning and implementing sustainable projects despite economic hardships. As an Executive Director for the Community Based Organization Vuka Uzenzele Trust (Wake and Do it yourself) and Vice President for The Joshua Generation, I have worked on a variety of income generating recycling projects and other community based sustainable skills training based projects.

My experience has enabled me to identify and analyze challenges of the Zimbabwean economic meltdown, the high rate of unemployment in the entire country and the lack of practical skills training centers in our community. I have been volunteering for Rose of Charity Orphanage and the above mentioned organizations. I finished my Ordinary Level in 2001 at Murambinda High School, and further attained two diplomas: 1) Sales Management and Marketing, 2) Resource Mobilization, Project Planning and Management.
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Lawrence Jengwa
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership lawrence.jengwa64@gmail.com
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
Lawrence Jengwa
Lawrence Jengwa works in the Education sector (high school) as a School Manager at a school in KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa, also teaching mathematics and physical sciences at the high school level. He has five years teaching experience; he’s a graduate in maths and statistics. Lawrence is also the founder of the Creative Youth Group, operating in South Africa, Harding, KZN and Zimbabwe, Kadoma, in the rural area of Sanyati. Creative Youth Group is a group of youth involved in community projects and educating young people with practical skills, like building, carpentry, plumbing, teaching maths and science to the high school kids, and many more. Lawrence has an Honours Degree in Mathematics and Statistics, a Diploma in IT, and is currently studying towards his statistics specialist qualification.
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Fortune Nkosilathi Mlalazi
Zimbabwe
Public Management and Governance mlalazif@gmail.com
"I believe that the world could be a better place if we have a good leadership."
Fortune Mlalazi
Fortune is a young man dedicated to being a ladder for others and help them towards achieving a conducive and enabling environment for young people, both in public management, civic leadership and private business. He has dedicated his life to political activism, however he also runs a private manufacturing business which specializes in school furniture, science work stations and computer labs. Political activism has been his life since 2001 after having realized how life was becoming hard every day for ordinary Zimbabweans as a result of bad leadership. The greatest belief that he has is that the world could be a better place if we have a good leadership. Fortune is a Marketing Executive currently studying for his Marketing Degree.
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Joel Tchombasi
Angola
Civic Leadership joeltchombosi@yahoo.com.br
"A good leader is not selfish and goes for a common goal."
Joel Tchombasi
Joel Dungula Senguindi Tchombasi is an educational professional with over 5 years of experience in non-profit organization activism. He is currently focused on people with albinism empowerment and protection. Currently, Joel has founded Fraternidade Albinísta, an Association which strives to empower and equip young people with albinism with essential life-skills as well as protect them from society's negative attitude, discrimination, and humiliation by overcoming barriers that hinder them from enjoying human rights. He is also the Secretary General Assistant of Pan African Albinism Alliance (PAAA). His main focus has been on imparting essential life-skills to young people with albinism, including literacy, problem-solving, communication, time management, learning strategies, computer literacy, English language skills, and creativity skills so that they can be successful in their personal life, as well as in their future careers.
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Nkembo Kiala
Angola
Civic Leadership chriskiala43@gmail.com
"As we conduct daily activities towards a conception of the good, it is important to remember that people make people."
Nkembo
Nkembo Chris Kiala hold a BSc in Politics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa with a triple major in Political Studies, International Relations and Public Administration. He served as departmental class representative for the Department of Political Sciences and as a mentor to first year students forming part of the stars mentorship program. In addition, Nkembo was elected as the Spokesperson for the Tuks Student Political Association. He holds a certificate in small and medium enterprise management from UNISA and a certificate in management from Tshwane University of Technology.

Furthermore, Nkembo completed two YALI Network online courses in understanding climate change and management strategies for people and resources. He currently work in Angola as a commerce assistant for Group Masters & Services. Nkembo has also formed part of the shapers Luanda hub, and teaches English to the youth in his community.
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Venceslau Jones
Angola
Civic Leadership jonesvenceslau@hotmail.com
"I believe in a power of a good conversation."
Venceslau
Venceslau Correia Joneshas successfully completed the YALI RLC-SA Programme. He is a university student and is doing his third year at Catholic University, where he is studying for a degree in law. His first achievement would have to be when he becomes a lawyer. Once the first achievement has been met, Venceslau would then be able to focus on the next one.
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Herbert Nunes
Angola
Public Management angolano3000@hotmail.com
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Oabona Sepora
Bostwana
Civic Leadership bonniesepora@yahoo.com
"Leadership is about driving change for a positive impact in an accountable and responsible manner."
Oabona
Oabona Sepora holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Botswana. In 2015 he was awarded a one year certificate in training of trainers on HIV, TB and Human Rights by ARASA in South Africa. In 2013, Oabona successfully completed a course in Social Innovation with RLabs. He has since been selected as the Botswana youth delegate to participate in the biggest international conferences such as the 2015 international conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Zimbabwe, the 2014 Skills Exchange Programme in Malawi, the UN Open House Symposium in Botswana, the 2014 SADC Queer Youth Exchange in South Africa and the 2013 International Youth Fellowship World Camp in Botswana. He is currently a coordinator for a Non-Profit Organisation called Care for the Future which advocates for the social, economic and human rights of young people in Botswana.
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Senikiwe Kgatlhegang
Bostwana
Civic Leadership ckgatlhegang@yahoo.co.uk
"A great leader is a good listener."
Senikiwe
Senikiwe Kgatlhegang is from Nkange, Botswana. She completed her Diploma in Environmental Health at the Institute of Health Sciences Lobatse Botswana. Senikiwe is a career driven and goal oriented woman. After graduating, Senikiwe started working in the Ministry of Health as a Port Health Officer in Kasane. She is the founder and vice chairperson of Sweet Angels Charity Organisation, an organisation whose primary mandate is to assist the disabled by helping them get equal opportunities. Senikiwe believes that DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY hence she wants to help them be the best that they can be. She is also a writer and through her books she reaches out to people who are going through difficulties during their youth. She writes from the heart and she writes about real life challenges as she wants people to read her books and say ‘This is exactly what am going through’ and learn or be encouraged by the book.
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Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile
Bostwana
Civic Leadership kkolkes@gmail.com
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Natasha Bukha
Bostwana
Entrepreneurship nbukha@gmail.com
"Being able to serve with those being led that it seems unclear to the bystander who the actual leader is."
Natasha
Natasha Mama Suwilanji Bukha holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the prestigious University of Botswana. After completing her undergraduate degree, she has had the opportunity to work with various organisations. Natasha interned with Light and Courage Centre Trust as part of her degree program. To serve her community, Natasha also volunteered with the National Association of Prevention of Starvation which is a missionary based association under the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Currently Natasha is working as a volunteer accounts officer at the Trust For Community Initiatives/ Botswana Homeless and Poor People’s Federation. This is a Non-Governmental Organisation focused on improving the livelihoods of the homeless and poor through community based groups.
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Mavis Nduchwa
Bostwana
Entrepreneurship mavisn3@yahoo.co.uk
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Keorapetse Mmoloki Gabatlhaolwe
Bostwana
Public Management mmoloki.gee@gmail.com
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Lesetse Nocawa Dhlula
Bostwana
Public Management lesetsedhlula@yahoo.com
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Nonofo Mbaakanyi
Bostwana
Entrepreneurship nono.mbaakanyi@gmail.com
"Leadership is not about having the right answers all the time; it’s about knowing your limit and being humble enough to accept help when you’re stumped."
Nonofo
Nonofo lives in a small town called Lobatse in Botswana. She studied for a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pretoria and is currently working as a medical officer at Goodhope Primary Hospital in Botswana, having also worked as a medical intern in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Her roles include being the Co-Head of the Outpatients Department at Goodhope Hospital, Human Papilloma virus vaccine rollout coordinator in the Goodhope district and a facilitator for the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses program. She also gives motivational talks at various high schools and has organized a health day at her local church.
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Abdillah Omar
Comoros
Civic Leadership aliomar_abdillah@yahoo.ca
"Leadership is a process of producing positive changes, setting a direction on aligning and motivating people."
Abdillar
Abdillah Ali Omar has worked at the Peace Corps in Comoros as a principal cashier for ten month since 2015 until now. Previously, he worked at the National Institute of Statistics and Demographic Studies (INSEED). He holds a Diploma of higher Specialist in Economic Policy Management (Master) from the University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), a Masters in Human Resources Management (Graduate School of Business and Management from Esup Dakar-Senegal and a Master of Business Administration and Management from Bigah University (ISAG) Niamey – Niger. His current leadership role is to promote women within a framework of equity and justice in his community, particularly the Muslim community. Abdillah also assists some women in creating small and micro enterprises in different sectors particularly in agriculture.
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Abdoussalam Goulam
Comoros
Civic Leadership abdoussalam_04@yahoo.com
"As a leader, I am not making orders. I just do and others follow."
Mohamed
ABDOUSSALAM MOHMAED GOULAM is from the village of Singani in Comoros. He attained his primary and high school degrees in Comoros until 2008. He then traveled to Kenya to learn English, pharmaceutical technology, entrepreneurship and communication. He was also teaching biology in high school before joining Hairu Fisheries Company, first in the fish processing department in charge of chemical treatments and then in the administration.

As an administration executive, he is in charge of the security department, gardening, landscaping and labor pool management in the main office and also in the nine community centers, the staff residence, the garage, the boat anchorage and the company fish market.
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Fatima Adame
Comoros
Civic Leadership adamfatima2001@yahoo.fr
"Never undervalue a trainee in favour of another. Be friendly with those you teach because you can also learn new things from them."
Fatima
Fatima Adame is a registered Nurse from Comoros Islands. After graduating from a Nursing School in Morocco in 2011, Fatima began working as a nurse at the Iranian Red Crescent, a community clinic. She is part of a women’s association in her village, in which she is in charge of communication and of recruiting new members. Her most recent project was to start a community college. She also tutors women in reading and writing skills in French and Arabic, which are their main official languages.
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Anick Riziki
Comoros
Entrepreneurship anick.ops@gmail.com
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway."
Anick Riziki
Anick Riziki is from Mutsamudu city in Comoros Island. After getting his high school diploma, Anick went to Nairobi to study and he graduated with a full time diploma in Food Science and Technology and a part time certificate in Technology of Specifics, Candle and Soap Technology.

Back in Comoros in 2009, he worked with the Coca Cola Company (COMCO). since 2011 he has worked with the Mutsamudu Terminal (ASC) in the operation department as a container controller. Outside of his professional work he plays the role of secretary in OUMA association which deals with cleaning the city and fighting against delinquency in Mutsamudu. And last but not least, Anick is the vice President of the Association of Former Comorian Students of East Africa.
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Mahamoud Ahamada
Comoros
Entrepreneurship ahamada.mahamoud@yahoo.fr
"Where we breathe there is hope and where we have a leader, hope multiply."
Mahamoud
Mahamoud Ahamada, born in the Comoros islands and holds a Bachelor degree in Economics. Mahamoud is currently completing his honours degree at the University of Pretoria this year. His most memorable and highest professional achievement is the participation as a delegate of Comoros at the Forum of China-Africa cooperation last year.

Elsewhere as a leader, he has led the establishment of two important organisation and associations. One was in his community (village), which has a primary objective to promote education and empower girls in the village where he was born. The other one was founded in the Republic of South Africa, called Comorian Association of South Africa, which supports and maintains unity among Comorians in South Africa.
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Souandou Ibrahim
Comoros
Entrepreneurship souradj4ever@gmail.com
"Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill, regarding the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations."
Souandou
Souandou Ibrahim is from Comoros Island. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology. After her exam of 12 standard in 2010, she went in India to pursue her studies. She completed 3 years of biotechnology at Madras University and 2 years of laboratory work . She is currently working in RCIS hospital following her completion of a 6 month training course in MSLCP laboratory. She also coordinates a women’s community groups in her countryside village.
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Mamalhape Matsoso
Lesotho
Civic Leadership mamahlapematsoso596@gmail.com
Mamahlape Matsoso is a 21 years old Mosotho girl born and raised in the capital town of Lesotho, Maseru. Having been raised in the royal family where her dad was a village chief, she acquired quite a number of leadership skills. Mamahlape is studying towards a degree in Geography and environmental science at Monash University, South Africa. She is founder of Essence of a woman, a foundation that seeks to put girls in school, especially less fortunate ones from rural Lesotho. The foundation also provides free after school tutorial lessons for pregnant ladies who are unable to attend school. Miss Matsoso is also former Miss world Lesotho 2013, represented Lesotho at the 63rd edition of miss world pageant. Upon completion of her studies or prior to finishing she wishes to one day come up with strategies that can help eradicate poverty in the community. 
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Ts’epo Piso
Lesotho
Civic Leadership pitsotsepo1@yahoo.com
"Leadership has no if’s, and’s, or but’s."
Ts’epo
Ts’epo Cyril Pitso hails from a small village of St. Monicas on the outskirts of the town of Maputsoe, in the district of Leribe, Lesotho. I have a background in economics from the National University of Lesotho.

I was inspired to apply by the belief that as an individual I can impact change that will benefit those in my community & country. I have had the chance to undergo training from a local NGO and have realised the importance of gender equity, which is in line with YALI’s Africa4Her pledges. I would like to take an active part in the empowerment of women & young girls in Lesotho.

I hope that through being a participant in the program, I will acquire essential, important & critical information as well as skills that will help me become a better leader in the civil track I have chosen. I also expect to learn as much as I can from the other participants as we share experiences & stories throughout the program. “Learning more requires sharing more.” I expect to be fully involved in all activities & to learn a whole lot more on leadership & influence.

After the program I hope that I will be able to share with, facilitate & train other young leaders in my community. The aim will also be to influence a behavioural change in the indirect beneficiaries of this program, being those in my country, Lesotho. I hope to get as many opportunities as possible to work with local NGO’s, CBO’s & faith based organizations in order to improve the lives of the most vulnerable population groups.
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Rethabile Joyce Phoofolo
Lesotho
Business and Entrepreneurship Development Phoofolothabi@gmail.com
"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. – John. C. Maxwell."
Rethabile
Rethabile Phoofolo is from the majestic mountain kingdom of Lesotho. She is currently enrolled for a BA Communication Science degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She owns 360 Communications a corporate communications company, which focuses on Brand Audit, Consumer behaviour research, and Media Audiences Research. In 2015 she conducted a brand Audit for Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) where recommendations from the research are currently being implemented. Rethabile is co-founder and general secretariat of an NGO called Forum for Career Awareness Associations that focuses on career guidance and youth development. She held the position of general secretariat from 2013 – 2014.
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Mpinane Catherine Lerotholi
Lesotho
Public Management and Governance mclerotholi@gmail.com
"Humility and Humanity are the epitome of a great Leader."
Mpinane
Mpinane Catherine Lerotholi is a Lesotho national. She holds a BA in History and Heritage Cultural Studies with a minor in Environmental History and Geography from the National University of Lesotho. Her work experience consists of interning for UNESCO Lesotho and three years volunteering for the cultural department, as heritage site preservation and conservation, celebrating international and national heritage holidays and assisting in youth based programmes on cultural education. She highlights co-founding an Organisation called Makholela Environment and Cultural Organisation (MECO) and being the Executive Chairman and acting Executive Officer who coordinates the work of all the Organs of the Organisation, responsible for the Organisations’ security and political affairs and establishes working relations with all stakeholders as her biggest achievement.
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Rapelang Kotelo
Lesotho
Public Management Rapelangk@gmail.com
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Andriamihaja Guenole
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship andriamihaja.guenole@gmail.com
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Jacquelin Elizara
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship elizarajacquelin@yahoo.fr
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Kiadinotoavina Ravel Herilanto
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship notoavina.ravel@gmail.com
"A child is as spark in gloom. One child on earth is still a hope; because humility leads to peace."
Notoavina
Notoavina Ravel comes from Madagascar. He is one of three the founding leaders of AYHAY Madagascar, a child educational leadership preschool that helps to develop a child’s capacities, talents and character traits through the Montessori Method. He is still pursuing his master degree in English For Specific Purposes, Applied Language, at the University of Antananarivo and his research study focuses on developing children’s leadership potential through active education. Notoavina is also a Group Leader at the interdenominational non-governmental Bible Study Organization: BSF International, in the Young Adult Class of Antananarivo, Madagascar, where he is entrusted with the privilege to facilitate, lead and care as a shepherd.
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Marie Christina Kolo
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship kolomchristina@gmail.com
"Leadership is inspire others positively and getting the best from them."
Marie Kolo
Marie Christina Kolo is a climate activist, a feminist and a social entrepreneur from Madagascar. She holds a Master degree in humanitarian and development project management. As a co-founder of the Indian Ocean Climate Network, a youth network, she was the coordinator of the regional Conference of Youth 11 Antananarivo and one of the 15 Youngo Global South Scholar at COP21. First youth delegate included in the national delegation at COP21, she is also the Madagascar Climate Ambassador for the Francophonie International Organization and the Ambassador of the Cop in her city project in Madagascar. Since December 2014, she has been a UN Youth Volunteer for UNDP in social and cultural mobilization of youth. Her main advocacy work is focused on youth inclusion. Her passion also lies in sports, particularly rugby, which she uses as an educational tool to raise awareness about gender issues.
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Vorihery Patricko Lahinirina
Madagascar
Entrepreneurship rico.tonda@gmail.com
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Mialitiana Rakotomady
Madagascar
Civic Leadership rmialitiana@gmail.com
"A good leader is one who knows how to manage, motivate and support his team to achieve together their goal."
Mialitiana
Mialitiana Rakotomady is doctor and co-manager at a private health center where her main activities are focused on managing the center, taking care of patients through medical consultations and programming information sessions and counseling. She is also a medical representative at SANOFI, a pharmaceutical laboratory.

Outside her professional work, she is an honorary president of a charitable association of doctors and medical students. The organization is engaged in the promotion of public heath in rural areas.

Her assignments include establishing short- and long-term projects of the association; finding sponsors and partners to help them realize their activities; ensuring medical consultations , vaccinations , and information sessions and counseling for hygiene, reproductive health , infections sexually transmitted as well as HIV/AIDS.
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NY Amboara Fiorenatsoa
Madagascar
Civic Leadership nfiorenantsoa@yahoo.com
"The younger you start, the greater you will achieve."
NY Fiorenatsoa
NY AMBOARA Fiorenantsoa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Transport and Logistics and an Associates’ degree in Finance and Accounting from the Higher Institute of Technology in Antananarivo. She recently completed a training for “Political and institutional Communication” by the National Assembly and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).

NY has been among the resource persons during the “National Girls Leadership Summit”; has volunteered for the regional Conference of Youth (COY-11) and has represented Madagascar to the 7th session of Youth Parliament of French-speaking countries. She has also worked for a project funded by World Bank as a Project Assistant.

Her current leadership role consists of interceding for Malagasy Youth at the Malagasy National Assembly as a « Young Parliamentarian » until 2017. Moreover, she volunteers for the local Scouts’ movement as a Chieftain.
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Raliniainjanahary Onja Sedera
Madagascar
Civic Leadership onjasedera90@gmail.com
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Rakotovao Felana Marie Annick Ghislaine
Madagascar
Civic Leadership felanarakotovao@yahoo.fr
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Ramamonjisoa Andon’ny Aina Mahery
Madagascar
Civic Leadership aina2071@gmail.com
"Think big, start little : by being the change you want to bring!"
Andon’Ny
RAMAMONJISOA Andon’Ny Aina Mahery is a social worker in a cleaning and waste management project. She majored in 3 fields at the University of Antananarivo: Sociology, Communication and Environmental impacts study. Currently, she leads a small association of environmental educators volunteering in public primary schools in order to awake environmental awareness within kids. After following a YALI online course about “Focus on Climate change”, she organized a “YALILearnEvent” at a public primary school in order to take part in “YALIGoesGreen”. One of her achievements is the “class recycling day”, a fun, interactive session for kids which she conceived to raise their awareness about the importance of “consuming biodegradable goods - reducing and recycling waste”.
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Ratsimamanga Andoniania
Madagascar
Civic Leadership ilaimeb@gmail.com
"I borrow and share the vision of Margaret Fuller, an American author “Today reader, tomorrow a leader."
Ratsimamanga
Ratsimamanga Andoniaina is inspired by the opportunity to network with other students and professionals from the around the world. She values the exceptional opportunity for exchanges of ideas and experiences.  She perceives this also as an occasion to learn best practices which she channels for her personal development.
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Valisolalao Claudia
Madagascar
Civic Leadership valisolalao@hotmail.fr
"A leader is the key. Learn, grow, share, inspire, unlock people’s potential, and together create impacts for a better world."
Claudia
Valisolalao Claudia works as a Service Point Advisor at DHL. She spends her spare time in activism. Claudia has been involved in scouting since the age of 5. She moved up the hierarchy levels of girl guiding and is currently a national commissioner in charge of rangers (girls from 16th to 25th), youth committee and advocacy. In 2005, she created an association of arts which focuses on social activities.

Guiding and art are part of her life. She has often had opportunities to participate in many workshops and trainings, those have allowed her to live unique artistic experiences and have given her the chance to meet people who have changed her life.
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Jeanne Tsavohitra
Madagascar
Public Management tsavohitra@gmail.com
"Today’s solution is tomorrow’s problem"
Jeanne
Jeanne Hortencia Pierrette TSAVOHITRA is from a historical tribe called Antemoro, a tribe located in the South East of Madagascar.

She has worked for several years as both an English teacher and as an executive assistant. Among the things she has learned from working are the importance of communication with customers and colleagues. Moreover, her job experience helped her develop an ability to deal with the public and she is still willing to learn.

Jeanne comes from a poor family; but as she was among the most intelligent girls at school, she received a scholarship called “Women Scholarship Program”; sponsored by USAID. To this day, she is grateful to have gotten the scholarship so she could attend university and study English.
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Justino Hermann Raharizoandrinirina
Madagascar
Public Management justinohermann@gmail.com
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Mirado Rakotoharimalala
Madagascar
Public Management mirado.community@gmail.com
"Give young people the opportunity to become Leaders. We can change the World."
Mirado
Mirado RAKOTOHARIMALALA completed hi degree in Management Studies at INSCAE Antananarivo. He has worked as a Communication & Marketing Manager of FMF since 2013. He represented Malagasy youth during the 48th Conference on Population and Development (CPD) held in the headquarter of the United Nations in New York last year. Mirado is also a member of the Lions Club Antananarivo Salanitra, and the Indian Ocean Climate Network (RCOI).

He is also the IYAFP (International Youth Alliance for Family Planning) Madagascar Country Coordinator and the Founding President of TANORA IRAY (One Young), a national association focused on SRHR. Finally, he was nominated for 120 Under 40, a new project that recognizes the accomplished, inspiring young people whose work is making a difference in family planning worldwide.
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Rindraniaina Rabearivony
Madagascar
Public Management rarinix21@gmail.com
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Asantesana Kamuyango
Malawi
Civic Leadership asantesanak@gmail.com
"Only the weak feel the need to intimidate others, a true leader never takes for granted the power of unity and collaboration."
Mirado
Asantesana is a state registered nurse from Blantyre, Malawi. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery obtained from the University of Malawi. She has three and a half years’ experience of working in public health programs, with particular focus on sexual reproductive health for young people. While she worked with family planning association in Malawi, she helped in creating by-laws to end child marriage and led a mentorship program that encouraged girls’ education. She has dedicated her career towards reducing unplanned and unwanted teenage pregnancies and high risk child bearing among women. She is driven by a desire to see more girls advance in their education and women make free and informed decisions about their reproductive health. She now works with Save the Children International to advance comprehensive sex education and promote adolescent reproductive health awareness with community-based organizations and teachers in rural areas of Mwanza.
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Chisomo Chona
Malawi
Civic Leadership chisomodindi@yahoo.com
"Leadership means recognizing our responsibility to give the people we lead information, opportunities and believe the best out of them."
Chisomo
Chisomo Chona is from Malawi. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic. She has three years of experience in the non-profit sector. While working with Save the Children as a District Project Officer under the Youth in Action program, she helped vulnerable youth find sustainable ways of improving their livelihoods through economic empowerment. Previously, she worked with a local non-profit organization called Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education for two and half years to ensure youth attain quality education with focus on sexual reproductive health and youth empowerment. Through these experiences, she has become a mentor to youth. Currently, Chisomo meets with girls at her house to share knowledge on sexual reproductive health as well as finding solutions to the challenges they are facing with regards to their health and well-being.
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Guston Banda
Malawi
Civic Leadership odalakamkosi@gmail.com
"I believe true leadership is emanates from the ability to listen and offer responsive solutions."
Guston
Guston Kamkosi Banda is currently working with the Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) as its Field Officer for Mzuzu. Over the years he has developed a strong passion for advocacy, especially towards the meaningful participation of young people at community and national levels. He was a Youth Parliamentarian for his community between 2013 and 2014. He was also in the first cohort of 4 Malawian youth to participate Southern Africa Youth Exchange Programme.
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Kelvin Gumbi
Malawi
Civic Leadership kbg@nyalimuzik.com
"A leaders ability to lead is determined by how determined he is to learn" - KBG
Kelvin
Kelvin is a founding member of NyaliMuzik (www.nyalimuzik.com). He has a Certificate in Web 2.0 for social media development, a diploma in Computer Engineering and a BSc. in Information Technology from the University of Malawi, Polytechnic. Kelvin began his career as a recording artist in 2007. He has a vision to impact the youth of Malawi and this is evident through some of the projects he has organized, hosted, performed and been involved in like the Mad Love Lounge (Crossroads), Children’s Festival (UNICEF and Lake of Stars), and Because I am a girl (Plan Malawi). His schedule often includes visiting schools across Malawi and inspiring youth through advocacy and music. Currently Kelvin is an Ambassador for the National Girls Education Network and he runs the NyaliMuziK studio and apparel while working as a TV/Radio presenter for the Timveni Child and Youth media organization.
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Tiyanjana Banda
Malawi
Civic Leadership tiyanjanab@gmail.com
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Tiyanjana Banda
Malawi
Civic Leadership tiyanjanab@gmail.com
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Frank Mkhumba
Malawi
Entrepreneurship frank.mkumba@umodziconsulting.com
"Leadership is being resilient, focused and ability to engage people in order to serve them better."
Frank Mkhumba
Frank Mkhumba is a young man currently living in Blantyre city, the southern part of Malawi. He holds a Bachelor of Social science degree from the University of Malawi and Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby. He also has professional qualifications in marketing and management consulting.

Frank is a Business Development Director of UMODZI Consulting, a local management consulting firm. He established the firm with his other two colleagues five years ago, 2 years after completing his Bachelors degree. He has provided sound leadership to the firm to make it one of the best firms developing SMEs and providing ICT services for agricultural development in Malawi. He has successfully managed a team of consultants and Business Management Advisors. He has also successfully linked smallholder entrepreneurs to better markets, assisted agricultural cooperatives in trade facilitation, as well as trained young entrepreneurs in business management, marketing and business start-up strategies.
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Mark Nyundo
Malawi
Entrepreneurship manyundo@yahoo.com
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Marriam Lally
Malawi
Entrepreneurship marriamlally@gmail.com
"Leadership is journey whose initial step is taken when one chooses service above self."
Marriam
Marriam Lally is from Malawi. She runs a foundation that offers free rehabilitation to children with Cerebral Palsy. Her foundation also seeks to empower the mothers to these children through agriculture and sustainable farming. She enjoys working with her community and bringing change to the people around her. Over the next ten years she would like to establish five centres in the southern region that will be sustained through agriculture and agribusiness. She is currently pursuing her MBA with ESAMI and works for Dynamic Technology Solutions as the Business Development and Operations officer. She has a first degree in English Literature which she attained at Chancellor College: a constituent college of the University Of Malawi.
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Philip Gama
Malawi
Entrepreneurship pgama@bunda.luanar.mw
"We can only lead in the future if we are leading today."
Philip
Philip Gama holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Malawi and a Certificate in Poverty Measurement and Analysis for Food Security from the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment short course at the Bunda College of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

Philip is one of the few people who became a National, Regional and Branch chairperson of the Student Christian Organization of Malawi, Universities and colleges section (SCOM-UCS) at the same time. Currently, he is running a programme that aims at developing innovation and technology amongst students in agricultural colleges. The programme aims at nurturing innovation and technology and harnessing entrepreneurship while providing mentorship to the students. The programme will help the youth develop business ideas that can be funded and run tem while in school. This programme will create a platform for equity investment.
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Charity Gambatula
Malawi
Public Management charity01mphatso@gmail.com
"Believing and trusting God is the only true way to become an effective leader."
Charity
Charity Mphatso Gambatula holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree with an emphasis on Economics and a minor in Psychology. Charity has been working with the Malawi public service since 2012. Her first assignment was as a Human Resource Management Officer at the Civil Service Commission under the Office of President and Cabinet. She then joined the Department of Economic Planning where she has been to present. Her major achievements include facilitating the development of The National Audit Office Strategic plan, facilitating the adoption of Result Based Management and Programme Based Budgeting in Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
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Jimmy Mwenye
Malawi
Public Management jimmymwenye@yahoo.co.uk
"An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by a sheep- Ghanaian proverb."
Jimmy
Jimmy Mwenye works at the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Central Bank and the Regulator for financial services in Malawi. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Investment and Finance from the University of Strathclyde and a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Malawi. Prior to joining the Reserve Bank of Malawi, he worked as a Treasury Dealer for Indebank Limited. He has worked as a Financial Institution Examiner since joining the Reserve Bank in 2008 where he has since risen to the ranks of Senior Examiner. He was instrumental in the formulation of the microfinance legal framework to guarantee increased and sustainable outreach of financial services, and ultimately achieving development and economic growth. His current leadership role is the Vice Secretary General for the Staff Representative Council at the Reserve Bank of Malawi.
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Botte Marie Jenny
Mauritius
Civic Leadership geniepsy@gmail.com
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Deepa Mareena Googoolye
Mauritius
Entrepreneurship deepa@live.ie
"Believe in yourself, follow your dreams and don’t be afraid to take risks."
Deepa
Deepa Googoolye holds a Professional Diploma in Business Administration, Travel and Tourism Diploma. Deepa is also a Co-Founder / Manager of The Downtown Farmers Market (Specialised in Organic Fruits, Vegetables and Honey. Her most current significant accomplishment is to be among the first farmers / planters to start Zero Budget Natural Farming in Mauritius, specialising in organic cultivation.
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Michel Couttee
Mauritius
Entrepreneurship mcouttee.contracting@gmail.com
"Leaders don't make excuses they create results."
Michel
Michel Armand Couttee lives in Palma Quatre Bornes, Mauritius. He holds a higher school certificate (HSC) from Cambridge and worked in the corporate sector from 2008 to 2013 mainly in the sales industry. In 2014 he started his own business in the construction field and in August 2015 he started working for an NGO named Chrysalide (rehabilitation for drug users) as an administrator and also serves on the executive committee of an NGO called L.E.A.D (Leadership for empowerment and development).
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Anuradha Nankoo
Mauritius
Public Management anuradha.nankoo@yahoo.com
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Raksha Ramloll
Mauritius
Public Management raksha.ramloll@gmail.com
"If you want to go far in your life, you should start your journey early."
Raksha
Holder of a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, Raksha is a proponent for youth empowerment, education and health matters including sexual health. She has undertaken extensive advocacy and project work on HIV/AIDS. She was one of ten youth representing Mauritius in the Ship for the World Youth Exchange Programme with Japan, actively promoting Mauritius and extending national ties. She loves travelling and discovering new places. She participated in several youth exchanges, youth fora and conferences abroad and is keen to have new adventures. Raksha is the first female Chairperson of the National Youth Council of Mauritius (NYC) which is a corporate body under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The NYC is an advisory board to the Minister. It also acts as a bridge between the Ministry and the youth of the island. Through the National Youth Council, young people are included in decision and policy making in all areas of development.
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Yugesh Bundhoo
Mauritius
Public Management yug_bundhoo@yahoo.com
"One must learn to obey in order to know how to command. Who doesn’t know to obey, doesn’t know how to command."
Yugesh
Yugesh is a Prisons Officer at the Mauritius Prison Service which is under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Republic of Mauritius. Yugesh is currently enrolled in a BSc Management as tertiary education on a part time basis at the Open University of Mauritius. As a Prisons Officer, he acts as a mentor /leader in front of thousands of detainees/inmates in order to develop good behaviour. Over and above his professional life, Yugesh is an active social worker and is a member of the YES YOU CAN group which has as its mission to engage, inspire and empower the people, especially youth, to reach their full potential through education and exposure to life-changing experiences.
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Claudia Banze
Mozambique
Civic Leadership cspnguja@hotmail.com
"Small actions make great leaders!"
Claudia
Claudia Banze is a Junior Researcher in Charge of the Human Rights and Gender Program at the Centre for Mozambican and International Studies (CEMO). She holds a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology and Development from the ‘Universidade Eduardo Mondlane’, in Maputo (Mozambique).

As Junior Researcher at CEMO, she Claudia led at least three research programs, including one on female prisoners’ rights (Maputo and Nampula, 2012), and one on nutrition (Catembe, 2015), HIV and Youth Behaviour (Boane, 2014 and 2015). She currently is the only Mozambican fellow of the American based NGO ‘Women Deliver’, in charge of advocating for Sexual Reproductive and Health rights (find out at http://www.womendeliver.org/deliver-for-youth/200-young-leaders/the-2016-women-deliver-200-young-leaders/).
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Igor Manuel
Mozambique
Entrepreneurship cspnguja@hotmail.com
"We are the change we want to see in the world."
Igor
Igor Espanhol José Manuel is a highly motivated young professional. He hold a BSc in Civil Engineering and posses a strong passion for leadership, self-development, entrepreneurship and sustainable construction. Igor believes that the best way to have a great life is to combine your knowledge with your passion and purpose.
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Arone Cuco
Mozambique
Public Management aronecuco@gmail.com
"A leader cannot be confused with a boss/chief, a leader help the members to discover their asleep potentialities and aptitude."
Arone
Due to his parents’ inability to pay for his studies, Arone Micas Azar Cuco started his schooling in 2000 when he was 10 years old. In 2012 he concluded his secondary school (high school), and in 2013 he then applied for college scholarships and succeeded in his quest. He is currently in his 4th and final year of his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration at the Higher Institute for International Relations. Arone is also an activist in his residential quarter. His task is to influence his fellow young people to live life positively.
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Arque Chirua
Mozambique
Public Management arquechirua@gmail.com
"To lead is to serve and serve is not weakness, servant leadership is one of the ideas that can change the performance of an organization."
Arque
Arque Buramo Alfredo Chirua graduated in chemistry teaching at Catholic University of Mozambique, and is currently working as a teacher trainer at the Pedagogical Center for Chemba, providing in-service training of primary teachers.

Arque Chirua is especially concerned with orphaned and vulnerable children, people in difficult situations and those suffering with illnesses such HIV-AIDS. His concern led him and his colleagues and friends to create the association named Anthu Antendere, meaning ‘people of peace’, where he is Vice-President and co-founder.
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Carlos Enersto
Mozambique
Public Management ccuinica05@gmail.com
"Leadership is to take a group by the hand and walk together, showing them the ways to track toward success."
Carlos
Carlos Ernesto Cuinica is Student of Economics and Management at Catholic University of Mozambique. He currently plays the role of Provincial Delegate of Associação Coalizão da Juventude Moçambicana (COALIZÃO) in Nampula. He is also the Mozambican National Coordinator of Young African Leaders Forum (YALF) and Vice – President of Youth from Nampula Christian Council. Carlos is a member of African Youth Panel (AYP), Young African Leaders network (YAL Network), and African Union Youth Working Group. Carlos has worked as an administrative assistant, and coordinator of the Industrial Institute Students Association. He has participated in various teams on creating a development agenda and drafting of the SADC report of ICPD +20. He was a Youth Consultative board on the SADC Strategy and Youth Business Plan 2014-2019; the Youth Consultative group on the AU Agenda 2063: and the Universal Periodic Review (2011-2015) where coordinated the Initiative of the new SDG.
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Vela Cobera
Mozambique
Public Management coberavela@yahoo.com
"A leader has to have positive role in the community, because the community give the most important to the leaders trust."
Vela Cobera
Vela Horacio Sande Cobera holds a Degree of Arts in International Relations. Vela is currently not exercising any leadership role, but is looking forward to doing some volunteer work to build community awareness about the issues within her community.
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Diana Koita
Namibia
Entrepreneurship dianakj98@hotmail.com
"Be positive. Always."
Diana
Diana Koita, is an aspiring entrepreneur from Windhoek Namibia. She studied Business Administration at the International University of Management and has worked in retail businesses for several years. Diana decided it was time for a change in scenery (and weather) so she moved to the tropical island of San Pedro Belize. While she was there she had an opportunity to work for a non-profit, non-governmental organization ( SAGA humane society) that aims to prevent cruelty against animals. Currently, she is working on several community developmental projects aimed at creating employment.
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Ester Hango
Namibia
Civic Leadership estermaganoh@gmail.com
"If your actions create legacies that inspire others to dream, learn, do and become more, you are an excellent leader."
Ester
Ester Magano Hango holds a National Diploma in Agriculture and Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Management. She volunteers her time, knowledge and skills to contribute toward youth development in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions. Her community development work includes being a Constituency chairperson of Okatyali Youth Forum, a volunteer as a part-time Project Coordinator and Founder of Okatyali Youth Project which currently has 83 beneficiaries in three youth development programs.

Ester is also a full time Environmental Youth Officer at Eenhana Multipurpose Youth Resource Centre. She is the founder of the Ohangwena Environmental Youth Club. Last but not least she volunteers as the Ohangwena regional representative for the Namibian Environmental Education Network (NEEN), responsible for coordinating youth and learners for environmental education activities
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Kapenangutjiua Vetira
Namibia
Civic Leadership kvetira@gmail.com
"Be the kind of leader everyone wants to voluntarily follow."
Kapenangutjiua
Kapenangutjiua Vetira is currently studying a BA (Hons) in Dance Education at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, UK on Distance. She holds a 3 year Diploma in African Performing Arts from the College of the Arts in Windhoek Namibia. She was a Board member of the National Theatre of Namibia for a period of 6 months. Kapenangutjiua is currently serving on the Namibia Co-ordinating Committee for TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS representing the youth constituency. Kapenangutjiua is a dance teacher, dancer and choreographer by profession. She is the Founder Director of ChiNamibia Arts Education for Development. Their mandate is to educate, empower and develop children and young people through Arts and Culture. She is also the Director for Children Arts Education World, which is an international organisation that promotes Children Arts Education.
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Hallo Angaleni Nameya Angala
Namibia
Public Management halloangala@gmail.com
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Ida Nakatana
Namibia
Public Management ida.africanbeauty@gmail.com
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Isaac Pondo Nailenge
Namibia
Public Management pondonailenge@yahoo.com
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Chet Hoareau
Seychelles
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is about touching hearts, moulding lives and shaping the future of others."
C. Hoareau
Chet Hoareau is currently in his third year of Business and accounting studies. He is a scout leader with over 30 students in his scout troop. He is also a domestic election observer for an NGO named ARID. Chet is a member of the Red Cross Society and a regular blood donor. Chet is also a young activist for the human rights and LGBT rights in Seychelles. He has participated in a workshop on civic education in Botswana organised by MINDS, the scout’s rover week held in Switzerland, the 7th UAE scout gathering, and has participated in an election observer course organised by EISA and other local courses on human rights, civic and political rights. Chet is also a member of a young consumer group whereby he promote consumer’s rights and responsibilities. He is currently playing an important leadership role in his community through the different advocacy work that he is doing in the different NGOs he serves.
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Delroy Finesse
Seychelles
Entrepreneurship
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
D. Finesse
Delroy is a passionate self-taught web developer from the Seychelles who gives the best of his abilities when working on a project. He is innovative and a bit of a code junkie where he is constantly researching and learning, be it coding languages, frameworks and best practices. Having only done half a year on a two year telecom diploma course, Delroy went on to learn and work on a VOIP application and be part of a 3 person team to build Seychelles first ad powered free Wi-Fi platform. Delroy also helped to found Seychelles’ first Young Entrepreneurs Association. He also founded and manages his own Digital marketing studio.
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Blondy Sathekge
South Africa
Civic Leadership mmantekwane@gmail.com
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Bongiwe Dlutu
South Africa
Civic Leadership bongiwe.dlutu@gmail.com
"Leadership is an aptitude to let other people accomplish their dreams through your footprints."
Bongiwe
Bongiwe Dlutu was born in a disadvantaged community in Ngqeleni, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. She enjoys helping youth in her community even with her limited resources. Bongi believes that education will one day help improve the standard of disadvantaged communities around South Africa and empower young people from those communities.

Bongi completed a Masters of Arts in African languages at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Her research interest is Technology, Media, African Languages and Education. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Honours both at UWC. Bongi does not let her disadvantaged background to stop her from studying; she is currently doing Doctorate at NMMU. Bongi has a positive influence in youth in her community as she advices and mentors them to further their studies and always assists them when they need help.
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Elizabeth Nandipha Khumalo
South Africa
Civic Leadership nanzikk@gmail.com
"A good leader must be prepared to be led at times."
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Nandipha Khumalo comes from a town in the Northern Cape called Upington. She studied towards a National Diploma in Human Resources Management at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT). Being accepted as a participant into the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Program as well as making it to the interview stage for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship have been great achievements for her. Elizabeth is the co-founder and Mentor for ‘My Sister My Keeper’ an all girls movement focused on the overall develop of young girls. She is also Co-founder of Maisha Youth Consortium an organisation focused on skills and talent development.
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Josphina Mbangata
South Africa
Civic Leadership jombangata@rocketmail.com
"I am the change that I have been waiting for."
Josphina
Josphina Mbangata was born and raised in the small mining town of Welkom in the Free State Province of South Africa. Her love for learning and educating has seen her study and pursue a career in Journalism. As a student, her dreams included covering stories in war-torn countries for networks such as CNN. It was, however, through her work as a community reporter that she became exposed to issues that matter to average Africans. This is where her love for community development was ignited. Josphina is currently volunteering for an NPO called Dream Girls Foundation, a woman’s empowerment initiative. Its focus is primarily on the mentoring of school girls. She also serves on the Foundation's Executive Committee in the position of General Secretary.
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Kedibone Ndweni
South Africa
Civic Leadership kedibonendweni@yahoo.com
"Push until something happens and Leaders are not born they are made."
Kedibone
Kedibone Ndweni hails from Vredefort, Free State but is currently based in Bloemfontein due to her on-going studies at the University of The Free State. She is a second year Education Student and was part of Residence Committee member last year serving as the Finance officer. In her work as the finance officer she obtained 5th posiition in the Best Managed Residence Awards. She initiated the Kovsie Succession Program where they mentored first generation students. The participants received a certificate for recognition for their initiative at the Associations Awards last year. Her current leadership role is a mentor in the Kovsie Succession program and Executive Committee member under the SRC Treasurer.
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Kgothatso Marwala
South Africa
Civic Leadership kmarwala@yahoo.com
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Lebogang Tlhako
South Africa
Civic Leadership lelefusion2@gmail.com
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Lillian Mulaudzi
South Africa
Civic Leadership leempanza@gmail.com
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Mpho Phillimon Mathe
South Africa
Civic Leadership youth0555@gmail.com
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Nkosikhona Mpungose
South Africa
Civic Leadership mpungosenw@outlook.com
"A great leader is he who uses his leadership skills to influence leadership in the others. Thus influencing others."
Nkosikhona
Nkosikhona’s passion for community development started when he saw the youth becoming despondent, lost of hope and losing direction in relation of their purpose in life. With the youth that he met with and organise into assist in community, he then started to form a youth organisation called Youth Inter-Active (YIA) which its sole purpose was to inspire, motivate, encourage and give hope to the youth in the community thus giving hope to the parents of those youth.

Currently he is a Durban AIDS Council youth Coordinator, International AIDS Conference Secretariat, Founder of Youth Inter-Active and Senior Educator at the Mosque. Not only that, He is also involved with the info4Africa which is an HIV/AIDS project operating at the Durban Museum called KwaMuhle and also lead a youth component at the US Embassy based in Durban called GeneratioNext.
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Nosipho Twani
South Africa
Civic Leadership twani.nosipho@gmail.com
Nosipho Twani holds an NQF Level 5 in Banking Advice and is currently doing her BA in Human and Social studies, specialising in Politics and Economics. She mentors a group of girls, helping them realise their God given talent. She is a youth leader, she teaches young people to imitate Christ’s character and to live the purposeful life God created them for. She also finds time to visit orphanage homes and old age homes, where she can help with cleaning, cooking and she prayed for their needs. Nosipho hosts outreaches around the community, visiting different households, inviting to church and helping them give their lives to God.
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Robin Mbedzi
South Africa
Civic Leadership robinmbedzi23@gmail.com
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Teboho Radebe
South Africa
Civic Leadership radebetebohob@yahoo.com
"A candle does not loose its light by lighting the other."
Teboho
Teboho Bennedict Radebe is from Dihlabeng Local Municipality in the Free State province. He completed his grade 12 in 2004 at Ntsu High School and is currently studying Marketing Management Diploma, at the Maluti TVET College.

Teboho has participated in various community development programmes. He has been a delegate for the Free State on Youth Parliament in 2007, a national delegate at the Disability Parliament 2014, served in different African National Congress Youth League portfolios, and held positions at the Love Life Trust, to mention few. He is currently serving as the Secretary General of Disabled Youth South Africa where he works to advance the interests of youth with disabilities.
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Tsholofetso Tebogo Lorato Ketshabile
South Africa
Civic Leadership tsholoketshabile@yahoo.com
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Vanessa Wedi
South Africa
Civic Leadership vanessawedi@gmail.com
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" - Eleanor Roosevelt
Vanessa
Vanessa Okito Wedi is a South Africa medical doctor of Congolese descent. She is the founder and leading director of a non-profit organisation called Shero aimed, at the sexual, social and educational, awareness and empowerment of young women and girls in developing countries. She is the director of the Ona Mototo Wako initiative (“see your baby” in Swahili), which aims to bring lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women who are unable to access conventional healthcare programs in remote rural parts of low to middle income countries. This project aims to tackle the leading causes of maternal and neonatal mortality by identifying women at high risk for the most common causes of maternal death i.e. pregnancy-related hypertension, anaemia, HIV and malaria. This project won the Aspen Ideas Award in Colorado USA, which provided a seed grant for the piloting of this initiative in May 2016.
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Koketso Mojanaga
South Africa
Entrepreneurship koketso4@icloud.com
"Great Leaders Don’t Set Out To Be A Leader… They Set Out To Make A Difference. Its Never About the Role-Always About the Goal."
Koketso
Koketso Mojanaga holds a National Senior Certificate and went on to study Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pretoria, which she could not complete due to lack of funds. She subsequently went on to become the Chairperson of BMF Young Professionals in the North West. She is currently the head of a hospitality and facilities management company which employs 22 people and has successfully over-seen the company’s turn-around from insolvency to profitability. Koketso recently started a mining company and has managed to source a mining contract from Sogima Mining in the Mooinooi area.
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Lehlohonolo Masite
South Africa
Entrepreneurship nolo_masite@bat.com
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Lunga Tshikila
South Africa
Entrepreneurship lunga@tshikilaholdings.co.za
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Mvelenhle Yaka
South Africa
Entrepreneurship mvelenhle.yaka@gmail.com
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Nhlanhla Peega
South Africa
Entrepreneurship Nhlanhla.peega@icloud.com
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Omari Koza
South Africa
Entrepreneurship christophekoza@gmail.com
"True leadership has everything to do with serving your gifts to humanity."
Omari
Omari Christophe Koza is currently completing his mathematical statistic studies with the Royal Statistical Society through long distance learning. He earned his debt/credit counselling qualification from the University of Pretoria in 2013, which allowed him to start-up a debt-relief business. He also holds a rough diamond evaluation and dealer’s certificate from the Africa Diamond College at the South African Diamond Centre.

Before founding his non-profit organization, Predestined Future Global Leaders, he embarked on charitable works, assisting youth within the Johannesburg CBD and rural Mpumalanga to expand their agricultural business operations. Omari is commercializing subsistence farming in Mpumalanga for the benefit of the community.
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Philasande Bongo
South Africa
Entrepreneurship philab@mvelaphi.co.za
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a Leader."
Philasande
Philasande Bongo is the Founder and Chief Executive at Kamva-Energy where he is responsible for leading strategy, raising capital and client relations. He has 8 years of experience within the financial services industry and has held various senior leadership roles. His work at Standard Bank Property Finance includes growing the size of book, managed by him, by over R 500mil, within 2 years. He later joined private equity investment as a Deal-Maker at Investment Housing Solutions where he closed investments well over R 1bn in value into Affordable Housing.

He has served two terms as a Director of the South Africa Institute of Black Property Practitioners and was selected as a One Young World ambassador at the conference held in Dublin Ireland in 2014. Philasande is also a fellow on the Redbull-Amaphiko program for his efforts within the Renewable Energy space, the program recognises distinguished entrepreneurship with positive social impact.
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Razia Adam
South Africa
Entrepreneurship Razia.Adam05@gmail.com
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Thabo Mokuke
South Africa
Entrepreneurship mokuke@yahoo.com
"Leadership is influence."
Thabo
Thabo Mokuke was born and bred in Khutsong, Carletonville. He completed his matric in 1999, later achieved his university Diploma in music and BA degree in Music and society at the North West university - Potchestroom Campus. He is a co-founder of Merafong FM, a community radio station. Thabo is involved in politics and is currently leading the branch as the chairperson. He is also leading the formation of a football club for young boys which should develop into a football (soccer) academy. Lastly, Thabo is a mentor for Charmers Music Society, which was formed by young musicians for music development in the community.
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Tidimalo Phago
South Africa
Entrepreneurship tidimalo.s.phago@gmail.com
"It is the heart to see a vision manifesting into a life changing reality through showing how to manoeuvre life and win even if you arrive limping."
Tidimalo
Tidimalo Phago-Madibo was born in Polokwane, Limpopo. She studied Tourism Management—achieving 9 distinctions. She also achieved UNISA ‘s Strategic Management with 2 distinctions, Digital Marketing certificate through Shaw Academy with a distinction, followed by Adobe Photoshop certificate and Adobe Lightroom certificate.

Tidimalo has proven herself in business by running her own informal cleaning services, a nanny training service and by conducting face to face marketing on behalf of The Unlimited. She is also a partner for Madibo and Associates with a focus on community building initiatives such as household and community based initiatives that help residents start up their own produce growing micro-businesses. Tidimalo has also contributed to rehabilitation strategies against substance abuse.
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Unathi Sonti
South Africa
Entrepreneurship unathis@mjoliconnect.co.za
"Leadership is defined by results not attributes."
"Leadership is INFLUENCE not authority."
Unathi
Unathi Sonti matriculated at Khwezi Lomso Comprehensive School and received a Certificate in Managing and Developing Teams at Intec College. He began as a volunteer, facilitating local community projects. Now with over thirteen years of training and development experience, he has developed beyond his years. His project involvement includes some of these; loveLife HIV/AIDS campaign, SABC Careers, Education and Training Faires, SANCA-TADA Programme and the “Ke Moja” Programme administered by UNODC and Department of Social Development.

Unathi has been a Camp Counselor for the Anthony Robbins Foundation Discovery Camps in the USA and London. He is also a former Secretary General of The Douglas Foundation, a former NAFCOC Provincial Youth Treasurer General & Secretary General NAFCOC-Nelson Mandela Bay Region and a Youth Chambers Unity Movement of South Africa Secretary. Unathi played a major role in the development of Arts and Culture in the Motherwell community as the Secretary General and Coordinator of Motherwell Arts and Culture Organization.
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Keamogetswe Bopalamo
South Africa
Public Management kea.bopalamo@gmail.com
"Change comes from within the frame of a country and its people. Success is attainable through democratic practices that are focused on serving communities."
Keamogetswe
Keamogetswe was raised by politically and intellectually strong grandparents who managed to see to her potential in spite of a triage of conflict between themselves, the Apartheid government and the then Bophutatswana dispensation. Keamogetswe is from the village of Phokeng, which is the capital of the Royal Bafokeng kingdom within the jurisdiction of both the Rustenburg Local Municipality. She completed matric from the Potchefstroom high school for Girls in the North West province and went on to study Advertising Management at College Campus Randburg, Johannesburg. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Science through the University of South Africa. Keamogetswe likes involving herself in community development projects such as those of the Roman Catholic Church
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Moeketsi Ben Ntsala
South Africa
Public Management moeketsintsala7@gmail.com
"Leadership is a process that needs commitment and determination, learn to be a better leader by allowing to be lead."
Moeketsi
Moeketsi Ben Ntsala is from Kroonstad in the Free State Province. He is a Community Development Worker and I has an NQF level 4 certificate in Community Development Work, N5 in public management, Certificate acquired in a two months scholarship program in INDIA on Entrepreneur and Small Business Promoter and Trainer in NIESBUD, Consumer Education Certificate.

In 2013, Ben managed to coordinate a learnership for 30 young people to be trained as contractors and they finished 2014 September. He coordinated a two weeks environmental training for 20 youth in 2014 to become Rangers who will turn dumping sites to food gardens, their certificate were issued on Arbour day 2014 august. Ben also organised two successful career expos in 2014 and 2015 that addressed job opportunities, bursaries, and how to start new ventures.
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Mosha Senyolo
South Africa
Public Management mosha@piloane.co.za
Mosha Senyolo enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005 for an undergraduate Quantity Surveying degree, to which she was honoured as the best Quantity Surveying student in her first year of studies. It was in 2009 when she graduated with honours. Her career journey started in 2010, where she gained employment from a Quantity Surveying consulting practice. It was during this time and her growing passion for the field that she decided to further register as a professional Quantity Surveyor. It was in 2013 that Mosha received accreditation and was recognised as a Professional Quantity Surveyor by the South African Council of the Quantity Surveying Profession and the Association of South African Quantity Surveyor, to which institutes she is currently a member of. She is currently pursuing membership with the Green Building Council of South Africa and the South African Property Owners Association. Mosha also plans to become a professionally registered project manager in the near future.
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Phiwe Mathe
South Africa
Public Management prodigy.mathe@gmail.com
"I’m in the business of making a difference!"
Phiwe
Phiwe Mathe hails from Welkom in the Free State Province. He holds a degree in Governance and Political Transformation from the University of the Free State (UFS). Phiwe has extensive Social and Public Sector volunteer experience covering Justice, Education, and Health Care across the Free State Province. He is currently working for the Free State Provincial Department of Education’s Communications directorate, previously worked at the University of the Free State’s Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice as a Research Assistant. Previous leadership roles include being SRC President at the UFS, Residence Committee Chairperson (Primarius) and Treasurer as well as National Executive Committee member of the South African Union of Students.
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Zukiswa Mqolomba
South Africa
Public Management zmqolomba01@gmail.com
"As youth we should be at the centre stage of shaping discussion's affecting not only our tomorrows but the todays of the African youth we’re privileged to represent"
Zukiswa
Zukiswa Mqolomba is a senior researcher, senior policy analyst and scholar activist from the Eastern Cape, South Africa who currently works for the government. She is a political economist by training. She is a co-founder and strategist of IFADev, a think-tank and informal network of African scholars and policy practitioners from the diaspora and Africa at large. She is currently doing her PhD in African Studies with the University of Cape Town. She is specialising in China Africa relations. Her previous work includes work as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington DC. She has two master’s degrees: a master’s from the University of Cape Town and a master’s in poverty and development from the University of Sussex. She is a pan-Africanist in terms of her ideological inclination. Zukiswa believes in the African renaissance and believes that her generation of peers can make meaningful strides towards achieving it.
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Cebsile Dlamini
Swaziland
Civic Leadership cebsntolo@gmail.com
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Gomza Sidumo Dlamini
Swaziland
Civic Leadership gomzadlamini@gmail.com
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Tibuyile Dlamini
Swaziland
Civic Leadership buyikhani@yahoo.co.uk
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Salebona Goodwill Mamba
Swaziland
Entrepreneurship salebonamamba@hotmail.com
"What all men can do I can do but what I can do not all men can do."
Salebona
Salebona Goodwill Mamba comes from a close-knit family with three siblings. He is currently pursuing a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Swaziland. He is also the director of a company he started and co-founded, named Ntfulini Enterprises (PTY) LTD and is trading under the name SGM Supply Centre. The company specialises in the supply of promotional material for companies as well as corporate branding. In realising the different opportunities that may avail themselves from time to time, Salebona has endeavoured to position the company to be able to deliver in various sectors and to establish itself as a company worthy of recognition within the country and beyond.
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Sephutile Sihle Mhlongo
Swaziland
Entrepreneurship mhlongosephutile@gmail.com
"You will doubt yourself, you will question the decisions you make, you will fail but you will also lead. Greatly."
Sephutile
Sephutile Sihle Mhlongo is a young female from Fairview North, Manzini. She graduated in 2015, receiving the Social Science Dean’s prize for being the best performing student in the Faculty of Social Science. Her degree is in Economics and Statistics, from the University of Swaziland. She is currently the Country Director of The Knowledge Institute, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to develop Swaziland’s future leaders.
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Dumsile Dladla
Swaziland
Public Management dumsiledladla25@gmail.com
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more...you are a leader."
Dumsile
Dumsile Dladla is from Manzini, in Swaziland. She is an attorney by profession. She is also a volunteer at Family Health International 360, a non-governmental organisation in Mbabane, Swaziland. Dumsile’s task in the organisation includes; sensitizing women and girls about their rights, providing legal advice (where necessary) and assisting these women and girls with legal remedies.
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Nkhululeko Nxumalo
Swaziland
Public Management mynkhululekonxumalo@gmail.com
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Mvezi Phindumbutfo Dlamini
Swaziland
Public Management mvezi.dlamini@yahoo.com
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Christine Nasilimwe
Zambia
Civic Leadership christine.nasilimwe@gmail.com
"I want to better myself as a community leader to motivate and inspire young women and youths in my community."
Christine
Christine Nasilimwe holds a Certificate in Health and Safety Management and is working in the rural areas of Mazabuka District as Assistant Health Safety Officer for Nanga Farms Plc, a subsidiary of the Zambia Sugar Company. As one of the few in the community to have attained a college education, Christine feels a great responsibility to effect change at household levels as well as among her fellow youth and invoke cultural and behavioral change. She has made it her responsibility to motivate parents and girls to view education as an important tool for community empowerment and development. Christine is also the community contact person for the Mazabuka District AIDS task force and is leading behavioral change practices among fellow community youth to reduce teen pregnancy and provide information on HIV/AIDS as well as the benefits of free HIV counseling and testing.
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Mbuwa Banda
Zambia
Civic Leadership mbuwabm@yahoo.com
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Mulumbenji Zulu
Zambia
Civic Leadership mulumbenjizulu@gmail.com
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Francis Mbewe
Zambia
Entrepreneurship mustardseedfundzambia@gmail.com
"Leadership is all about serving."
Francis
Francis Mbewe is a social entrepreneur who has dedicated his life investing in women and girls in his province and to championing locally led development. he holds a degree in Development Studies from the Zambian Open University, a Project Management and Microfinance Diplomas and Systemic Change Leadership Certificate from Canada. Francis founded Mustard Seed Fund Zambia in 2013 in response to the challenges faced by impoverished women in rural and peri urban communities in accessing financial services due to their lack of education, collateral and guarantor. Through this social enterprise, he was recognized and admitted as a Fellow under the Engineers Without Borders Canada, Kumvana Fellowship as a Systemic Change Leader. He is currently working as Program Director at Mustard Seed Fund Zambia, and leads a team of 5 people to develop annual work plans, budget for our programs, fundraising events and formation of community credit groups in his targeted communities of Eastern Province, Zambia.
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Victoria Hikachila
Zambia
Entrepreneurship mukulishonga@gmail.com
"Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress" - Li keqiang.
Victoria
Victoria Hikachila, 26 years old, is from Zambia. Victoria reflects a varied personality including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. She encourages fighting for what you desire and believes in and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy. She is a full time employee at Bayo Zambia, a partner of the three notch mobile network providers (Airtel, MTN, Zamtel) in the distribution of airtime.

Victoria studied business administration and management studies at Evelyn Hone College. Through her passion for poverty alleviation in Africa, she has embraced a passionate interest in entrepreneurship and has opened a youth network aimed at empowering young people with skills which will enable them gain employment or become self employed. She has captured a few opportunities through this network. Victoria was also offered a place at the University of Cape Town to study business innovation under the London school of Economics.
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Emmanuel Chisalu
Zambia
Public Management emmanuelchisalu@gmail.com
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Chisalu earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Copperbelt University in the year 2014 and a Professional qualification in Performance Audit in the year 2016. In his current leadership role, Emmanuel has been envisioning and planning for young adults through committing them to learn, to cultivate noble values and to fully utilize available resources and, opportunities that will improve their lives through implementing YALI programs earned online.
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Andisiwe Dube
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership dubeandisiwe@yahoo.com
"A vision for the future begins with a leader today."
Andisiwe
Andisiwe Dube is a highly motivated young lady who was born in the rural town of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. She completed her secondary education from the Dominican Convent High School after successfully passing her O Level IGSCE and a secretarial diploma with City and Guilds. She is currently studying towards a Bachelor in Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance with Lupane State University. Andisiwe is a trained peer educator involved with students and youths in tertiary institutions on sexual reproductive health and rights issues. She has a strong interest and passion for doing work with community based organizations for marginalized groups in society. Andisiwe’s top achievements include being the Social and Welfare Minister in the universities Students Representative Council, being a delegate in the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference on Sexual Reproductive Health, and being a participant in the national Youth Popular Participation in Leadership programme in Zimbabwe.
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Clemence Nhliziyo
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership nhliziyoct@gmail.com
"Leadership is not about positions but the art or science of empowering society to a better one!"
Clemence
Clemence Tauya Nhliziyo is a Political Scientist from Zimbabwe whose work has developed within a well-built understanding of contemporary development and humanitarian issues such as land and agrarian reforms, youth participation and engagement, human rights and democratization, rights of persons living with disabilities, orphans and vulnerable children, social and livelihood protection, bio fuels and the realities of climate change among many. Clemence is a holder of a BSc Honours Degree in Political Science (2008) from the University of Zimbabwe and is a Researcher with Barefoot Education for Afrika Trust. He is the Head of Communications-Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment (Political Party), Trustee-Community Youth Development Trust, Chairman-Zimbabwe Transformation and Empowerment Movement, Chairman-Beacon Hill High School Alumni Association and Founding Chairman of the DW Nhliziyo Foundation.
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Evelyn Machaka
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership emachaka6@gmail.com
"Leadership void of love, humility and hope, is leadership void of positive impact."
Evelyn
Evelyn Machaka is a Chartered Accountant who worked for a period of four year with Deloitte. In a family of 8, she was the first to achieve the level of education has to date, achieved even though she is the 7th child. From that point on she then had a passion to assist others in building their careers. Evelyn has taken part in birthing more Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe through lecturing on a part time basis. She initiated and led a group through which they provide school children free supplementary lessons in impoverished communities. Evelyn has successfully partnered with Deloitte and Ernst & Young in providing career guidance for these students, including orphans.

Presently, she leads the Internal Audit department at group level in the company she works for, CFI Holdings. She also sits on a board of a company that has a Restaurant, Media Company and a Bookshop, as the youngest board member.
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Jasper Maposa
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership jasmaposa@gmail.com
"Of value are lived practical expressions of our positive impact in other people’s lives and less our conception of us."
Jasper
Jasper Maposa is a Kwekwe based award winning journalist who chairs the Media Institute of Southern Africa’s Zimbabwe Chapter (MISA-Zimbabwe). He has been the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists Kwekwe chairperson, and the MISA-Zimbabwe Kwekwe Secretary General. He has over 10 years of journalism experience. Jasper co-founded the Zimbabwe Organisation for the Youth in Politics (ZOYP) towards reducing incidences of political violence, increasing peaceful, meaningful and effective participation of the youth and young women in leadership and democratic processes. He is ZOYP’s Programs Manager. He holds a First Class Master of Science Degree in Media and Society Studies. With his vast media experience, he founded four community newspapers with a bias towards rural communities and the youth whose voice remains muted in the mainstream media. Jasper amassed experience locally and internationally in human rights defending, voter and civic education, electoral monitoring, media and youth leadership among others.
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Tawanda Chigweniere
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership lisbonchigwenjere@gmail.com
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." - Nelson Mandela
Tawanda
Lisbon Tawanda Chigwenjere is currently pursuing an honours degree in Politics and Public Management at the Midlands State University (MSU), in Zimbabwe. He is a former intern at the Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT). Tawanda is also a poet and some of his poems have been published in the United States of America since 2013. He is the fellowship coordinator of the Believers LoveWorld Inc. at the Midlands State University. In 2015 Tawanda was nominated for the Future Africa Leaders Awards (FALA), which is an annual award ceremony held by the Believers LoveWorld Inc. (aka Christ Embassy). The award recognizes young Africans making impact on the continent through youth empowerment, education, and other projects aimed at building young people and preparing them for a positive future.
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Candice Mbaita
Zimbabwe
Entrepreneurship candicembaita@gmail.com
"Leadership, for me, is contributing one’s skills, passion, resources and knowledge to practically changing one’s society for the better."
Candice
Candice Mbaita holds a Master’s degree in Radiography from the National University of Science and Technology and has just over 9 years experience in diagnostic radiography, both in the public and private sectors. She has worked in Zimbabwe and England, which allowed her to experience the best of both worlds. Candice is easily adaptable to different situations and able to work with different people. Being a keen learner has allowed her to practice General X-ray Radiography, Ultrasound, Computerised Tomography and Bone Densitometry. She is currently a member of a non-profit voluntary organization of young professionals who give back to the community through pro-bono services and outreach programmes in rural communities. Candice has also just started a mobile imaging service that takes medical imaging to rural and remote areas, awarding people equal chance for quick medical diagnosis.
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Nyamadzawo Collins
Zimbabwe
Entrepreneurship nyamadzawocollins@gmail.com
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Joseph Ndondo
Zimbabwe
Public Management kunashe@outlook.com
"Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory." - Proverbs
Joseph
Joseph Tendeukai Kunashe Ndondo attained an Honours degree in Applied Biology and Biochemistry. His major achievements are being among the top-achievers in the A-Level final exams in one of Zimbabwe’s province in 2010 and also representing his school in a Carnegie Council International Essay Writing Competition in January 2016. He has been a teacher in several Zimbabwean urban and rural schools. In January 2016, he was appointed into church leadership as a “catechist”, a Christian term for a teacher of faith who leads the youth in understanding the faith teachings according to the official teachings of the Church. Joseph is also involved in volunteer activities with IDA WEKWAKO OLD AGED HOME WELFARE in Marondera, Zimbabwe where he works during my free weekends in gardening and general housekeeping.
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Netsai Zuze
Zimbabwe
Public Management emmanuelliezuze@gmail.com
"To nurturing a positive attitude, skills and knowledge to meet youth demands."
Netsai
Netsai Emmanuellie Zuze holds a diploma in the hospitality industry and office administration. She was a high school teacher for four years and taught English, Literature and History. The teaching experience gave her some room to grow and the ability to understand youth and to handle situations which led her to become a youth leader for LGBTI youths in her community. As a youth leader, Netsai is involved in organizing workshops and trainings which include security trainings and home based care to those who have been affected or infected with HIV/AIDS. She has managed to set up buddy groups for the LGBTI youths in her community and these are helping in sensitizing their societies and medical practitioners in cases that involve LGBTI.
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Tafadzwa Mkondo
Zimbabwe
Public Management thando05@gmail.com
"Your attitude is what makes a successful organisation. Walk the walk of success and your team will too."
Tafadzwa
Tafadzwa Mkondo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and is currently a CFA Level 2 Candidate. She worked for 8 years in asset management as a Portfolio Manager, and transitioned into distribution of baby products after she became a mother. She also established the first parenting magazine in Zimbabwe, which provides parents with information on the major aspects of raising a child: health, nutrition, child development, values formation, and education. The magazine has helped create awareness on kids with special needs, child abuse, and childhood cancers, of which they are partners with local NGOs that focus on these areas. She has managed to grow the distribution business and is currently supplying all leading retail stores with baby products. She believes if you have been given the opportunity to make a change, make a difference and change lives
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Gualter Cesar
Angola
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I am inspired by influencing and impacting people’s lives to help them achieve their full potential."
Gualter Mirano Moniz César
Gualter Cesar is from Angola, he holds a BA in Industrial Psychology, and a MA in Human Resource Development. Gualter’s passions include, coaching and mentoring young people in rural communities, prisons, drug centers, schools, universities, and churches. For the last 10 years ago Gualter has worked with different organizations, specializing in workforce development issues, such as recruitment, training and job coaching.

Gualter has recently registered his own organization working with universities, drug addiction centers, and prisons. He is also involved with philanthropy work helping disadvantaged communities.
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Solange Melo
Angola
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Lunga Izata
Angola
Civic Leadership
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Chandapiwa Sisila
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"For one to lead, they have to be willing to serve; to serve with as much passion as they lead."
Chandapiwa Sisila
Chandapiwa Sisila was born and raised between the spheres of Botswana’s main city and towns, Gaborone, Francistown and Lobatse. A Kalanga by origin, Chandapiwa prides herself in her culture of the Kalanga tribe of Tutume. She holds a BA (Honors) in Business Enterprise, and has pursued her interest of working with and developing small and medium enterprises. Her achievements include being selected as a 2016 African Union Commission Youth Volunteer, and serving as a Youth Ambassador for the African Union Commission. She is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper of the Gaborone Hub and a Rotarian within the Rotary Club for Young Professionals in Gaborone. Her current leadership roles include being the President of the Rotary Club for Young Professionals and leading the Entrepreneurial Development Programme of the Putting Women First Trust.
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Onkabetse Eric Zambe
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Peo Joanah Tauetsile
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Baboloki Kennedy Kwati
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is not about making excuses or driving the latest car- it’s about taking responsibility."
Kennedy Kwati
Kennedy Baboloki Kwati is a 22 year old entrepreneur, youth activist, young professional, volunteer and a great believer in young people. In January 2016 Kennedy was selected alongside other young student leaders from Southern Africa to study US civic engagement at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln USA. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of Botswana. He is a former member of the University of Botswana Speaking Union as well as the University of Botswana Society against HIV/AIDS (SAHA). He is also a volunteer at the Botswana Sports Volunteer Movement (BSVM). Additionally, he is an officer with Young 1ove, an NGO with the mission to connect youth to proven lifesaving information. He supports operations across the entire organization, with a principle focus on partnerships, operations, logistics and overall organisational development. Kennedy believes the road to success is paved with intention and practice.
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Chaunoda Moroka
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is having no reservations in sharing your time, knowledge, vision, and inspirations for the benefit of those you serve."
Chaunoda Moroka
Chaunoda Rachel Moroka is from Masunga; a village in the north east region of Botswana. She received a Bachelor of Social work at the University of Botswana in 2013. She is currently working as a counsellor at the WoMen Against Rape shelter in Botswana . As part of her duties, she supervises two shelter matrons and considers this role her greatest professional achievements since it has helped her gain an understanding of the management of individuals and teams. She has also gained experiential knowledge and skills on diverse issues of gender based violence and the skills to offer sensitive psychosocial support to survivors of gender based violence.
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Dikatso Selemogwe
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"A great leader is one that always looks for potential to develop in those that she leads."
Dikatso Selemogwe
Dikatso Selemogwe is from Botswana and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Pretoria. She is passionate about volunteerism and is currently a life member and volunteer with the Botswana Red Cross Society. The multiple award winning journalists also volunteers three days a week at Botswana Baylor Children’s Clinic and Adolescent Centre. She draws courage from working in a center that serves more than 4000 children and adolescents living with HIV and their caretakers. She is also a volunteer Leadership, Careers and Skills facilitator for out of school young adults at Baylor Centre. Selemogwe is the founder and chairperson of a new Botswana based Non Government Organization called EmbraceEmotions Support Network which focuses on spreading awareness about mental health.
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Otsile Tsapo
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"The best leaders are those who know when to ask for help. "
Otsile Olebogeng Tsapo
Otsile Olebogeng Tsapo is a lecturer at the University of Botswana, Faculty of Business, (Management Department). She comes from a village called Mosu in central Botswana but currently resides in Gaborone. Otsile is a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a worldwide research network which aims at collecting and disseminating data to enhance knowledge of the entrepreneurship phenomenon. She is the internship coordinator for her section in the department of management and her tasks include creating and sustaining relationships with the industry to secure internship placements for students. She has also volunteered to serve on the faculty newsletter committee. Otsile has also devoted her time to mentoring the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Student Association (LOSMA) at the University of Botswana for entrepreneurs who are undergoing incubation. Outside work, She is a volunteer at the Cancer Association of Botswana.
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Segolame Seloka
Bostwana
Public Management & Governance
"Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work." -Vince Lombardi
Segolame Seloka
Segolame Seloka born in Maun, the “tourism capital” of Botswana but she is currently residing in Gaborone. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter called Lethabo Skye and a proud graduate of Monash South Africa (campus of Monash University) situated in Johannesburg, South Africa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and International Relations. Segolame has been instrumental in establishing support for the creation of a community club to help communities in need. She previously worked as a Public Relations Officer for the government of Botswana where she developed her communications and professional skills. Currently Segolame serves as the Monah University Alumni and Placement Officer where she works with graduates on job placement.
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Thatayotlhe Maiketso
Bostwana
Public Management & Governance
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Khahliso Santho
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Lintle Mpobole
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Mamello Ramoroke
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A good leader is one who led by example, show others what is required of them."
Mamello, Ramoroke
Mamello Ramoroke is from Mohale’s Hoek Lesotho but currently resides in Maseru Lesotho. She was awarded a Degree in Bachelor of Accounting from the National University of Lesotho and obtained a Second class First Division. She is a volunteer at REPSSI Lesotho. She is a youth leader her church for the past two years.
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Nthateng Mphofu
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Teboho Seboka
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Tsepiso Secker
Lesotho
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Every day, negotiate a better deal for yourself and those around you."
Tsepiso, Secker
Tsepiso Secker is a University student from Lesotho. She is currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Cape Town. She is fluent in five languages: Sesotho, English, Afrikaans, Zulu and French (for which she has an international DELF B1 certificate of French ability). She highlights winning the Tatham Essay Prize as well as the English and Drama prizes in high school as one of her greatest achievements. She initiated and ran a University application workshop for the matric students at Fisantekraal High School, in a Township outside of Cape Town. In terms of current leadership roles, she is still very much leading a one-man project for the establishment of a library for a local village school in Lesotho.
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Bokang Maroba
Lesotho
Civic Leadership
"It always seems impossible until it done." -By Nelson Mandela
Bokang
Bokang Maroba was born and raised in Lesotho and identifies as transgender man. He obtained his Honors Degree in International Business in 2013 from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Lesotho. He was employed as Finance Assistance at Iranti-og. Iranti-org is a queer human rights visual media organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bokang is currently employed by the The Other Foundation Southern Africa. Bokang has extensive experience in advancing the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) in organisations in Lesotho where she also volunteers and Program Manages LGBTI Youth Art and Advocacy programs. Due to intensive training courses Mr Maroba attended throughout his service at Matrix Support Group he gained a lot of knowledge about LGBTI advocacy, leadership and became a productive advocate for his community and equipped himself to fight challenges that people who identify as LGBTI.
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Botle Notsi
Lesotho
Public Management & Governance
"An effective leader is one who leads from amongst his people not ahead of his people."
Botle Notsi
Botle Notsi is from Maseru, Lesotho. She graduated from the National University of Lesotho and obtained a degree in bachelors of Commerce in Management and Marketing. She highlights as her greatest achievement the formation of young mothers and pregnant teenagers group at university. This was important as it provided support for pregnant students manage being pregnant and studying. In her leadership role she continues to support vulnerable children at a local orphanage in her community.
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Makalo Daniel Mosili
Lesotho
Public Management & Governance
"A best leader works well with the subordinates for the best production."
Makalo Daniel Mosili
Makalo Mosili was from Maseru Lesotho. He studied towards a BEd at National University of Lesotho, where he specialised in the teaching of English Language and Geography in secondary schools. He also studied with University of Pretoria towards a BEd Honours Degree in Educational management law and policy. Furthermore he did a certificate in community work with youth and children with the University of Kwazulu Natal with a focus on Public policy and Good governance and Economic Justice. He highlights his achievements as establishing a school for both juveniles and inmates, leading the refurbishment project at work and training the communities on psychosocial well being. For his efforts he awarded the following; meritorious award in 2010, Excellency award and Gallantry award in 2015.
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Mpho Mohoanyane
Lesotho
Public Management & Governance
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Ahitantsoa Zaliah Félicité
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"If you do not do it, They will do it at your place."
AHITANTSOA Zaliah Félicité
Ahitantsoa Zaliah Jeanne Félicité graduated with a Masters Degree in Marine Sciences, specializing in Fishery and Aquaculture. Her most important professional accomplishment in terms of leadership has been her success in strengthening the capacity of cooperatives. Cooperatives in Madagascar are highly disorganized and lack the capacity to deliver on their objectives. Ahitantsoa worked with cooperatives to strengthen their capacity to deliver services and represent their members, whereby, her work was scaled up across Madagascar.
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Andriamijoro Harinivoson
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"As a leader, my goal is not to have more and more followers but create many other better leaders."
ANDRIAMIJOROB Harinivoson Mino
For six years now, Andriamijoro has been in the field of communication, sales and trading. For those six years, he has also been promoting entrepreneurship in his country. His leadership led him to be a GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week) partner through an association that was created in 2011. Andriamijoro holds BA in Economics, and Business Administration which has been instrumental in helping him accomplish those activities as well as create his own company in 2015. Andriamijoro sits on the board of directors of FIVMPAMA, a national entrepreneurs association where he leads the youth and entrepreneurship commission which prepares the new generation of innovative entrepreneurs.
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Benaverana Vohline Lodie
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Feno Andriamampianina
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership begins when a vision emerges; where there is no vision…the people perish."
Feno ANDRIAMAMPIANINA
Feno Sitraka ANDRIAMAMPIANINA attained his BSc in botany in 2008 from the University of Antananarivo-Madagascar, where he also qualified for a Masters in Ecology in 2013. He served a volunteer for the Conservation Fusion and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership for four months prior to being accepted at the University of Antananarivo as a PhD student. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Feno was part of a group which created “Natiora”, an association dedicated to conservation and sustainable development. In March 2016, he was selected to become the president for that association.

Since September 2013 Feno has been a PhD student at the University of Antananarivo-Madagascar, studying biology and plant ecology.
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Igino RAZAFIMAHILAZA
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"No matter how big or small your contribution to develop your community, just do it and be proud."
Igino RAZAFIMAHILAZA
Igino RAZAFIMAHILAZA grew up in Toamasina and received two diplomas in Philosophy and Management of Natural Resources.

Igino came to the Capital in 2013 to continue his studies where he received his MS in the Science of the Environment in 2014. In his spare time Igino volunteers with different Associations (JADE NGO (Youth Active for the Development), CRJA (Regional Council of Youth in Analamanga) and YALI Madagascar. Since 2010, Igino has organized the Ocean Initiatives Event in Toamasina with JADE, an NGO that works with communities to instill good environmental practices. Igino has participated actively in youth conferences in with CRJA where he provides Leadership Training and organizes YALI GOES GREEN with the YALI Madagascar Association, in towns throughout Madagascar.
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Santatrriniania RAZAFINDRATSIMBA
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is not a matter of being the smartest, nor being the best within the community, it is rather working hard toward a unique goal; pushing our community to be the greatest that they could be."
Santatriniaina RAZAFINDRATSIMBA
Santatriniania is a Malagasy national leaving in the capital city of Antananarivo. He is working as head of marketing and communication within Microfinance Banks. Santatriniania’s current role is to promote financial inclusion for lower and middle groups in a country where the financial services penetration rate is below 10%. Before his current role, Santatriniania worked in diverse businesses including consumer goods manufacturing, distribution, and services. Santatriniania has a Masters’ in Management from Atma Jaya University in Indonesia where he lived for three years before coming back in Madagascar in 2012. He is an active member of Rotary Service Club, where he is the head of the young generation commission.
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Rabemananjara Herizo
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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ROBSONA Volaniania
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is the secret to success for a country’s development."
ROBSONA Volaniaina
Robsona Volaniaina is an Agronomist Engineer specializing in agro-business. Robsona has been working on rural development for five years as a value chain specialist and as an agro-economist on eleven value chains in eight regions of Madagascar. Robsona is a project manager on a GIZ funded project called Resilience from Value Chains, which combats food insecurity and poverty in the southern region of Madagascar—a region suffering from climate changes impacts. Robsona is committed to making a postive impact on the 3000 households in her region by helping them increase their incomes by more than 30%. She leads two experts and many consultants and partners who implement the project activities.
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Andrianjaka Ravelomanana
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others." -John Maxwel
Andrianjaka Ravelomanana
Andrianjaka Ravelomanana is currently heading the new department of Natural Capital at the California Academy of Sciences Tsimbazaza. His Background is in conservation. Outside of his conservation work, Andrianjaka was previously the president of Rotaract Club Amontana in 2014. He was the first president of the club to receive a Presidential Citation from Rotary International and organize Earth Day in 2014 with the US embassy in Antananarivo. Recently, Andrianjaka was selected to be the deputy president of ARGEMA (working on entomology at University of Antananarivo). He now has the privilege of leading young biologists in shaping the future of biodiversity and conservation.
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Ny ANDRIANARIMAHEFA
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things." -Barack Obama
Ny Hindra
Ny Hindra ANDRIANARIMAHEFA is a student who is pursuing a Licence 3 in Cultural Management and Mediation at the University of Antananarivo. She is also the General Secretary of the Association des Médiateurs Culturels à Madagascar (ADMC) where she is responsible for civic education in the Malagasy association Liberty 32 (a non-partisan association which promotes civic engagement, democracy and peace education). Ny Hindra has qualifications in human rights ,advocacy, and intercultural dialogue.
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Randrianasolo Andrianina
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"Your life is your message to the world, make sure it’s inspiring."
Randrianasolo Lova Andrianina
Randrianasolo Lova Andrianina is a youth advocate, passionate about gender equality, volunteering and youth empowerment. She sees her work as a combination of her passion and reality. In 2011, she co-founded Youth First a youth led organization aiming at empowering young Malagasy people from 15- 24 years. Currently she is working as a program manager at Youth First and working for the implementation and scaling up of the Young Women Leadership Program for girls age 15 to 24.

Randrianasolo has been instrumental in securing funding for Youth First from UNFPA, the Youth Ministry of Madagascar and the European Union.
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Rajaobelison Maholy Vololomboahangy
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
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Sandrine Ramalanjoana
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"Leadership will always be about improving yourself to motivate for teamwork and inspire others through your own lifestyle."
Sandrine Irina Ramalanjaona
Sandrine Irina Ramalanjaona is a communications and graphic design consultant. Specifically, she is the Communications Specialist for the Women In Motorsport Madagascar which aims to promote women and gender equality. Sandrine is leading projects related to global communications about the goals, mission and actions of the association.
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ANDRIANTAHINA Minohasina
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders."
ANDRIANTAHINA Minohasina
Andriantahina Minohasina is currently studying telecommunications and information systems at the University of Antananarivo where she recently obtained a bachelor's degree in this field. Andriantahina has been a girl scout since childhood and a brownie leader since 2013 where she leads young girls so that they become confident leaders and model citizens. Recently, through and NGO called Youth First, Andriantahina became a member of YALI Madagascar where she participates in community services. She is interested in voluntary service and the development of young people and the society she currently lives in.
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Nomenjanahary Nantenaina Pierre
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is the wisdom of admitting your weaknesses and correcting them through lifelong learning."
NOMENJANAHARY MICHAEL
Nomenjanahary Nantenaina Pierre MICHAEL recently graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Antananarivo Madagascar and is now as a doctor. Pierre has always tried to help his fellow people regardless of the resources available. A few years ago, he tried to help the people in the countryside where he’s from because most people in the country can neither read nor write. So he undertook a small education program to help improve the lives of the people in his community.

As a doctor, Pierre provides his patients with free consultations. He believes it is his duty and role as a doctor to improve the lives of others regardless of their ability to pay.
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Alexious Ng’ambi
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"To become an effective leader, you must have the ability to translate what you plan into reality."
Alexious Laxton Ng’ambi
Alexious Laxton Ng’ambi comes from Chiradzulu District in the southern region of Malawi, Central Africa. He holds a Diploma in Dental Therapy which he obtained from Malawi College of Health Sciences. He is currently based at the Dwangwa Trading Centre; a rural area in the Nkhotakota District in central Malawi where he opened a dental clinic in August, 2015. Before opening this clinic, Alexious worked in government hospitals for 3 years before joining a private practice in July, 2010. Opening his own dental practice and being given the Private Practice Licence by the Medical Council of Malawi at his age has been a significant achievement.
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Daphney Namame
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Emmanuel Mzembe
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is about making a difference in other people’s lives and making more leaders."
Emmanuel Mzembe
Emmanuel Mzembe was raised in a remote area and he always looked at education as the gateway out of poverty. This prompted him to work very hard in school. In 2010, He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Education at The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. He is the co-founder and Operations Director of Bikema Academic Centre, a secondary school which provides quality education to children from low-income households and empowers girls by giving them scholarships. He is passionate about youth entrepreneurship and youth employment initiatives. His aim is to help in building a prosperous Malawi by fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and enhancing innovative solutions.
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Lena Lungu
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Africa needs just a few unselfish people to lead it to a developed continent as solutions lie in Africans themselves."
Lena Eunice Lungu
Lena Eunice Lungu is a Communications Specialist from Malawi who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Malawi. In the past 7 years she has worked in both the for and non profit sectors, holding managerial positions in marketing, sales, communications, and fundraising which makes her one of the most experienced communications, marketing and sales professionals. During her time as a Regional Account Manager for Onmobile Global Limited, she was awarded Pat on the Back Award for Excellent performance and recently awarded a certificate of accomplishment with distinction by the World Bank Group on Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development. Lena is currently a Lead Programme officer responsible for Communications and Fundraising for the Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA) an umbrella body for more than 800 International and local Non-Governmental Organisations working in Malawi.
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Patrick Mazick
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Everything rises and falls on leadership." -Dr John C Maxwell
Patrick Mazick
Patrick Mazick is a trained and experienced economist and is currently working with ARET as a Lecturer at Mwimba College of Agriculture. He is a graduate of the University of Malawi, Bunda College where he has also has completed the course work of Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics. Patrick has worked with both local and international organizations with expertise in development, agriculture, nutrition, health and women and youth empowerment. Patrick initiated the founding of the Oasis of Hope Community Based Organization within his community. He is also on record to have pioneered the use of electronic vouchers in the disbursements of inputs to smallholder farmers across the country. Today Patrick is coordinating an entrepreneurship program at Mwimba College which envisions an enormous number of youth starting their own enterprises. Finally, Patrick is on track with Vantage Organic foods (PVT) LTD from India to open a sustainable market to India. Malawian farmers.
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Sam Kasambala
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Great Leaders are those whose actions positively impact others for they realize that leadership is a transformational and continuance process."
Sam Gift Kasambala
Sam Gift Kasambala is holds Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Development Studies from the Pentecostal Life University. Sam is a rural facilitator who mobilizes communities through volunteerism and community development initiatives. Sam has a strong passion for advocating self help initiatives in his community. Sam became concerned with the poverty cycle in which rural communities are trapped. Realising that his leadership skills could make a positive impact, Sam worked to mobilize communities to address food insecurity, and the lack of viable income generating activities. He also worked to address social and psychological challenges, improve housing conditions and ameliorate the lack of productive assets through self help initiatives within communities.
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Chifuniro Mankhwala
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"The road to success is for people who have decided to make a difference."
Chifuniro Mankhwala
Chifuniro Somanje Mankhwala holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management from the University of Malawi-Bunda College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Research Methods at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya. Chifuniro also works with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water development in Malawi as an Agribusiness Officer. Her role is to train frontline staff in market oriented business planning and management and value chain development. She also assists farmers in business planning and proposal writing; conducting business related research and preparing gross margins for crops and livestock. As an agribusiness officer, She has linked farmers to local and international markets and participated in the development of a value chain development training manual for extension officers of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.
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Lerato Mambulu
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Lerato A.N. Mambulu
Dr. Lerato A.N. Mambulu holds a MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). She is also a District Medical Officer and Member of the quality improvement team. The team develops quality improvement projects to advance the quality of service delivery in the district. Her achievements include supervising and mentoring junior staff and improving the quality of service delivery and care project so as to decrease the number of neonatal deaths due to prematurity. Dr. Lerato introduced processes that included the introduction of feeding charts for pregnant and nursing mothers and, allocation of staff to the neonatal unit. Dr. Lerato achieved a decrease in neonatal deaths from 40% in January 2015 to 13% in December 2015. Her interactions with the community include open day functions where she apeaks with community leaders and members on maternal and neonatal health.
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Lydia Makwinja
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"It is only by being a servant that one can lead."
Lydia Makwinja
Lydia Makwinja is from Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre. She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) Degree from Chancellor College at the University of Malawi. She is a Legal Practitioner and appointed Public Prosecutor and currently working for the Malawi Revenue Authority as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining the Authority, she worked for a private law firm. She has successfully defended the Revenue Authority in cases ranging from tax and customs matters to labour and other commercial disputes.

Lydia is responsible for ensuring that Malawi tax laws as well as international tax best practices are complied with by all relevant stakeholders. She also provides legal advice to the various divisions of the Authority as well as the Ministry of Finance, to which the Authority reports in tax policy formulation. Further, She is involved in the implementation of various projects and programmes for the Authority and the Ministry of Finance.
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Michael Masiya
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"Do you want to be an effective leader? Then be like an eagle: It is resilient, optimistic, and visionary."
Michael Masiya
Michael Masiya holds a MA Economics from the University of Malawi. He currently works as an Economist at the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).

In his free time, he works as a Secretary for the Pius XII Seminary Alumni Association where he is coordinating a book project which is aimed at purchasing books worth USD 60,000. The books are intended for underprivileged students in high school who cannot afford to purchase their own. Michael also intends to start a scholarship program for underprivileged children.
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Netsayi Gowero
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"The journey to leadership starts with the little things, that if done earnestly, make a huge difference."
Netsayi Chimenya Gowero
Netsayi Chimenya Gowero is a registered child nurse, now pursuing her Master of Science in child health at the University of Malawi. She currently works as a nurse manager in one of the neonatal units of a tertiary hospital in Malawi.

Netsayi enjoys working with children, girls and women in the reproductive age group. To motivate these young girls in her community, she provides mentorship, guidance and counselling on education and health related issues , so that they stay in school, and encourages those who have had teenage pregnancies to go back to school after giving birth. She was awarded the best neonatal nurse in Malawi and received an international neonatal nursing excellence award from the Council of International Neonatal Nurses for the positive impact she has contributed in her workplace.
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Walusungu Ngulube
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"I am always reminded that we are the sum total of all the people we have known, met and learned from."
Walusungu Lulukile Ngulube
Walusungu Lulukile Ngulube is a communicator, writer and motivational speaker who is mentoring youth in high schools to make informed career choices and become future leaders. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media for Development and a Certificate in Introduction to Marketing. Walusungu established her own NGO called “Inspiration Koner” which works with youth to give them career guidance and counseling. Her organization has so far reached over 6000 students and has developed a career guidance and counselling manual in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Malawi. Walusungu has recently begun to establish career clubs in local schools a first of its kind in Malawi.
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Chifwiri Nyirongo
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"You cannot be an effective leader if you stop learning."
Chifwiri Nyirongo
Chifwiri Nyirongo has an honours degree in Community development and a Master’s degree in development studies from University of Pretoria. Chifwiri was part of the team that successfully piloted biometric registration for cotton farmers and has lobbied for the establishment of the cotton council with the Malawi government. Currently, Chifwiri is actively involved in mentoring disadvantaged female university students at one of the government run universities and works at an NGO where she is championing a new system of rice cultivation, known as rice intensification, in twelve rice schemes across the country. She believes that mentoring is essential from an early age, and recognizes the noticeable gap for female students who are selected to university. Secondly, the new system of rice cultivation allows her to look at the problem of climate change holistically by utilising her field activities in the rice schemes.
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Tamika Kampini
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things. (Ronald Reagan)"
Tamika Kampini
Tamika Kampini is an entrepreneur, youth activist and a blogger. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business Management with a distinction, a Master’s degree in Financial Management, and a certificate in writing for social justice and is looking forward to pursue a doctorate degree in Economics.

Tamika recently founded a group called the ‘Malawi Social Change Writers’ which aims to amplify the voice of youths in Malawi. She is working with the Student Christian Organization of Malawi which works with students in secondary schools, universities and different stakeholders.
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Divya Muhilraj Seedoyal
Mauritius
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A leader does not find fault or excuse but comes up with solutions and innovations. A leader does not need titles to take responsibility."
Divya Muhilraj Seedoyal
Divya Seedoyal completed his Masters in Business Administration (General) and his end of course dissertation project for which he received a first class distinction. He completed his undergraduate degree with a BSC Management with specialization in Human Resources wherein his end of year dissertation was on "Employee motivation". During the course of his diploma on Business Management, he ranked first in his class on Human Resources modules.

For nearly seven years now, Divya has been working for Emtel which is a telecommunication company in Mauritius. For the last four years he acted as an officer in charge of the biggest Emtel showroom on the Island. Presently he is heading a team of 24 employees that works collaboratively together to promote the company branding image and customer service . Divya is also very active in social activities and a member of the Rotary Club.
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Jenny Roopnarain
Mauritius
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Movers, shakers and innovators are not afraid to fail forward; the action solidifies your exposure. Create meaning and lead today."
Jenny Christel Roopnarain
Jenny Christel Roopnarain holds a diploma in Human Resource Management. Jenny is also an associate member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (www.miod.mu) promoting corporate governance. She is the first and only Mauritian Laureate of the CONFEJES in Africa. At 28 years old, she created the sample of a papaya powder that helped her to win an innovative and entrepreneurship course in Niger. Jenny was hosted in Gabon to advise the Government and launch youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship and leadership empowerment workshops. Jenny has also successfully survived two final stage tumours, after receiving treatment in the United States. She is passionate about innovation and currently serves and leads the LIFEF Foundation for developing leadership, social entrepreneurship initiatives, green and innovative actions. She serves both people at the grassroots level and those in the corporate and private sector.
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Sean Fourmacou
Mauritius
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership transforms the world into a better place to live, one person at a time."
Sean Fourmacou
Sean Fourmacou is a passionate leader with a creative mind for challenging the unknown. He is also an ambitious organizer who excels at balancing both extracurricular involvements related to his profound interest in social work and his professional commitments.

Sean’s diverse career has taken him from teaching elementary school students, to founding Youth SCEAL in 2013, a non for profit with the overarching aim of assisting young entrepreneurs realize their visions. Sean is profoundly passionate about equality of opportunities, and believes that everyone should be able to fulfil their potential and be the best version of themselves.
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Girish Bekaroo
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." -Steve Jobs
Girish Bekaroo
Girish Bekaroo, is a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Middlesex University (Mauritius Branch Campus). As a state scholar, Girish completed his postgraduate degree in Internet Computing at the University of Hull and is about to complete his PhD.

Girish is a strong proponent of Green ICT and has been the principal investigator of funded research projects involving the use of innovative technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of businesses and individuals. He is also the author of different research papers in the area of Green ICT. Girish’s long term goal is to create a research center in applied Green ICT at Middlesex University. Through the center, he intends to democratize participatory research across all levels so as to be able to address core environmental and societal problems in Mauritius related to Green ICT.
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Joshna Bhoobun
Mauritius
Public Management & Governance
"A leader should lead, empower, inspire, motivate and lead from behind in dire situations. In so doing, she achieves greatness."
Joshna Bhoobun
Joshna Bhoobun holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Mauritius. She is currently completing her LLM at the University of Wolverhampton – Mauritius Branch Campus. Joshna has participated as Delegate in the Model United Nations 2009 and the Model African Union Summit 2014. Concurrent with her studies, she actively engages in educational and environmental causes through the YES YOU CAN Non-Governmental.

After being trained by the National Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Council in the Dynamic Youth Leadership Program, Joshna embarked on the journey of training youths across secondary schools and universities in Mauritius . Motivated as she is, Joshna endeavours at inspiring youths to unleash their untapped potentials and be become leaders on the continent.
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Oumilladevi Soopramanien
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is the ability to unleash people’s potentials to excel, and their passion to succeed."
Oumilladevi Soopramanien
Oumilladevi Soopramanien is a graduate from the Insititute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. She also received a degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester. Oumilladevi was awarded the Women Super Achiever Award granted by the African Leadership Congress last year.

Currently, Oumilladevi works as the Head of Operations of Harel Mallac Global Services Ltd, a management company which forms part of the Harel Mallac Group in Mauritius. She is in charge of a team of administrators and her role includes supervision of day to day work, training, coaching for premium service quality. She also reports to middle management on the performance of the team and on the marketing, strategic planning and analysis of the company. As a leader, she is responsible for ensuring that the company adheres to its mission and vision. Oumilladevi also takes part in strategic planning such as budget and marketing plans for the company.
Alumni Board of Directors
Sarvesh Lutchmun
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
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Nabiil Kaufid
Mauritius
Public Management & Governance
"The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow."
Nabiil Kaufid
Nabiil Kaufid has a strong passion for leadership. He holds a First Class LL.B (Honours) Bachelor of Laws from Middlesex University, London and has undertaken the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of the West of England. He is also an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator of the ADR Group, UK. He holds Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management from ILM.

Nabiil was an Intern for the European Union and was the Chairperson of the Committee for Finance and Monetary Affairs of the Model African Union. He was also the first President of the Middlesex University Law Society in Mauritius. His determination is unshakeable in helping the youth to realise their potentials and to realise that they are the strongest resource upon which are built the hopes and future of Africa.
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Pierre Michele Dominique
Mauritius
Public Management & Governance
"Now, I don't read newspapers because together we will write History!"
Pierre Michele Dominique
Pierre Marie Michele Dominique believes he has met happiness and want to share it. He’s an artist and a community worker. Dominique is involved in family activities and planning for a better environment for the coming generation.
Alumni Board of Directors
Edson Francisco
Mozambique
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"If you can conceive it in your mind, you can bring it to reality."
Edson Francisco
Edson Francisco was born and raised in Maputo where he completed high school in 2012, and became associated with the American Cultural Centre in 2013 in order to improve his English skills. He was soon after selected to attend the Life Skills Course — a training program designed to prepare students for success in academic and professional environments abroad. Edson went to complete a number of enrichment programs at the American Cultural Centre and was ultimately selected by the MasterCard Foundation Akwanya Program to be a 2015 MCF Scholar. He will receive a full tuition scholarship to attend Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Edson recently launched an IT course at “Livro Aberto” library in Maputo. He has also impacted his community as a volunteer at Maputo Central Hospital, helping children ease their pain through the Fight Against Cancer Association. He also volunteers at the International Youth Fellowship where he helps impoverished and marginalized people by teaching them IT skills.
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Rui Mousinho
Mozambique
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Never allow your position to outgrow your character, stay humble always."
Rui Costa Mousinho
Rui Costa Mousinho, was born in the Kingdom of Swaziland and is a citizen of the Republic of Mozambique. Rui has studied Financial Management and Entrepreneurship where he has achieves various academic awards. Rui was selected for the Commonwealth Leadership programme in 2013. He has also been involved in the Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation programme in South Africa. His current leadership roles revolve around the church he belongs to (Christian Revival Church). He is also in the process of setting up a youth entrepreneurial development centre in his community.
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Marissa Guambe
Mozambique
Civic Leadership
"And if it does not work? Nobody will know the answer until it’s done!"
Marisa Filipe Tomas Guambe
Marissa Filipe Tomas Guambe is a student of Business Management at the Politécnica University. She is currently writing her thesis about the exploitation of renewable energy as an alternative to community development. To be able to complete this course is a great achievement for her and the end of a long journey with many obstacles and challenges including financial, emotional and physical difficulties that have marked her journey so far.
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Abraham Ingo
Mozambique
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is not a position or a title; it is action and example"
Abraham Ingo
Abraham Ingo is a final year Actuarial Science student at the University of Pretoria. He comes from a small town in the northern part of Namibia called Oshakati. Apart from being a class representative when he was in grade 4, Abraham has also been an executive member of a few societies on campus such as the Namibian students’ society at the University of Pretoria and other entrepreneurial societies such as the Global Ambassadors Community and Student Investor.
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Sacky Nongolo
Namibia
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I believe in me, I believe in them and it is up to us to believe in us to achieve greater things."
Sacky Nangolo
Sacky Nangolo was born in Opuwo and grew up in a border village of Omahenene in northern Namibia and currently he is based in Windhoek.

He completed his B.A (Honors) Geography and Environmental studies (Major) and Political Studies (Minor). Currently he is the managing director of a start-up Geographical information system company called PLANx.
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Evelina Kalenga
Namibia
Civic Leadership
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Maria Imelda Shipapo
Namibia
Civic Leadership
"For I have promises to keep and miles and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost
Maria Shipapo
Maria Shipapo was born in the Kavango region in Rundu, Namibia. Shipapo studied at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Geology (2010-2013) and completed a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Geology in 2014.

Shipapo is presently the Co-Founder of SK Turnkey Investments cc (SKTI), a start-up company that aims to provide hydro-geological exploration and consulting as well as environmental management solutions to our clients. At SKTI, her role include networking and looking for clients for SKTI as well as and applying for tenders to raise funds for projects. She also teaches Physical Science (chemistry and physics) to grade 8 learners and History to grade 8 and 9 learners at a village school that is approximately 17km outside of Rundu.
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Ndakondja Salem Embashu
Namibia
Civic Leadership
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Ros Limbo
Namibia
Civic Leadership
"Leaders are those that believe that voice inside that says: I can change the world for the better."
Ros Limbo
Ros Limbo is a Namibian-Cameroonian born in Otjiwarongo, and raised in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. She is a dreamer, a spiritual cheerleader and can be slightly more emotional than the average individual. She holds a BCom Accounting degree from Rhodes University, but she’s a writer at heart.

She began blogging in 2014 when she was diagnosed with severe depression. Writing created a means of escape; a reality where she was free and happy. It was then that she had realized that this young lady that has kept journals since the age of 12 has always wanted to be a writer; more specifically, a writer that changed lives for the better.
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Bernadette Gawanas
Namibia
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is not about control but service. It's not about power but empowerment. It's not about manipulation but inspiration." -Myles Munroe
Bernadette Gawanas
Bernadette Miitoahe Gawanas obtained a National Diploma in Public Management from the Polytechnic of Namibia. Employed by the Ruacana Town Council as a cashier, she serves on the Organising Committee of the Ruacana Annual Easter Tournament.

She is a Head Facilitator of Ekwatho(meaning 'HELP'). Ekwatho is a program aimed at helping suicide-affected families and individuals in Ruacana. Her achievements have been mainly co-founding the charity organisation within her town and managing to take the project off the ground with the help of their stakeholders who are mainly the citizens and business people of her community. Working with the people in her area has enhanced her skills and had smoothened the interaction between the council and community members, educating them on the operations of the council; how their involvement into the activities of the council helps the council towards its strategic goals.
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Daniel Itenge
Namibia
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is action, not position." -Donald H. McGannon
Daniel Itenge
Daniel Itenge was born and raised in a small village in the northern parts of Namibia. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration (2011) from the University of Namibia, and a Master’s Degree in Labour Economics (2015) from University of Turin. He has been serving as an Employment Officer at the Ministry responsible for labour, industrial relations, and employment creation in Namibia. His duties consist of assisting with national employment policy formulation, implementation, and review; green jobs assessment in Namibia; National Employment Services; and developmental research. In his free time, Daniel assists with the administration of a university student club that empowers young students with leadership and entrepreneurial skills; contributes and appears on a radio programme that discusses issues concerning the youth on Namibia Broadcasting Corporation's National Radio; and is currently writing a book with a few associates on leadership and entrepreneurship. His areas of interest are labour economics, community development, research and development, and entrepreneurial activities. Daniel currently lives in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Michael Kagolo_Neema
Namibia
Public Management & Governance
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Anna Holstein
Seyhelles
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is defined by your action."
Anna Simone Holstein
Anna Simone Holstein from the Seychelles is currently working as the program developer in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, developing programs for youth workers in line to the ‘Youth garden project’, also targeting professional institutions to develop the ‘Green Campus project’ and to educators to develop the ‘Inclusive Environmental Education program’.

Anna is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Seychelles. Furthermore she holds the position of Vice-chairperson on the steering committee for the Australian Alumni Accusation, and also the vice-chair person of the Roche Caiman Environmental Group. In addition to that, she’s also involved in her committee as the chair-person of the District youth Committee.
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Denis Antat
Seyhelles
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is the art of getting others to take up ownership and responsibilities instead of being dictated what to do."
Denis Antat
Denis Antat is a young qualified secondary English teacher by nature, but for the past two and a half years he has been working as a Programme Officer for the inner islands with the Ministry of Community Development. Denis is currently residing with his adopted mother at Anse Kerlan in Seychelles, specifically on Praslin which is the second largest island. He is a regional leader for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Seychelles and has reactivated the Programme on Praslin and La Digue. This has enabled Denis to identify, survey and analyze different challenges the youth in his community are facing and come up with solution.

He is also the Vice-Chairperson of the district youth club where he is leading a committee to organize voluntary work and to engage in social renaissance. He is skilled in fundraising, communications and organization of events.
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Kurt Lagrenade
Seyhelles
Public Management & Governance
"Being the best does not mean you are better than the rest, because the rest made you the best."
Kurt Lagrenade
Kurt Lagrenade is from the Seychelles Islands, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama Studies and an advanced Diploma in Speech and Performance. He is currently working as the Acting Head of Program for Drama in Seychelles; a position that he recently acquired.
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Sophie-Anne Larue
Seyhelles
Public Management & Governance
"Today is the chance to be more than you were yesterday."
Sophie-Anne Larue
Sophie-Anne Larue is currently a student of Skema, Sophia-antipolis, France where she studied Business Administration BSc. Sophie-Anne is working towards her final internship at the Central Bank of Seychelles.

Whence she returns from the YALI fellowship Sophie hopes to be employed as a policy and research officer in the payments division of the Bank where she will help shape the payments environment of the Seychelles.
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Gama Cindi
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership should be intertwined to integrity, these are actions of purity and sincerity, which is about what you do when no one is watching."
Gama Major Cindi
Gama Major Cindi is from Mafikeng in the North West province in South Africa. Gama is a passionate entrepreneur who is constantly exploring different ideas to solve immediate problems. He holds a postgraduate certificate in education and training in business administration and has completed numerous modules in project management and coaching. He is currently the owner of a consulting company in clinical research which has been in operation for three years. Running his business gives him the flexibility to focus on his other passions such as education and community development which he serves as a board member of an NGO as a deputy chairperson and an NPO as the deputy chairperson as well. He has significant experience in programme development from his previous leadership and programme development exposure, thus he services subcommittees in this organisations to help develop aligned programmes to address the issues challenging his community.
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Keneilwe Mampuru
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A great leader is a visionary that births a dream, nurtures it to life so it can refine humanity."
Keneilwe Mampuru
Keneilwe Mampuru resides in Pretoria East, Gauteng, South Africa. She is a proud owner of a company called ‘Kente by Keneilwe’; a design hub specialising in the bespoke design and tailoring of distinct outfits for women. Running this business has had both challenges as well as triumphs, with which she has taken with pride.

Growing up, Keneilwe didn’t have the privilege to go to university and hold a degree, but she has never let that get in the way of following her purpose. She had to work thrice as hard, looking for opportunities as she had a hunger for knowledge. She also wanted to be taken seriously and to be a force to be reckoned with. She started running her business in 2009. Since then, she has mentored second and third year fashion design students, has been featured in several business magazines such as Forbes Women Africa and has started going to primary and high schools, to motivate students to be entrepreneurial and become great leaders.
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Moipone Ntseke
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A great leader is someone who is willing to risk running at a loss- loss of greed, selfishness and pride."
Moipone Ntseke
Born in Diepkloof, Soweto 32 years ago, Moipone Ntseke is a God fearing, African child from humble beginnings. Living in a 2 roomed shack outside of her maternal grandmother’s house with both parents and my 3 siblings, she has grown to understand that it is not where you come from that matters, but where you’re going. Having a mother who was a teacher at a local school was a way of motivating and encouraging me to be a better person in life; her father on the other hand was a builder and has been self-employed since she was born. As a product of an academic and creative was God’s way of saying ‘think outside the box’.

After completing her matric and a National Certificate in Sports Administration (male dominated) she knew then that she was an agent of change in her family and community. Being in the National Top 18 at the SAB KickStart Competition in 2014 engraved the calling of entrepreneurship in Moipone’s heart, as well as winning the ‘180- Second Just Pitch’ competition in April 2014.
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Siyabulela Sophi
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership involves actions more than words, good leaders are not afraid to leave their comfort zone for innovative change."
Siyabulela Sophi
Siyabulela Sophi is a 25 years old entrepreneur from the Western Cape Province of Khayelitsha. Siyabulela graduated in 2013 from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology , where he completed a 3 year national diploma in Office Management & Technology. After successfully completing his diploma, Siyabulela founded his company, Makhaza Lifestyle (Pty) Ltd. The company was founded as an immediate solution to current social economic issues such as youth unemployment, access to information, and the unstable local economy.

Siyabulela has achieved a number of recognition certificates throughout his academic life—he was awarded an excellent performance award in matric year after he had performed well in Accounting and life orientation. At the university he was awarded the highest profit certificate for his entrepreneurship project . Currently, Siyabulela plays a significant leadership role in his company, leading the team to greater achievements.
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Tebello Rabele
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership involves actions more than words, good leaders are not afraid to leave their comfort zone for innovative change."
Siyabulela Sophi
Tebello Rabele is a B.Com Investment Management Sciences student (Majoring in Economics, Financial Management, Investment Management & Financial Accounting), at the University of Pretoria.

He has occupied numerous leadership roles during his schooling career, in disciplines ranging from sports, academia, social-political, institutional and Non-Governmental.

Tebello is an entrepreneur, having dealt with merchandise, construction aesthetics, logistics and currently ICT. He has a broad scope of achievements, the most significant being coordinating a forum with Kara Heritage Institute to develop an Afrocentric curriculum. He currently holds alumni relations with NGO’s and cultural groups, where he consults on strategic planning.
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Lisa Silwana
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"The quality of a leader is reflected by the standards they set for themselves." -Ray Kroc
Lisa Silwana
Lisa Silwana born and raised in the Eastern Cape, is a community developer who started working in development at the age of 10 and was nominated as a community builder at the age of 11. She then volunteered with the department of social development until she started her organization called ‘help a student.’ She is part of the Activate Leadership Program and she is very passionate about working with young people . At the age of 20, Lisa considers herself as a born free , was part of the class of 2013 in Bisho high school and passed grade 12.

She obtained a certificate from Life Line for basic counseling skills; she also holds an accredited certificate in youth development and basic facilitation skills . Lisa has been part of The Zazi Condom Inactive, AIDS Council ,Love Life, Youth AIDS . She is currently running the organization which works on youth development.
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Mawethu Kosani
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Mpho Ndaba
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Mthobisi Mkhize
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Neliswa Mdaka
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"The greatest tragedy in life is not death but a life without a purpose." -Myles Munroe
Neliswa Mdaka
Neliswa Mdaka is from Daveyton, Benoni. She holds a BA Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. Neliswa is currently studying with the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute for a certificate in Good Governance.

She is currently working for the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, as a ward coordinator. Her responsibility is to ensure that service delivery issues are addressed and quickly resolved. She also provides support to ward councillors.

Neliswa is also a member co-founder and member of Twist foundation, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) that embarks on emancipating women from their socio-economic struggles, with the mandate of empowering them in their field of work. This is done in partnership with the Women’s Directorate in the mayoral office.
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Nhlanhla Mtshali
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Rammolotsi Sothoane
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Roné McFarlane
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Siyabulela Tonono
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"Progress is the attraction that moves humanity." -Marcus Garvey
Siyabulela Tonono
Siyabulela Tonono is a native of the Eastern Cape Province and currently resides in Johannesburg. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Siyabulela currently serves the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in the capacity of a Correctional Justice and Service field officer.
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Tina Magagane
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects." I believe I can make a change.
Tina Magagane
Tina Magagane, comes from a village called Paledi about 30km outside Polokwane in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Tina is a graduate of the University of Limpopo with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Microbiology. She has worked as a Forensic Analyst for the South African Police Service for five years, from which she has since resigned in search of work that is more meaningful to her.

Tina currently works as a provincial coordinator for Limpopo for HI HOPES, an organization that provides and advocates for early intervention for deaf and hard of hearing children. Tina manages all operations and employees in the province as well as the awareness campaigns of HI HOPES’s programme in all corners of the province. She has since found joy in community service and feel it is where she belongs.
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Venny Thembi Dlamini
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." -Max Depree
Venny Thembi Dlamini
Venny Thembi Dlamini is from Bellevue East, in Johannesburg. She presently holds a National Senior Certificate which she attained in 2011 at the Johannesburg Polytechnic Institute. In 2014, She won the South African College of Business’s Mandela day bursary ,which she then used to complete a Bookkeeping course, leading her to holding a Bookkeeping certificate.

In 2015, Venny was the only South African who won the Ben American University’s scholarship. Presently, she is pursuing a Law degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, while serving as the South African ambassador for the Youth for Enlightenment and Welfare initiative. Moreover, she is a volunteer in the One African Child Foundation and is a member of the World Youth Alliance as well as the Empower Women Organisation.
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Aphelele Gumede
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast."
Aphelele Gumede
Aphelele Gumede grew up in a very small town of Mtubatuba, where she spent most of her time herding cattle for her grandfather who has been her inspiration to study to become a doctor. Aphelele currently has a B.Tech in Homeopathy and about to complete her Masters degree in Homeoepathy at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa.

One of her biggest achievement was starting a babies ministry at her church, where through visual skills and practical learning, was able to teach 2-5 year old children about Christ, HIV, and safety among other things. Following this, she will publish her thesis on the clinical trial that she’s completing on management of PTSD by using Homeopathic medication rather than the known main stream management.
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Benedict Mphuke
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Nothing for us without us, I believe that to effectively address Africa’s problems young African leaders must be seen as equal stakeholders."
Benedict Mphukhe
Benedict Malefetsane Mphukhe is a Project Manager at the Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM) in Viljoenskroon, Free State province, South Africa. He is a civil society activist with experience in marketing, youth development, and advocacy in SADC. In 2008 he worked as a Kiosk Supervisor of Moqhaka Local Municipality Youth Advisory Centre (YAC).

He has volunteered at Southern African Youth Movement (SAYM) and Centre for Youth Leadership Institute (CYL) for several years, part of which he served as a National Assistant Coordinator of a health and HIV/AIDS network called Southern African National Youth Against AIDS Network (SANYAN). He has been actively involved in community development programmes in different locations across the country.
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Lwande Maqwelane
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Let us all work together as it is through collective power that we become the most formidable."
Lwanda Maqwelane
Lwande Maqwelane is currently studying at Rhodes University, pursuing a degree in International Relations. In December 2015, she was elected within the South African Student Congress (SASCO) to form part of the Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the Western Region. In February 2016, she was elected to be the Deputy Chair for the Pan African Youth Dialogue (PAYD) where she also heads the Thought Leadership portfolio within the structures of PAYD. She then went further to form part of the task team of the Young Women’s Dialogue which has been tasked with challenging the South African government’s policies regarding the failure to provide sanitary towels to female students in the Cape Town Parliament. Further, she forms part of the task team commissioned by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Sizwe Mabizela that is planning the National Colloquium for student interaction centralizing it on the economic aspects of the #FeesMustFall campaign.
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Mochu Mazwi
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"A leader who ignores criticism will eventually perish."
Mochu Mazwi
Mochu Mazwi was born in the rural area of Ga-Mphahlele just outside Polokwane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He completed his high schooling in the township of Atteridgeville. He holds a National Diploma in management from UNISA, Bachelor of Public Administration Honours from Stellenbosch University and is currently studying for a National Diploma in Mining Engineering with UNISA. Mazwi also completed various certificate courses ranging from Work Study, Economics and Public Finance, to Office Management.

Mochu is currently employed as a Records Manager by the Gauteng Department of Health (Weskoppies Hospital), a position he held since August 2015 and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and implementation under his sub-directorate, resource management, human resource management, performance monitoring and evaluation, financial management and communications.
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Neo Maepa
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Leaders don’t create followers, they create other leaders!"
Neo Maepa
Neo Maepa, from Benoni, a 4th year LLB Student at UNISA. Neo started her High School at Benoni High School where she matriculated in 2007 with an Exemption. She achieved a lot of sporting success and developed leadership qualities in school. Neo was elected as a RCL member in Grade 9.

In school, Neo played netball, and represented her school in several athletic events where she went on to compete at the district level. Her experience playing sports gave her the leadership qualities which she carries to all aspects of her work and life.
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Nonhlanhla Innocent Xaba
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"If you want to go fast ; go alone, if you want to go far ; go together – African Proverb"
Nonhlanhla Xaba
Nonhlanhla Innocent Xaba was born in Soweto Diepkloof. She holds a BCOM degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and awaits her acceptance into a BCOM Honours Business Management. She is the youngest member of the Roodepoort City Theatre senior management team and has been employed as a Producer and one of the youngest members of the management committee of the Joburg City Theatres. Nonhlanhla has been the spokesperson for the Soweto theatre and a member of the city’s Planning Steering Committee for the launch of Soweto Theatre. She also co- facilitated the SRC policy and strategy session for UCT, served as a former audit committee chairperson and non-executive board member for NPO kholofelo positive role modelling, and was a member of both the Roodepoort Mandela Day planning committee and Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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Reabetswe Mogorosi
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"True leadership is about serving with love."
Rearabetswe Mogorosi
Reabetswe was born and raised in the south of Johannesburg. She is currently completing her studies in law at the University of South Africa. Her career aspirations range from qualifying as an advocate to ultimately serving on the National Legislature. She is very passionate about enabling youth to fulfil meaningful roles within society.

In her community she is a change driver and stands to amplify the voices of young people who feel misrepresented. She is also an active member of an initiative called Nerd Afrika and along with other young individuals have recently formed a business that seeks to address a number of social challenges in her community.
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Robert Ndlela
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Good and People Centred Leader Shall Know When is Time to Leave the Office."
Robert Ndlela
Robert Ndlela is from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province in the Republic of South Africa. He currently holds a National Diploma in Organic Farming, and is completing his Bachelor of Arts (B.A) on Human and Social Studies (Public Administration). Robert established two very powerful and influential youth organizations which are Youth in Action and Youth Service Africa. Under his stewardship, Youth in Action has been able to facilitate the establishment of more than 30 youth owned and managed businesses. He has been very instrumental in bringing about peace and calm in his previously crime engulfed township of Kwa-Mashu. He is currently serving as the president of Youth in Action, Provincial Chairperson of National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) KwaZulu-Natal Youth Chapter and is the Managing Director of his recently established business, Rob.com Auto Sales & Rentals.
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Sibongile Khumalo
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"One head cannot form a council."
Sibongile Khumalo
Sibongile Khumalo is currently pursuing her MA in environmental literacy at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). She holds a BA in communications, sociology and literature, as well as an Honours degree in English literature, also from the UWC. Sibongile is a team member of the 2016 South Africa- Washington International program, an international program with a focus on service leadership. Sibongile had also worked on a collaborative project with the University of the Western Cape HIV/AIDS unit and the World health Organization.

Sibongile is passionate about the empowerment of women across Africa, especially in negotiating increased female representation in leadership. As such, Sibongile cofounded the My Sister, My Keeper (MSMK) Network, a movement directed at the empowerment of young women in the northern cape region of South Africa, her home province.
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Siboniso Dlamini
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is the power to do things that people don’t believe you can do or can ever be done."
Siboniso Dlamini
Siboniso Vuyo) Dlamini holds a qualification in Economics and is pursuing a postgraduate degree in Maritime Studies. Siboniso is a member of the United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA), serves as the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Chapter Executive Chairperson, and is National Board Member and Deputy Treasurer of the Green Campus Initiative.
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Sylvia Nonkulluleko Nyembe
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Together - we can!"
Sylvia Nonkululeko Nyembe
Nonkululeko Nyembe is from the Vaal, about 60 km from Johannesburg. She currently holds a degree in Economics and Public Administration which she obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has just completed her Honours degree in Public Management from the University of Johannesburg. She has successfully served for two consecutive years as the General Secretary and Treasurer in her undergraduate years for the Clubs and Societies Organisation on campus.

As a leader, She is currently working on the “Winter Warm Drive” project, collecting blankets, jackets and socks together with Blessed Life SA - a Non-Profit Organisation in the South of Johannesburg.
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Teboho Maphakisa
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Tshepo Morabane
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership in today’s context needs not be selfless but greatly sociable in its capitalistic form."
Tshepo Morabane
Tshepo Morabane obtained a Btech in Local Government Finance with plans for more qualifications which will enable him to fulfill his dream of improving the lives of his fellow Africans.

Tshepo’s greatest achievement is establishing the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers Student Society which addresses public service paradigms as well as the public’s perception of public service. Tshepo is the Chairperson of the society and Board Member of the Institute. Ultimately, Tshepo hopes to efficiently and effectively use this knowledge and experience to develop his home town of Kagiso, Krugersdorp which is in the west of Johannesburg, but more so help raise the standard of living of his community.
Alumni Board of Directors
Xolani Sam Shiba
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
Alumni Board of Directors
Lusito Tsela
Swaziland
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses."
Lusito Tsela
Lusito Menzi Tsela born in Mbabane, Swaziland, lastborn child in a family of eight. Menzi grew up at SOS village in Mbabane where he stayed for ten years, and is the only child in his family to graduate from university. Lusito holds a degree in graphic design from the University of Limkokwing.

In 2004, he was chosen to become a leader in a camp hosted by the Salvation Army, where he served in that role for more than five years. During his internship, he was awarded a certificate of excellence for his outstanding work at AITC. Currently he is the temporal marketing officer at SG Advisory and the brand Manager at Excelsior Academy where he motivates youth on life issues and also leads the team on its quest to helping the less fortunate.
Alumni Board of Directors
Lusanda Shiba
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"My most humbling experience has been the self-realization that action and example transform a boss into an inspiring leader."
Lusanda Shiba
Lusanda Shiba is a wife, mother of three boys, an enthusiastic cook and backyard farmer. Born and raised in Swaziland; Lusanda studied, worked and lived in 5 continents and countless countries, always invariably returning to the land of her birth. Having worked in community development for over 10 years, it was an obvious choice to apply for the civic leadership cohort.

Lusanda has dispersed and managed countless grants, developed and managed numerous volunteer assignments, facilitated extensive training, played a leadership role in various projects in the sectors of health, agriculture, water and sanitation, early childhood development, disability, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence and women economic empowerment. She is inspired by rural subsistence women farmers, she dreams of training women in permaculture that will in turn improve food security and positively impact the local economy.
Alumni Board of Directors
Nkosingiphile Myeni
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"There is a great inner-person in the young. Unleash him/her and see a great leader."
Nkosingiphile Myeni
Nkosingiphile Myeni comes from a semi-urban village called Nkoyoyo towards the Oshoek border post. Nkosingiphile enrolled at the University of Swaziland from 2007-12 to pursue a Journalism and Mass Communications studies that he would make a career of. He started as a freelancer for Agence France Presse (AFP) and Gender Links before he began a career in the local print media.

Having worked for the state-owned Swazi Observer and the independently owned The Nation Magazine, this granted him the recognition among the local circles known by his uncompromising byline. He has been at the helm of the judicial crisis during the persecution of the magazine’s editor. Today, he is the Communications Officer at the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO) which has over 90 member NGOs.
Alumni Board of Directors
Temalangeni Dlamini
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"Good leadership is not about throwing your weight around but it is about bringing out the best in everyone else."
Temalangeni Dlamini
Temalangeni Laura Dlamini holds an LLB (Law) Degree and a certificate from the African Union on the Enhancement of Leadership Skills and Pan African Orientation. One of her achievements was working as a volunteer/student legal assistant for Save the Children and where she served the community by representing orphaned and vulnerable children in court.

She is currently a Youth Volunteer at the African Union (Procurement Division); playing an active role in strengthening the operational capacity of the department by volunteering her services. Outside of her professional work she is a youth leader at her church, responsible for mobilizing and engaging young people in sharing the word of God; life experiences; youth challenges or issues; raising funds for charity work; and mostly building each other up.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tenele Thando Dlamini
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
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Mbongiseni Dlamini
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela
Temalangeni Dlamini
Mbongiseni. A Dlamini was born in Manzini, the hub of Swaziland, in a small village called Makholweni. He completed his high school (IGCSE) in 2008. In 2012 he earned his certificate in hospitality induction at Bulembu Hospitality College. He began his career as a waiter in 2012 straight after college at The George Hotel.

Due to his amazing leadership skills, Mbongiseni was promoted in less than six months to supervisor. He has also been awarded employee of the month and has been honored by the Hotel in 2015 for his great dedication in his work. Mbongiseni is a senior member in a group of young people which was formed feed and educate 93 children in his community.
Alumni Board of Directors
Nhlanganiso Gama
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
Alumni Board of Directors
Thulani Shabangu
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"A good leader is who develop himself all the time and be relevant with time and new systems."
Thulani Shabangu
Thulani Lwazi Shabangu is from the Shiselweni region of Swaziland. Thulani has a degree in Environmental Health Sciences.

He has succeeded in forming a focus group in his area wherein the focus is on trying to address problems which are affecting his community, for instance, the issue of water shortages, poor roads and an increasing crime rate. Thulani plays a leadership role in different groups and has also formed his own teams including the marshal team and long distant running team, which is aimed at fighting crime.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tiyandza Dlamini
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"The only way for a woman to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. There is no other way."
Tiyandza Dlamini
Tiyandza Dlamini is from Swaziland and resides in Mbabane which is the capital city. She attended Vaal University and holds a Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management. In 2006-2010 She was Miss 1st year, Miss International Student and Miss Vaal. In 2012 She was selected to be an ambassador for a company called Swazi SMS. Tiyandza is the director for Synchronized Events and Casting management. She is the director of SD’s Top Photogenic Model competition which teaches young women to love their unique self and appreciate the way God created them. She is also the Director for Handholding Foundation. Tiyandza was recently been selected as an ambassador for Swazi Groovers, an online magazine.

Tiyandza current leadership role is in providing employment for young Swazi women to generate income from toiletries and other needs they may have.
Alumni Board of Directors
Elastus Mambwe
Zamibia
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." -John C. Maxwell
Tiyandza Dlamini
Elastus Mambwe is a media and communication professional from Lusaka, Zambia. He is an award-winning journalist and is currently lecturing at University of Zambia in the Media and Communications studies program.

Elastus is also the co-founder of One Love Radio 104.1FM, a commercial Christian-themed radio station in Lusaka, where he is the director responsible for the programming and imaging of the station. He is passionate about the media and is committed to developing a career in research, production and training in the field.
Alumni Board of Directors
Kephas Mphande
Zamibia
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"If you run alone you run fast but if you run as a team you run far." -Anonymous
Tiyandza Dlamini
Kephas Mphande lives in the western part of Zambia in a town called Mongu. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Agricultural Sciences (BSc.Agric) from the University of Zambia where he graduated as the top student in crop production and crop protection. He currently works as an Agricultural Officer where he supervised Agriculture Camp extension officers.

His aspirations are to grow in his leadership skills and establish his own scientific consultancy firm and employ not less than 100 youths in the next 10 years.
Alumni Board of Directors
Lukundo Nalwamba
Zamibia
Public Management & Governance
"Holding oneself together, in one piece amidst many hurdles likely to cause trepidation - that is Maturity."
Lukundo Nalwamba
Lukundo Nalwamba holds a Registered Nursing Diploma, a Bachelor of Social Work and has been pursuing a two-year Masters Programme in International Social Welfare and Health Policy at HiOA in Oslo. She has since submitted her Master's Thesis for grading and currently awaiting graduation. She also works for the Ministry of Health as a Clinical Instructor for student nurses.

Over the years, she has grown into an academically and professionally driven woman with a passion for promoting the health and wellbeing of the Zambian people, particularly adolescent girls, women and children. Being a frontline caregiver and nurse educator, her leadership role revolves around improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare and facilitating a positive learning experience to prepare students with a skill set needed to enter into professional practice as competent nurses. Academic and professional excellence is her personal goal and greatest achievement.
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Mwape Chibuye
Zamibia
Public Management & Governance
"Leaders are learners.’ To improve our aim, we must improve ourselves. And this must come with consistency, commitment and urgency."
Mwape Chibuye
Mwape Chibuye is from Lusaka, Zambia. She is a professional soccer player for the Olympic youth development Centre and she is a youth advocate. She earned her Bachelor of Science in education at the University of Zambia in 2013. Recently she obtained a certificate in project management.

For two years Mwape worked for Tackle Africa, using soccer as a tool to educate youths on HIV/AIDS. Because of her commitment to this work, she was awarded best female coach for Tackle Africa. Furthermore she works with young people who were born with HIV/AIDS. At sixteen, Mwape was a founder of a social project ‘Give Hope’ that provided donations to vulnerable communities.

In 2015 Mwape created an initiative called Soccer-Action-Challenge by hosting a soccer tournament to educate young people on SDGS where she reached out to more than 400 youths. Currently, Mwape is working towards creating more youth projects.
Alumni Board of Directors
Terrence Simfukwe
Zamibia
Public Management & Governance
"A great leader brings out the best in those led."
Terrence Simfukwe
Terrence Simfukwe is currently Senior Economist at the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry where he is responsible for supervising and coordinating various commercial activities as well as developing and implementing programmes and activities aimed at advancing Zambia’s trade policy and development agenda. He is also head of the secretariat for the Safeguard Investigations Committee, a national trade related defence mechanism committee.

Terrence is an astute trade expert and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia, a Master’s Degree in International Development from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan and a Professional Certificate in International Trade (PCIT) from the Institute of International Trade (IIT) at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Alumni Board of Directors
Rudo Kumirai
Zimbabwe
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"For every problem, there is a leader."
Rudo Helena Kumirai
Rudo is a lawyer by qualification and profession, and a financial advisor & business consultant by training. She studied law in South Africa, and graduated with a Bachelor in Law Degree (Honors) in Mercantile/Banking Law from the University of South Africa, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration with the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She has 11 years experience, and has worked in various senior management capacities in Southern Africa. Her area of expertise is in setting up new business ventures in various regional markets using her legal and financial background to interpret the relevant country and industry specific regulations.

She currently serves as the Legal and Business Consultant for Genesis Global Finance, a financial services and investment-banking group registered on the Botswana International Financial Services Centre (“IFSC”); and serves on its board as a non-executive director
Alumni Board of Directors
Adrian Chikowore
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way." -John C Maxwell
Adrian Chikowore
Adrian Chikowore is from Zimbabwe, and currently resides in its capital city Harare. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Study Honours Degree from the Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe.

His achievements include co-founding the New Generation Trust and founding the Young Diplomats of Zimbabwe - both of which are youth development oriented organizations aimed fostering meaningful youth participation in national and international processes. Adrian’s current leadership role as the Secretary General of Young Diplomats Zimbabwe entails the oversight role of the administration of the organisation, making strategic relationships and linkages with stakeholders.
Alumni Board of Directors
Prisca Sibanda
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
"I believe that leadership should be an inherent character of trust and integrity. There is a need to be congruence between who I am and who I present myself to be."
Prisca Banda
Prisca Sibanda was born in the rural Lupane District in the Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe, the third in a family of ten. Prisca’s family were too poor to support her to secondary school education. Selected by her community as vulnerable, she received comprehensive bursary support from Camfed to complete her education. Prisca excelled, and went on to Lupane State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Language and Communication Studies.

In 2005, Prisca joined CAMA (the Camfed Association), a network of young educated women from rural sub-Saharan Africa, dedicated to ‘ploughing back’ the benefits of their education in their communities, and supporting more vulnerable children to complete school. Prisca was trained in health and advocacy and rose through various leadership positions in CAMA. She has successfully reached over 1,000 school children with health information as a peer educator with Camfed.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tariro Kadzirange
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
"if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more and become more, you are a leader."
Tariro Kadzirange
Tariro Kadzirange is from Harare, Zimbabwe. She has a Bachelor of Science in Rural and Urban Planning from the University of Zimbabwe (2010) and a Master of Science in Development Studies from the Zimbabwe National University of Science and Technology (2013).

Tariro’s notable achievements at Practical Action were fundraising to support activities that were intended to alleviate poverty of targeted communities as well as serving as a Board Member of two organizations. Currently, she is the Urban Planning Advisor to the Board of Trustees of a community based organization where she designs and implements plans on how best the organisation can engage with local authorities in its efforts to improve service delivery. Tariro is also an active member of the youth group in her church and has been part of several community projects in her locality.
Alumni Board of Directors
Munyaradzi Chibvudze
Zimbabwe
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Sabelo Nare
Zimbabwe
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Tobias Saratiel
Zimbabwe
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"We are all problem solvers, action and results oriented; it is unacceptable as leaders to live in a community with social problems."
Tobias Mawonepi Saratiel
Tobias Saratiel, is from the Gweru which is located in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History and Development Studies from Midlands State University in 2012. He is an Alumni of the Social Entrepreneurship Boot-camp Program Zimbabwe, which was founded by YALI Alumni, Irene Chikumbo with support from U.S African Development Foundation. Currently, Tobias is the Director at Super-Tech Hub and is accountable for the development of programs and trainings, to ensure that programs have a long-range strategy which achieves the organizational mission. He coaches, mentors and trains young people on social entrepreneurship and empowers them to live their purpose and grow their leadership capacity and social entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. The Super-Tech Hub has trained more than 70 young people and looks forward to training many more in the future.
Alumni Board of Directors
Clive Gahadza
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
Alumni Board of Directors
Garikai Hoto
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
Alumni Board of Directors
Hasha Seine Maringe
Zimbabwe
Civic Leadership
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Juvenalia Ossily Massango Morais de Brito
Angola
Business & Entrepreneurship Development juvey.brito@gmail.com
"Write it down, then go for it."
Juvenalia Ossily Massango Morais de Brito
Juvenalia Ossily Massango Morais de Brito and was born in Luanda, Angola. However, he spent most of his life in the United States and some time in Singapore. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. After working for two years as a field engineer for an oil services company, he now is starting a career as a professional makeup artist. He is currently working on building his own brand and hopes to create a successful business.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tomas Liviza
Angola
Business & Entrepreneurship Development livizat@hotmail.com
"A great leader is one who educates his subordinates."
Tomas Liviza
Tomás Liviza, from Luena Moxico Angola, is currently residing in Luanda. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and professional qualifications in Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

He has worked on markets for future projects, and was able to conduct research and analysis in order to effectively plan and execute said projects. Today, the project is one of the leading selling reports for Euro Monitor International.

While working at Cobalt, Tomás developed a CCUs tracking system. The system enabled to have control and monitor the inbound and out-bound movement of all CCUs. The company managed to recover all missing CCUs and reduced the long term rental cost by 5%

Tomás is also the founder and owner of Liviza Research Monitor International, LDA, overseeing marketing and customer relations, proofreading contracts, and other company related activities.
Alumni Board of Directors
Jose Martins Diakanamwa
Angola
Civic Leadership josediakanamwa@gmail.com
"Good leaders inspire their followers to have confidence in them. But great leaders inspire their followers to have confidence in themselves."
Tomas Liviza
Jose Martins Diakanamwa, born in Angola in 1983, in the province of Huambo, is a qualified metallurgical engineer. In 2014, he enrolled in an MBA program through Manchester University. Throughout his career of 9 years, he has occupied several management position with the following highlights:

2015 - Acted as operation manager
2014 - Appointed as Process Manager and assisted to turnaround the performance of the department, and as a result contributing to the turnaround of the mining to profitability, while leading a very diverse team with more than five nationalities.
2012 - Guest and presenter at board meeting of the multibillion dollar Trafigura company.
2011 - Appointed as process engineer and responsible for the in country process department for the entire Iron Ore and Manganese project
Alumni Board of Directors
Panzo Manuel Daniel Zinga
Angola
Public Management & Governance panzozinga@hotmail.com
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
Panzo Manuel Daniel Zinga
Panzo Manuel Daniel Zinga is from Angola and has a degree in English Language and Literature from the Agostinho Neto University, Faculdade de Letras. Currently a teacher of English at a public school, he has more than thirteen years of experience as a teacher.

He is also the English language coordinator of Belas, one of Luanda’s counties. As a coordinator he organizes meetings, workshops and seminars on a regular basis with English teachers in his township. He also designs quarterly based planning, tests and exams, and evaluates other teachers based on their performance. He tries to influence his students towards working for a better life, and be active members in their churches and communities.
Alumni Board of Directors
Boitshepo Motsamai
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development mmabatho@afrolutionist.com
"A true leader will work just as hard when nobody is watching."
Boitshepo Motsamai
Mmabatho Motsamai believes in development through leadership, community engagement, and the power of the pen.

She has previously served as a motivational speaker for Class Volunteers, an initiative supported by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development of Botswana that provides relief counselling and empowerment for students in public senior secondary schools. She has also served three posts within the Student Representative Council of her previous institution, ABM University College, including becoming the First Female SRC President.

Today, She is the founder of The Afrolutionist, a blog that promotes dialogue on African Development in all sectors viewed in over 130 countries across the globe which further runs CSR projects that promote sustainable development goals. She is also the founding member of the United Nations Association of Botswana, and in her spare time volunteers under CAL Association, an association of gender affairs advocacy organizations in Africa.
Alumni Board of Directors
Goabaone Maranyane
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"As a leader, learning should always be your priority."
Goabaone Maranyane Sematho
Goabaone Maranyane Sematho is from Kachikau village in Botswana. She holds Diploma in Counseling, and received an advanced certificate in Social Work. And also holds a certificate in Basic Sign Language. In her leadership roles she has managed to establish the Botswana Workcamp Association school club at Liswaani Junior Secondary School in Kichakau village, where she is the current patron.
Alumni Board of Directors
Phatsimo Mosimanegape
Bostwana
Entrepreneurship and Business leadership
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Phatsimo Mosimanegape
Miss Phatsimo is employed as an Internships & Entrepreneurship Development Officer at Botho University. She is a passionate international development advocate, and is especially interested in areas of youth centric employment creation, entrepreneurship, and democracy and governance. She holds a degree in Public Administration and Economics.

She has manipulated different platforms to ensure that Botswana’s position is presented to the rest of the world. Over the years, through her interaction with other young people from all over Africa, she has developed an unceasing thirst to educate fellow young Batswana on global issues that affect them.

Ms. Mosimanegape has worked with different NGOs, locally and internationally, including Youth for Life (YOLI), Youth Alliance for Leadership & Development in Africa (YALDA) and African Monitor. Phatsimo has also benefitted from the African Union Political Department through the African Governance Architecture that promotes African youth participation in governance, elections and development.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tsaone Mogotetsi
Bostwana
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Charity Kiki Nkgare
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"The world needs pacesetters, and nurturing leadership is the great investment in making the desired change in the world."
Charity Kiki Nkgare
Charity Kiki Nkgare hails from a village called Tshesebe, Botswana, and is currently based in Molepolole. She has an advanced diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering through City and Guilds of London Institute, and is currently studying to receive a diploma in Project Management at Institute of Development Management Botswana Campus.

Her greatest achievement is founding a Non-Governmental Organization called Botswana Network for Mental Health, which is having a great impact on people’s lives. Charity has a passion for being in the field, and so she does everything she can to make changes in people’s lives. She is also a motivational speaker, speaking about resuscitating hope, dignity, and self-esteem. Seeing how people are uninformed about Mental health, she raises awareness and helps publically educate communities.
Alumni Board of Directors
Lesedi Aboneng
Bostwana
Civic Leadership
"There are people who can only be reached by you and there are changes which can be brought by you."
Lesedi Aboneng
ACHIEVEMENTS
Award recipient for Shinning Light Awards as a jewellery designer.
-Award recipient for Future Africa Leaders’ Awards (FALA) awarded by Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome as a young leader making impact in her nation
-Founded an NGO ‘The Epistles Reachout Organisation (TERO)

LEADERSHIP STATUS: Director at TERO, FALA Ambassador, Team Coordinator at Career Solution Expo Botswana
Alumni Board of Directors
Osenotse Kephutheletswe
Bostwana
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership at some time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people." -Mahatma Gandhi
Osenotse Kephutheletswe
Osenotse Kephutheletswe, a Motswana born in a village called Matobo, Botswana, received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and a Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering specialising in land use planning at the Botswana College of Agriculture (now called the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources). Currently, he is the Vice Secretary of the university’s Alumni Association. He is passionate about environmental conservation and has a relationship with the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Conservation Society. On the same matter, he is assisting one entrepreneur who has a desire to grow Jatropha on a large scale with the aim of producing biodiesel.
Alumni Board of Directors
Tumelo Masalila
Bostwana
Public Management & Governance
"Everything rises and falls in Leadership, let’s lead well for a better future."
Tumelo Masalila
Tumelo Masalila is from the Republic of Botswana and has a degree in Business Management and a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies. He is a Botswana Qualifications Authority certified trainer and a John Maxwell certified speaker, coach and trainer. He is currently the national youth President of his church.
Alumni Board of Directors
Lieketseng Ranku
Lesotho
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance." -J. Donald
Lieketseng Ranku
Lieketseng Ranku is from a district named Mohale’s Hoek in Lesotho. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the National University of Lesotho.

She describes her achievement as conducting a study that focused on the feasibility and acceptability of “mother and baby pack” drugs that were given to HIV positive pregnant women and lactating mothers. This study was to assess whether women were taking their drugs during pregnancy and after delivery to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. She acquired a certificate for this study. She currently works as the manager for a small construction company.
Alumni Board of Directors
Said Abasse Kassim
Comoros
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability." -William Osler
Said Abasse Kassim
Said Abasse Kassim is from Comoros. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Universite Caddi Ayyd-Faculte de Sciences Semlalia Marrakech Morocco; his M.S. degree in Control Quality and Management of Pharmaceutical Products from Universite Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah -Faculte de Sciences et Technique de Fes, Morocco; and his PhD in Pharmacoeconomic in China Pharmaceutical University (CPU) in China, in 2006, 2008, and 2016 respectively.

At the beginning of 2009, he started working in the reference hospital of Anjouan island, responsible for the laboratory. He later was promoted to be responsible for the laboratory at the national hospital of Comoros in Grand Comore. Few months later, he was promoted as the supervisor of the Fast Elimination of Malaria by Source Eradication (FEMSE) Project in the National Malaria Programme in Comoros. In this new position he has planned and implemented strategies against malaria control among the Comoros islands. During this experience he worked closely with health communities in varies areas.
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Ali Mohamed Ibrahim
Comoros
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is not wealth or strength, it is an inspiration aiming to work hard for the good of the people."
Ali Mohamed Ibrahim
My name is Ali Mohamed Ibrahim, and I studied Business Management and Administration at the University of Technology of Comoros. As a result, I went to Nairobi in 2009 to continue my studies in Management and the English language. Then I went to Tanzania to study Kiswahili.

I returned to Comoros in December 2011 and was recruited to the International Airport of Comoros as a supervisor and Safety and Security administrator until 2016.

From 2012 to 2016, I created the Association for Integration of Youth for the promotion of decent employment and to fight against unemployment. From 2015 to 2016, I opened the Office of Youth Entrepreneurship and I created the Network of Young Entrepreneurs, a national platform for youth entrepreneurship. In 2013, I became a member of the program YALIN.

I participate in several professional training for entrepreneurship, project development, civic and citizenship leadership, management for enterprise, anticorruption, peace awareness training, and social cohesion.

Today, I play a very influential role in my community. I work with youth associations within my community to try to bring solutions to the fight against youth unemployment, creation of small and medium enterprises, vocational training and technique to give a chance to young people who have not had the chance to attend university.
Alumni Board of Directors
Mizli Ahmed
Comoros
Public Management & Governance
"The glory to success lies in suffering and courage."
Mizli Ahmed
My name is Mizli Ahmed and I come from Anjouan island, Comoros. I have three years of experience working in private sector schools as a French literature teacher. I received my Masters Degree in French Literature from Cairo University, Egypt.

I am actively involved in community activities to combat social issues affecting my community, especially those to do with the environment. I participate in youth and community awareness sessions in a bid to protect the environment and I take part in household waste activities. I also participate in the implementation of sustainable development projects and programs dealing with reforestation, sanitation, and good governance.
Alumni Board of Directors
Matsela Z. Matsela
Lesotho
Business and Entrepreneurship Development
"How great is the leader whose life’s energy is carried on in the breath of generations to come."
Matsela Z. Matsela
Matšela Matšela is from Maseru, Lesotho. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics, Computational and Applied Mathematics and Economics. He also has a Bachelor of Science Honours in Advanced Mathematics of Finance both obtained at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has held the position of Academics officer at the University of the Witwatersrand Barnato House Committee, and further organized the annual academics dinner awards ceremony at the same institution with Transnet CEO Brian Molefe as the keynote speaker. Matšela has served as Secretary in the Student Representative Council at Machabeng International College, as well as School Head Prefect at the National University of Lesotho International School. He was invited to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.

Matšela is currently engaged in numerous entrepreneurial activities, as well as tutoring Mathematics.
Alumni Board of Directors
Reekelitsoe Molapo
Lesotho
Business and Entrepreneurship Development
"If you think serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you."
Reekelitsoe Molapo
Reekelitsoe Molapo is a young leader from Maseru, Lesotho. She holds a GCSE certificate issued by the University of Cambridge and Lesotho’s exams council, a certificate in biblical studies issued by Word of Life international ministries and a certificate in journalism. She is presently studying entrepreneurship. She has been running a successful business for the past two years. Reekelitsoe completed the first ever African Leadership Unleashed three month course in 2015, acquired a gold medal for an astronomy project at regional level in high school and founded the Unlimited science club. Currently she is Sesiu Holdings’ operations manager and national head of the social welfare department at Future Leaders Global Business Roundtable.
Alumni Board of Directors
Lieketseng Elizabeth Ranku
Lesotho
Civic Leadership
Alumni Board of Directors
Mabele Kotelo
Lesotho
Public Management and Governance
"Initiative, inspiration to do and become more and expecting excellence from yourself are the makings of a good leader."
Mabele Kotelo
Advocate ‘Mabele Kotelo, is a young lawyer from Lesotho. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the National University of Lesotho. Her work experience includes working for Mamoth Project Management (Pty) Ltd as a Legal and Compliance Officer. With more than 7 years of experience in the public sector, Mabele is currently an Assistant Master of the High Court - Judiciary. Her duties include administration of estates, protection of children's rights, inheritance rights and dispute resolution in succession cases.

As a member of the District Child Protection Team, she also educates the community about children’s rights and the protection of orphans and vulnerable children. Mabele is also a volunteer legal advisor of Mophese Construction (Pty) Ltd.
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Makhulu Alice Makumane
Lesotho
Public Management and Governance
"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
Makhulu Alice Makumane
Makhulu Makumane comes from Lesotho. She holds a BA in English and French from the University of Lesotho. Makhulu received two awards for best female student in History and English Language for her first degree. She continued to study BA Honors and MA in Teaching French as a foreign language at the University of Cape Town. She is currently a lecturer at the National University of Lesotho and trains teachers who aspire to teach French. As a lecturer, her leadership skills are in constant demand as she must guide students into being independent and self-sufficient individuals for the betterment of society.
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Moliehi Moejane
Lesotho
Public Management and Governance
"A true leader is one who is humble enough to admit their mistakes."
Moliehi Moejane
Moliehi Augustina Moejane is from Maseru, Lesotho and holds a degree in Bcom Human Resource Management and a certificate in Leadership Management, conducted in the Free State Zastron. She has attended the Entrepreneurship Development Conference (EDC) in Cape town in 2008. She was also part of the Student Representative Council at Motheo FET College Bloemfontein, operating as a Minister of Gender. Moliehi also holds a certificate in Gender and Sexual Diversity, Training of Trainers program, conducted in Johannesburg by USAID under Health Policy Project. She works for the Lesotho Government, in the Ministry of Development Planning, as a Training and Development officer.
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Andonirina Razafindramaro Rakotomalala
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people." -Nelson Mandela
Andonirina Razafindramaro Rakotomalala
I am Andonirina Razafindramaro Rakotomalala and I am from Madagascar. I have been a preschool teacher since 2008, and in those eight years I have witnessed first hand how the knowledge and skills of the pre-schoolers improved throughout the academic years. I get a sense of personal satisfaction for being able to transmit something great to the new generations. The parent’s happiness and satisfaction can provide proof of great achievements that encourage me to work harder for the following year.

Meanwhile, as a volunteer worker, I am a Children’s leader at Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), a training center focused on bible study in English. My main responsibility is to teach and educate bible truths to young children aged 0-5 years old, according to BSF guidelines. This is also a wonderful experience for me to help children grow spiritually and to learn to be good citizens.
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Koloina Ramasinandro
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I believe that great leadership and great achievement starts from one’s self. He/she who follows that is a leader."
Koloina Ramasinandro
My name is Koloina Ramasinandro and I am from Madagascar. I work as a sales supervisor for a Clean Cooking project which promotes the use of bioethanol stoves to reduce the high rate of death caused by indoor air pollution and to save forests from deforestation. I also work as a communication officer and am responsible for events for the Malagasy Tech Innovations Gub called Habaka.

I have been working as a journalist, sales advisor, and a blog writer for certain companies. I am also a community leader for a blogging community called Foko as part of my responsibility at Habaka.

I studied Communication and Information Science along with Journalism. I also did a year of Computer Science and three years of Electricity.

I love traveling and exploring nature. I am a big fan of technology and want to be a great entrepreneur.
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Operman Roda
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Take action, inspire change." -Nelson Mandela
Operman Roda
I am Roda and I am passionate about marketing. Being a graduate of Marketing Strategy, I started as an assistant brand manager intern for Coca-Cola. Today, I am working as a Senior Brand Manager in a biscuit factory in charge of kids brand and chocolate. I am happy and full of pride when I see a child holding on of my biscuits in their hand. This is the result of months of a intense work, from strategies to production passing through consumer research, packaging and many debates. Bisky, the best-seller of the company, is my favorite brand.

Besides, I am a part of an active citizen network. As past Junior Chamber International vice-president, I had worked on raising awareness on our environmental protection responsibility. Through the project, Five Minutes for Environment, 1000 high school students have been involved in the issue.
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Rasoamiaramanana Lantoniaina Fanny
Madagascar
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Live your passion to change the world!"
Rasoamiaramanana Lantoniaina Fanny
Rasoamiaramanana Lantoniaina Fanny is passionate about art, eco-design and volunteer work. She studied architecture and decoration and especially interested by the Young Women Leadership Program initiated by the youth-led organization Youth First Madagascar.

From her vision to contribute to empower marginalized young women, she developed a project called Funny Design. Funny Design is a social company that promotes arts and recycling. This year she did her own exhibition on the theme, Joyful. All of her work is charged on positive energy. She is a young feminist artist, and incorporates those themes in all she creates.

Also, she is the head of the board of the non-profit youth-led organization, Youth First Madagascar.
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Fanjalalaina Danielle
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"A true leader is not concerned with Himself but is striving for the goodness of the others."
Fanjalalaina Danielle
I am Fanjalalaina Danielle and I come from the island of Madagascar. I am passionate about being a good leader and hope that I can use my skills to improve the lives of others.
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Rafidimanana Daniel Vonisoa
Madagascar
Civic Leadership
"Where there is a will, there is a way."
Rafidimanana Daniel Vonisoa
I am Rafidimanana Daniel Vonisoa. I come from Antananarivo. I worked with Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, and NGO, and the University of Calgary as a leader in vegetation surveys team for the conservation of lemur’s habitat in Kianjavato, South East of Madagascar. After receiving my Master of Science, I now am a monitor in Ecology at the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Antananarivo. We have assisted students during their study trips and their practical works. We lead students for the conservation of Madagascar natural inheritance.
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Andrianjafimarosoa Sitraka Mamy Tantely
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
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Herinambinina Volasoa Tania
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"Trace your own road but keep in mind one thing: never can we get result without a goal."
Herinambinina Volasoa Tania
Raharison Tania is from the small village of Ambatolampy, Madagascar. She has gotten her Masters diploma in Law Affairs at the University of Antananarivo in 2003. In 2004, she has been engaged as an assistant at the Independent Bureau Against Corruption in Madagascar and assured the center of complaints where thousands of conflicts per year should be advocated. After getting two congratulation letters and two promotions from the bureau, she is now a team leader in the investigation section and is in charge of sensitive cases of embezzlement and corruption which have an enormous impact in the public administration.
In mean time, she is engages in volunteer work in different activities, such as biblical education and organizing football to children. She is also a bureau member of a church school, an FJKM comity for development goal, and a YALI network member who pledge for women empowerment.
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Rabearimalala Pierre Sitraka
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"I believe that great leadership and great achievement starts from one’s self. He/she who follows that is a leader."
Rabearimalala Pierre Sitraka
Rabearimalala Pierre Sitraka is from Madagascar and holds a Masters degree in Management. He leads young people to be involved in the education of Malagasy at public schools. The aim is to help the teachers and children increase their knowledge and capacity to understand, learn and finally apply their knowledge.
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Rakotoarisolo Mirana Lalaina
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. Its influence others for a worthwhile cause."
Rakotoasrisolo Mirana Lalaina
I come from Madagascar and I am Malagasy. I followed my higher studies at the University of Antananarivo Madagascar, and I got my Master’s degree in level 1 in Management and in level 2 in Economics in in 2010 and 2015, respectively. I was then hired into the Ministry of Public Health. Since 2015, I’ve worked at Public Procurement, where my current role is to lead in achieving the overall objective of helping each other with my co-workers to satisfy their desire, serve others, and influence people to drive in a better position.
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Razafimahatradeaibe Paul
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." -Jack Welch
Razafimahatradraibe Paul
I am Razafimahatradraibe Paul, born in Sahatona Ambohimahasoa, Madagascar. In 1989, I started my studies and I obtained diplomas “C.E.P.E, B.E.P.C and Baccalauréat” in 1995, 1999 and 2002, respectively. I then continued my studies at the Polytechnic College of Antananarivo Madagascar in which I followed the Building and Public Works Engineering major. In December 2007, I was awarded the Building and Publics Works Engineer degree.

From May 2008 to August 2009, I worked at the Enterprise Tsilanizara as a Site Engineer before returning to study in the specialty, Environmental Impact Assessments. I received my Masters degree in this field in 2010 from the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux and the DESS of Polytechnic College of Antananarivo.

In 2011, I taught at private universities and since then, I have been working in the civil service at the Ministry of Public Health Madagascar.
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Razafimandimby Fanomezana Pascal
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
"Take action, inspire change." -Nelson Mandela
Razafimandimby Fanomezana Pascl
I am from Madagascar and live in the capital Antananarivo. I am following training in Communication, and I am preparing my master 2 at the University of Antananarivo, specialized in local development, mediation, innovation, and new media. Since I received my bachelors degree, I have been setting up projects to bring social justice. These projects include empowering people with disabilities through de *Kabary; teaching French and computer knowledge in small communities; and leading the communication management for organizations of big tourism and gastronomy shows in Antananarivo. Currently, I am assisting all communications strategies of the First Media Watchdog in Madagascar. I also manage all communications and relations within my church.

Traditional Speech in Madagascar
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Razafimahatradraibe Paul
Madagascar
Public Management & Governance
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Frank Kadzakumanja
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Great leadership requires continuous personal development, flexibility, patience, good values and hard work to successfully inspire and lead by example."
Frank Kadazhumanja
I am Frank Kadzakumanja, a Malawian from Ntcheu district. I have a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from University of Bolton (UK) and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Malawi, The Polytechnic.

I assisted in the linkage of the warehouse receipt system to regional markets, reduced costs and increased the number of warehouses to give farmers more access to professional storage and financing while working as a Structured Trade Officer for ACE under USAID INVC project.

I worked as a Business Consultant with Purdue University’s PICS 3 project in Malawi where I championed the setting up of PICS bags business and farmer trainings, an innovation that enables farmers to store grains without applying pesticides.
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Isaac Simeon
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Japheth Thole
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Theana Anastanzia Msolmba
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Life’s meaning is derived from lifting others from doldrums of anguish."
Theana Anastazia Msolomba
My name is Theana Msolomba from Malawi. I possess an MA in International Cooperation and Development (2014) and Bachelors in Education (2008) from University of Pavia, Italy and University of Malawi, respectively. I have managed a business and a Facebook page since 2013 under the name Kuwala “The house of shine”. Through the page, I teach, promote and share experiences for overall wellbeing to over 190 people. Secondly, I successfully planned and managed two international conferences with over 500 participants for Rotary District 9210 and Counterpart International. In addition, I manage accreditation for over 1000 people for all Qoncept creative events. I designed a beginners’ financial education program for youths, called Today Finance: Knowledge, Tools & skills, with PAGLNET. I supported less privileged youths and an ex-convicts in upkeep and provided groceries to an orphanage. I currently manage Kuwala The House of Shine, implementing partner and Lead Usher for KICC Church.
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Victoria Munthali
Malawi
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Change yourself - you are in control."
Victoria Munthali
I am a Malawian lady named Victoria Munthali and I am a Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Humanities, and am currently working to finalise my Master’s degree in the area of Maternal and Child Health. I have achieved a number of things both career wise and personally.

Personally, I have a business that I am working to develop, whereas professionally, I have held various leadership roles in my work in the health sector, initiating various interventions that have contributed to the improvement of our health system. Some of these improvements include the revival and orientation of village health committees on their roles in the health service delivery at community levels and setting up of health care workers’ management systems at the central level and management of the sample transport system in the country.
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Faith Gondwe
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"The best leadership role is to give wisdom and hope to the next generation."
Faith Gondwe
I am Faith Gondwe, aged 26 from Lilongwe, Malawi. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in Political Leadership obtained from Catholic University Of Malawi in 2011. My most significant achievement was in my capacity as a project manager for a Child Labour project I facilitated the withdrawal of children aged 15-18 from various forms of child labour and enrolled and trained them in vocational skills such as tailoring, carpentry, etc. School dropouts aged 4-15 were registered into complementary basic education to prepare them to return to school.

I helped poverty stricken families with income generating activities to reduce the incidence of child labour. Currently, my leadership role is a child protection advocate, convincing chiefs in my community about the importance of sending school dropouts back to school. I use my educational background as a role model for youths as a tool to educate and mobilize vulnerable children.
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Gweneth Sakala
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"A visionary leader should be able to solve tomorrow’s problems today."
Gweneth Sakala
I am Gweneth Sakala from Malawi. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Mzuzu University. I am working as a secondary school teacher and Open school coordinator at Robert Blake School. I also work as an activist, mainly encouraging parents to send their female children to school and helping girls to stay in school. Becoming the coordinator for open school is one of the achievements I have made, and it brings me great joy when I see girls staying in school and parents sending their children to school.

Through several meetings I have had with parents, I have made them understand that every child is important and deserves to be given equal chances in obtaining education. This came as a result of seeing that many girls were not going to school, and that their enrolment was low and drop rate was high compared to boys.
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Linda Lamya
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you’re a leader." -John Quincy Adams
Linda Lamya
I hold a Bachelor degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries science from LUANAR, 2010. Currently, I am studying towards a Master’s of Science Degree in Water Resources Modelling and Governance at University of Malawi, Chancellor College, 2017.

As an example of my leadership history, I work with ADRA Malawi as a project Manager, Enhancing Community Resilience and adaptation to climate change Project (ECRP). I provide support to the implementation team on technical aspects of the ECRP project; coordinate all project activities and ensure quality implementation; and monitor and support ECRP team with project reporting. I manage the work plan and budget to ensure achievement of the project goals. Overall I provide daily leadership in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project at the field office level.
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Lonnie Mihawa
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest thing. He is the one that gets others to do the greatest things."
Lonnie Mihawa
My name is Lonnie Mihawa and I am from Lilongwe, Malawi. I am a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Malawi. I am working at Center for Community Organisation and Development as a project officer where I am managing a rural housing and habitat project in Salima district. I have accomplished the following:

- I was the first person in my organisation to be promoted from the position of intern, were I was providing assistance to the project officer, to the position of project officer were I started managing two projects.
- I am part of a task force team that developed the Memorandum of understanding between the district council and the Civil Society Organizations network in Salima District.
- I am the secretary for the task force team for the Civil Society Organizations network in Salima district.
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Madalitso Mwaungulu
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"The best leader is not the one who shares food with his subjects alone, but the one who builds bridges between peoples and cultures instead of walls between them."
Madalitso Mwaungulu
My name is Madalitso Mwaungulu and I am a second year student at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources from LUNAR, studying environmental science. I am a holder of a Diploma in Business Management and have certificates in counselling and guidance, team building, peer education, stigma and discrimination. I also have two YALI certificates, Learn to Lead: Going Green for Social Entrepreneurs, and Learn to Lead: Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls.

I volunteer at Bunda Peer Educators and counsellors club as a counsellor, peer educator and a mentor. I mentor young people on issues of Sexual and Reproductive health, Youth Friendly health services, Child early and forced marriage, and HIV. I also hold a position as Chairman at Agape life church youth ministry. I facilitate different health programs as well as help in building capacity for young people.
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Mary-Karen W Mhango
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"If people are equipped with rightful skills and information they take steps to deal with issues affecting them."
Mary-Karen W Mhango
My name is Mary-Karen Mhango, from Mzimba district, northern Malawi. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science in Social Work from The Catholic University of Malawi. The greatest achievement so far is that I have been able to take part in bringing change and empowering others around me so that their lives are better. Another achievement is introducing remedial/catch up classes in schools for girls who have been re-admitted to school and seeing these girls excel.

My current leadership role is to coordinate and manage different projects that involve the youth, children and girls. These include building the youth capacity in leadership skills, public speaking, resource mobilization, advocacy, and governance so that they are able to rightfully demand the services they need. This also helps reduce school dropout rates and increase retention for girls in schools.
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Zahira Banda
Malawi
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is taking responsibility, not making excuses." -Mitt Romney
Zahira Banda
Zahira Banda, from Malawi, is currently an International Relations and Diplomacy student at Zanzibar University in Zanzibar, Tanzania. From working as a volunteer, she has managed to secure funds from sponsors to provide food supplements to children aged below five years, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the elderly.
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Ashley Phiri
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"You become a leader when you decide to be an original and not a copy." -Dr. Myles Munroe
Ashley Phiri
My greatest achievement in the past years has been my ability to create a platform where I am able to reach out to young minds and motivate and inspire them to be better leaders.

I am a leader in the church, where I am in charge of training people to become leaders through the word of God. I have been doing this for the past 5 years and through these trainings I have developed my skills as a leader. Also, I am in charge of church retention of members and logistical concerns.
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Blessings Lamtema
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"A true leader does not lead by words, a true leader leads with action and a true leader is a good follower."
Blessings Kondwerani Kamtema
My name is Blessings Kondwerani Kamtema and I am from Malawi. I am a civil servant working under the Department of Disaster Management Affairs as a District Disaster Risk Management Officer. My current place of residence is Salima District which is in the central region of Malawi. My highest qualification is BSc of Social Science in Community Development from the Skyway University. As a District Disaster Risk Management officer, I lead two teams, on of DRM players and the other of humanitarian workers. I am also a council member of Malawi Red Cross.

One of my achievements was when my team and I facilitated the fundraising for District Disaster Contingency plan. We were able to get some funds that assisted in response to 2015 the flood disasters.
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Chimwemwe Alfred Nzima
Malawi
Public Management & Governance
"A leader should be a servant willing to serve others before himself."
Chimwemwe Alfred Nzima
My name is Chimwemwe Alfred Nzima. I come from Lilongwe, Malawi. I hold a Teaching Certificate obtained from Loudon Teachers Training College, a Certificate in Financial Accounting offered by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi, and am currently studying towards a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies with Education at African Bible University of Uganda, a constituent college of African Bible Colleges.

Since 2009 to date, I have worked with the Malawi Government under the Ministry of Education. So far I have served as a senior section head teacher at Mwatibu Primary school for a year and led Mwatibu Teachers Bank as an Accountant for two years. Currently, I am serving as Treasurer for Zana International Student Fellowship.
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Lalita Devi Purbhoo-Junggee
Mauritius
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I am a leader not because I am special, but because I can inspire people and make them feel special."
Lalita Devi Purbhoo-Junggee
Lalita Purbhoo Junggee (Anousha) had a long career in the local media in Mauritius as a press reporter. She worked for both the nation’s leading newspaper and radio station. With her communication skills and her husband’s creative skills, she created Nineteen Fifty Design & Print Co Ltd in 2011, a multi disciplinary design company. In 2013 the company diversified in large format digital printing. Today the company works with most of the major advertising agencies, handling their digital print production. Her passion and determination of being a successful serial entrepreneur, Anousha was recognized and listed in the 100 Golden Women of Africa for year 2015 by Women4Africa and was among the finalists for the most influential women of Africa in business and government in 2014. Today Anousha is a full time fun and creative business enthusiast, a loved wife and a loving mother.
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Angel Anne-lise Charlot Colomes
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is like a railway. Remove one rail and the train diverts and crashes. Weld them securely and it will follow the traced path towards its destination."
Angel Anne-lise Charlot Colomes
My name is Angel Anne-lise Charlot Colomes and I am Mauritian. I graduated in 2015 with a Bsc (Hons) psychology degree at the University of Mauritius and it has been nearly a year since I have started to work as Project Coordinator and Trainer at the Global Rainbow Foundation. At the Global Rainbow Foundation, I am in charge of the coordination of projects for the visually impaired people of Mauritius. With help from a dynamic team, I encourage the emancipation, independence and social integration of young children and adults with visual impairment through various activities and training sessions. With the appropriate communication skills and empathic approach, I also provide psychological counselling and friendly advice. The collected information helps in adapting the training and promotes activities based on self development and healthy living.
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Perrine Marie Stephania
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." -Barack Obama
Perrine Marie Stephania
I am Perrine Marie Stéphania from Rodrigues Island which is part of the Republic of Mauritius. I majored in English and Sociology from the University of South Africa. I teach English in a secondary college and I’m also the English Head of Department. I enjoy singing and I form part of a choir. I am also the president of the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub-SYAH, Rodrigues, which is a youth-led NGO promoting sustainable development. I have participated in various conferences such as the My World, My SIDS meeting, Inspired Generation Forum, Yes You(th) Can, and the first Women Forum for Africa held in Mauritius, amongst others. I have conducted various workshops advocating for sustainable development and organised the first Climate March in Rodrigues in view of COP21.
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Sobhun Tshna
Mauritius
Civic Leadership
"Leaders are not those who take life like a sprint; leaders are those who take life like a marathon."
Sobhub Teshna
I am Miss Sobhun Teshna from Mauritius. I am currently studying BEng Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius and also a part-time trainee trainer at Knowledgeplus Training Center Ltd. In 2008, I was ranked 1st in Kovid (Sanskrit Examination 2008) and I’ve been awarded the 2012/2013 SBM Scholarship Scheme for Bright and Needy Students to pursue my tertiary studies. I’m currently the Secretary of Youth Circle Network of Mauritius, part of the Executive Board of the National Youth Water Action Team, member of Flacq Regional Youth Council and have recently been elected as the President of Grand River South East Youth Circle. Being the Assistant Secretary of Grand River South East Youth Circle for the past two years, I have been very practical, flexible and reliable. I participated in the Conference of Youth 11 Antananarivo (26-28 November 2015), YES YOU(TH) CAN Leadership Conference (July 2015) and many others activities
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Kashinee Pillay Sawmynaden-Moothoosamy
Mauritius
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is like a railway. Remove one rail and the train diverts and crashes. Weld them securely and it will follow the traced path towards its destination."
Kashinee Pillay Sawmynaden-Moothoosamy
Mrs Kashinee Pillay Sawmynaden-Moothoosamy is from Mauritius and she has almost nine years of working experience in the public sector with an Accountancy background. For the past five years, she has been working in the Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives as Co-operative Officer/Auditor. In this position, her leadership role was instrumental in performing, supervising, and controlling accounts for statutory annual audit of the Co-operative Societies, amongst others. In addition, she currently acts as the Internal Auditor for the QMS ISO 9001:2008 for my Ministry. She has participated in Special International Programme where she obtained a certificate in Enterprise Planning and Promotion of Food Processing Sector in Africa Region by NI-MSME, Government of India. Being an executive member of the UGreen Association, an NGO, Kashinee has embarked on a series of sensitization campaigns on the importance of preserving the planet and ocean for a sustainable development. She is a proud member of the YALI Face-to-Face Network, where she was awarded a YALIGoesGreen badge for hosting an important climate event in Mauritius as part of Earth Day 2016.
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Yavin Raj Bholah
Mauritius
Public Management & Governance
"Learning leadership skills in the country blessed by Madiba and Gandhi is a benediction I cannot afford to forego."
Yavin Raj Bholah
African by birth and Indian by origin, my name is Yavin Raj Bholah, from the Republic of Mauritius. I earned a Master degree from the University of Leicester in Communication, Media and Public Relations and I work at the Taxpayer Education and Communication Department (TECD) of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. At the TECD, I am involved, under the supervision of my superiors, in the development of the MRA YouTube Channel. The channel is currently being used as an informative tool and is expected to grow into an educative tool.
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Amâncio António Sibinde
Mozambique
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"The fear of being different can lead you to failure."
Amâncio António Sibinde
Amâncio Sibinde is a student at African Leadership University in Mauritius. He was born and raised in Mozambique. In 2008, while studying at Estrela Vermelha Secondary School. He started a business selling women's clothes to fund his education. In 2011 he was transferred to Francisco Manyanga secondary school. There, he tutored his schoolmates in the subjects of physics and chemistry. In 2012, he started to work as a barman and waiter during weekends.

In 2012, he was exempted from taking four out of five national exams due to his exceptional grades. In 2015, he was admitted into two of the biggest university of Mozambique, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and Universidade pedagógica. He got a full scholarship to attend a tertiary education in Mauritius and two partial scholarships to the USA. Recently, he is a residential advisor in his university. 
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Agostinho Julião Chambe
Mozambique
Civil leadership
"Do not rest while young, for the retirement exists only for the elderly."
Agosinho Julião Chambre
Agostinho Julião Chambe is an environmentalist engaged in environment and climate protection. He is and activist and the founder of the Association Friends of the Environment, an environmental organization of youth volunteers with an aim to promote and preserve the Environment.

He has a Masters in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Belgrade, and a Degree in Chemistry Teaching Course conferred by Pedagogical University of Mozambique. He currently works as a chemistry teacher and responsible of Hygiene and Environmental Sanity at Marist School of Manhica (Secondary School).

He has skills and knowledge essential for environmental monitoring, remediation, reporting environmental problems, and carrying out its surveillance.
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Felix Paulo Fondo
Mozambique
Civil leadership
"Leadership is not about the age but knowledge and wisdom."
Félix Paulo Fondo
Félix Paulo Fondo is from Mozambique and living in Matola city, Maputo province. He holds a Degree in Portuguese/English Translation offered by Eduardo Mondlane University. He has been collaborating with CEMO since 2013, as translator and Human Rights activist. In 2014, he was selected to represent CEMO at World Social Forum on Migration in Johannesburg. This was a great opportunity for him to learn more about Human Rights. Currently, he is involved in different Civic Society activities such as debates focused on Gender-based violence and resettlement in industrial areas.
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Utnei Alda Chamusso
Mozambique
Civil leadership
"I will not be a leader if I can´t create more leaders."
Utnei Alda Chamusso
Uitnei Alda Chamusso is from Maputo, Mozambique and she is the co-founder of the Cultural movement “Wumburi,” that aims too empower and promote Mozambican culture. Having lived overseas most of her life, identifying culturally as a Mozambican became a challenge. Once in Mozambique, it was clear that cultural values and traditions were almost non-existent among the youth. Through various Arts, Wumburi became a known movement and continues to contribute to young Mozambicans’ awareness on cultural values and embracing their identity. This project has brought significant recognition not only in Mozambique but also overseas such as an interview with CNN Africa´s African Voices and others. Seeing more and more young Mozambicans embrace their culture is a huge achievement as many look up to the movement as an inspiration. Currently, she sees herself as cultural leader that has empowered and continues to empower Mozambicans to be proud of their culture.
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Anisia Celeste Banze
Mozambique
Public Management
"If you are not a leader for others, lead yourself!"
Anisia Celeste Banze
Anisia Celeste Banze is from Maputo and has a degree in Anthropology from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. She works currently as Assistant to the Head of the Department of Energy and Biofuels. In this capacity she has been researching and advising the Head of the Department for good decisions. She has also been in the field as community liaison officer between the government and the local communities in the north of the country, where multinationals discovered gas. Her role is to keep communication with the local communities, as well as to compensate for crops and other assets that have been destroyed during the implementation of the research of gas.
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Aunício da Silva Emília Avalinho
Mozambique
Public Management & Governance
"Only released if we are inclusive."
Aunício da Silva Emília Avalinho
Aunício da Silva Emilia Avalinho is from Quelimane, Mozambique. She is currently a university student and studying law at the Catholic University of Mozambique. She is also a social activist and owner of a communication and information agency that is serving as a link between civil society organizations dedicated to advocacy for the rights of the poor people and the press. Her role as leader of the agency is to coordinate all activities within the company and disclose. She working on opening a newspaper and an independent television station.
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Móila Ornélia da Silva Nhantumbo
Mozambique
Public Management & Governance
"Be what you want to be… There are no barriers when God wants!"
Móila Ornélia da Silva Nhantumbo
Moila Ornelia da Silva Nhantumbo, is from Xai Xai, Gaza province in Mozambique. She has a bachelor degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Higher Institute of International Relations in Mozambique. She works in the Province’s Directorate of Health as an External Relations Officer where she is in charge of promoting bilateral cooperation with other departments and other countries. She is also a teacher at Pedagogical University in Xai Xai.
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Gabriel Nghituwamata Haulyamayi
Namibia
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership and titles are but two separate things. The former demands selfless serving whereas the latter demands to be served and recognition!"
Gabriel Nghituwamata Haulyamayi
I am Gabriel Nghituwamata Haulyamayi, born in Kavango East, Rundu, Namibia. I started school at Sauyemwa primary school from the 1st until the 4th grade. In 2001, my family moved to Otavi, where I enrolled at Khorab junior secondary school from the 5th until the 12th grade of which I served as Head boy in 2009. Thereafter, I enrolled at the University of Namibia for a diploma in Local Government Studies. I then enrolled at the same University for a bachelor honours degree in Public Management with a concentration in Political Science. It was during this time that I and fellow colleagues founded the Unam Political Association; I then served as its founding president. In 2014, I founded a private company, Aristotle Investment Cc. After university, I went on to found Namibia Enlightenment Youth Association and am currently serving as its President.
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Immanuel Natangwe Imbili
Namibia
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I believe the best leadership trait is our own personal example, which determines what kind of leaders we are."
Immanuel Natangwe Imbili
Immanuel was born at Oshitayi village in Ondangwa. He attended his primary at the local primary school and moved to Ondangwa to continue with his secondary education, which he completed in 2009 at Andimba Toivo ya Taivo Senior Secondary School. When he matriculated, he didn’t go for varsity the same year, because he was involved in volunteering in different youth development programmes, such as Katutura Youth Development programme, for almost two years. In 2011, he started studying ICT at The Polytechnic of Namibia and later changed to study toward a National Diploma N3 in Electrical Engineering at The Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology.
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Emilia Ndinelago Nambahu
Namibia
Civil Leadership
"Every person has the leadership qualities built in them but when wedged in your fan, you are a true leader."
Emilia Ndingelago Nambahu
Emilia Nambahu is a dynamic, young, innovative, and vibrant lady who has postgraduate honours in Public Development and Management with the University of Stellenbosch. She has a degree in Human resources with Polytechnic of Namibia and a Certificate in Community Development with University of Kwazulu-Natal in collaboration with Namcol.

Volunteered with Phillipi Trust Namibia as a group leader for orphan and vulnerable children; Oshana Heroes Disability Sport Club as a wheelchair basketball official; Positive Vibes as Regional Coordinator for Phillip Wetu; Young Voices project as Co-facilitator; and Moving on, Moving up project as community facilitator. Currently, she works at Star for Life, where she started as Project Coordinator and now is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Also, she is a life skills coach and a Ohangwena Regional Programme Coordinator.

Emilia is very passionate about enhancing young people leadership and ability to excel in life.
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Cornwill Shaun Mentoor
Namibia
Civil Leadership
"We are what we repeatedly do. Leadership, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Cornwill Shaun Mentoor
Cornwill Shaun Mentoor was born and bred in Windhoek, Namibia. He obtained his Bachelors of Public Management from the Namibian University of Science and Technology—then Polytechnic of Namibia—in April 2013.

Professionally, Cornwill is currently employed as a performance auditor at the Office of the Auditor General of Namibia. On a community front, he envisions to build grassroots capacities to alleviate poverty and establish cycles of positive change and development.
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Sarah-Leigh Nangombe Elago
Namibia
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is action; it goes beyond words, influence and followers."
Sarah-Leigh Elago
Sarah-Leigh Elago, was born in Swakopmund, Namibia. She is an experienced international youth and women developer. She works closely with the African Youth Union in her capacity as Vice-President, SADC region. She is well travelled in Africa, and has presented papers and presentations with key focus on entrepreneurship, agribusiness, women leadership and civic education at various international youth forums. She is a firm advocate for transformational leadership and gender equality, amongst other things; she promotes a non-politicized, non-personalized and corrupt free agenda. She is the chairperson of the Swakopmund Constituency Youth Forum, secretary for information, mobilization and publicity for Swapo Party Youth League, Swakopmund District, a former regional debating champion, and an Alumni of various international youth forums. She plays a pivotal leadership role in her community. She is mostly responsible for community development workshops, of which women and youth benefit greatly.
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Audrey Isabelle Athave
Seychelles
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." -Edith Wharton
Audrey Isabelle Athave
I am Audrey Athave, born in Victoria, Seychelles and am currently working and living in Mauritius. I am a holder of a Diploma in Management/Administration and a Diploma in Tourism/Travel Agency Management. I have also followed the courses, Women Leadership Programme and Build your Business by the Women In Networking (WIN) Mauritius. I am currently enrolled on a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.

At my secondary school, I was a member of the Environmental Club. I was an executive member of the University Staff Club and participated actively in its staff welfare activities. I supported and participated in the activities of the Friends and Members of Mauritius Girls Guides Association. I was also a member of a group in the local church for the empowerment of women. Being the most senior staff in the office, I often play a leadership role in the absence of my superior.
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Yannick Prince Memee
Seychelles
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Our actions should be stronger than our words and to recognise other people’s potential."
Yannick Prince Memee
My name is Yannick Prince Memee and I am from the Seychelles. I am a graduate from the University of Mauritius with a BSc degree in Tourism, Sport, Recreation and Leisure Management. I love to travel, which gives me the opportunity to meet new people try new cultures, particularly cuisines, which is one of my passions, and gain new experiences. I am a proud promoter of sustainability even at a young age. I have participated in essay writing contests, art competitions, as well as other academic competitions to promote this cause. Furthermore, I am a strong supporter of gay rights and egalitarianism.
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Vanessa Seth
Seychelles
Civic Leadership
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Ghandi
Vanessa Seth
My name is Vanessa Seth from Seychelles, and I am currently a secondary school teacher who specialises in History. I graduated from the University of Botswana in 2016 and have my Bachelor of Education.

I have been appointed the country coordinator for youth policy Seychelles-Africa with African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE) in June 2016. I was the speaker of the youth Assembly in 2011 and first princess in “Miss Regatta” beauty pageant of 2009. I have recently established a student’s association at Pointe Larue Secondary School where I am teaching. Being the former Chairperson of National Youth Council, National Executive Committee of the “Parti lepep” youth movement since I landed in the country June 2016, I have been working and giving a helping hand where needed.
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Anael Bodwell
Seychelles
Public Management & Governance
"Young people are not the leaders of tomorrow; we are the leaders of today, so change very much begins now."
Aneal Bodwell
My name is Anael Bodwell and I am from Seychelles. I am a youth and women activist who is passionate about youth and women empowerment. I am currently undertaking a professional qualification course in Accounting and Finance called ACCA on a part time basis. I work in the Performance Audit department of the Office of the Auditor General in Seychelles. I am also the co-founder of two youth associations: the Youth Action Movement (YAM) Seychelles, and the SIDS Youth AIMS Hub (SYAH) Seychelles. YAM and SYAH are youth-led associations that deal with issues in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, and sustainable development, respectively. In 2012, I was awarded a national youth award for Positive Youth Image by the Seychelles National Youth Council (SNYC) and today I stand on the board of directors of this council. In these three roles of leadership, I advocate and stand for youth issues and to have their voices represented on all relevant platforms.
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Kelebogile Ramokgopa
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"If you get, give, if you learn, teach." -Dr Maya Angelou
Kelebogile Ramokgopa
My name is Kelebogile Ramokgopa. I am a female academic from Pretoria, South Africa. I am working and studying at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), where I am completing my Masters in Marketing. I have a B-Tech Degree in Marketing, higher certificate in Entrepreneurship, and certificates in Public Relations as well as Commercial Forensic Law.
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Kentse Maleka
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"I’m not an extraordinary woman, I'm simply an ordinary woman who chooses everyday to make extraordinary decisions."
Kentse Maleka
I'm from Klerksdorp in North West Province. My highest qualification is Matric completed in 2005, but I'm currently studying for my degree in Financial Accounting. One of my greatest achievement was passing my matric with merit. Founding an NPO that assists high school learners with post matric goals is also one of my greatest achievements. I am currently a founder and a member of an organization that serves as a link between high school learners, tertiary students and graduates and local businesses. The organization assists these learners by sourcing funds for them to pursue their studies and also addresses social issues.
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Lehlogonolo Motsumi
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A leader is someone that gives his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand independently."
Lehlogonolo Motsumi
My name is Lehlogonolo and I am from Pretoria, currently studying Communications Sciences with University of South Africa. I have a communications company with the aim of brand management and assisting companies to execute their desired social responsibility projects. We are currently doing The Man in the Making project, a project that seeks to engage young males about issues of healthy male masculinity. I am currently in radio as well dealing with issues of law, human rights, and LGBTI rights in Africa. I also volunteer as an PRO adviser for GLOR, an LGBTI NPO, that aims on teaching MSM community about healthy sexual choices, HIV testing and counselling.
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Lejone Daniel Mokoena
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"To bring about change, let's show ourselves - be the change you want to see."
Lejone Daniel Mokoena
Achievements
Award for representing Kganya AET in the provincial AET Choral Eisteddfod
Runner up AET Choral Eisteddfod 2015

Current leadership
Manager and soccer coach

I have started a soccer team with the intention of starting a soccer academy in the next five years. I am humbled by the talents that these young boys posses and I help them register for furthering their studies, especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. I want to produce better soccer stars who have basic education, are life oriented, and have financial knowledge so that they can become role models for future generations.
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Lonwabo Rani
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Mbali Mavuso
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Where there are willing hearts and minds there is worldly solution, finding the willingness leads to a leader."
Mbali Mavuso
My Name is Mbali Mavuso and I reside in Spruitview in South Africa, and work in Vosloorus. My qualifications are National Diploma in Information Technology and Systems, BTECH Information Technology and Systems and currently studying Civil Engineering at Johannesburg Institute of Engineering and Technology.

I serve as the Managing Director for EBR Industries, a company which I founded, and as a young Influencer for His people Church in Parkhurst.

My biggest achievements is starting EBR Industries, literally from nothing to something. Also, it fills me with pride to know that the company has been able to send a couple of students to school, training and bettering the life of my community in the simplest form but also having a significant impact.
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Miles Matlala
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"The foundation of a positive character helps one pave the way that leads to finding self."
Miles Matlala
I reside in a small township known as Kwa-Thema, situated in Springs East Rand. I possess a wide range of self-acquired skills which are relevant for the cooperative society. I excel in technology related tools, functions and software. I used to participate in speech contests and I received an academic award for discipline and good behaviour in Grade 12. I hold an advanced computer course certificate along with all three Leadership course certificates issued by YALI. I am a Youth Friendly Service Coordinator in my group. I’m responsible for organizing diverse ideas and elements of the group into a coherent or efficient whole.
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Ncumisa Sam
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you."
Ncumisa Sam
My name is Ncumisa Monica Sam, and I am from Welkom in the Free State Province, South Africa. I studies Quality Management Systems, Project Management, and Advanced Project Management. I won bursaries to study marketing and project management. I have also received 3rd place in employee of the year, serving in Women’s forum and youth committee. I am also the General Secretary of Youth Committee, Women’s Forum, and Sports committee. I am the Assistant Manager for food safety and quality.
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Njabulo Thabang Mlotshwa
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"A true Leader is one who rose from the ranks of servant to Leader, and continues to serve in leadership."
Njabulo Thabang Mlotshwa
My name is Njabulo Thabang Mlotshwa, I’m from Ekurhuleni, Boksburg, and currently do not hold any formal qualifications. I am a God fearing, Social Entrepreneur with a deep passion for innovation, leadership, and environmental and sustainable economic development. I have served various communities in Africa and Europe through a number of community based initiatives, which helped develop the confidence to co-found Base Budget, a Non-Profit Organisation aimed at empowering the African Community in the fields of Business and Finance, which has reached over 2000 participants to date, since its formation in December 2013. I am also a Co-Founder of Heuristics Business Solutions and Founder of Investment Holdings Company, True Exodus Group. I am a Young One World Ambassador, as well as a member of Student Energy which holds the International Student Energy Summits.
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Nokwanda Zulu
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Being recognised or praised about my work is not important to me, as long as I have contributed and changed someone’s life I am happy. I want to be the Mentor I wish I had."
Nokwanda Zulu
My name is Nokwanda Zulu and I have B Tech in Cost & Management Accounting. I am from Northern KZN, Hluhluwe. I am an energetic, respectful, and motivated young professional who thrives in a dynamic environment and has gained extensive experience at Eskom, Truworths, and J Mos. I have excellent interpersonal skills and am a creative, open minded individual who is constantly willing to learn. I do Network Marketing part time where I travel to rural areas to teach about network marketing and digital currencies. My clientele is of a diverse background and I engage with them in their native language. I am one of the Directors in an NGO called “Hope for All” which started in 2008. It aims to motivate young girls from rural areas. I also do motivational speaking and charity work at a children’s home called “Youth For Christ.”
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Terry Bogopane
South Africa
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
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Henry C. Davids
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"For the way you need enough tools and resources so when you get on the way that no by the way problems can get in your way so you can go all the way as a leader."
Henry C. Davis
My name is Henry C. Davids, but I prefer to be called Cole. I am a 32 year old seasoned and self-propelled entrepreneur, visionary, a cultured, inclusive and 360 degree leader born in the mother city Cape Town. I’m currently the founding member of my own Section 21 Company called Youth Unplugged as well as Executive Director of PJ Safeguard Secure and The Growth Sure Group. I am currently busy with my BA degree and have completed a degree in Bcom Information Systems. My current leadership roles include but are not limited to being an International Public Speaker, Life Coach and Consultant to various institutions all around the world. I have represented my country at various International platforms such as NUFF Festival in Norway, and Delegate and Speaker at both Oxford and Harvard universities.

I believe in inclusive socio-economic ideals and I live by those principles in my endeavour to contribute towards a better South Africa.
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Jenusha Balmith
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"Do not blame circumstances of life, greatness and success is for everyone."
Jenusha Balmith
My name is Jenusha Balmith and I am from a small town in KwaZulu-Natal called Port Shepstone, South Africa. I qualified in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics thereafter studied towards my Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics. I was a part of the Rotary Interact Club and take part in numerous charitable events. I am currently the only permanent Dietician at my place of employment and I supervise a commerce as well as six Nutrition Advisors from clinics.
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Kagiso Kekana
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"The basis of it is about having a positive vision, to bring about positive change whilst motivating and influencing your followers to be the best at what they do."
Kagiso Kekana
Kagiso Kekana is 28 years of age and currently residing in Makhado, Limpopo Province, South Africa. She is a youth leader and is concerned with empowering, mentoring and influencing young people. She is the founder of an organisation named Charismatic Rhythms and through this organisation she motivates young people to pursue their talents mainly in the Arts, including guidance in career and business development. Charismatic Rhythms helps nurture and enhance talents, creating opportunities for these youths to learn more about the industry and what it offers. Moreover, she mentors young ladies aged between the ages of 15-30. She is concerned with grooming young people to becoming conscious about who they are, and how they can confidently work towards becoming leaders in their respective communities. She helps them to realise their strengths and potentials, and helps them in working towards their short and long term goals concerning their personal welfare and career development.

Her educational and work experience encompasses the media and communications industry, and she currently holds two certificates in Advertising and Secretarial Administration and Computer Literacy, and is working towards completing her BA in Communication Science from the University of South Africa.
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Khayelihle Zondo
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
Khayelihle Zondo
Khayelihle Zondo is the co-founder and chairman of Ke Nako Youth Development Project (KYDP), a community based organisation that empowers young people with career information and focuses on education and skills development.

Her educational and work experience encompasses the media and communications industry, and she currently holds two certificates in Advertising and Secretarial Administration and Computer Literacy, and is working towards completing her BA in Communication Science from the University of South Africa.

Khayelihle is a Management Consultant at Accenture and the Vice President at Centurion Lake Toastmasters Club. He is originally from Vryheid, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa and he holds a B-Tech in Financial Information Systems from the Durban University of Technology.

Khayelihle has taken on community development and leadership roles from a young age. In high school he was appointed as an executive member of his school’s Debating Society and in tertiary, he volunteered as a Tutor and a Peer Educator among other roles.

Due to his hard work and accomplishments, he has received numerous awards, including the following:
Certificate of Achievement for Best Student
Peer Educators Award
Tutors Award
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Lesego Motlhako
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Lorraine Ledwaba
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Mandy Nomali Chili
South Africa
Civic Leadership
"Lead with a long staff so your followers can pursue your direct path and share the same values and sentiment."
Mandy Nomali Chili
My name is Mandy Chili, I am a 25 year old female from Newlands West in Durban, KZN. I have a qualification in Child and Youth Development and am studying towards my Btech Honours in the same field this year. My greatest achievements are having completed my diploma, being profiled by a local newspaper this year June for being a young leader in the community, having my organisations being recognised in the community and local schools as being effective to young people, facilitating a dialogue for the Municipal North Cluster police service, and being a 2016 International AIDS Conference volunteer.
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Nthabiseng Millicent Yasmin Tsoamotse
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Rabecca Dorah Selomo
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Singathwa Poswa
South Africa
Civic Leadership
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Bongani Clifford "Uhuru" Hlatshwayo
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Young people can progress from poverty to prosperity, provided they prepared to pay the price of purpose." -Thabang Mabuza
Bongani Clifford "Uhuru" Hlatshwayo
Bongani Hlatshwayo was born in Klerksdorp, North West Province. He completed his matric in 2011 at Nkang Mahlale Secondary School and continued his studies at North West University- Mafikeng, to pursue his studies in Political Sciences and International Relations. He then continued to the University of Free State- Bloemfontein Campus, where he has one year left to complete his degree. He has an NQF Level 5 Certificate in Community Development with Activate Change Drivers and Business Management Certificate with Entrepreneurs Organisation through the University of Cape Town. He is currently the Chairperson of Skeem Foundation, the co-founder of Power of 40 and serves as its Chief Development Officer. He has been part of the Youth Advisory Board Member of Activate Change Drivers, a board member of an NGO called Next Generation Empowerment Systems, a co-founder of a company in the ICT sector called Llyon ICT Solutions, and a member of the task team that has to launch the North West Youth Council in the Provincial Legislature.
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Bongekile Skosana
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds." -Mexican Proverb
Bongekile Skosana
My name is Bongekile Skosana and I am a producer for a night talk radio show on Power 98.7 FM radio station. I studied Journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology and have been in the media for almost 7 years. During my university days, I started a book club that concentrated solely on reading African literature.

I have been elected into leadership roles from a young age at church and the community at large.

I was a Branch executive Member for the African National Congress in my community and currently hold the position of Deputy President of the Central Gauteng Baptist Youth Department.
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Bonginkosi Ndlovu
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Great leaders create movement and transform good into great."
Bonginkosi Ndulovu
I am Bonginkosi Ndlovu, from South Africa Benoni Gauteng. I have a Diploma in Marketing Management from Vaal University of Technology where I served as the SRC Chairperson. While there, I also drove my team to secure land to build the first student residents for the Satellite campus based in Ekurhuleni and one of our key achievements was formulating and implementing a Safety Awareness Campaign that involved the University, community, Police department and the office of the mayor. The Campaign we ran helped the police make serious arrests and decrease crime rates.

Right now I am the President of an Organisation called Young Visionaries and a regional Coordinator for the BMF. Our primary objective is to develop managerial and leadership capacity amongst the youth, by targeting high school learners of grade 11 and Matric learners, where we mentor them in terms life after High school.
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Dumani Hadow Chabalala
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Ian Mangenga
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"Leadership is a fluid process; you unlearn, learn and relearn constantly making space for new ideals everyday.."
Ian Mangenga
Ian Mangenga, 22, from Johannesburg, South Africa holds a BSc in Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Witwatersrand. She is the chairperson of Rethink Africa at Wits, the student chapter of Rethink Africa, NPC, a youth-led, pan-Africanist social enterprise focused on development. Her commitment to social development drove her to start an initiative that would encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities to invest in a culture of reading and writing. As the founder of The Nomzamo Club, she is steadfast on filling up libraries in townships and peri-urban areas and inspiring leadership values in young women. Ian is also interested in the retrieval and preservation of forgotten, silenced and silent stories and making these accessible through innovative ways. She plans to explore this interest in her upcoming web-series, Naked YOUth, which explores contemporary social issues through the uncensored voices of young people.
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Lungile Mnukwa
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Mahlodi Kgatle
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
"We are not future leaders, we are present day leaders equipping ourselves with the tools to better manage the future."
Mahlodi Kgatle
Born and bred in the township of Tembisa- Johannesburg, I had the privilege of experiencing quality education in Pretoria at Lyttelton Manor High School, where my passions for public speaking and leadership began. I served as deputy head girl in my matric year, 2011, and participated in the Afrikaans Taal en Kultuur Vereeniging National speaking festival, at which I received the honour of overall winner. In the same year, I received my National Senior Certificate with six distinctions which qualified me to study for a BCom in Marketing Management at the University of Pretoria. I was elected as Chapter President of Golden Key International Honour Society in 2015; a role for which I was awarded the SRC Merit Colours as well as a certificate for exemplary and positive leadership. Together with a phenomenal team, I am working as a mentor lesson planner at the Mamelodi Initiative Computer Literacy Classes which has aided me in founding Present Day Leaders, an NPO that addresses youth development. I am currently engaged in a practically intensive Marketing Honours program at my alma mater.
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Pheladi Chiloane
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Simon Sizwe Mayson
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Thamsanqa Fortune Mathebule
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Thembile Nkabinde
South Africa
Public Management & Governance
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Mangaliso Jani Sambo
Swaziland
Business & Entrepreneurship Development
"Leadership is about obeying the people you want to inspire, their ideas, motivating and appreciating their efforts."
Mangaliso Jani Sambo
I am Mangaliso J Sambo, I was born and raised from a small community called ‘Mbikwakhe’ in Matsapha which is in the Manzini region. I am currently doing my Associate Degree in Information Technology at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology and will be graduating this September.
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Ayanda Musa Nxumalo
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"Look for what needs to be done, take your people from where they are to where they have not been."
Ayanda Musa Nxumalo
My name is Ayanda Musa Nxumalo. I was born at kaPhunga, Shiselweni region, Swaziland, but grew up at Sidvokodvo Railway Village Manzini region. I am a high school graduate. I have received many awards from various sectors; High School student of the year award all high school years, The Knowledge Institute Overall Best Student Award (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement, Financial Literacy). I was the Deputy President of the Representative Council of Learners at school. My current leadership role is running my voluntary night school which I established in my community. I am also a voluntary private tutor. I run a soccer team which its aim is to keep the local youth from drug abuse and keep them fit. The team consists of people from different sectors, including police, career advisors, and social workers.
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Bachazile Lerato Thwala
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority." -Kenneth Blanchard
Bachazile Lerato Thwala
My name is Bachazile Thwala, a Swazi female who I lives in Manzini, Swaziland. I completed my studies in the field of Public Relations at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. My greatest achievements and highlights so far include the day I acquired my associate degree and graduated. I was also awarded the certificate for “Colors of Command” in my faculty of Communication and Multimedia. The role I play in my community is that of representing young women in studies done for their benefit. I have helped Population Services International (PSI) with research on women’s health in various projects and through this research they have successfully managed to start a mobile women’s health clinic. I also provide occasional employment for designers and female models through my start-up clothing line, Hello Vintage Clothing.
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Nozipho Penelope Ndzabandzaba
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"Leadership is a selfless act that seeks to inspire and enrich others for a better quality of life."
Nozipho Penelope Ndzabandzaba
My name is Nozipho P. Ndzabandzaba and I was born and raised in Manzini, Swaziland. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science Nutrition and Technology, obtained from the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences and Social Services, majoring in Psychological Counselling, at the University of South Africa (UNISA). My achievements include being selected to be a Consumer Science Department student representative in a seminar held at the UNISWA, and to host and facilitate the official launch of the Consumer Science Department at UNISWA. Another achievement was being part of a few selected young individuals that host a youth programme on radio, on living a purpose driven life. My current leadership role is being an educator, a mentor and a guidance counsellor in one of the rural schools in Swaziland.
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Zenani Ndzinisa
Swaziland
Civic Leadership
"A great leader reaches for the hearts and souls of the people in a way that nobody else can."
Zenani Ndzinisa
Zenani is a 25 year old woman from a small rural village in Swaziland. She currently holds an IGCSE. She is a youth Facilitator by profession and she is very passionate about the well being of young people, especially girls. Outside her work she also plays ladies soccer and enjoys being with other young people because she believes that it is the best way to empower each other.
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Bongiwe Lindelwa Mabuza
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"Management and control are not leadership, true leadership lies in guiding others to use their skills and abilities to succeed." -Inspired by a quote by Bill Owens
Bongiwe Lindelwa Mabuza
My name is Bongiwe Lindelwa Mabuza, and I am from the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. I graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning. I am most passionate about creating sustainable urban spaces and how these influence the quality of life for the people that live, work, play and in the city.

I am extremely proud of what has been achieved by the Municipality in the project that I lead of formalising the informal sector. This concept of formalising the sector, as well as other strategies for improving the economy of the city are contained in the City’s inaugural Local Economic Development Strategy that I developed, with technical assistance received form the CLGF. It has resulted in our traders changing the ways in which they operate their businesses, thus resulting in much more lives being touched through our actions.
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Mzwandile Vilakati
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
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Nontsikelelo Glorious Bhembe
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"Challenge the status quo, innovate ideas and implement today, a few will be inspired, they will inspire a few more."
Nontsikelelo Glorious Bhembe
My name is Nontsikelelo Glorious Bhembe, I am from Nkamanzi area under the Ludzeludze constituency in the Manzini Region Swaziland. I work for the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development under the Aid Coordination Management Section as an Assistant Administrator. I have a Bachelor of Commerce honours degree in Human Resource Management. I have acquired a professional qualification which has propelled me towards the right track of my passion, which is Management. At work I am responsible for the management of support staff, their welfare and also to ensure smooth employee relations between support staff and top management. Outside work I am an Avon sales leader, with eight sales representatives that I work with. By selling Avon, I assist unemployed girls to earn an independent income and also teach those who are employed not to depend only on their salary.

I am very passionate about the relations amongst peoples especially in the workplace. I have studied human resource management in order to fulfil my passion of people’s relations, and I think to be able to manage the relationships between people, you must lead by example. Leadership is the most important aspect of people management. This is what inspired me to apply for this course: I want to learn how to think innovatively and critically for the benefit of the people around me in my community and my country as a whole.
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Vuyiswa Jane Mkhabela
Swaziland
Public Management & Governance
"A true leader leads with integrity even when it is not popular."
Vuyiswa Jane Mkhabela
I am Vuyiswa Mkhabela from Siteki, a small town in Swaziland. I completed my O’Level at St Michaels High School, and was awarded a Swaziland Government scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Swaziland. After working as a Laboratory Technician at my local hospital, Good Shepherd, and as a Science Teacher at my former high school, I went to pursue a Masters and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg, funded by the National Research Foundation in South Africa and partially funded by Canon Collins Trust. I have publications from my research in international peer-reviewed journals, and have presented my work in Africa and the USA. I am currently a Lecturer at Swaziland Christian University and Southern Africa Nazarene University, where I provide academic leadership through participating in active research that incorporates the latest development in student-oriented learning, and providing mentorship to colleagues and learners.
Alumni Board of Directors
Caroline Kalunga