23732212_1335897256536509_400483685_oCarolyne Ekyarisiima (Tanzania)

  • IT-Technology Practitioner
  • Social Entrepreneur & Founder of Apps & Girls
  • Tigo and Reach for change Digital change maker – Certificate of Achievement winner 2014
  • Malikia wa Nguvu 2017 award recipient

Uwase Hirwa.JPGHonorine Uwase (Rwanda)

  • Miss Earth/Popularity Rwanda 2017
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Women Rights and Environmental Justice Campaigner


Upendo PenezaHon. Upendo Peneza (Tanzania)

  • Politician and member of the CHADEMA political party
  • Member of Special Seats, 2015 – 2020
  • Chairperson of the Youth Assembly group in the 11th parliament.


Raphael Obonyo.jpgRaphael Obonyo (Kenya)

  • Expert on Public Policy and Youth
  • Author of “Conversations about the Youth in Kenya.”
  • United Nations Person of the Year – 2016
  • Exemplary Leadership Award-2016 winner
  • 2016 Best Communicator in Kenya
  • Global Young Diplomat and member of the Advisory Board of the Global Diplomatic Forum
  • Has served as a Special Adviser on United Nations Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board and the World Bank’s Global Coordination on Youth and Anti-Corruption.
  • Named one of Africa’s Most Inspirational Youth, 2015.
  • Previously named as one of the Emerging Leaders, by the German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Has served as the Director of The Youth Congress, a premier non-profit organization in Kenya


Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan.jpgMuhammed Lamin Saidykhan (Gambia)

  • Human Rights Activist
  • Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.
  • Played a central role in the people’s widespread protests to get longtime Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh step down
  • Has served as Co-Chair of ActionAid International’s Youth Working Group and as a lead Coordinator of the Youth-led Activists initiative.


_Brian Ndyaguma.jpgBrian Ndyaguma (Uganda)

  • Innovation hub manager and consultant
  • Has consulted for Hive Colab and Resilient Africa Network (RAN) in Kampala
  • Has spent the last 5 years nurturing, training and mentoring innovators around Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania
  • Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship (TEEP) Award and Grant 2015 winner (Kahwa2GoRestaurant and Cafe)
  • CURAD Agribusiness Awards 2014 winner, for the Best Trade Idea (Kahwa2Go Restaurant and Cafe)
  • ACIA Award 2014
  • Visionary Award (Vuga Wheel – a locally made driving simulation wheel)
  • Young Achievers Award 2012 for the best business content
  • Team member at XtraOrdinary Business Magazine