Carolyne 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
Honorine Uwase (Rwanda)
- Miss Earth/Popularity Rwanda 2017
- Motivational Speaker
- Women Rights and Environmental Justice Campaigner
Hon. 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 (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 (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 (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