Africa Leadership Series Speaker Biographies

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is the General Partner and Co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching, and community for mission-driven innovators building an African Future where purpose and prosperity are within everyone's rea
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Ngor Majak Anyieth is the Founder & CEO of Education Bridge, an organization dedicated to creating flourishing South Sudanese communities through holistic education and conflict transformation.
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Prior to co-founding Teach For Unganda, CEO James Kassaga Arinaitwe gained eight years of international development experience working with The Carter Center in the United States, the non-profit organization founded by former U.S.
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Alero Ayida-Otobo is a Transformation Strategist with an invaluable understanding of sector-wide reforms in Africa.
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Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADDI, Her Excellency Arikana Chihombori Quao MD  is a medical doctor (having practised medicine for over 25 years), founder and owner of medical  clin
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Don is an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa and a Mastercard Scholar at Michigan State University. Don graduated with a double degree in Agribusiness Management and Food Industry Management.
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Nedgine is the Co-founder and CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti, which seeks to raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success—rooted in Haitian culture, customs, and community.
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Oley Dibba-Wadda is a social development executive and strategic analyst with over 25 years of leadership and management experience.
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Prior to establishing Lead For Ghana, Daniel worked as a biotechnologist at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Vanessa is an analyst with Dalberg Advisors-Kigali, where she has worked in the areas of health, agriculture, and digital space.
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Jihad Hajjouji leads a network of education entrepreneurs building high impact institutions across Africa through the Anzisha Education Accelerator (by African Leadership Academy).
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Temitope is a Teach For Nigeria alumna and the Co-founder of the EmpowerHer Initiative, which provides classes, micro-loans, and skills training in financial literacy to connect girls and women with opportunities for financial inclusion and empowe
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Dr. Chizoba Imoka is an award-winning educator, a seasoned education reform strategist, and an acclaimed social justice advocate/practitioner with a PhD in Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Toronto, Canada. 
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Fatoumatta Jaiteh has been actively engaged in activism, girls’ education, community service, and implementing community programs that promote gender equity, preventive health, economic growth, and unity for the past nine years.
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Dr. Utheri Kanayo (née Susan Kiragu) holds a PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge in the UK.
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Yukabeth Kidenda is the Co-founder and CEO of Teach for Kenya. Growing up in a middle class Kenyan home, Yukabeth was greatly influenced by her grandfather and mother who were both trained teachers.
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A Principal at Imaginable Futures, Teresa Mbagaya is responsible for the strategic management and execution of IF’s investment strategy in education in Africa.
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Joseph Munyambanza works with Mastercard Foundation to catalyze alumni engagement in Mastercard Foundation priority countries, support the Scholars Program in the new partnership development in the expansion with new African Universities, and deep
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Mutambara is the Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
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Dzingai Mutumbuka currently serves as a member of the governing board for UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning.
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Teach For Uganda’s Co-founder and Chief of Programs, Charlotte I. Nsengiyumva, has over five years of youth development experience. Upon completing university, she worked as a high school teacher for two years before joining Educate!
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Rufaro Nyoni is an alum of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at African Leadership Academy who graduated with an Honors in the Bachelor of Science degree in Finance concentrating in Investment Management at United States International Uni
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Seventeen-year-old Natalie Obiero believes that girls everywhere have the right to go to school.
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Folawe Omikunle graduated from Babcock University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy.
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Vivian Onano is a social entrepreneur and the Founder/Director at Leading Light Initiative. Known for her humanitarian work, she has also been recognized as an emerging woman leader with the courage to lead change on the African continent.
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Vikas Pota is the Founder and CEO of T4 Education, a digital media platform he established as a response to the challenges posed by the pandemic to education globally.
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Teach For Sierra Leone is driven by the dynamic leadership of Josephine Saidu.
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Andres Schipani is the East and Central African correspondent of The Financial Times based in Nairobi. He was previously a Brazil correspondent, and before moving to Sao Paulo, he was the Andes and Carribean correspondent based in Bogota.
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Marvin Tarawally is a social entrepreneur on a mission to provide a world-class, transformative education to Africa’s youth, no matter who they are or where they come from.
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Joyce-Ann Wainaina is Head of Global Subsidiaries Group for Citi Sub Sahara Africa.
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