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Ny Ony Razafindratandra ’11 – Telling African Stories through Music

"I feel like music is a tool for me to make positive change on the continent. The highlight of my musical journey was the...

Brian Waweru ’09 – Driving African Development through Finance

"The formula to success is taking risks. You cannot put yourself in a position to get the desired results if you do not take...

Aida Ndiaye ’09 – Connecting People, Governments and Technology

"I believe that individuals who have ideas can change the world, and I have ideas. How do we ensure that our continent emerges and...

Wuntia Gomda ’17 & Jesse Forrester ’17 – Building Climate-Resilient Cities

"As a Kenyan and a Ghanaian, meeting in South Africa for a project that will benefit neither of our countries but other Africans exemplifies...

Tiassa Mutunkei ’18 – Tackling Wildlife Exploitation in Africa

"I believe that we as the young generation should come together and take charge of wildlife and wildlands before it’s too late. We are...

Ngor Majak Anyieth ’11 – Educating for Peace in South Sudan

"If you were to Google South Sudan today, all you'll see is violence and bloodshed. It doesn't represent the whole picture or the South...

Rima Tahini ’10 – Developing Africa’s Next Music Stars

"For me, it's beyond being in entertainment; it is about building one of the leading industries in Africa today. I hope to see the...

Kwasi Adu-Berchie ’09 – Pursuing a Breakthrough Cure for Cancer

"I am passionate about seeing things through from the beginning to the end. I am interested in finding out if there are affordable ways...

Jihad Hajjouji ’08 – Equipping Education Entrepreneurs for Impact

"I believe that access to quality education can transform lives, and I work with a community of entrepreneurs to make that happen. I really...

Spencer Horne ’08 – Building the Supply Chain for Remote Communities

"We have communities that live sometimes in a state of stagnation where it seems that we cannot shift where they are in the cycle...

Oyindamola Adefisayo ’08 – Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

"Science education on the continent, unfortunately is lacking in many ways. I do not just want to use my research to find new drugs...

Eddie Ndopu ’08 – Advocating for People Living with Disabilities

"90% of children living with disabilities have never seen the insides of a classroom. I use my life to demonstrate to children with disabilities...

Tiassa Mutunkei – Tackling Wildlife Exploitation in Africa

Why is it important for youth to take action against poaching? Tiassa Mutunkei, also known as the Wildlife Warrior, is a Kenyan who is passionate...