AL for Governance Sector Lead
Amanda is a youth development activist from Botswana passionate about youth development issues and has a strong background in the civil society sector. Amanda is the Founder of the Gifted Hands Society in Botswana; an NGO focused on providing professional development training and life skills education to high school and university students. Over the past 5 years, Amanda has gained a well-developed understanding of contemporary issues facing young people living in Africa in the areas of health, education and youth unemployment. Amanda co-authored a national research paper for the 2014 AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia while working as a research assistant for a medical institution in Botswana. She holds a BA(Hons) in Finance and Accounting and a Postgraduate in Enterprise Risk Management. She is a MILEAD fellow, an advocate and enjoys traveling. Amanda is interested in working with governments, corporates and communities to tackle youth unemployment and develop the African continent.