Obama Foundation has announced the participants selected for the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme.
The “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa” programme is a year-long initiative to inspire, empower, and connect 200 emerging leaders from across Africa.
The leaders were chosen from 44 countries across the continent, from Egypt in the north, to Magadascar.
Among those chosen from Nigeria include Winter Olympian Simidele Adeagbo who is currently empowering girls across the nation.
Others include Forbes Africa’s Peace Hyde and LEAP Africa’s Olufemi Taiwo.
The one-year leadership development and civic engagement programme launches on 14 July in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a five-day gathering designed to train, support, and connect emerging African leaders working across different sectors to create positive change in their communities.
“The leaders selected have already demonstrated extraordinary potential for impact, a clear commitment to integrity, and a capacity to advance the common good within their spheres of influence. They represent 44 countries and every region in Africa and are working in a range of disciplines including health, agriculture, media, government, education, business, and technology, and on issues such as climate change, conservation, entrepreneurship, food security, and girls’ empowerment,” Obama Foundation said.
The Nigerians on the list are:
Noel Ify Alumona.
Oluwaseun Ayodele Osowobi.
Nichole Onome Yembra.
See full profiles of the participants HERE