Graduates of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership hosted by The Africa80 Foundation
"Graduates of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership hosted by The Africa80 Foundation for its first dialogue under the theme - African Leadership Crisis: Practical roles that African youth can assume to change the political status quo."
On Sunday July 31st 2022, The Africa80 Foundation hosted its first dialogue under the theme - African Leadership Crisis: Practical roles that African youth can assume to change the political status quo. The guests we invited were all young African leaders making incredible impact in their respective countries and sectors: namely Hasnaa Sameh, A Graduate of Nasser fellowship and a member of Egypt's Youth Parliament for the ministry of youth and sports; Kow Essuman a lawyer and entrepreneur serving as legal counsel to the President of the Republic of Ghana; Moussa Kondo a former advisor to the President of Mali, journalist and civil society activist; and finally our esteemed panel moderator was Ebenezar Wikina who is the founder of Policy Shapers, a civic tech organization that mainstreams youth in policymaking in Nigeria.
Many points were discussed and recommendations were made to solve this crisis as it has been said that It's important for young people to be included in decision making and should be recognised as equals. Young people are contributing daily to the betterment of their communities and that Being young is not a skill or specialty, your leadership journey requires you to start with a "clear why" in mind.
This very first episode managed to pull an audience of over 591 listeners, 189 of which were actively engaging during the live broadcast. The #OneVoice Space is a series of dialogues on the Twitter spaces platform which our team hosts on selected Sundays from 19h00 - 20h30 pm CAT. This platform was created with the aim to ignite discourse amongst young people on critical topics affecting the African Content whilst at the same time, serves as a build up to the Africa80 Summit set to take place 21 - 23 September 2022 in South Africa.
The Africa80 Foundation is a South African not-for-profit formed after a group of 80 young African leaders from across 30 countries invited to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa meeting came together to co-author a book. The intention of the book was to help amplify the voices; stories; and ideas that other young Africans could learn and draw inspiration from. It was simple (or so we thought), we desired to prove that collaboration could indeed be a major key in unlocking the potential of Africa’s greatest asset, it’s youth!