We proudly present the Youth Ambassadors for The Road to Nairobi 2016.
The youth ambassadors will receive ownership over the Building Bridges project and identify local youth entrepreneurs, organize events, create blogs and lead right where they are. We’re excited to hit the road on August 15th and together with these youth ambassadors find and create solutions to foster youth employment.
Cindy Pearl Maphumulo (27) – South Africa
Cindy is a young female entrepreneur with a mantra that “impossibility is but an illusion.” She uses her skills to contribute to the South African and African economy through entrepreneurship and youth leadership. She is the founder of The Business Development Agency where she offers training and development and a digital development program for children.
Elena Gaffurini (28) – Mozambique
Elena describes herself as a visionary and a go-getter who aims to build prosperous societies by fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and enhancing innovative solutions. Currently she is the co-founder and managing director of DEV, a company facilitating public-private dialogues and implements entrepreneurial initiatives with the aim of developing responsible local youth leaders.
Munashe Mukonoweshuro (23) – Zimbabwe
Munashe is passionate about youth entrepreneurship and youth employment initiatives. As a recent university graduate with a major in Environmental and Geographical Sciences, she is making use of her skills at The World Bank in Zimbabwe. In that capacity she has organized the first “Water and Sanitation Hackathon”.
Charles Lipenga (27) – Malawi
Charles is a visionary architect who wants to create revolutionary changes in Africa. He is the co-founder of Maestros Leadership Company where he equips young people and organizations with trainings so that they can be more successful. He is also one of the ambassadors of the NGO One Young World.
Ian Tarimo (27) – Tanzania
Ian is a passionate and eager young professional who strongly believes in partnerships. He is currently the co-founder and director of Tanzania Aspiration Initiatives where he leads a team to empower youth through education. He is also the chairperson for the Youth Advisory Panel of UK Aid in which capacity he facilitates broader participation and enable young people.
Ronald Ochoo (27) – Uganda
Ronald is an enthusiastic and well-spoken young individual who wants to see a better world where people care and yearn to be successful. He is active in leading youth in his roles as Correspondent to the Commonwealth Youth Programme and as being a Global Shaper. He is currently working as a Global Relations Manager handling websites and systems for global companies.
Alice Igiraneza (22) – Rwanda
Alice is a young African leader interested in community problem solving focusing on women and youth. She is currently pursuing a undergraduate degree in Medicine & Surgery. She is also involved in the Rwanda Village Concept Project in which she provides entrepreneurship training to youth and was in charge of organizing partnerships.