Akintunde Oyebode

Akintunde Oyebode is a trained Economist, passionate about sustainable development, sustainable finance and youth unemployment. He began his career as a Research Assistant at the Lagos Business School, and spent over a decade in various banking roles with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Stanbic IBTC Bank. Akin is the pioneer Executive Secretary of the

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Erelu Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a feminist thinker, gender specialist, social entrepreneur, policy advocate, writer, and social change Philanthropy practitioner. She co-founded the African Women’s Development Fund, (AWDF) – the first Africa-wide grant-making foundation for women, and served as the founding Executive Director from 2001-2010. AWDF has played a key role in the promotion and protection of

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Nana Spio Garbrah

Nana Spio-Garbah is the relationship manager for African Development Bank Group (AfDB) shareholders including Korea and manages partnerships between the Bank and philanthropic organizations, foundations and high-net worth individuals. She currently manages the USD 80 million KOAFEC Trust Fund with an active portfolio of over 80 activities, as well as a USD 600 million co-financing

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Ameyaw Debrah

Ameyaw Kissi Debrah is a celebrity & lifestyle blogger, and social media influencer from Ghana. He holds a degree in B.A Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Debrah was introduced to the world of media when after university; he did his National Service at Ovation International Magazine in Accra.

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Adekanla Adegoke

Adekanla is a development practitioner with over 14 years 39; experience in programme management, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation gained across North America, Europe, Bangladesh, and Africa. She has successfully led teams at various levels of development cooperation and worked with donors and charities on conservation, wetlands management, water supply, sanitation, alternative livelihoods and conflict resolution

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Aditya S Chellaram

As the CEO of Chellarams Plc, a longstanding family-owned business established in Nigeria in 1923, Aditya is responsible for managing the operations of the core business activities as well as acting as a bridge between corporate services and seven (7) Subsidiary and Associated companies of the Group. The core business activities cover logistics & distribution,

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Dr. Paulin Basinga

Dr. Paulin Basinga serves as the Foundation’s country director for Nigeria, where he leads a growing team in the development and execution of the country plan, which fulfills the foundation’s programmatic priorities in Nigeria. His work involves complex coordination across the foundation’s divisions and programs. As such, he acts as the principal Nigerian liaison with

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Qudus Onikeku

With a background as an acrobat and dancer, Qudus Onikeku, also known as Q, is made of diversity, he is one of the preeminent Nigerian choreographers, working today in different media (performance, writing, film, installation, curating etc.) Qudus is the founder and artistic director of YK Projects Paris and QDanceCenter Lagos, an offshoot project of

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HRH Queen Thandekile Zulu

Queen Thandekile Zulu nee Ndlovu was born in Pietermaritzburg in KZN in South Africa. She attended local schools and universities. She worked in the nursing fraternity for above 19 years. She worked as a Nurse Educator, Matron in charge of hospitals and at Head Office in the Provincial Department of Health in Kwazulu Natal. She

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Katja Schiller Nwator

Katja Schiller Nwator is a Philanthropy Advisor and Development Consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. Katja has over 12 years of experience in the international nonprofit sector, and has developed and managed innovative programmes in various countries. She has led strategic development-focused interventions in agriculture, education, and entrepreneurship, and has created linkages and networks for youth,

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