Mosunmola Umoru

Mosunmola is an Agribusiness entrepreneur and Industry thought leader based in Nigeria. She is extremely passionate about food, farming and the community. Her dream Is for Nigeria to attain national food security. A vision she believes can be attained through increased investment in the education of youths and women especially within the local communities. Mosunmola […]

Atti Worku

Born in Ethiopia, Atti Worku is the Founder and CEO of Seeds of Africa, a New York City 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates holistic education and community development centers in urban communities in Africa. Worku’s efforts have been recognized with an African Diaspora Award for Community Service, and The African Youth Excellence Honorary Award. She has […]

Uzo Iweala

Uzodinma Iweala is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and medical doctor. As the CEO of The Africa Center, he is dedicated to promoting a new narrative about Africa and its Diaspora. Uzodinma was the CEO, Editor-In-Chief, and co-Founder of Ventures Africa Magazine, a publication that covers the evolving business, policy, culture, and innovation spaces in Africa. […]

HRH Queen Sylvia

Her Royal Highness the Nnabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda is the wife of the King of Buganda, King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. She is a traditional and cultural leader of the people of Buganda, the largest Kingdom in Uganda occupying almost a quarter of the country with a population exceeding 7 million people, which is equivalent […]

Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker, PhD,  Director of Programs, has more than 20 years of experience facilitating cross-sectoral research, policy and advocacy for sustainable food systems in non-profit, academic, business, policy and philanthropic contexts. Lauren’s expertise ranges from researching agricultural biodiversity in Mexico to negotiating and developing municipal food policy and programs. At the Global Alliance, Lauren’s work […]

Patrick Worms

Patrick Worms, originally educated as a molecular geneticist, represents the world’s premier research institution devoted to the study of the roles of trees in agricultural landcapes to policy makers in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe. World Agroforestry, active since the 1970s, has reported on the astonishing benefits of multicrop agriculture involving trees in thousands of […]

Sarah Kayondo

Sarah Kayondo is the Director of Operational Strategy at Educate!. She first heard about Educate! from her son who was studying in one of Educate!’s partner schools. Sarah is inspired by the attitude and leadership quality of the youth that undergo Educate!’s skills course; they are change makers. Prior to becoming the Director of Operational […]

Wanjira Mathai

Wanjira Mathai is the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at WRI. She formerly served as Co-chair of WRI’s Global Restoration Council and a Senior Advisor to the Global Restoration Initiative. She is the current Chair of the Wangari Maathai Foundation and the former Chair of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. An inspiring […]

Peris Nyaboe Bosire

Peris Bosire is the co-founder of FarmDrive, a technology company that applies data science and finance to build software that increases access to meaningful financial services. Peris’ vision is to help families to thrive and fulfil their dreams by increasing economic opportunity. Her strategy is to build meaningful technology platforms and digital financial services to […]

Oswald Jumira

Oswald is an international digital technology professional and business executive with more than 14 years’ experience successfully advancing the growth and adoption of digital technology across the African continent. Oswald is currently the Group Head of Innovation Partnerships for Liquid Telecommunications Group and works with start-ups, universities, global technology and venture capital companies to develop […]