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YouLead 2018 Speakers

Rt Hon Martin Ngoga

Speaker | East African Legislative Assembly

Is a former prosecutor general of Rwanda, Ngoga is currently a legislator at the East African Legislative Assembly, also currently deputy chairman of the FIFA Ethics Committee in charge of investigatory chamber.

Natalie Boucly

Country Director | UNDP Tanzania

Natalie Boucly is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Tanzania. She was formerly the UNDP Country Director in Burundi and Senior Legal Adviser in the UN system. As UNDP Country Director, she provides oversight and day-to-day management (programme, operations, resource mobilization and partnerships) of UNDP in Tanzania of the ten largest UNDP programme in Africa, funded from a very diverse range of partners. She provides strategic direction to the office and its 100 staff in the framework of the UN Development Assistance Plan II, in a UN ‘Delivering as One’ context.

Alvaro Rodriguez

UN Resident Coordinator | UNDP Representative

Prior to becoming UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania in August 2014, Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez had already served in the UN since 1991 when he began his work with UNDP in Kenya. Over the course of his career with the UN he has held senior level positions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia where he was UNDP Country Director. Additionally, he has previously served as Policy Support Coordinator, Bureau of Development Policy at UNDP Headquarters in New York where he was responsible for the oversight of UNDP’s Global Programme. Mr. Rodriguez has expertise in capacity development, electoral assistance, crisis prevention, humanitarian response and recovery, risk management, environmental management as well as disaster risk reduction.

In his capacity as the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Rodriguez is the designated representative of the UN Secretary General and leader of United Nations Country Management Team which consists of Heads/Representatives of all 23 UN agencies operating in Tanzania. The Resident Coordinator’s Office provides strategic support to promote results on UN’s normative agenda, Delivering as One, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Since becoming the UN Resident Coordinator in 2014, Mr. Rodriguez has facilitated the review process of the One UN Tanzania Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP I 2011-16) and the formulation and launch of UNDAP II (2016-21) which focuses on national development priorities with special emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals. He has also initiated stronger interactions between the UN system and the many regions, districts and communities across Tanzania listening to people’s voices on development issues.

Mr. Rodriguez is originally from Chile but is a citizen of Canada. He has studied in Chile, Canada, India and Australia and holds degrees in several fields related to Development and Development Economics.

Hon. Upendo Peneza Furaha

Youth Member of Parliament | Tanzania

Upendo Peneza Furaha is a Tanzanian Young Woman politician, and member of the National Assembly of Tanzania since 2015. She is the Chairperson of the Tanzania Youth Parliamentarian Forum in the 11th Parliament of Tanzania and a Member of the CHADEMA Political Party.

Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju

National Female Youth Member of Parliament | Uganda

Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju was born on 27th November 1991. She hails from Soroti district in Eastern Uganda.

Hon. Adeke is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in laws from the prestigious Makerere University where she served as the Guild President of Makerere University from 2013-2014.

She is currently serving as the National Female Youth Member of Parliament representing all female youth in Uganda in the 10th Parliament. She also held several leadership positions in the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party before being elected as a Member of Parliament. Adeke also serves as the shadow Minister of State for Children and Youth Affairs. She sits on the Committees of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and National Economy. Hon. Adeke is currently the General Secretary of the UPFYA Executive Board. She is very enthusiastic about the inclusion of female youth in decision making processes and seeing their participation in national development enhanced. She has made several proposals to government to ensure that the marginalization of female youth is dealt with by bridging the gaps that constrain them from participating in youth programming. She is generally passionate about promoting accountability and ensuring that leaders reconnect with their constituencies as a way of building a social- political accountability. She hopes to achieve this through engaging with youths during the sub-national youth parliaments where she will engage with young people and account to them as their leader.

Joshua Rukundo

Secretary of Finance | Kanungu District - Delegate | National Youth Council

Joshua Rukundo hails from Kanungu (south Western Uganda). He was born the 4th of January 1989. He is the secretary of finance and Kanungu district delegate to the national youth council.

He holds a bachelors degree in Economics and management from Uganda Christian University, majoring in International trade policy and Law
Joshua is the executive director and co-founder of Kigezi Coffee Development Academy (KCDA), an organization he has led since 2014. Before founding KCDA, Joshua was the programmes director Africa challenge Foundation (AFRICAF), an organization that made his vision for youth and community empowerment very much alive.

He is passionate about farmers producing quality coffee to fetch more money that will in turn help to boost their household incomes. Under KCDA, he is championing programs promoting coffee quality, food security, rural financial literacy and environmental conservation through cooperative enterprise. He is currently working with 9 committed young people and his organization supports 1200 farmers.

He is committed to increasing jobs for young people and looks forward to creating 25 jobs at just the head office by 2020—and supporting more farmers to self-empowerment and sustainability.

Nataliey Bitature

British Ugandan | Entrepreneur

Nataliey Bitature is the Chief of Staff at Simba Group, Director at Musana and the CEO at Energrow

She has recently won a 2018 Young Achievers award in the business category and named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. In 2016 she was named by the World Economic Forum as a Top African Innovator and in 2017 she presented Musana Carts at the World Bank Spring Meetings.

Nataliey is currently launching EnerGrow.

Energrow is focusing on supporting disadvantaged rural customers in Uganda and increasing energy access through sustainable demand growth with a data and financial inclusion backbone. EnerGrow is a technology company using training results and big data analysis to
offer bespoke business financing services to rural customers as well as the necessary business and financial training programs. They are building their model to work hand in hand with, and benefit from, the expansion of the electricity grid to rural areas. Through partnerships with banks, their customers will gain access to the capital markets and as such cheaper loans, whilst banks gain hard-to-reach rural customers whilst assuming zero risk.

Nataliey has an undergraduate dual honors degree in Business Management and Education from Keele University, UK a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School, San Francisco.
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Charles Miracle Lipenga

Social Entrepreneur | Professional Coach & Award-Winning Architect

Charles Miracle Lipenga is a Malawian born social entrepreneur, professional coach and award-winning Architect. Charles is now using his designing techniques to design the leadership landscape for the next generation by building a voice for Africa & #39;s economic, social and political revolution through his establishment of Maestros Leadership Team; The United Nations awarded coalition of social, technical and commercial leaders in 18 African countries.

Together, they solve persistent global challenges that limit communities’ ability to survive and thrive. They do this by leveraging our global network of leaders to develop and deploy community engaging, high-thinking solutions.

Charles Miracle Lipenga is a Malawian born social entrepreneur, professional coach and award-winning Architect. Charles is now using his designing techniques to design the leadership landscape for the next generation by building a voice for Africa & #39;s economic, social and political revolution through his establishment of Maestros Leadership Team; The United Nations awarded coalition of social, technical and commercial leaders in 18 African countries.

Together, they solve persistent global challenges that limit communities’ ability to survive and thrive. They do this by leveraging our global network of leaders to develop and deploy community engaging, high-thinking solutions.

Abella Bateyunga

Social Entrepreneur

Abella Bateyunga is a social entrepreneur with more than 13 years of experience engaging young men and women though Governance, media, ICT and innovation and the arts. She is a CEO and founder of Tanzania Bora Initiatives, an initiative that engage and inspire youth, particularly young women, to participate proactively in their own governance and civic rights.

Ms. Bateyunga manages several additional successful programs such as SHE Codes for Change, which inspires girls and young women in Tanzania to pursue careers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, Mathematics) fields; and Love Arts Tanzania, an initiative that nature young artists gifts and talents aiming at raising the standard of art and positively influence culture and mind-set.

In media, she is known to use her “edutainment” style that combines education and entertainment as a method to inspire Tanzanian youth to be active and engaged in their community’s social, economic, and political processes. She is also recognized for her outstanding leadership by President Obama’s flagship program YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative), having served as a YALI Fellow in 2014. Ms. Bateyunga holds a BA in Law with honors from the University of Dar es Salaam and currently pursuing her Masters in Governance and Leadership.

Hamzat Lawal

Founder of Follow Money | CEO of Connected Development

Hamzat Lawal (Hamzy!) is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African countries with over nine years experience in the non-profit sector and specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data, advocacy campaigns and development policies as it affects rural and deprived grassroots communities.

Hamzy! is also the Founder of Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement and leads a team of technology & innovation driven campaigners to amplify voices of marginalized communities in promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on specific communities across Africa.

He is currently the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), under his leadership CODE won the ONE Africa 2016 Award which recognizes, rewards, and advances the exceptional work of Africa based organizations; dedicated to helping the continent achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hamzy! seats on the Executive Board of the largest Youth Movement in Africa: African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), advising on communications strategies and campaigns using technology tools in shaping and actualizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has joined his voice on different platforms and policy influencing coalitions across Africa such as the Not Too Young To Run movement which drives youth political inclusion.

Before his role at CODE, he was an Executive with the International Centre For Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) working on high level advocacy for Nigeria’s energy needs and climate actions.

Hamzat was honored and recognized on the 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies. It’s the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent.

Dominique Alonga

Founder & CEO of Imagine | Social Entrepreneur

Dominique Alonga is a young woman passionate about the intellectual growth and skills improvement of her fellow Africans. A multiple international award-winning leader, she is the founder and chief executive officer of Imagine We Rwanda and Imagine- Nation. The two social enterprises are a publishing house with the aim of empowering the reading and creative writing culture in Rwanda and a coworking space for young entrepreneurs.

In these roles she focuses on training potential authors, mentoring young entrepreneurs and book publishing. She believes that her publishing house will impact Africans through the right representation in stories around the world.

Dominique also volunteers her time talking to young girls with the aim of boosting their self-esteem. She trains young people on project development and work ethic. Dominique holds a Bachelors Degree in Media Studies from Jain University, India.

Dominique has proven a fast ability to strengthen her entrepreneurial and business skills to improve the lives of young people in Rwanda through sustainable ventures and projects.

Leroy Henry Maghenyi

Social Entrepreneur

Leroy is a stubborn social entrepreneur and sustainable design thinking prodigy. He founded Greenpact, a conscious social enterprise that began as a high school project providing alternative renewable energy to local communities and institutions in Kenya.

Today, Leroy is the youngest Forbes Africa 2018 30 under 30 honoree, a One Young World ambassador, Audi Ambassador, Royal Commonwealth Society fellow, Collectively ambassador, the youngest Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Fellow, A Resolution Project (Class 10) Fellow and a Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative fellow.

His work has been featured by CNN thrice, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, Grist, UpWorthy and CCTV America.

Ekyasimire Caroline

Founder & CEO | Apps & Girls

Carolyne developed a passion for computers after being exposed to ICT after her Advanced Level. She holds a BSC in Computer science and MCS in Information Systems. Lecturing at Kampala International university made her realize how big the gender gap is in ICT. Carolyne believed in empowering girls with ICT skills because she believes in their capacity and innovation power. she is very passionate about social entrepreneurship and helping fellow girls, because of her self drive and passion she in 2013 she run Apps and girls in her living room on her own funds. She has manged to create coding clubs in 21 schools (both public and private) already where her team and her conduct weekly codding trainings.

Edgar Mwampinge

Entrepreneur & Team Leader | Worknasi

Edgar is a young entrepreneur from Tanzania. Currently he is a team leader at Worknasi. Worknasi is an online platform which helps entrepreneurs, startups and remote workers to find shared offices and coworking spaces as well as to work with freelancers from all around Africa.

Angela Kilusungu

Creative Economy Incubator Programme Officer | CDEA

Angela Herman Kilusungu is currently working for Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA), a creative think tank based in Dar es Salaam, as the Creative Economy Incubator Programme Officer. Through this role, Angela provides programmatic, strategic, and administrative support to incubatees who are emerging filmmakers and conscious musicians and fashion and accessories designers. This incubator aims to enhance the creative expression through online and off-line platforms such as CDEA’s film lab, Midundo Online Radio and the East African Vibes Concert (EAVC) and the Mashariki Creative Economy Impact Investment Conference.

Joel Ramadhan Nkembanyi

Founder, Programmes & Projects Manager | NYDT

Joel is a young Tanzanian, and the founder and programmes and projects manager of Nyakitonto Youth for Development Tanzania (NYDT) a youth led local organization in western Tanzania. He coordinates projects that reachs 217,000 smallholder farmers in Kigoma, Tanzania,

We Reach 217,000 smallholder farmers through 75 Extension Officers, 20,170 Village Based Advisers (VBA) and provide extension service technologies and the EAC Youth Agricusiness App an Android digital marketing system and USSD SMS System that targets to link buyers and producers in Kigoma and provide a cross-border trade hub in East Africa.

We are linking farmers and buyers through the App as an innovation approach that engages farmers and buyers together collaborate and make business for industrialization, food security, nutrition and employment in East Africa through digital marketing.

John Riber

Country Director | MFDI

John Riber is the Country Director at Media for Development International (MFDI), Tanzania. Swahiliwood, a project of MFDI, is a Swahili film, radio and television non-profit organization working to produce and distribute dramatic African social-message films for African audiences on relevant issues around the African every-day life.

Nicodemus Barasa

Founder & CEO | Bekn Global Technologies

Nicodemus Barasa is the founder & CEO of Bekn Global Technologies. Bekn Global Technologies is an information technology company that builds innovative solutions like Easy Travel East Africa, a mobile application that brings together bus operators and customers in a unified plattform for ticketing and customer support.

Event Schedules

Friday, 23 November 2018

# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Session 5.1: recap of previous day ..... 08:30 AM - 08:45 AM
2 Session 5.2: Exhibition of Futures Wheels ..... 08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
3 Tea Break ..... 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tea Banda
4 Lunch Break ..... 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Restaurant
5 Session 5.3: Plenary conversations on Futures Wheels and Action Planning ..... 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

A Glimpse of 2017 Summit