Youlead Summit 2020 Speakers

Day 1: East Africa Under 40 Political Leaders Forum

President Jakaya M. Kikwete

Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Inaugural Patron, YouLead

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Brian Kagoro

Programme Support Division Director of the Africa Regional Office (AfRO) of the Open Society Foundation (OSF)

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Abella Bateyunga

Founder - Tanzania Bora Initiative

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Richard Ssewakiryanga

Executive Director

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Dr. Kevit Desai

Principal Secretary State Department of East African Community (EAC)

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Ahunna Eziakonwa

Assistant Secretary General - UNDP & Regional Director for Africa

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Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko

East African Community Secretary General

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Dr. Khabele Matlosa

Director for Political Affairs at the AU Commission (AUC)

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Hon. Oryem Henry Okello

State Minister for Foreign Affairs (International Affairs)

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Prof. Mannaseh Nshuti

Minister of EAC Affairs

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Amb. Donald J. Wright

US Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania

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Aya Chebii

African Union Youth Envoy

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Edwin Sifuna

ODM Secretary General

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Nadia Abdalla Ahmed

Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Republic of Kenya

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Roy Sasaka

CEO - National Youth Council

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Aeneas Chuma

Director for the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa

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Dan Kidega

Former Speaker, East African Legislative Assembly

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Ambassador Salah S. Hammad

Head of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat at the African Union (AU)

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Dorine Nininahazwe

AU and East Africa Director, ONE Campaign

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Ritah Muyambo

Program Specialist, Civil Society Division, Youth and Interfaith - UN Women

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Julius Korir

Principal Secretary, State Department for Youth, Government of the Republic of Kenya

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Banu Khan

Plan International MEESA Office

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Lilian Sospeter

Young woman advocate, Tanzania - VSO International

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Fancy Sheila Aromorach

Young woman advocate, Uganda

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Re’em Syeda Hussain

Leadership Lead, Afresist

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Anika Jane Dorothy

Member of the Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

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Victoria Rubadiri

Kenyan TV Anchor

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Solomon Sserwanja

Ugandan investigative journalist

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Sodfa Daaji

MS TCDC Youth Advisor, and Founder of the African Legal Think Tank on Women's Rights

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Stephen Ruzibiza

CEO Rwanda Private Sector Federation

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Nataliey Bitature

CEO, Simba Group Uganda

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Day 2: East African Youth Forum on Peace

Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior

Vice President, Republic of South Sudan

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Leonard Onyonyi

Peace and Security Expert

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Valerie De Campos Mello

Team Leader, East African and Indian Ocean Team, United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

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Gola Boyoi Gola

Chairperson, South Sudan Youth Union

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Amy Longland

Programme Officer, Commonwealth Secretariat

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Petrider Paul

African Union Youth Advisory Board member

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Emma Nganga

Africa Youth Ambassadors for Peace- East Africa

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Christine Odera

Commonwealth Youth Peace Network

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Carine Umutoniwase

CEO, Footprints for Change

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Day 3: East Africa Under 40 Business Leaders Forum and YEA - Youth Enterprise Awards

Diana Ninsiima

Country Director Digital Opportunity Trust

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Tony Otoa

Chief Executive at Stanbic Business Incubator

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Aaron Berger

NEXUS Working Group Co-Chair for Energy Innovation and Environment

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Alain Amrah Horutanga

Co-founder and Communication/Public Relations Officer at YAGA BURUNDI

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Dr. Joy Kategekwa

Regional Strategic Advisor to Asst. Administrator for the Regional Bureau of Africa, UNDP

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Dr. Peter Mathuki

CEO/Executive Director, East African Businesses Council

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Prof. Mannaseh Nshuti

Minister of EAC Affairs, Government of the Republic of Kenya

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Emmanuel Bigenimana

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Culture, Government of the Republic of Rwanda

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Zephanie Niyonkuru

Deputy CEO, Rwanda Development Board, Government of the Republic of Rwanda

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Geofrey Osoro

Trade Coordinator, East African Community

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NDAYISABA Fidèle

NURC Executive Secretary, Government of the Republic of Rwanda

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Faraja Nyalandu

CEO, Shule Direct

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Edgar Kasenene

CEO, Retro Rabbit

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Simon Hochstein

Project manager, Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA) EAC-GIZ

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Arnaud Gahimbare

Network Administrator, East African Court of Justice

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Protais Musoni

Chairman, Pan-African Movement, Rwanda Chapter

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Diane Mpyisi

Communications expert, founder & CEO at Blue Ocean

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Dr. Franck Nziza

CEO and Co-founder, Ndakira Group

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Lillian Secelela Madeje

Founding Board Member at Tanzania Startup

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Lawrence Muli

Policy Manager on Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy, Facebook

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George Owuor

Public Policy Manager, Facebook

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Mercy Ndegwa,

Head of Public Policy, Facebook

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Dr. Erin Marie Saltman

Head of Counterterrorism for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Facebook

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