Lilian Sospeter is a Tanzanian girls and women rights activist, and an alumni of the Afresist youth leadership program 2019.
She runs the “MENTOR INSPIRE YOUNG GIRLS” mentorship program for secondary school girls, providing guidance to young girls in her community on how they can unleash their potential and became confident enough to go for their dreams at a young age. She also volunteers at Voluntary Service Oversees (VSO) as a business development service officer.
More Lilian previously was a volunteer at VSO Tanzania International (International Citizen Services) Program, training high school students on employability skills, and raising their awareness on the SDGs. She has also previously volunteered as a team leader with Read International on a library refurbishment project that renovated school libraries and provided educational materials for children at Mchinga – Lindi, Tanzania. She is a member of Afrikan Youth Movement (AYM) ,National Youth Engagement Network (NYEN) and Youth of United Nations Association (YUNA). She additionally is an alumni of the International citizen service (ICS) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Young Leaders program.
Lilian previously was a volunteer at VSO Tanzania International (International Citizen Services) Program, training high school students on employability skills, and raising their awareness on the SDGs. She has also previously volunteered as a team leader with Read International on a library refurbishment project that renovated school libraries and provided educational materials for children at Mchinga – Lindi, Tanzania.
She is a member of Afrikan Youth Movement (AYM) ,National Youth Engagement Network (NYEN) and Youth of United Nations Association (YUNA). She additionally is an alumni of the International citizen service (ICS) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Young Leaders program.
Okello Joseph is a South Sudanese documentary filmmaker, writer, poet and an alumni of Afresist Youth Leadership Program 2019. He is as an editor and photographer for the Refugee Magazine with FilmAid International and writes for Kanere News – a private online publication run by writers in Kakuma Refugee Camp who publish untold stories from the camp.
In 2017, Okello took part in the Outrage is not enough (Voices from Kenya) campaign with Amnesty International, helping amplify stories and voices of refugees from Kakuma Refugee Camp. He has also worked with the World Economic Forum where he filmed 4 documentaries: The Soap Making, Teresa Story, YGL Visit and I am The Code Project which was screened at Nasdaq 4 Times Square, New York.
Okello is also a member of Afrika Youth Movement where he volunteers in the communication and media team. As a writer and filmmaker, Okello is particularly interested in exploring how motion pictures can seek changes across different communities in an original and creative way.
PETER NGUAFAC FONGEH
Peter Nguafac Temate Fongeh is from Cameroon, The founder of Vision in Action Cameroon; a community-based Organisation dedicated to empowering adolescents, girls and young women on sexual reproductive health through information and skills training to help make informed choices.
He holds a Diploma in Community Health offered by the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Nairobi, Kenya. A Bachelors in Community and Public Health from the Pan African Institute for Development West Africa (PAID WA) and a Masters in Sexual Reproductive health Right in Africa from the centre for human rights University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Fongeh is a community activist and skilled in facilitating. With 8 years of community engagement, he is passionate about bridging the information gap on sexual and reproductive health rights amongst young people, developing life skills among adolescent girls and young women and building capacity on community advocacy and activism.
As the outgoing Co-chair and Mobilisation Officer for Afrika Youth Movement, He is interested in enhancing my career in project management, facilitating training and undertaking research to inform policies that ensure the full realisation of all Sexual and Reproductive Rights and fundamental freedoms for all.
Fatimata is consultant to Cabinet 2AConsulting, she is a Blogger on several platforms such as “the Mondoblog RFI media workshop”, “Doniblog”, and the blogger community of Mali and “Benbere” .
She is an activist, and Country Director of the global Peace Chain Mali, as well as Communication Officer of the CPLA-Togo African Leadership Programs Camp.
She also represented Mali at the second international conference of young French speakers in Switzerland where she actively participated in the preparation of the declaration of young French speakers submitted to several heads of state.
Finally, she is a Laureate of the Mali media award 2018, she hopes to inspire and influence other young people by popularizing and promoting civic leadership in Mali.
ALHAFIZ HASSAN AHAMAT
Alhafiz Hassan Ahamat is a Chadian youth volunteer and member of several civil associations. He is one of the founding members and the current Secretary-General of “Action Pour la Solidarité et le Soutien aux Couches Vulnérables” (Action for Solidarity and Support for Vulnerable groups), an association that works to assist those who are morally, physically and technically deprived of guidance.
He is also Country Director of Global Peace Chain in Chad. He was awarded the best Country Director of the Global Peace Chain in Johannes- burg, South Africa, during its Global Peace Summit from 24 to 25 April 2019. Alhafiz is also the Coordinator of the global youth program within the Youth Section of the United Nation Association in Chad, which promotes the values of the UN.
During his time at the University of N’Djaména, Alhafiz Hassan was the Coordinator of the national union of Chadian students within the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, as well as a member of the Faculty’s Disciplinary Council. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Basic Public Law and working in the General Direction of Chadian National Company of Mines and Geology.
Mr Alhafiz Hassan Ahamat is actively engaged in awareness-raising, conference debates, philanthropy and capacity building of young people on leadership and personal development. He has attended several conferences and training on the continent, including the Central Africa regional consultation on the roles and contributions of Youth on peace and security in Africa organized in Libreville, Gabon, by the Peace and Security Department of the African Union; the Forum of African Youth on Peace in Muhammedia, Morocco, organized by YOUYA Foundation; the training (Phase 1 and Phase 2) of the Afresist Youth Leadership Program organized in Nairobi, Kenya, by the Special Youth Envoy of the African Union, Miss AYA Chebbi; the 2nd edition of YouthConnekt Africa Program organized by the government of Rwanda in Kigali; and, the 7th All African Students Union in Kigali in Rwanda.
MALCOLM MUKWAYA ALLAN
Malcolm, is a Lawyer and Human Rights Activist with proficient skills in community life competence including case identification and management. Malcolm has good skills in policy advocacy and is a musical and drama producer and director and also an agriculturist experienced in conflict resolution, community empowerment, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and also posses strong lobbying, litigation and organisational skills with a range of Local and International Civil Society Organizations
A focus has been on working for the inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups, including Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), Women, Men, Adolescents and Young People, Older People, People with Disabilities, Sex Workers and People Living with and affected by HIV&AIDS and LGBTI Community among others into development programmes, policies and plans.
EDEN MAKENA JILLIANI
Makena Jillani is passionate about the Environment, Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, and LGBTIQ rights. Through the ‘Bridges of Love Initiative’, she has been part of efforts to sensitise clergy on LGBTQIA+ rights and sensitization of myths and misconceptions of LGBTQIA+ person’s.
She also works on income-generating activities for the LGBTQIA+ community and does training and facilitation in the queer community through barazas. Makena has recently been more involved in social and reproductive health rights for queer persons as a facilitator. She is also closely working with women-led organizations in her community that focus on Education, Sexual reproductive health and business.
She is based in Mombasa, Kenya.