Our participants are executives and leaders of change from the corporate world, the public sector, and civil society. The program´s participants are pioneers striving for new careers, business, and social impact pathways in society.
Abraham is the country manager for the Austrian Red Cross in Ethiopia. He has worked almost 10 years in the humanitarian sector providing strategic, programmatic direction and oversight to the development and emergency programs.
Alice Emasu Seruyange is the founder and Executive Director of The Association for Rehabilitation and Reorientation of women for Development-TERREWODE, and Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital (TWCH) which is dedicated to treatment and management of obstetric fistula and other childbirth injuries. She is an outstanding social entrepreneur.
Brother Jonas is the Director of the Institute for Social Transformation –Tangaza University. He is originally from Togo. He has over 17 years of experience in higher learning institutions in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Formerly he was deputy principal in Comboni Technical College in Malawi and principal of Chikowa Youth Development Centre in Zambia.
Br. Dr. Jonas Yawovi Dzinekou
Born and bred in Uganda, Clare Wavamunno, is an ASHOKA Fellow for pioneering integrated special education in the country by leading the establishment of Hill Preparatory School in 1988.
Danny Mucira is the Trace eastern Africa managing director. He is an accomplished business leader who is passionate about empowerment, entertainment and the role of creative arts in uplifting African youth in order to enable them stand up and shine.
Diana is the Kenya Program Director at Educate!, a nonprofit social enterprise that prepares African youth to succeed in today's economy. Diana leads Educate!'s operations, programming, and government relations in Kenya, where Educate! is partnering with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development on the ongoing Competence Based Curriculum Reforms.
Dr Zaam Nalule
Father Charles coordinates all Jesuit international development work in Africa. He works to create synergies for greater impact of the Jesuit social ministry in Africa. His office also provides liaison and creates strategic partnerships in matters concerning justice and ecology within and beyond the Jesuit organizations and units.
Father Charles Chilufya
Hanna Ahere is the Special Assistant to the Regional Director at the Ford Foundation office for Eastern Africa. As Special Assistant, Hanna supports the Regional Director to manage internal processes which involve support of the formal management system with administrative and grant-making teams.
Ninon Ndayikengurukiye is joining starting May 2021, CARE USA Impact and Innovation Team, as the Regional Innovation Advisor for East, Central, and Southern Africa. She has 11 years of experience in managing national and regional communication, advocacy and innovation projects and campaigns within multi-cultural and fragile settings.
Kayiranga Pascal is an MD, working for Rwanda Red Cross Society as Head of the emergency medical care unit, involved in the establishment of emergency medical technicians in the country. Previously he has been working for diverse government and non-government medical institutions. He likes reading scientific books, walking alone, watching television and does like volunteer work.
Samuel is an MBA graduate and TVET Coordinator at CARE Tanzania. He’s a community development enthusiast passionate to see young men and women take an active role in business venture development, leveraging on creativity, access to production skills and innovation aided by a supportive business environment.
In 2010 Rita graduated from the GITIS Theater Studies Department. In 2014 as a choreographer, she volunteered at the Open Art Theater with actors with Down Syndrome. In 2016 she released there the performance “The Story of a Cinderella” as a director. Immediately after, she founded the inclusive project «Interaction».
Sylvia Kaaweis a financial inclusion expert with a passion for Women's Economic Justice. Sylvia manages the Women Economic Empowerment Program at CARE International in Uganda and has an accumulated 21 years of experience in both Development and Humanitarian work in Uganda and South Sudan.
Zahra is a young finance professional, and current office manager at Ashoka’s East African regional headquarters. Her direct engagement in various Ashoka projects,i.e., Changemaker Mapping in Kenya, Changemakers United Africa Covid-19 initiative, have contributed to her growing passion for social entrepreneurship, especially in the African context.
Zahra I. Lethome
Sumita is the Project Manager at the Zero Project. She works on research, management of the Zero Project's network and database, as well as website management.