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Benson Mwangi

With over 9 years of experience in youth and women’s empowerment, enterprise development, and rural development, the founder of Fanikisha Ndoto Youth Initiative is a dedicated youth, development, and programs specialist. His commitment extends to agribusiness, climate-smart agriculture, and MSME development, providing pathways for young individuals in a region facing high unemployment rates. As a […]

Milliam Chilemba

From a remote area with limited role models, Miliam overcame early marriage, returning to school to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Education. As the Founder and Executive Director of Young Women Rise (YOWORI), her focus is on promoting women and girls’ rights in education, economic empowerment, reproductive health, and ending gender-based violence. With a knack […]

Amisa Rashid

A dedicated advocate for mental health and community resilience, the Founder and Executive Director of Nivishe Foundation can bring a wealth of experience to the Impact Makers Advisory Board. Specializing in trauma-informed resilience programs, she has global recognition, having participated in prestigious fellowships like VVEngage and YALI. With a diverse background in board leadership within […]

Davies Kunderi

Recognizing the transformative potential of MSMEs in community economies, Davies, in his role at SOMO Africa, supports diverse entrepreneurs in marginalized communities by providing essential resources, knowledge, funding, and market access. He ensures that each donation directly fosters growth, sustainability, innovation, and job creation. With six years of experience working closely with micro and small […]

Sarah Mujulizi

A seasoned communications professional with over 5 years of experience, she excels in delivering strategic media and communication solutions to government, non-profit organizations, and international bodies. Currently, she is focused on supporting Africa’s leading social entrepreneurs through her role as the Fellowships and Partnerships Manager at Ashoka. In this capacity, she identifies and supports social […]

Anabahati Mlay

A trained lawyer with expertise as a gender mainstreaming trainer, she has over eight years of experience leading women and youth-led leadership programs, including the Female Future Programme in Tanzania. She is also a DOT alumna from the Dare to Change Programme in 2020. Currently, she spearheads the Graça Machel Women Creating Wealth-Intergenerational Programme in […]

Desire Kachenje

A seasoned Strategy and Innovation Consultant in Digital Financial Services, she specializes in developing and implementing strategies, operating models, and business valuations to foster innovation and collaboration for inclusive financial systems. Currently championing for real-time payment systems to enhance financial inclusion at the Mojaloop Foundation, she previously co-founded East Africa’s first LinkedIn Lead-Generation agency to […]

Winnie Watera

As a Program Officer for Women First International Fund, Winnie has the desire to see communities thrive, fueled by women’s active participation at all levels of society. Through her role, Winnie provides all-round support to a portfolio of high-impact grantee partners in East Africa to help them achieve their respective mandates. Winnie has management experience […]

Eunice Wanjiru

Eunice holds a BA in Sociology. She is a community leader at DOT Kenya based in Nairobi where she coordinates a training program that seeks to promote monetization of content creation. She has a passion for working with technology as well as impacting change in her peers and the community at large. She is a […]

Jean-Désiré Kouassi

A seasoned Communications Officer with 6+ years of experience, Jean-Désiré Kouassi excels in crafting engaging digital content, managing projects with strategic vision, and driving impactful communication initiatives. His expertise lies in advocacy and youth empowerment, where he leverages his leadership skills to foster collaboration and empower others to make a positive difference. He is particularly […]

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