Community

We support locally-rooted, globally networked innovative leaders around the globe through our Fellowship programs and government partnerships. Explore our community database below to learn more.

Aza Nedhari

Aza Nedhari

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
DC, United States

Aza Nedhari, MS, LM, CPM is a forward-thinking and visionary Maternal Health activist with a proven track record of exhibiting her strengths in innovative thinking,…

Nelson Olanipekun

Nelson Olanipekun

Governance
Nigeria

Nelson Olanipekun is founder and executive director of Citizens Gavel, a Nigerian NGO aimed at improving the access to justice and citizen engagement through the…

Habtamu Yesigat

Habtamu Yesigat

Food Security
Ethiopia

Habtamu Yesigat is an agricultural development economist with extensive research experience in sub-Saharan Africa. Habtamu is currently serving as Ethiopia director of programs for Precision…

Koumba Anouma

Koumba Anouma

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Education
Ivory Coast (Cote D`Ivoire)

Koumba Anouma est une femme africaine engagée pour promouvoir l’accès au financement des femmes entrepreneures africaines, ainsi que pour leur autonomisation. Passionnée par l’éducation financière…

Maria Valenzuela

Maria Valenzuela

Health
AZ, United States

Maria Valenzuela is Domestic Program Director of Esperanca, a community advocacy program working for the Hispanic Latino community, to provide access to quality health care and…

Bernard Olayo

Bernard Olayo

Health
Kenya

Bernard is a public health specialist and an entrepreneur from Kenya. He is the founder of the Center for Public Health and Development, a non-profit…

Abdoul-Moumini Mouhou

Abdoul-Moumini Mouhou

Gender
Niger

Abdoul Moumouni is a statistician and demographer who works for women’s reproductive health and rights in the Sahelian context. He advocates for a sustainable socioeconomic…

Dapo Oyewole

Dapo Oyewole

Governance
Nigeria

Dapo Oyewole is the Director of the Policy Development Network (PDN). From 2011-2015, he was the Special Adviser to the Minister National Planning and later…

Mariana Assis

Mariana Assis

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Brazil

Mariana Prandini Assis is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Federal University of Goiás, in Brazil, and a co-founder of the Margarida Alves Collective…

Ify Aniebo

Ify Aniebo

Health
Nigeria

After suffering from bouts of malaria as a child, Dr. Aniebo decided fight back by studying malaria drug resistance and its implications for vaccine work…

Egerton Neto

Egerton Neto

Gender
Brazil

Five years ago, Egerton came out as a gay man in one of the largest Brazilian newspapers. Since that time, he has been a fierce…

Koketso Moeti

Koketso Moeti

Governance
South Africa

Koketso Moeti has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and people power. She…

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