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.

Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Food Security
Nigeria

Ndidi is a serial social entrepreneur who has worked in international development for the past 22 years.  As founder of LEAP Africa, one of Nigeria’s…

Abraham Leno

Abraham Leno

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Guinea

A former refugee in Guinea, Abraham watched his mother sell her jewelry when there was nothing left to trade just to feed the family. He…

Roseline Orwa

Roseline Orwa

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Kenya

Roseline Orwa is a Kenyan social entrepreneur focused on gender equality, and rural development. She is founder of the Rona Foundation, which supports rural widows and champions…

Kennedy Odede

Kennedy Odede

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Kenya

Kennedy is one of Africa’s best- known community organizers and social entrepreneurs. For twenty-three years Kennedy lived in the Kibera Slum, the largest slum in…

Jacques Sebisaho

Jacques Sebisaho

Health
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Zaire)

Jacques Sebisaho, MD,  is from one of the remotest places in Africa:  Idjwi island in Lake Kivu between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda….

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…

Jemimah Njuki

Jemimah Njuki

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Gender
Kenya

Jemimah is the Chief of Economic Empowerment for UN Women where she has a global policy role helping the organization promote women’s ability to secure…

Maxwell Gomera

Maxwell Gomera

Environment, Governance
Zimbabwe

Maxwell brings over 15 years of national and international experience in biodiversity, wildlife management and socio-economic development. He has extensive experience with natural resource management institutions in…

Priyanka Jain

Priyanka Jain

Governance
India

Priyanka Jain is an Indian labour rights activist focused on the right of workers to safe workplaces. She supports a growing movement of workers against…

Sathya Ragu

Sathya Ragu

Food Security
India

Sathya Raghu is the Co-founder and President at Cosmos Green & Kheyti, organizations with small farmer focus that he set up after quitting his corporate…

Kapil Mohabir

Kapil Mohabir

Food Security
Guyana

Kapil has wanted to help smallholder farmers since he was a small boy. When his family was forced to abandon their first home along the…

Assia Sidibe

Assia Sidibe

Food Security
Mali

Assia heads the Francophone section of the African Risk Capacity, a ground-breaking extreme weather insurance scheme designed to help African Union members cope with the…

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The Aspen Global Innovators Group supports flagship fellowship programs. These fellowships enable leaders to amplify their voices, visibility and impact. Leaders bring expertise from all sectors and include entrepreneurs, community organizers and local experts who are both proximate to the greatest health and development challenges of our time and also bring lived and learned experience to their solutions.