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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.

Akebe Luther King Abia

Akebe Luther King Abia

Health
Cameroon

Akebe is a true One Health leader. Akebe fell in love with environmental microbiology in school, curious about the environmental causes of human disease. Akebe…

Loice Ombajo

Loice Ombajo

Health
Kenya

Loice Achieng Ombajo is an infectious disease specialist and senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi Department of Medicine. She chairs Kenya’s national working group…

Chauntel Norris

Chauntel Norris

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
AL, United States

Chauntel Norris is a DONA trained birth doula, Lamaze trained childbirth educator and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She serves as the Manager of Advocacy, Forward…

Jeffrey Misomali

Jeffrey Misomali

Food Security
Malawi

Jeffrey Misomali spent his youth in the shadow of Africa’s AIDS epidemic, and now he is helping to mount Africa’s counter-attack. A citizen of Malawi,…

Thabani Maphosa

Thabani Maphosa

Health
Zimbabwe

Thabani is managing director of country programs at GAVI, the global vaccine alliance, where he oversees equitable distribution of vaccines distribution to some 73 to…

Wendo Aszed

Wendo Aszed

Education, Gender
Kenya

Wendo is the founder and Executive Director of Dandelion Africa, a grass-roots organization based in Mogotio, Kenya, which focuses on women’s health economic empowerment. A…

Mujobu Moyo

Mujobu Moyo

Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship
Tanzania

Tanzania-native, Mujobu Moyo is an independent economist. She was an International Development Research Centre (IDRC) research fellow at the Center for Global Development from 2014-2015. Her…

Nikia Grayson

Nikia Grayson

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
TN, United States

Dr. Nikia Grayson, DNP, MSN, MPH, MA, CNM, FNP-C (she/her/hers) is a Reproductive Justice informed public health activist, anthropologist, and family nurse-midwife who has devoted…

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…

Sonali Vaid

Sonali Vaid

Health
India

Sonali Vaid is a physician and a public health specialist. For over a decade she has focused on the application of quality improvement science to…

Mavis Owureku – Asare

Mavis Owureku – Asare

Food Security
Ghana

Mavis is a food scientist and senior researcher at the Radiation Technology Centre of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission which houses the Gamma Irradiation Facility, the…

Dixon Chibanda

Dixon Chibanda

Health
Zimbabwe

Dixon, a trained psychiatrist, is a Wellcome researcher and DELTAS Africa awardee at the University of Zimbabwe. Dixon is also a Director of the African…

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