Samson Itodo heads of one Nigeria’s foremost youth think tanks on democratic governance and citizens participation, the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA). YIAGA is a youth non-profit promoting democratic governance and youth participation in Africa through research, capacity development and policy advocacy.
Itodo’s excellent groundwork on the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign has not only spawned a global movement recognised by the UN, but has led to tangible results. His pop-up session will focus on how YIAGA has built a growing movement around the #NotTooYoungToRun campaign
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Ibraheem Sanusi is Deputy Head, African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat in the African Union Commission’s Department of Political Affairs. He leads AGA’s work on Knowledge and Data Management as well as Citizen’s Engagement.
Through the citizen engagement work which he leads, the AU launched the ‘DGTrends’ – Democratic Governance Trends which aims to broaden African citizen’s engagement with the Africa Union Organs and Institutions with democratic governance mandates. Since 2013 till date, the DGtrends campaign has focused on galvanising citizen’s support for the AU’s agenda to silence the guns and end conflicts by 2020 as well as the equal participation of women in political parties in Africa. The campaigns have recorded over 300million impressions on social media since its inception.
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A public health scientist, software developer, ui/ux designer and a tech entrepreneur with a passion for infusing health with technology. Founder of the first educational technology platform for the public health enterprise in Nigeria, and an advocate for girls in STEM. Also passionate about good governance and social development.
POP UP SESSION: Leveraging technology for educational access