Tchegoun Koba is a young professional with over five years of experience working in economics development, public policy and youth development issues. Currently, Tchegoun is an Associate Technical Expert on child labor and youth employment for the International Labour Organization for West Africa where he focuses on child labor elimination in West and East African countries. Previously, he was a Junior Professional Fellow at the United Nations University office in New York where he coordinated several research projects focused on poverty, higher education contribution to economic growth in Africa, aid effectiveness, MDGs, public policy, and economic crisis. As an African Union Young Expert and leader of the international student organization AIESEC in Senegal, he has coordinated several youth empowerment initiatives promoting entrepreneurship, advocacy, and youth participation. Tchegoun holds a bachelor's degree in Project Management and Business Administration, and a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Analysis from Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, Tchegoun plans to pursue a career in socio-economic development by fostering youth development and employment activities across Africa.