Fontaine Kalisa has over three years of experience in community works. He currently works as the Education Manager at Coburwas International Youth Organization to Transform Africa (CIYOTA) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the Youth Department. CIYOTA is a non-profit organization that seeks to unite, develop and transform African communities by empowering young people through education, socially responsible leadership, entrepreneurship, and active non-violence.
Meet The Fellows
Abayomi Akinbo has over three years’ experience in budget transparency advocacy and citizen engagement. Currently, Abayomi is a Project Manager for BudgIT where he focuses on budget access and governance policy, ensuring citizens understand government expenditure. Abayomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Abayomi is a 2016 Carrington Youth Fellow where he volunteered on good governance advocacy. Upon return from the MWF, he plans to continue to ensure civic participation in budget process and governance.
Adella January Msoffe holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice. Currently, Adella is a volunteer under the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner's office, where she is stationed in Kigamboni District to provide legal aid services solely on land, matrimonial, inheritance and employment matters. Adella is passionate about the development of the community, especially the social welfare and development of women and children.
Ahmad is an economist at the Malawian Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and co-founder of the award-winning Majuni Safe Water Project. He coordinates the formulation of the Ministry's programs, policies and budgets. Ahmad is also the Ministry's Sustainable Development Goals Champion and a member of Malawi Decent Work Program II technical drafting team. In addition, Ahmad inspires youth across Malawi to meaningfully get involved in public policy formulation and entrepreneurship through YALI and Youth to Youth Empowerment Networks.
Angela Ameso has ambitions to work as a human rights activist for an international organization for gender equality, education, and public health. She has over three years? experience in community development, focusing on education. She is the co-founder of the Kitabu-Buk Project, an NGO focused on initiating, designing and implementing activities for the neediest children in the community. Currently, Angela is a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School, a UN initiative launched by the then UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and UN Special Envoy for Global Education.
Bertrand Betseto Bobeto has a strong interest in communication and culture and is committed to the preservation of the Dowayo culture and its mother tongue, Doyaayo. This commitment moved him to be the Communication Secretary of the Ajesdo, an association for the promotion of the Dowayo culture, for the past three years. He was also appointed Editor-in-Chief of the communication committee of his local church, where he led a team of over 25 reporters.
Bintu Jabbie has over two years of experience in the Health System Strengthening Sector, focusing on quality care and building capacity of health care workers. Currently, Bintu Jabbie is a Quality Improvement Officer at ICAP at Columbia University in Sierra Leone. Bintu holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors division 1 in Nursing from the University of Sierra Leone. She is the leader of a small group called Let Girls Be Heard where issues related to health and STIs are addressed.
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