Jennifer is the founder of SustyVibes, an organisation positioned to change the conceptualisation of Sustainability in Africa especially amongst youths, via innovative features and projects like Susty Parties, one of which hosted over 60 youths to discuss major sustainability issues over movies, food and games. Her Susty Schools campaign has till date trained over 350 school children on the SDGs and her Susty Places project promotes African Ecotourism. She has experience working with the government, NGOs, farms, multinationals and e-commerce companies.
National Youth Leader
Jude 'Feranmi is a co-founder at Foundi.ng which profiles Africa's startup founders and provides the platform for them to network, learn and collaborate. The mission is to bridge the gap between the passion of the startup founder and the platform, the skills and the network required to turn the startup's dreams into reality. As a libertarian and an aspiring 21st century politician, Jude is currently serving as the leader of National Youth Caucus of KOWA PARTY, Nigeria's most youth inclusive party. The goal of the party is to encourage young, competent Nigerians to participate in Nigerian politics.
Kelechi began his career at the Voice of Nigeria understudying producers in the Programmes Directorate after a brief stint working on a Vision for Visually Impaired Persons project to improve the employability of blind persons in Nigeria using assistive technology and a reformed curriculum. He has a passion for debate and data journalism and also a keen interest in producing content on the intrigues of the energy sector. He currently works at the fellow in the CivicHive media arm of the CivicMedia Lab on Polisee, a policy media radar focused on using data and storytelling to monitor and track the implementation of data policies in motion. He is also an associate fellow of the Hive- A network of Global leaders.
Okechukwu Ofili is a blogger known for his witty illustrations, an author of 4 books including “How Intelligence Kills,” is the founder of the fastest growing mobile book reading app in Africa in okadabooks all the while holding down a full time job as a Design/Project Engineer at a fortune 500 company.
Ofili utilizes his educational turn around to critically analyze the way we judge/measure intelligence in children. He argues against the school ranking system as an archaic and outdated measure of smartness, and instead believes that each child has their own unique way of learning that many parents and teachers fail to recognize.
It is this belief that pushes him to speak to students at any opportunity about their unique abilities, encouraging them to ignore the negative things that others say and instead find the talent that lies deep inside of them. Ofili’s work has seen him travel across the globe addressing students and teachers about the multi-dimensionality of intelligence.
Open Data Advocate, Entrepreneur
Seun is the co-founder and CEO of BudgIT, a Nigerian civic startup which develops a public data visualization Platform for Nigeria’s budget. Oluseun is a fiscal transparency advocate and firm believer in the power of Open Data. In 2012, he was awarded the Future Awards Prize for Science and Tech Innovation. He currently serves as a policy advisory board member at One Africa and consults for the DFID/National Assembly Budget Office and Research with a mandate to build a budget access and tracking portal.
Technology consultant, New media specialist
Ismaila is the founder of Co-lab, Kaduna's first Co-Working Space and Innovation Hub. The hub offers work space, training, mentorship and networking opportunities whilst organising talks, training sessions and one-on-one meetings with tech professionals from the US and UK. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at TechSuplex, where he oversees the day-to-day running of the technology e-magazine, writes and edits news items and editorials, reviews gadgets, analyzes user patterns and behaviors, forecasts technology trends and provides technology tips and solutions.
Digital Marketer, Content creator
Seyi is the CEO & Co-founder of Big Cabal Media – a company building the next generation of media brands for Africa. Big Cabal is the company behind Zikoko.com – one of Africa’s fastest-growing viral sites, TechCabal.com – Nigeria’s answer to TechCrunch and EbolaFacts.com – a site developed to inform Africans about ebola. Prior to Big Cabal, Seyi started one of Nigeria’s first online ad networks. His career has spanned across brand design, animation and digital advertising.
Automation Engineer, Marketer and Researcher
Tolulope serves as Head, Marketing, Sales and Global Research at Quadrev,LLC where he spearheads the “African Smart Homes for the Future” project. He specializes in building automation. After graduating with a BSc in Building Technology from Covenant University, Nigeria, he served as marketing personnel in intelligent building and home automation at Floft Enterprises in 2008. He was elevated in 2012 to head the Marketing, Sales and Global Research division. He is passionate about integrating 3D Face Recognition Cameras, RFID/Access Control technology solution into new state of the art buildings in Nigeria.