ELORM HALIGAH - FOUNDER:
Award winning diversity campaigner and political activist, Haligah has held various leadership positions including Senior Managerment at Youth Charity Elevation Networks. He was worked in the UK Houses of Parliament and in 2015 was listed in the Top 30 Ghanaian's Under 30 globally.
MIMI HASSAN – PROGRAMME MANAGER:
Mimi also known on social media forums as "Miminspired" has a zealous interest for responsible leadership across Africa. She currently runs training sessions for new members of staff at Nationwide Bank and is a renowned writer for Mi Firi Ghana.
JOSY BARONESS BOAKYE – ONLINE AND MARKETING MANAGER:
Josy’s dynamic leadership has led her to manage projects on behalf of Accenture, Royal Bank of Scotland and the University of Nottingham. She is very passionate about affairs in Ghana and has held positions of responsibility in PR the corporate sector in the West African country.
The continental median age of Africa is 20 years, but the median age of Africa's leaders is 62. In so many contexts, young people are excluded from the decision making process. Based on our engagement with young people in Africa and the diaspora, we are well placed to give invaluable insight and advice to influential political stakeholders to ensure that young people are represented throughout everything they do.
We provide opportunities for emerging leaders to develop their proficiency on essential political concepts and network with influential figures from across the globe. We also train young leaders on how to create solutions for political problems. Everyone trained will receive a certificate, recognising the responsibility and leadership skills of these young leaders.
GENEVIEVE QUARTEY – EVENTS OFFICER:
A motivated young leader with a passion to get younger generations active in politics and encourage African youth diaspora to add value to their cultures. She has spoken on BBC Radio debates on youth participation in elections, seminars to educate and change negative connotations of Africa and has raised money for the Ebola crisis and the creation of perception in school.
MAWULI ZOWONU – COMMUNITY LIASON MANAGER:
Passionate about the development of Africa, he has worked on World Bank projects to develop modern infrastructure in Ghana. Mawuli also has a wealth of experience in liaising with senior figures from government departments to the education system across Africa.
Through Project L.E.A.D. we provide opportunities for young people in the African Diaspora to connect with their younger counterparts back on the continent through volunteering. We do this by giving them the opportunity to mentor young people from deprived backgrounds on basic political precepts such as voting and campaigning. This is to ensure that regardless of class or circumstance, all young people have access to information to increase their political literacy.
The Young Pioneers Network (YPN) was founded in 2015 with the purpose of developing the political capacity of young people in Africa and the diaspora.
We achieve our mission by three methods: