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2023 Fellows

Drake hosted a cohort of 25 young professionals from across Sub-Saharan African for the 2023 Leadership in Business Institute, June 21-July 30.

Aisha Abdullahi Bubah (she/her)

Psychologist and mental health advocate from Nigeria

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/aisha-abdullahi-bubah

 

Abdoulie Conteh (he/him)

Software engineer and founder of a non-profit art gallery from The Gambia

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/abdoulie-conteh

 

Jared K. Lankah (he/him)

Agribusiness entrepreneur and youth employment advocate from Liberia

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/jared-lankah

 

Clarah Kimtai (she/her)

Operations manager and advocate for access to healthcare from Kenya

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/clarah-kimtai

 

Melânia Semedo (she/her)

Social entrepreneur focused on sustainability and community health from Cabo Verde

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/melania-semedo

 

Doussou Khadija Kouyate (she/her)

Operations manager and communications professional from Senegal

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/doussou-khadija-kouyate

 

Davidson Sama Ndofor Nwana (he/him)

Social entrepreneur in social care and education sectors from Cameroon

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/ndofor-nwana-sama

 

Felana Rajaonarivelo (she/her)

Photographer and documentary filmmaker from Madagascar

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/felana-rajaonarivelo

 

KB Gumbi (he/him)

Social media influencer and artist entrepreneur from Malawi

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/k-b

 

Adaeze Menekpugi (she/her)

Maternal health and postpartum caregiving professional from Nigeria

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/adaeze-menekpugi

 

Elijah Affi (he/him)

Marketing and advertising professional from Nigeria

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/elijah-affi

 

Daniel Lutaaya (he/him)

Journalist and managing director of an online news media company from Uganda

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/daniel-lutaaya

 

Sakina Traore (she/her)

Copywriter and communications professional from Côte d’Ivoire

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/sakina-traore

 

Joseph Sounda (he/him)

Sales and marketing professional dedicated to youth employment from Gabon

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/king-sounda

 

Nabe Amadu Ali (he/him)

Business development consultant focused on sanitation from Guinea

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/amadu-nabe

 

Nkem Awachie (she/her)

E-commerce professional focused on women’s economic empowerment from Nigeria

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/nkem-awachie

 

Kuot Machiek (he/him)

Accountant and advocate for youth entrepreneurship from South Sudan

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/kuot-machiek

 

Samora Kibagendi (he/him)

Filmmaker and technology entrepreneur from Kenya

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/samora-kibagendi

 

Jeannette Umutoniwase (she/her)

Social entrepreneur focused on youth and women’s empowerment from Rwanda

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/jeannette-umutoniwase

 

Fatima Souckar Terab (she/her)

Agribusiness entrepreneur and governmental advisor from Chad

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/fatime-souckar-djibrine-terab

 

Anthony Pereira (he/him)

Real estate and construction professional from Guiné-Bissau

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/anthony-pereira

 

Joan Patience Atuhaire (she/her)

Psychologist and social entrepreneur for health and gender equality from Uganda

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/joan-patience-atuhaire

 

Beverlyn Ganes (she/her)

Urban development professional and women’s empowerment advocate from Namibia

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/beverlyn-ganes

 

Chenai Muswerakuenda (she/her)

Legal professional focused on global agribusiness and trade from Zimbabwe

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/chenai-muswerakuenda

 

Arnold Chirimika (he/him)

Storyteller and strategic communications professional from Zimbabwe

mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/fellow/arnold-chirimika

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