AFRICA-ASIA YOUTH FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chelvin Ramsamy | Mauritius

Chelvin’s dream is to strive towards realising the SDGs, UN Vision 2030 and AU Agenda 2063, “The Africa We Want”, thus contributing to a better world. At 25, Chelvin has already won many leadership hats. Passionate about influencing Africa positively, Chelvin co-founded Let's Glow Organisation to promote educational, environmental and empowerment initiatives. He currently serves as Global Peace Ambassador, Country Representative for both the African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) and the Innovation For Empowerment and Development (IFED) and many more.

Chelvin Ramsamy | Mauritius

Continent Director, Africa.
Keshav Saini | India

Former Indian Youth Delegate to Palestine Youth Exchange Program, 2017 sponsored by Youth & Sports Ministry of India. He currently serves as the Director of External Affairs, International Public School for Rural Innovation (IPSFRI). A school in rural part of India to impart knowledge and create change makers through accessible education. An astute proponent of cultural inclusion, he was the Chief India Coordinator of the Great African Caravan, a UNESCO supported project aimed at building cross-continental cultural exchange using arts as a medium, creating change makers to take actions towards Global Goals.

Keshav Saini | India

Continent Director, Asia.
Ivon Shumbanhete | Zimbabwe

Ivon Shumbanhete is a Development Practitioner by default. Working with young people she helps the Youth participate in Development work from the grassroots. Yvonne identifies young people with leadership qualities and helps in nurturing their talents in order for them to realize their full potential. Yvonne is working with Simukaupenye Trust a Youth led Organization in Zimbabwe. Under this organization she has worked directly with young people in Championing the Sustainable Development Goals as a mentor and advisor for youth running grassroots clubs.

Ivon Shumbanhete | Zimbabwe

Regional Director, Southern Africa.
Joseph B. Malekela | Tanzania

Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Dar Es Salaam. He serves as Youth Champion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Peace Ambassador under Global Peace Foundation Tanzania, General Secretary at Tanzania Students Networking Programme – TSNP. As a young leader and social change maker, Joseph has been dedicating his time and skills in promotion of peace, advocacy of human rights (especially right to equal access to quality and inclusive education), and creation of awareness on the 2030 Global Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among youths of Tanzania.

Joseph B. Malekela | Tanzania

Regional Director, East Africa.
Crispin Baganda | Congo DRC

An Engineer, Innovator and an astute promoter of youth inclusion. He was the President of International Students Council, Sharda University, Greater Noida – India. He is passionately driven by youth engagement for sustainability which has recently birthed a youth center to discover, inspire, teach and empower youths in his immediate and by extension Congo. He plans to use his office as the AAYFO Regional Director for Central Africa, to ensure that this cross cultural youth engagement to positively impact his region and propel it towards sustainable growth.

Crispin Baganda | Congo DRC

Regional Director, Central Africa.
Hassan Ghazaly | Egypt

Hassan Ghazaly is the founder and General coordinator of the African Youth Bureau and he is the Vice President of the Pan African Youth Union for North Africa since 2017 - current. He is the Executive director of the African Liver Patient Association, and the co-founder of the African Students' Club at Al-Ahram Canadian University. Founder of the Pan Africa Summer School 2063 and Nasser Youth Movement. Ghazaly is the founder of BOZOOR -Seeds- project for parallel education, he is also a member of the Committee of African Cultures in the Supreme Council of Culture.

Hassan Ghazaly | Egypt

Regional Director - North Africa.
La'Niyi Africa | Nigeria

Founder and CEO of Africa Change Agents (AFCA) where he is responsible for supervising, initiating, leading program design and implementation of viable projects or programs to drive in sustainable development in Africa via conflict resolution, peace education, justice and human development. Since Peacebuilding is an enabler of development, security, social and economic justice, and reconciliation. He sees peace education as a viable mechanism necessary for the African continent to achieve its development aspirations.

La'Niyi Africa | Nigeria

Regional Director - West Africa.
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