Joseph Brighton Malekela – Regional Director, East Africa.

Joseph (24) is young and determined from Njombe, Tanzania. Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Dar Es Salaam. An astute advocate for selfless leadership, good Governance; peace and justice.

He is a Youth Champion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a Human Rights Defender, a Peace Ambassador under Global Peace Foundation Tanzania, East Africa Regional Director of Africa-Asia Youth Foundation and Secretary of a joint Committee with about 15 local and International NGOs responsible for National commemorations of International Day of Peace in Tanzania.

He successfully served with Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania as a National Coordinator of is division known as United Nations Clubs Tanzania Network – UNCTN, Great Hope Foundation as Volunteer, Dar es Salaam University Students Organization (DARUSO) as Minister of Loans, and Tanzania Students Networking Programme – TSNP as General Secretary.

As a young leader and social change maker, Joseph has been dedicating his time, knowledge 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)