The Leaders: Africa program brought together 200 emerging leaders from across the continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities. Explore the event below and stay up-to-date with what the Leaders are doing now.
This week, I’m traveling to Africa for the first time since I left office – a continent of wonderful diversity, thriving culture, and remarkable stories. As I prepare for this trip, I wanted to share a list of books that I’d recommend for summer reading: https://t.co/W4Jc0N23iy— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 13, 2018
Hailing from 44 countries across the continent, these emerging leaders bring a wide range of skills and experiences to share with one another and the rest of the world. Get to know them below.
LEADERS FROM SENEGAL
Khadidiatou is a molecular biologist, a STEM educator, and an entrepreneur. She is building a collaborative and innovative hub in Senegal, for learning STEM topics online/offline in local languages starting from a young age, for prototyping ideas, and for launching successful startups.
El Hadji Abou Gueye
El Hadji is an entrepreneur and president of the Association Mouvement Citoyen BanlieueUP. His interests are in youth community service and civic engagement.
Racine is an engineer from Senegal, based in France, working for a multinational corporation. He is the founder of a startup which extracts valuable data from satellite images for use in food security and public health sectors, among others.