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Advisory Board

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Businessperson and founder of the African Alliance for Women Empowerment which promotes economic integration among women and youth entrepreneurs in Africa.  Dr Asfour also initiated the Mediterranean Congress for Business and Professional Women.

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Current Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to South Africa .

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Former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya , where he served for two terms, from 2007 to 2015.  Prof. Ndung’u is a member of the International Advisory Group of the ESRC Inclusive Finance Project  under the Centre for Global Finance and a member of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative Distinguished Advisory Group; a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion and a Senior Advisor for the UNCDF-based Better Than Cash Alliance.

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Tanya Muzinda

15 year old Motocross rider from Zimbabwe.  Tanya was inspired by her dad who was a rider himself and started riding when she was only 5 years old.  She became the first woman in Zimbabwe to win a championship since the start of professional motocross racing in 1957.  At the age of 9, Tanya was appointed as a European Union Ambassador for Youth, Gender, Sports, and Development. Tanya took part in her first international race in 2017, in the United Kingdom where she finished in third place but also became the first female to win a heat since 2012.  Tanya’s goal is to become the first black woman to win a Women’s Motocross World Championship. Tanya is a committed advocate for girls education and has a goal of paying school fees for 5000 children in Zimbabwe.  She took the first steps towards this goal when she paid school fees for 100 children in Epworth in August 2019.

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Aya Chebbi

Tunisian activist who is the first ever African Union Youth Envoy and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. Aya is the founder of multiple platforms such as Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring coaching the next generation to be positive change agents, Afrika Youth Movement, one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements and Afresist, a youth leadership program and multimedia platform documenting youth work in Africa.

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Takunda Gatawa

16-year old Zimbabwean-South African student and aspiring professional footballer.  Takunda loves Maths and Physical Sciences and plans to study Mechanical or Robotics Engineering. He has worked with the P-STEM Foundation, a STEM advocacy organisation. Takunda has always had a keen interest in finance, starting to find innovative ways to earn and invest his own money from the age of 8. “I want to be part of a new Africa, one full of development, prosperity and opportunity in all countries, not just in one or two cities. Only the youth can make that happen and the time for talk is over."