Good morning ladies and gentle men, and welcome to our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
We are in awe of all the achievements this next #Ambassador has attained at a very young age. His impact is globally recognized and celebrated. We are proud to present to you Kennedy Ekezie-Joseph, co-founder and CEO of Africave; a tech-company that “connects global organizations to elite software engineering talent from Africa”.
As a student of Philosophy at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, Kennedy founded Calabar Youth Council for Women’s Rights. This non-profit organization created awareness and advocacy for women and girls on matters concerning female genital mutilation (FGM), gender-based violence (GBV) and rape.
Their outstanding accomplishments gained the attention of We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). WAFF selected Kennedy as their 2017 Global Teen Leader, and in 2018, he won the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for the same project.
He is also one of the beneficiaries of the former President Barrack Obama’s Young African leaders Initiative (YALI) and UN Youth Assembly.
He is currently pursuing a fully funded Masters degree under the Chinese Rhodes Scholarship program on Economics at the highest ranking university in China; Yenching Academy of Peking University. The university has a 2.7% global acceptance rate, making Kennedy the first Nigerian recipient of the scholarship.
The young and talented entrepreneur has spoken about his projects on many platforms including TEDx talks. He embarked on a speaking tour to over 20 cities across the global such as London, New York, Boston, Addis Ababa to mention a few. At each location, he addressed young Africans at university level, fresh graduates and professionals on the subject of leadership, self-development and creative ways to contribute to the growth of the African continent. He has pitched Africave at Harvard Business School.
God bless Nigeria!!