Meet the mentors III

After three successful cycles of our Mentorship Programme, we are in the process of preparing for and accepting applications to cycle 4! The mentors in our programme are selected from within our network of Global Changemakers, people who have been trained at our events and who have a proven track record of creating positive change within their communities.


Meet our fantastic Mentors from Cycle 3



Alexandre Lima

Alexandre is from Brazil and he helps local governments implement technological solutions for challenges related to SDG 3. He believes that mentorship is an essential way to boost social impact by learning from the experience of other changemakers.


ِAmira Hossam Taha Abdel-Aziz

Amira is an Egyptian with 14 years of experience in the fields of Public Policies, alternative care for children, youth development, social entrepreneurship, and organizational culture. She is the lead technical advisor with UNCIEF Egypt to develop a “National Strategy for Alternative Care for Children in Egypt”. She co-founded Namaa’ initiatives and Mesaha Association in 2005 and 2011, both focuses on social entrepreneurship and supporting youth led initiatives. Also, she co-founded Collective Routes Co. in 2018 which specializes in knowledge production in the development sector.


Ashaney Orando James

Ashaney is an educator, researcher, trainer, facilitator, coach, mentor and advocate from Jamaica. He is the Managing Director at Ashora Management Consulting and Training, is a Red Cross Volunteer and has travelled to over 30 countries. His passion is peacebuilding and is a graduate in Peace Studies.

Chaeli Mycroft

Chaeli lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has been an activist for as long as she can remember. She is the Founder of the Chaeli Campaign and is currently pursuing her PhD. Having a disability has challenged her to find new ways of getting her message of inclusion to people.

Dipika Badal

Dipika is a youth activist from Nepal who currently serves as the President of ‘We’ for Change, a youth-led NGO in Nepal. Her interest in engaging young people on adapting a healthy lifestyle and environment led her to implement 5 projects and 20+ programs, reaching 5000+ youths since 2014. Dipika is a proud recipient of the Peace First (USA) Fellowship and her major focus lies in connecting SDG 3; Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 13; Climate Action.


Duke Ekezie- Joseph

Duke is a Nigerian entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder and COO of Africave, a company invested in by SAP committed to solving the global tech talent shortage by connecting the brightest tech talent in Africa to technology companies. He was a 2019 Global Changemaker and a Global Teen Leader in 2018

George Gakure

George Gakure is a Civil Engineer from Nairobi Kenya. He is a changemaker and is interested in education, peace and youth empowerment. He has successfully coordinated civic education and environmental conservation activities within Nairobi.

James Okina

James is an Educator, Leader and Innovator. His work has transformed communities and he is recognized globally as a changemaker inspiring many across the world.

Khaliunaa Naranbayar

Khaliunaa is a youth activist from Mongolia, who has been recently named as a Ban Ki-moon fellow. She has implemented over 100 projects related to sustainable development goals. Khaliunaa is passionate about mentoring and empowering young people through education and entrepreneurship.

Kolawole Oreoluwa

Kola is a dedicated and enthusiastic strategic communications professional with over four years of international experience including with the United Nations, and over 7 years of cumulative experience in advancing priorities for the SDGs.

Mahar Musleh

Mahar Musleh is a Palestinian woman who has been working in the field of education for the past ten years. Through managing different projects, Mahar has constantly worked with underprivileged youth to give them the tools needed to get a good quality education and break the cycle of poverty.

Maira Sheikh

Maira is from Pakistan and is currently studying at New York University Abu Dhabi. Passionate about working in the development sector, she is majoring in social research and Public Policies with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. From doing community projects through a social project she co-founded to interning at the Citizens Foundation to facilitating various youth development initiatives, her belief in the need for quality education has only increased in the last few years.

Manuel Morales-Rodríguez

Manuel, is from Mexico and is passionate about environment, sustainability and usage of the natural resources to fight poverty. He has been working in projects related to climate action: a tea made out of a bush found in the forests of rural communities and transformation of misused remnant forest products, from forest exploitation, agriculture and livestock production.

Marwan El Chazli

Marwan is a French-Egyptian student in micro-engineering at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is passionate about SDGs 4 and 17 and loves to help people reach their potential. He also works as a freelance journalist and is a member of a variety of associations.

Maureen Muketha

Maureen is a nutritionist and a passionate SDG 2 –Zero Hunger Kenyan Advocate. She is the founder of Tule Vyema an organization that raises awareness of proper feeding practices in the community. She is a strong believer of good nutrition practices and a resilient food security system.

Mohamed Ali Dhraief

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This is Mohamed Ali’ motto. Passionate about education, he is currently studying computer science in Switzerland in order to become a better activist for education in Tunisia.

Nadiya Azmy

Nadiya Azmy is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is passionate about environmental management and climate justice and co-founded The Ecocentric project in 2018 to address the issue of plastic pollution. Her organisation has expanded its outreach and currently works towards training youth across Sri Lanka to be empowered changemakers.

Nandini Kochar

Nandini is an Indian brought up in Botswana, currently studying at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her work in Quality Education (SDG 4) began in 2014 when she founded a youth-run organization, Ray of Hope, which focuses on educating underprivileged children in a rural village of Botswana.

Robson Murambiwa

Robson is a 100% certified cinephile from Zimbabwe. He is a photographer, camera person and video editor and has been in love with motion pictures and storytelling since he was young. He is passionate about education and the alleviation of poverty in Africa.


Sufian Morshed Chowdhury

Sufian is a Bangladeshi young professional with active interest in partnership development, technology and the environment. He works with BYEI to inspire young people to address environmental challenges by leveraging local partnerships.


Suhaib Kaissi

Born and raised in war-torn Iraq, Suhaib holds a degree in Business Management and an Executive MBA. He currently heads of the Risk Management team of Hungarian Investment where he provides professional support for project managers to deliver on 1.5$ billion worth of investments every 5 years.


Victoria Chok

Victoria is part of the Global Transformation and Strategy team at PepsiCo and manages strategic plans for enterprise wide productivity initiatives. Her passion is in the food value chain and she has worked across five continents.


Applications for the next cycle of the Mentorship Programme close on 22 June 2020. Find out more about the programme or apply here.

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