Correspondents

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Ruth Aine Tindyebwa

Ruth Aine Tindyebwa

Ruth Aine Tindyebwa, UGANDA

Ruth is the youthhubafrica correspondent for Uganda. She is a young female blogger from Kampala Uganda. She is the first ever Heinz Kuhn Ugandan fellow. She has 5 years experience, anchoring News and hosting Radio Talk shows. She is an ardent user of Social media and has pioneered a few initiatives on there like #myuganda256. She is a trained journalist with Uganda Christian University. Read her full profile here

 

 

Opara Jacob

Opara Jacob

Opara Jacob, KENYA

Jacob is the youthhubafrica correspondent for Kenya. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology  (JKUAT) and a Community Development Entrepreneur who also doubles up as a professional content and academic writer. Among his notable writing works include the 2010 Award Winning Coffee Table Book profiling High achieving men in Kenya called “Life Journeys – Scaling the Heights: A Conversation with High Achieving Men in Kenya” published by Footprint Press of HDP Africa. He has also worked with different writing firms within and without Kenya working as an editor of Academia College and Dilsmart Writers. Read his full profile here

Maurice Ongala

Maurice Ongala

Maurice Ongala, KENYA

Maurice Ongala is a youthhubafrica correspondent for Kenya. He is a Kenyan behavioral scientist cum youth activist with particular interests and experience in youth sexual and reproductive health. Trained in Healthcare Management and Reproductive Health needs of various population strata. Ongala is also awaiting his graduation from Maseno University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropoloy with Information Technology later this year. Ongala also has a passion for international youth networking for development. Read his full profile here

Qambela Gcobani

Qambela Gcobani

Qambela Gcobani, SOUTH AFRICA

Qambela Gcobani is a youthhubafrica correspondent for South Africa. He is a post-grad student in Anthropology. His main areas of interest include sustainable development, education, masculinities, sexual and reproductive health. He’s a qualified core lecturer with the Applied Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science (ACCESS). Previously he has worked for the Centre for AIDS Development Research and Evaluation (at the Institute for Social and Economic Research) at Rhodes University, Princeton University, and North Carolina State University. He previously also worked as a Reporter for the Oppidan Press at Rhodes University, and for two years sat on the editorial committee for the Bokamoso Leadership Forum (BLF). Read his full profile here

Ojo Maduekwe

Ojo Maduekwe

Ojo Maduekwe, NIGERIA

Ojo Maduekwe is a Nigerian correspondent for youthhubafrica. He is a journalist with THISDAY newspaper, one of Nigeria’s widely read and respected dailies. He also writes freelance for a number of online media. His interest is in the area of Politics, Business, Arts, Culture and Entertainment. Read his full profile here

Eric Eduardo Paulo

Eric Eduardo Paulo

Eric Eduardo Paulo, BOTSWANA

Eric Eduardo Paulo is a youthhubafrica correspondent for Botswana. He is a young journalist who has developed a keen interest in print journalism specifically on the areas of politics, health reporting and development journalism. His exclusive news writing, editing and management skills are attributed to his devotion as a student editor and a freelancing Journalist. Over the Past three (3) years, Paulo has firmly established his credentials in print journalism through his published articles with prominent newspapers in Botswana such as Echo newspapers, Weekend Post as well as the state owned Daily-News newspaper. Read his full profile here

Jacob Waiswa

Jacob Waiswa

Jacob Waiswa, UGANDA

Jacob Waiswa is a youthhubafrica correspondent for Uganda. He is a health situation analyst at the Union of Community Development Volunteers in Uganda. He doubles that task with peace researcher role basing at Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He founded Dishma Inc., a capacity building consultancy and a solution finder to human and ecological problems. He has strong interest in behavioural sciences. Read his full profile here

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rotimi

Rotimi Olawale, co-founder of youthhubafrica.org is a youth development expert. For more than six years he has been involved in leading youth advocacy efforts mainly around the Millennium Development Goals. In 2006, he represented Nigeria as a youth ambassador at the United Nations Global Youth Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York. Rotimi has held several global leadership positions including; member, UNFPA Global Youth Advisory Panel for 2 years; member, African Youth Panel. Rotimi is currently involved in shaping local, national and global policies to benefit youth and also leverage opportunities for young people. He was listed by the Nigerian government as one of 15 Nigerian youth on the world stage in 2008.
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