Skoll Foundation Names 2017 Cohort of Emerging Leaders

The Skoll Foundation has announced the names of the twelve individuals selected to participate in the 2017 Skoll World Forum Emerging Leaders Initiative.

Now in its fourth year, the initiative brings together emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world to take part in a tailored learning experience designed to help boost their impact on the communities they serve. Selected and supported by the Skoll and MasterCard foundations, this year's group of emerging leaders are working to address a range of issues, including energy access in sub-Saharan Africa and the links between corruption and natural resource exploitation.

This year's Skoll World Forum Emerging Leaders are Kevin Asinde, Amarin Financial Group (Uganda); Michelle Chimuka, Sani Foundation (Zambia); Oliver Courtney, Global Witness (United Kingdom); Dorcus Kabahenda, Life Support for Persons with Disabilities (Uganda); Aye Kyithar Swe, Proximity Designs (Myanmar); Godwin David Msigwa, Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, (Tanzania); Olivia Muiru, B Lab East Africa (Kenya); Andrew Ozanian, International Bridges to Justice (Switzerland); Kpetermeni Toquoi Siakor, iLab Liberia (Liberia); Zeeshan Sumrani, Educate Girls Foundation (India); Fhazhil Wamalwa, Disa Energy Management Ltd. (Kenya); and Amanda Yembrick, Medic Mobile (United States).

"Introducing Our 2017 Skoll World Forum Emerging Leaders." Skoll Foundation Press Release 03/09/2017.