May Greetings Glocal Citizens! With May Day just behind us, in this two-part conversation, my guest and I touch on topics very related to the evolving nature of work and especially the role that his organization LEAP Africa is playing in preparing African youth for roles and responsibilities in all forms and on all levels of leadership.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Taiwo is currently the Executive Director of LEAP Africa, Nigeria’s foremost youth leadership development organization. Prior to this position at LEAP, Femi was the founding Executive Director of Eagles HOPE Foundation, a non-profit initiated by the Covenant University Alumni Association, where he led the organisation to create and execute award-winning youth programmes. Internationally, he has worked with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and at a social research consultancy both in the United Kingdom. He has extensive skills in programme design and management, learning & development design and delivery, business development, strategy, organisational development, stakeholder management, and innovation management. With a personal mission of facilitating the transformation of individuals, organisations and nations, he is extremely passionate about leadership and enterprise development, youth development and youth-led development.