THEME OF THE CONFERENCE:
“TAKING ACTION THROUGH UNLOCKING THE POWER OF
INCLUSION AND EQUITABLE GROWTH: THE AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE”.
HON. ADAKU UWAOMA OSEIZA
Hon. Adaku is currently a commissioner in the Ministry of Small Medium Enterprise and New Business Development in Abia State, Nigeria. She is among the youngest group of serving government officials in her state and she was the former Executive Director of Sales and Marketing to Enyimba Automated Shoe Company, Aba Abia State, the CEO of All that Glitters Jewellery Int’l, and CEO of HouZe of Aida (a store and platform that promotes made in Aba/Made in Nigeria goods and food).
She is a serial entrepreneur who recently joined the rice value chain, has a rice distribution channel, and has just set up a rice processing mill, Aivida Rice Mill under the brand name; Aivida Foods. She is a Jeweller, a fashion consultant, and an aspiring politician, she ran for the office of the Federal House of Representatives in 2019.
Adaku holds a BSc. in Business Administration and an MBA from the Business School Netherlands. She is an experienced banker (marketer and relationship manager) and has worked with the United States Embassy for Eleven years in various capacities under consular and diplomatic services handling various sensitive positions including protocol for key events.
Adaku has been trained as an International Corporate and Protocol Etiquette Consultant at the Protocol School of Washington USA and as an International Social Etiquette Consultant/The Finishing Touch at the International Etiquette and Protocol Academy of London. She has also professionally developed herself in Leadership and Strategy courses at Harvard University Boston USA. She has excellent customer service and marketing skills and has won several awards from the American Government and the Banking Industry in that capacity.
She served as a consultant to Abia State Government Nigeria and handled the first made-in-Aba products and Fashion shows in Nigeria and New York, an initiative by the Abia State Government to showcase the locally produced products on a global platform. Her Foundation, Aida Benjamin Foundation, is a Non-Governmental Organization that tends to the needs of widows, orphans, and vulnerable children and she has consistently given back to society through her monthly outreach and empowerment programs. Adaku has received several awards in recognition for her outstanding contributions to society and services to Humanity.
Stanley Anigbogu is a creative technologist and storyteller who is also the co-founder of LightEd, a startup that recycles electrical and electronic waste to create energy solutions for rural families. Stanley is passionate about utilizing technology to help in the mitigation of climate change and the creation of a world where everyone has equal access to clean, affordable energy. Stanley Anigbogu is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator and filmmaker. He is the winner of the World bank Pitch Competition 2022, J & J Champions of Science 2020, a Diana Award Recipient in 2021, a Falling Walls Engage Winner in 2021, Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge Winner in 2021, a Young Global Changer Fellow in 2022, and the 2022 Fishbowl Grand prize Winner. Stanley is a Google Creative Campus fellow for 2020/2021 and a Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Student Academy 2021 Class.
O’Neall Massamba is the Manager of the World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit 2022.
Ms. Massamba who is a dual citizen from France and the Republic of Congo, joined the World Bank Group in February 2020 and networks as a Legal Consultant in the PPP
(Public Private Partnership) Group. Before being appointed Manager of the WBG Youth Summit, she served as a Content Co-Lead and a Moderator for the WBG Youth Summit 2021 and attended the WBG Youth Summit as a Delegate in 2019.
Ms. Massamba is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Ms. Massamba worked for over three years as a construction lawyer in Canada for Eurovia (VINCI Group) where she was responsible for negotiating major infrastructure project contracts in North and South America, with governments and local contractors. Ms. Massamba also worked in one of the biggest law firms in Luxembourg in their Private Equity and Real Estate Investment practice. Now, as a Legal Consultant in the PPP Group of the WBG, conducts InfraSAP analysis of different economies, and analyze the practices and legal framework that apply to the procurement of major infrastructure projects in 140 economies.
Ms. Massamba values the importance of making legal services available to all. For over 7 years she has been providing free legal services to refugees and victim of domestic violence. She did some Pro Bono work in Montréal (Canada) and Paris (France) to assist refugees seeking asylum, and in Washington D.C with Amnesty International and the Domestic Violence Unit of the DC Superior Court.
As a champion of youth, education and inclusion,
Ms. Massamba has been invited on several occasions to take part of conversations that highlight the importance
of inclusion of minorities and inspire youth to be actors of change. Such conversations include: a Fireside Chat with Dr. Sandie Okoro as part of the Youth Summit 2021 on “How to empower youth to effect change” and as part of the 2022 International Women’s Day Theme “#BreakTheBias” a WBG panel discussion on “Women in Africa: Cultural Expectations & Gender Inequality”. And more recently discussions as part of the Berlin Demography Days and the Y20 Indonesia pre-summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Manokwari, West Papua on June 18-19, 2022
(available on YouTube).
Ms. Massamba holds a master’s degree (L.L.M) in Business and Finance Law from the George Washington University Law School (USA), as well as a master’s degree in Economics and Business Law from Université Paris I –
Panthéon Sorbonne (France) and a master’s degree in Comparative Business Law (with honors) from Université Paris V – Descartes (France). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (France).
HAWA TAYLOR-KAMARA DIALLO
Ms. Hawa Taylor-Kamara Diallo, Chief, Civil Society.
HAWA TAYLOR-KAMARA DIALLO
Ms. Hawa Taylor-Kamara Diallo, Chief, Civil Society Unit, United Nations Department of Global Communications.
Ms. Hawa Diallo, as she is commonly called began her United Nations career in 1986 with the Department of Public Information in New York, where she worked in various public information capacities.
From 1992 to 1994, she served in two United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Cambodia and Somalia, respectively.
Upon her return to New York, Ms. Diallo joined the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General briefly until she was posted to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya, to resume as an Associate Human Settlements Officer.
She later served as the Partners and Youth Programme Officer until she was posted to UN-Habitat’s New York Liaison Office in 2010.
Currently Ms. Diallo serves as Chief, civic society unit UN Department of Global Communications where she coordinates United Nations and NGO partnership activities. She has extensive experience in designing and implementing United Nations public information outreach programs and fostering civil society partnerships, with a particular emphasis on youth and women’s organizations. She has mentored thousands of young people especially African in the course of her engagement.
Ms. Diallo holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts from Long Island University in New York.
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