HOW YOU WERE INVOLVED:
I was recruited as Intern – Africa Desk Officer after attending the world youth congress in Scotland.; I was later the Co-founder of the Be the Change Academy Network in West Africa;
2005 to 2015
WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW:
I am currently a serial entrepreneur and an innovation and entrepreneurship expert for UNIDO operations. I am the CEO and founder of Jatropha Group, a Micro Finance Institution designed for young people now extending its activities in technology and agribusiness. after my internship at PCI, I got a junior consultant position at UNIDO and helped design and implement many youth employment projects in Africa. in 2011, I started Jatropha Youth Microcredit Bank with other local investors. As of October 2021, I’ve been made Monsieur le Ministre de l’Enseignement Technique et de la formation Professionnel.
MESSAGE / REFLECTION:
In addition to my English language skills gained during my stay at PCI, I learned most of my management abilities and skills by working on different projects within the organization. I learned how to work in a multicultural environment and was initiated to the international development topics. I wish a very Happy 40th Anniversary to PCI. Hommage mérité à ses fondateurs [Praise is due to its founders]