I have some exciting news to announce: Edith Jibunoh, senior outreach manager for ONE Africa, was recently nominated for the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship Program, the flagship program of the African Leadership Institute (AfLI).
The program is designed to provide a wide range of leadership experiences to a group of promising young Africans who†are expected to rise to top leadership positions over the next five to 20 years. The Tutu Fellowship is an annual program which draws fellows from all across Africa and from various sectors, based entirely on merit following a rigorous competitive selection process specifically targeting the next generation of Africa’s leaders.
Edith is a bright and talented member of the ONE Africa team and it’s not surprising that she would be one of the 18 selected from among more than 200 top quality candidates from 27 different countries!! She has a strong background in development economics and before joining ONE, Edith was a development expert at the World Bank and represented the institution at the UN. She also assisted the Nigerian Minister of Finance to design the Nigerian economic reform programme.
Needless to say, I, like most of you am proud have her as my colleague at ONE and wanted you all to join me in congratulating Edith on this momentous achievement which in many ways is a shared glory for all of us at ONE. I say this because this wonderful recognition is not unrelated to all the great work that Edith has been doing at ONE as well as before she came to ONE, in Nigeria.