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Serah Makka

Africa Executive Director

Serah Makka is ONE’s Executive Director for Africa where she leads ONE’s advocacy and strategic engagement with key stakeholders, guided by a passion to build an impactful and authentic presence across the Continent.

Serah’s previous roles at ONE include leading our supporter engagement and deepening the participation of people, citizens from all walks of life to act upon their agency to bend the world towards justice. She also previously led ONE’s work in Africa’s largest market, Nigeria.

Prior to joining ONE, Serah worked in Afghanistan, the United States and Nigeria providing solutions for the public and social sectors. She has been recognised in the ‘Global Top 35 Under 35 in International Affairs’ for her work in global foreign policy, and became an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, for her leadership in amplifying citizen voices for better governance. She teaches about the “Office of the Citizen” in the online School of Public Policy and Governance and is on the board of several community organisations including Advokc, a startup focused on bringing truth to politics by tracking and educating citizens about the promises of African politicians.

Serah holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.