Gbenga Isaac Oni is a Social entrepreneur and a development worker dedicated to integral development work and community engagement for social justice and sustainable development. He supports peace projects resulting in wealth creation, service delivery and poverty reduction. As a budding development Economist he promotes small businesses and sound policy as a tool for economic development & peace building.
He has over 2 decade volunteering experience, and 7 years of professional experience including long-term positions in development project design and management, agriculture, community/resource mobilization (raised over 1 million dollar so far), for project in Northern Nigeria.
Trained as an economist and policy expert. He is passionate about unlocking potentials of young adults to address poverty, conflict, and food security across Africa.
Oni Studied Agricultural economics and extension and has certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship and Development Economics and International Development Grade from Lincoln University of Missouri and Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.
In this symposium, expect to learn and be equipped with all the necessary tools needed as a social entrepreneur to change your world.
He is currently the Country Coordinator, African Network of Youth Policy Expert (AfriNYPE), Mandela Washington Fellow 2016 US-State Department, Generation Change Fellow 2015 United State Institute of Peace (USIP), Democracy Fellow 2011 Yougstars-Nigeria/National Endowment for Democracy-USA and LEAP Alumni 2004
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