Edemawan Ossai

2016 Fellow from Nigeria

Edem Ossai has over seven years' experience in litigation and civic education strategies. Currently, she coordinates programs for MAYEIN, an NGO which offers wide resources, including mobile library services, leadership development, and civic training, to teenagers in underserved communities and schools. She also organizes an annual conference for school girls and anchors youth panel discussions on governance. Edem's mission is to reduce gaps in literacy, leadership, and civic participatory skills amongst Nigerian teenagers. Her goal is to impact 2 million Nigerian teenagers by 2020. She is seeking partnerships towards establishing LTC (Leadership, Technology, and Civic) resource centers across Nigeria's 774 local government areas. Edem is skilled in youth capacity training and civic education strategies. She gained a Law degree in 2007 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. In 2013 she received a Commonwealth prize for her essay on the role of women in leadership and entrepreneurship.

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