Ibrahima Kalil Gueye

Civic Engagement

Cohort: 2018

Country: Guinea

Ibrahima Kalil Gueye has more than five years’ experience in governance, anticorruption, and peacebuilding activities. Ibrahima is president of the Organization for Positive Change, a nongovernmental organization that promotes peace, education, and good governance through a nationwide program, Open and Transparent Guinea. The program has three components: inform citizens of administrative procedures and their cost, disseminate national budget allocations for public monitoring, and organize a social media campaign, Stop Corruption Guinée. Ibrahima also coordinated a program inspired by the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders that has trained 50 graduate students, completed 41 community activities, and found internships or jobs for 21 participants. As coordinator of the National Marathon of Governance, he and other Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative disseminated information about citizens’ rights throughout Guinea and empowered 2,300 people through workshops, conferences, and discussions about corruption fighting and conflict resolution. Ibrahima holds a master’s degree in Public Law and bachelor’s degrees in Political Sciences and in International Relations. He is committed to raising citizens’ awareness of the challenges of poor governance. A 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, Ibrahima credits the Fellowship with giving him the psychological comfort and resources to lead the fight against corruption in Guinea.