Irwin Iradukunda

2016 Fellow from Burundi

Irwin Iradukunda has more than nine years of experience advancing youth participation and empowerment in marginalized African communities, working through both local and regional organizations. Currently, Irwin is an independent consultant focusing on community development and public health. He has also been a coordinating ambassador for Central Africa at One Young World, an impact officer at the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers–Bujumbura Hub, and a member of the African Youth in Philanthropy Network. A Chevening Scholar, Irwin completed his Master of Science in Public Health and Health Promotion at Bangor University in North Wales. Irwin is committed to contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular focus on Goal 3: good health and well-being. Irwin credits the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which he received in 2016, with introducing him to a network of highly skilled and successful young African leaders, and providing him hands-on opportunities for growth as a community development practitioner.

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