Leonce Gamai

2017 Fellow from Benin

Leonce Gamai is a young Beninese leader, Pan-Africanist, journalist, writer, and political analyst. He graduated with a Master's degree in Communication and Public Relations and a Bachelor's in African Studies from the University of Abomey-Calavi. Leonce is the head of political news at 'La Nouvelle Tribune', a print and online newspaper in Benin. He has 10 years' experience in the community development and civic engagement sector with a focus on youth empowerment, peace-building, election support, good governance and Sustainable Development Goals. He is currently the Secretary General of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Abomey-Calavi Elite, a local organization of JCI Benin. JCI is a non-profit international non-governmental organization that aims to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Leonce plans to establish civic education classes that will run alongside advocacy campaigns across Benin. This initiative will aim to fight against voter bribery.

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