Onyango Willice Okoth

2018 Fellow from Kenya

Onyango Willice Okoth is the Executive Director of The Youth Cafe, a leading youth non-profit which models and advances youth-led approaches towards sustainable development, social equity, democratic governance, and economic viability. Onyango previously served as global youth representative to the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post 2015, co-chaired by British Prime minister, and Liberian and Indonesian presidents. Consequently, he has been invited to speak at numerous international forums within 28 countries, including the 68th UN General Assembly, World Bank Youth Forum, and African Union Heads of States Summit. He is an alumni of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders , One Young World and the International Young Leaders Assembly. During the 2017 elections in Kenya, Onyango convened the Coalition for Kenya Youth Manifesto which unified the aspirations of the ordinary Kenyan youth into a common philosophy, leading to the publication and launch of the first ever Kenya Youth Manifesto.

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