Our Advisory Committee is made up of eight experts who advise AYM on their strategies and initiatives. Drawing on their global experience and networks, they work with key members of the movement. To ensure the movement is fulfilling its mission and enabling youth-led social change in Africa.
Rose Wachuka – Kenya
Rose Wachuka is a Kenyan constitutional and public interest litigation lawyer and an international affairs scholar. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Law from Moi University-Kenya and is pursuing a Masters Degree in International Relations (Diplomacy and Foreign Policy) at the United States International University-Africa. She is a gender advocate and an aspiring diplomat and public-policy maker. Rose is also on the Steering Committee of the Global Young Greens elected from the African Region and a non-permanent member representative at the Africa-Europe Youth Platform. She is also a co-founder of the Voice of Women Initiative and a co-producer of the Africa-Inspire project. As a mentor, Rose focuses on high school to community mentorship programs through her leadership as the chairperson of her former High School’s Alumni Association where the girls mentored in turn act as mentors to others in their own communities. As a blogger, she addresses issues of governance, patriotism, Pan-Africanism, sustainable development and call upon young Africans to plough their expertise and innovation back to the continent to foster growth and development.
Rahel Weldeab – Eritrea
Rahel is an Eritrean national, feminist, and Pan-Africanist. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Administration (minor: Political Science) at the University of Asmara (in Eritrea) and her Master’s of Science in Global Studies (major: Political Science) at Lund University (in Sweden). While pursuing her bachelors, she initiated what would be a ten-year career in international affairs in a youth and student organization. Through that experience, she had been part of initiatives related to diaspora issues, gender, peacebuilding, Pan-Africanism, and youth policy. Rahel’s research interests include diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, postcolonial feminism, knowledge production, decoloniality, [youth participation in] peacebuilding, diplomacy, negotiations, transnational activism, and resistance.
Marion Osieyo Kenya/UK
Born in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in London, UK, Marion Osieyo is a development practitioner, writer and adviser, specialising in global governance and development policy. She read Classical Studies at Exeter University and holds a Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy from Oxford University.
Marion has previously advised government administrations and international organisations on development policy including UK Department for International Development, BOND, British Council and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation. She has also worked with civil society organisations to promote social and economic development in South-East Asia, West Africa, and Europe.
In 2015, Marion was selected by the European Commission as a ‘Future Leader’ of International Co-operation and Development and was selected by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a Prime Minister’s Global Fellow.