BIO

Dr Okito Wedi

CEO & Founder

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Founder and CEO of Creative Development -

Dr Okito Wedi is a global health and public policy specialist, medical doctor and author with over 10 years of experience in the international development space providing strategic policy and advocacy support to organisations such as the United Na+ons (UN), Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (UTC), WHO, the AU and the African Center for the Construc+ve Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). Prior to this, she was the Head of Policy and Advocacy for Africa at Global Citizen. 

 

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Nolo Mokoena 

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer 

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Nolo Mokoena is a serial entrepreneur and youth specialist, with experience in start-ups and innovation strategy. Previously an associate manager at Proctor & Gamble, he founded The Grind Africa before its sale to a junior mining company. He subsequently become an executive in the group. Nolo is focused on advocating for the youth voice through his VCC and advisory firm NXT/GEN Africa; crea+ng youth led & customer centric enterprises that truly empower from the "bottom up". Nolo's key interests lie in innovation & strategy, entrepreneurship, youth policy and agricultural reform. He is an alumni of the South Africa- Washington International Program(SAWIP) and is an ISFiT Dialogue Groups Fellow, a peace building capacity program by the Nansen Centre for Peace & Dialogue and Trondheim University(NTNU). He was a part of South Africa's delegation to the BRICS Youth Summit in India at the behest of the Deputy Minister in the Presidency.

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Advocate Dikina Wedi

Head Of Legal

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Head of Legal at Puma Energy Africa, is a dual-qualified, bi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional corporate lawyer and admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, with more than 15 years experience as corporate counsel and company secretary for various multinationals operating in Africa. Advocate Dikina is also a successful music and entertainment law specialist representing several artists across the African continent. As an Africa-investment focused entrepreneur and businesswoman, she currently serves as Director and Advisor on several investments and holding companies in Africa

 

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Mandela Gregoire

Creative advisor and filmmaker

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Caribbean-American filmmaker with over ten years of experience creating content for brands and non-profit organizations. He has created content for Moët Hennessy, Ralph Lauren, Rihanna and the United Nations. He is passionate about international affairs, wildlife conservation and the arts.

 

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Mwandwe Chileshe

Policy and Advocacy Advisor

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Mwandwe currently leads Food Security, Nutrition and Agriculture campaigning at Global Citizen. She has worked on food security and nutrition in a variety of capacities, including leading the Zambia Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition Alliance, a network dedicated to improving the status of nutrition in Zambia. She was also a key figure in the formation of the country's first Parliamentary Caucus on Food and Nutrition and contributed to the national nutrition budget analysis for three years. She also co-founded Zambia’s first all-cartoon magazine called Flip, dedicated to addressing the social and political environment of Zambia in a satirical manner. Mwandwe is a seasoned advocate for issues relating to poverty reduction, public health, food security and nutrition and a Global Health Corps alumna who is interested in the power of movements and youth activism to effect change.

 

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Damiane van Reenen

Creative Advisor & Content Creator

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Hi there, I’m Damo, short for Damiane! The inventor of the high 5 and now currently working on the world's next best! I’m a passionate storyteller and overall creative; specialising in filming & editing. I will never really know my greatest achievement unless God lets Gabriel take me to attend my own funeral, I believe our greatest achievements cannot only be measured by what we’ve done, but by who we become and one day be remembered as. In my recent experience of working as a filmmaker I’ve had the opportunity to work with many South African artists, of late I have come to enjoy more creative consulting and look forward to ideate and innovating ideas with people who like me, like to think inside, outside or maybe even on top of the box to make an impact.

 

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Philomina Rumbidzai Togaraseyi

Office Administrator & Book-keeper 

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Philomina (aka Rumbi) is a certified Financial Accountant, a member of Institute of Financial Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA) and Institute of Internal Auditors SA (IIASA). She holds a degree in Internal Auditing. However, is currently in the process of transitioning from Accounting to Law, studying LLB with UNISA. She is a lover of new challenges! She also loves road trips and K-drama (She's a hopeless romantic).