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2015 Ibrahim Fellows Announced

20 April, 2015

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation today announced the 2015 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows. The candidates, chosen from among a pool of over 1,000 applicants, are to take up posts in the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Trade Centre (ITC).

The programme continues to attract top African talent. The Ibrahim Fellows, who will receive mentoring from the leaders of these key multilateral institutions, are Tshepelayi Kabata from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malango Mughogho from Malawi and Vivienne Kajiuongua from Namibia. The three will form part of a broader alumni of Ibrahim Fellows who continue to contribute their skills and learning to a more prosperous Africa.

The 2015 Ibrahim Fellows

Mr Tshepelayi Kabata will join UNECA. Tshepelayi was previously working at Pinecrest Queensway Health Community Center in Ottawa where he was a Research and Administrative Project Assistant. Over the last seven years, he has worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and as research analyst at Sterling Merchant Finance in Washington, DC.

Ms Malango Mughogho will join the AfDB. Malango was previously working at WWF South Africa where she was a Programme Manager in Sustainable Finance. She managed the organisation’s strategy engagement to reduce the ecological footprint of financial sector activities, particularly in relation to climate change, water and biodiversity impacts.

Ms Vivienne Kajiuongua will join the ITC. Vivienne was previously working at the Business and Intellectual Property Rights Authority of Namibia as the Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. Prior to this she was Director at the Namibian Competition Commission, heading the Restrictive Business Practices Division. She was responsible for providing strategic direction and coordination for the division to ensure compliance to all policies and procedures.

Commenting on the new Fellows, Mo Ibrahim said:

I would like to extend my warm congratulations to our three new Leadership Fellows. As demonstrated by these exceptional candidates the standard continues to be high. The Foundation remains proud of our other alumni who continue to contribute their skills and learning to a better Africa.

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