‘Yemi Adamolekun Wins 2022 Global Citizen Prize Award

‘Yemi Adamolekun, the Executive Director of Enough is Enough, has been announced as one of the winners of the 2022 Global Citizen Prize Award.

According to Global Citizen, an international advocacy organisation, the Global Citizen Prize: Citizen Award 2022 and Cisco Youth Leadership Award recognises individuals for their efforts in shaping the world, poverty eradication, and the sustained impact they have created in their work of fighting for social justice.

In a statement, the organisation said:

“The coveted Global Citizen Prize 2022 shines a light on international activists who keep the world’s poor at the forefront of their campaigning and celebrates these individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving the United Nations’ Global Goals.”

The President of Global Citizen, Liza Henshaw, said:

“Global Citizen is honoured to recognise these remarkable changemakers who have the vision, foresight, and persistence to make meaningful strides towards building a better future through their pivotal work.

Given the urgent need for innovative solutions to deal with the challenges of defending the planet, defeating poverty, and demanding equity, we need individuals like our awardees who are ready to take immediate action.”

The organisation added that winners of its award would be honoured at a private dinner event in New York’s iconic Gotham Hall.

It added that this year’s awardees include, Anuscheh Amir-Khalili, Activist and Social Entrepreneur, Flamingo e.V. (Germany); Barbie Izquierdo, Activist, Consultant, and Community Empowerment Manager, Hunger-Free America (USA); Brianna Fruean, Climate Activist, Pacific Climate Warriors (Samoa), Khanyisile Motsa, Founder and Director, Berea-Hillbrow Home of Hope (South Africa); Mitzy Violeta Cortés Guzmán, Defender of the Earth, Futuros Indígenas Network (Mexico); Payzee Mahmod, Child Marriage Survivor & Campaigner, IKWRO – Women’s Rights Organisation (United Kingdom); and Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director, Enough is Enough, (Nigeria).

‘Yemi Adamolekun

Ms. ‘Yemi currently serves as the Executive Director of Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a non-partisan network of individuals and organizations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. She has a diverse career spanning the public and private sectors in the US and Nigeria. She started her career as a management consultant in Navigant Consulting, one of the top consulting firms in the US; then did a four-year stint at RCCG Jesus House, DC as Operations Coordinator before moving back to Nigeria. In Nigeria, she joined Alder Consulting, an ideas, strategy and brand consulting firm and was asked to lead its new start-up – a physical product development firm. After business school, she became one of the founding Board Members of EiE. She’s a 2018 CSC Leader and in 2018 was named as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent, endorsed by the United Nations. In 2019, she joined the Africa Program of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in the US as a non-resident Senior Associate.

In January 2022, ‘Yemi was appointed to the Editorial Board of ThisDay Newspapers. She has a first degree in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Virginia; an MSc in Development Studies from The London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School.

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