At YIL Fellowship we are geared towards one goal which is to inspire innovation in the bright minds of young professionals who are eagerly seeking opportunities to scale up excellence in their career. This year’s bootcamp has been a scene with a dashing blend of diversity with young professionals from different fields who are career focused and entrepreneurial minded and were carefully selected from countries across West Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and The Gambia. Out of 1,300 applicants and after rounds of rigorous selection, the final 26 participants emerged to become fellows of the prestigious YIL Fellowship 2021 bootcamp.

This stellar one-week program ran through the morning, afternoon and evening sessions creating a space of exposition to draw knowledge from the carefully selected facilitators based on their experience, mastery and expertise. This year would be no different to finesse the track of excellence the YIL Fellowship has laid the past three years.

Getting great innovative minds of excellence into a room may prove almost impossible, but The YIL Fellowship has bridged this gap bringing these great resource persons to directly provoke and drive innovative thoughts in the minds of these 26.

Here we present to you the resourceful innovators shaping the YIL 2021 fellows:

Yotam Krieman
Lessons from the Startup Nation
Acting ambassador of Israel to Nigeria and Charge d’affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria.
Hon. Dr. Shehu Balarabe Kakale
Innovating the Almajiri System: A Challenge for YIL Fellowship
A Nigerian parliamentarian representing Bodinga, Dange-Shuni and Tureta Federal Constituency, Sokoto in the House of Representatives.
Prof. Glenn Yago
Development Practical Pipeline for Sustainable Technology Solutions
The Director of the Milken Innovation Center at the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research and a senior fellow and founder of the Financial Innovations Labs at the Global Milken Institute.
Jelani Aliyu
How to achieve success
A Nigerian automotive designer who worked for the American car company General Motors. A senior creative designer at GM, until his appointment as the Director general of the Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council.
Dr Firdosi Mehta
Innovation Leadership in COVID-19 Era
Former WHO country representative. Adjunct professor of Global Health in York University and University of Toronto.
Dr Eugene Kongnyuy
The journey of life is a journey of choices
Dr Eugene Kongnyuy (MD, PhD, MPH, MBA) — UNFPA country representative and an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. Author of ‘No Pills, No Needles’. Professor of Global Health at Euclid University.
Dr Oluwatobiloba Moody
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Country representative of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Nigeria.
Dr Natalie Beinisch
Introduction to circular economy
Co-founder Circular Economy Innovation Partnership.
Dr Henry Baffoe
Innovating with Technology, Career Opportunities in a Post-COVID-19 World``
Managing Director of Big Data Ghana. A GIS Expert.
Musa Ali Baba
CEO at Teasy International. Coordinator of MIT-REAP Abuja (MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program).
Osaze Ezekiel
Data Innovation
Managing Partner, Initium Analytics. A big data and business analytics expert.
Olasupo Abideen
How to Craft a Pitch Deck
Development, innovation and strategy consultant. Founder of Know COVID-19 Nigeria.
AYotunde Rasaq
Leading Yourself to success
PR and Communications Advisor at GIZ .
Chisom Ezeilo
opportunities in fintech
YIL Fellow 2018. Fintech Expert. Diversity Analyst at Findexable, London. Pioneer YIL fellow facilitator at the YIL bootcamp.
Chibueze Clinton
Research for Innovation
YIL fellow 2018. Researcher at Lagos Business School.
YIL Fellow
YIL fellow 2020. Program Officer, YIL Fellowship 2021.
Neta Hanien
Partner and Head of Mentorship, YIL Fellowship. Social Entrepreneur.
Nnamdi Ifeagwu
Partner and Head of Operations, YIL Fellowship. Commercial Strategist. Retail Consultant.
Eyal Halamish
Head of Faculty at YIL Fellowship. A US-based Investment Director attracting the world’s best technology to the Asia-Pacific region via Melbourne, Australia. Govtech company Founder / VP of Strategy and Co-Host The Future City Podcast (thefuturecity.org).
Dr. Obichi Obiajunwa
Founder and President, YIL Fellowship. Founding Partner, Hutzpa Innovations.

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Kindly note that we'll expect you to make a donation to YIL Fellowship to support the training of this year's cohort.
Kindly note that we'll expect you to make a donation to YIL Fellowship to support the training of this year's cohort.