Njoya is the Regional Anti-Corruption Advisor for the UN Development Programme based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He leads UNDP’s efforts to strengthen capacities of African governments and regional organizations to prevent and combat corruption and related development and economic governance challenges in Africa. A noted human rights lawyer and activist, Njoya joined UNDP through the Leadership Development Programme (LEAD), a highly competitive program that prepares young professionals for leadership in the UN(DP) system. Njoya helped managed the Access to Justice and Rule of Law program in South Sudan following their independence from Sudan in 2011. After a second food crisis plagued countries in the Sahel region in 2012, Njoya developed and implemented the UNDP’s Peace Consolidation and Governance in the Sahel Regional Project: the project has been instrumental in addressing structural governance and development hurdles across the five affected countries in the region. Njoya is the founder and co-founder of a number of human rights based organizations in his native country of Cameroon (including Human Rights Focus and The Tort for Tortured Victims Center), and is currently developing clinical human rights models of study with a number of universities. Identified as an Emerging Leader by the German Marshall Fund for the United States, and a former Human Rights Fellow with Columbia University, Njoya continues to be passionate about issues of social justice and the inclusive economic transformation of Africa.
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a Professor of Economics at Yale University. He also co-chairs the Urban Services Initiative at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and leads the Bangladesh Research Program for the International Growth Centre (IGC) at LSE and Oxford. He has previously worked at the World Bank, and at the International Monetary Fund. He is a development economist with interests in environmental issues and has several ongoing research projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi. He conducts field experiments exploring ways to induce people in developing countries to adopt technologies or behaviors that are likely to be welfare improving.
An education expert and social entrepreneur, He was previously the Head of McKinsey & Company's African Education Practice, where he worked across over 25 countries' across the world, including South Africa. Chinezi started his career as a secondary school mathematics teacher, where he was nominated by his students to Who's Who of American Teachers. Chinezi holds degrees from Stanford University (MBA, MA Education) and Harvard University (BA).
Presented by the Africa Business & Society Club at the Yale School of Management
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
The Stephen and Ruth Hendel ‘73 Fund for Innovation in Africa at Yale University
The Hakeem and Myma Belo-Osagie Forum on Contemporary Africa at Yale University