After several weeks of election, with 66 candidates across 6 continents (and 19 Africans), an illustrious son of Oyo state, Barrister Timi Olagunju emerges as a Global Board Member of the International Republican Institutes’ Generation Democracy,
The institution is a sub-division of the International Republican Institute (IRI), with members and Alumni in six continents of the world.
The members (not including Alumni) are young leaders (35 years and below) who work as Ministers and Advisers in Government and Regional bodies, Parliamentarians, Policy consultants, INGO leaders, and Rights journalists, with the aim of improving governance and youth leadership policy through collaboration.
Meet @timithelaw, #Africa rep for the 2021 #GenDemGMAB. As member of the Board, he hopes to consistently articulate different voices in the policies; programs within the Generation Democracy framework; and across governments and institutions. @IRI_Africa @NEDemocracy pic.twitter.com/jOsaynNHDy
— Generation Democracy (@IRIGenDem) February 12, 2021
Barrister Timi Olagunju in his Office as Africa’s Representative on this global Board is tasked with driving policies, partnerships, and programs that add value to Africa (and global) leadership and governance across continents.This role is coming at a time when young Nigerians, Ugandans, and Africans are increasingly victims of political democracy and anti-democratic forces, and democracy is threatened everywhere.
In his 1-year tenure, he will be serving as a voice for many global voices, alongside 11 distinguished global leaders across 6 continents.At age 10, life was a struggle for this shining star, but he never let his background put his back on the ground.
An Alumnus of the University of Ibadan and University of Virginia with several accolades to his belt.He has contributed to policies and programs that impact youths within Oyo state, nationally and globally, and received the Award of the ‘5 Most Influential Young Nigerian in Policy influencing’ in 2020’.
In 2015, he was a guest of President Barrack Obama in Washington DC and later on, in Chicago in 2017 during the launch of the Obama Foundation Summit.