Pan-African thought leader
Mordekai Freedom Shumba is a Pan-African thought leader, civil society practitioner, youth specialist and social entrepreneur. Shumba has packed 18 years of leadership and management experience mainly in the NGO sector and as an investor in various SMEs.
Shumba’s record is richly backed by a solid contribution to citizen consciousness, knowledge and the building of a Pan-African social leadership dispensation. An approach that uniquely addresses African challenges especially in sustaining green economies. Through research and policy dialogue, Shumba has spoken widely at international policy conferences and panel discussions.
Notably in 2009, Shumba founded the Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth), a Pan-African social movement presently with 33 chapters throughout the continent, which he served as founding president until 2015. The organisation made strong strides in amplifying the voices of African youth, and equipped many with entrepreneurship skills for green growth. He also chaired Beyond 2015, a global campaign of over 1000 organisations, which strongly influenced the outcomes of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shumba worked with International fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and was instrumental in establishing the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), a global platform for young entrepreneurs in Agriculture.
He currently serves as Executive Director of Africa Democracy and Governance, based in Pretoria while also managing his company, Territory Dynamic Africa (TDA).