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Newcastle exec leads global talks on African development

Newcastle exec leads global talks on African development

Newcastle-born Nonjabulo Gumede (27) is at the forefront of conversations about identity politics in Africa.

Through her Travel for Change Adventures social enterprise, Nonjabulo is taking the world by storm and seeking to examine African development and matters of policy.

“I was selected to represent South Africa at the Global Peace Summit which took place in Malaysia, from February 26 to 29, to discuss peace education, global citizenship and youth development, with young leaders and peace advocates around the world.”

For her speech on inclusiveness and African development, Nonjabulo earned the title of Best Delegate Female Speaker.

“This year, I am still to embark upon more adventures around the continent, to promote innovative African solutions for African problems,” she concluded.

She is a Regional Leadership Centre alumni for the Young African Leaders Initiative, and a fellow at the Young Innovation Leaders Fellowship, Nigeria. Nonjabulo is also the Executive Director of Hutzpah Consulting, which deals with innovation, learning and leadership.

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