contesting the Daring Debates Global Finale on 16 November 2020, during the Awards Week of the Global Sustainability Film Awards 2020:
Gloria Oziohu Alonge
University of Lagos, Nigeria FOR the motion
University of Lagos, Nigeria AGAINST the motion
The first-ever Africa Chapter of Daring Debates hosted online in partnership with Edugist on 27 September 2020 saw 24 shortlisted contestants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda, debating the motion:
Environmental Sustainability in Africa: is it possible without Government playing an Active Role?
photo: A herd of Eland or Taurotragus Oryx at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok County, Kenya by Sutirta Budiman
Babajide Guerrero is a multiple award winning Master of Ceremonies. A Graduate of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos. He is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Young Leaders Awards. With a vast array of experience in hosting duties and presenting, Babajide Guerrero is a bi-lingual Journalist and On-Air Personality with various radio and television shows to his credit. Babajide Guerrero has over 10 years’ professional experience as a top-flight broadcaster, analyst, color commentator, reporter, writer, host, anchor, producer and researcher.
Chief of Staff, Bridge International Academics
Dr. Doreen Nabaho is an engineer, scientist, and strategy management professional now applying herself to the use of technology for development and social impact in sub-Saharan Africa.
Her interests include technology solutions and how they can be used to improve systems for equitable access to public goods including education, energy, and healthcare.
She has worked on projects in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, South Africa & South Sudan. Doreen currently works as the Chief of Staff at Bridge, which operates thousands of schools in West Africa, East Africa, and Asia, in partnership with government and local communities.
Journalist & Author
Rufai Oseni is a man of many parts - a master of ceremonies/compere, radio presenter, author, global speaker, entrepreneur and development expert. Cutting his teeth in media at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), where he was trained, he worked at the BBC’s Bristol office as an analyst on African issues and at the BBC world service trust.
Rufai is also a guest columnist on some national and online news platforms including Punch Newspaper, Prestige Newspaper, the Guardian and the defunct Champion newspaper. An author of five books, his latest work Veritas was recently featured on BBC world service Trust, Rave TV, Channels TV and Vanguard newspaper.
Director, African Leadership Academy
Faith Abiodun is an educator, entrepreneur, international affairs analyst, writer and speaker. He combines a hybrid background of journalism, corporate communications, non-profit management, marketing and education leadership in his various activities. His early career in journalism involved stints as a reporter for The Guardian and as a radio host. Today, he provides public commentary for global news outlets like the BBC, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Channel Africa and others. Since joining African Leadership Academy (ALA) in 2012, he has served as curriculum developer, Writing & Rhetoric Faculty, Communications Associate and Head of Program Recruitment and Partnerships, managing relationships with organizations around the world and enabling the recruitment of young leaders from all continents for the Academy’s pan-African and global programs.