Ikenna Anyadike has seven years of experience in the social enterprise sector and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Public Administration from Imo State University, Nigeria. Ikenna is a 2017 fellow of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a program powered by the U.S State Department, and a recipient of the 2012 Commonwealth Youth Program for Africa intervention, Discovering Young Leaders Program. He is also a Google Digital Skills trainer and business partner with Clarity4D, UK. With a specific focus on youth development and education through capacity building, Ikenna currently leads a teen development campaign, Live Out Loud, dedicated to cultivating entrepreneurship and social innovation in teenagers. Along with a team of volunteers, Ikenna successfully pioneered PROJECT BYB=X (Best You, Better = X), a series of personality discovery, career path identification and digital skills workshops for teenage students drawn from select schools in Abuja, Nigeria. This triggered the adoption of the program now called, PROJECT D3-X (Discover | Develop | Deploy – X), by relevant stakeholders as a new approach to career and personality identification for students. Owing to his interest in education and youth empowerment, Ikenna is currently on a drive to provide youth-friendly safe spaces called, Discovery Hubs for adolescents to explore capacity building content and life-skills that are not covered in schools. He has two publications to his credit in addition to a personal development podcast channel viz: My Friend Figaro, Discovery Hub Setup Toolkit and iKsPeaks Podcast respectively.
Host Organization: Making Cents International
Role at Making Cents International: At Making Cents International, Ikenna will will help build and grow the community of young changemakers on YouthLead.org by orchestrating activities that encourage YouthLead members to engage with each other and truly form a community/communities on the platform. Ikenna will be working with a variety of sponsors, youth networks, and youth development experts around the world to expand the breadth, depth, and reach of the platform.