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Sakaja among 100 Young Global Leaders

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has been listed among 100 Young Global Leaders (YGL) of 2023 drawn from different professions.

The governor has been named in the category of Public Figures which has a list of 23 people and he is among the 12 Young Global Leaders from Africa.

“I’m excited to join the 2023 class of Young Global Leaders. I look forward to learning from a community of peers and the opportunity to have a greater impact both personally and professionally,” Governor Sakaja said while reacting to the news.

The announcement of the induction of the newest members of its Young Global Leaders Class of 2023 was made in Geneva, Switzerland.

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According to the forum, this year’s cohort includes nearly 100 promising political leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, game-changing researchers and visionary activists who are accelerating positive and lasting change in their communities, countries and the world.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders is an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Every year, the Forum of YGL selects and convenes the world’s most promising leaders under the age of 40 from across the world and in various sectors.

Over the next three years, the Class of 2023 will convene to identify innovative solutions and champion ways to scale up and accelerate each other’s impact.

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Since its establishment in 2004, the Forum of Young Global Leaders has cultivated a diverse community of outstanding people addressing the world’s most pressing problems – today made up of over 1,400 members and alumni from more than 120 countries.

Notable community members include Olympian Lewis Pugh and Paralympian Susannah Rodgers, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, entrepreneurs Jimmy Wales and Rhea Mazumdar Singhal, disability activist Sinéad Burke, computer scientist Joy Buolamwini and professional racing driver Nico Rosberg among others.

Head of Forum of Young Global Leaders Wadia Ait Hamza commended the YGLs for their outstanding commitment to addressing pressing global issues.

“Their extraordinary achievements inspire us all and we are confident that their leadership will pave the way for a better future,” Hamza said.

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