Halimatou Hima: was born in Niger, where she served as the first president of the Youth Parliament at the age fifteen. During her tenure, she engaged various stakeholders for national campaigns on girls education, especially on rural areas, among other initiatives. She earned a scholarship to the United World College and Wellesley College, where she joined a small group of students to build Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance. Upon her graduation in 2010, Halimatou worked extensively in rural Niger on child marriage, girls’ education, and youth participation with Unicef. She independently spearheaded microenterprise programs with women. Halimatou – selected in 2011 as one of ” Africa’s 25 top emerging women leaders under 25 for their commitment to service” – is a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy (MPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Speaker : Halimatou Hima