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WYDE Civic Engagement

Network of Young Decision-makers

Part of Women and Youth in Democracy Initiative

Oluwaseun Fakorede

Founder, Home Advantage Africa and Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Oyo State, 2019-2023

Active Network Member

From: Nigeria

Active since: 2023

Dr. Seun Fakorede, R.Eng, MNSE, M.ASCE, IIHP, JP is the Hon. Commissioner for Youth & Sports, Oyo State Government, Nigeria and a United Nations Ambassador for Peace.

He is the Founder of Home Advantage Africa, a Social Development and Youth Empowerment Advocacy non-profit organisation.

Seun is a recipient of the highly sought-after Politician of The Year Award 2022 by One Young World and the prestigious Future Awards Africa Prize for Governance 2020. He is the “Irawo Oodua” (Shining Star) of Yoruba Land and the recipient of the Royal African Young Leadership Award by the Ooni of Ife, HIM, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II. Seun believes more African Youth will lead a tremendous impact in the next few years of human history than ever before — His responsibility is to raise more men and women to lead this vanguard. His passion and work has promoted leadership development and accountability for Millennials as critical indices to Africa’s development through seminars, conferences and other platforms.

He is a registered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Consultant and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa). Seun is a Fellow of the Institute of Intrapreneurship Management and Human Resources Development Professionals — He is deeply invested in grassroots community development and advocacy in Nigeria.

His non-profit, Home Advantage Africa, is centred around Sustainable Development Goals 2, 4, 5 & 8 and the early engagement of young people in leadership, social entrepreneurship, politics and governance. As a proactive, seasoned and dedicated professional with almost a decade of experience providing comprehensive administrative, operational and managerial support to various organisations and governments — Seun’s expertise lies in coordinating and leading administrative and operational functions for senior-level personnel and executives. Backed by exceptional communication and multitasking capabilities, he excels at delivering remarkable results and driving optimal efficiency and success. Seun Fakorede, as he is professionally known, enjoys focusing on Sustainable Development and Leadership that result in national socio-economic transformation, with an incorruptible passion for Youth Empowerment, Good Governance and Nation Building.

Oluwaseun Fakorede Related Activities

From 11/12/2023 to 11/14/2023

Policy Lab Network of Young Decision-Makers 2023- 12 November | “Youth Rethinking Social Development for People and Planet”

The Network of Young Decision-Makers will contribute to the discussions of Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue 2023

Date: 06/15/2023

First meeting of the Network of Young Decision-makers

WYDE Civic Engagement Network of Young Decision-Makers brings together a group of exceptional young leaders under 36 years old who are active in politics and in decision-making bodies and who have already reached positions of influence from which they can advocate for greater youth political participation.