Chizurum Michael Anabaraonye, Uniabuja student who won the UN challenge and fully funded trip to uganda in 2017
Chizurum Michael Anabaraonye. Immediate Past president of the student Union Government of UofA
Served as the Chairman of Student Caretaker Committee
He is credited to have promoted the image of the University locally and abroad, and made the university proud with his international awards and excellence,
While a student of Uniabuja, He won the UN challenge and a fully funded trip to Uganda in 2017. He emerged a finalist of the global Peter Drucker Challenge in 2017 and was flown to Austria to attend the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, all fully funded and to meet with the world’s leading management thinkers and world leaders to receive his award. In 2018, he was selected by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to represent the global South in a meeting in Kenya, the only Nigerian to be so recognised. Also in 2018, he emerged the winner of the Drucker Challenge 2018 and a fully funded trip to Austria to collect his award and to join world leaders in deciding the global framework for preserving the human essence in the work place in the face of artificial intelligence and disruptive technology. He became the second African to reach this height since the inception of the Prize competed by students from Harvard, Oxford and top ranked universities in the world.
This year he was appointed the Regional Director of Hult Prize Foundation, an initiative of Ahmad Ashkar supported by the United Nations and President Bill Clinton.
This year, he will be joining world leaders again in Austria and New York, which is a special invite to him as a student from Nigeria and uniabuja who is making impact in the world to promote growth and sustainable development, for which the university has given him support to attend in other to advance his impact and to continue to promote the image of the University of Abuja as a premium citadel of learning and human capacity development
YOUTH AND AGENDA 2030: Reviewing the Works of CHIZURUM MICHAEL ANABARAONYE towards Achieving the (SDGs)
Chizurum Anabaraonye, a young Nigerian, has distinguished himself as a change maker by leading change in his country and around the world towards achieving the sustainable development goals and empowering other people like himself to do same. Over the years, he has demonstrated excellent leadership and innovation towards the SDGs and engaging the younger generation to contribute towards achieving the SDGs.
In 2017, the United Nations Population Fund and UNICEF recognised the work Chizurum does in Nigeria in using the media to drive change and mobilize young people to drive change. Through the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Program to End FGM, UNFPA selected Chizurum among 14 other young people from Africa and Europe to be part of the Building Bridge Project Between Africa and Europe to End FGM.
The project/workshop was conducted by Italian AIDOS and Ugandan Media Women Association to train young leaders on the use of media to promote and advance the global campaign to end FGM in their countries. Since after the workshop in 2017, Chizurum has trained over 500 young people in using the media to drive social change, most of them were youth and students who members of his network across the country advancing the campaign to end FGM.
In 2018, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Moth selected Chizurum to be part of their community program which took place in Kenya where change makers are taught the skills and art of story-telling, and where he had the opportunity to share his story while growing up and faced with the shock of his sisters teenage pregnancy. Chizurum was selected to join this prestigious global community for his efforts in amplifying the voices of women, girls and youth.
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