Kalaya Nadina Okereke (Conference Chairperson and Chief of Finance)
Kalaya is Chief of Finance for the YALDA 2012 Conference in Nigeria, her home country. She has also planned and participated in YALDA Conference 2006 in Egypt and YALDA Conference 2011 in Botswana. She has been with YALDA since near its inception, joining the YALDA Harvard branch as an undergraduate. Kalaya is currently a Research Associate with LEAP Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, where she is completing her National Youth Service Corps.
Grant Davis (Chief of Content)
Grant is serving at the Executive Director of the YALDA branch at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. His dedication and commitment to the growth and sustainability of YALDA has seen him pioneer the registration of YALDA as an NGO in South Africa. As a true agent of change, Grant is deeply passionate about Africa and youth affairs.
Francis Anyaegbu (Chief of Logistics)
Francis is a visionary young Nigerian who is serving as the Chief of Logistics for the YALDA 2012 Conference in Nigeria. He is a development consultant with extensive experience in creating; facilitating and managing various youth led projects. He is the Founder and Director of Youth Pioneers for Development and has worked in different capacities with a number of local and International organisations such as Earth Reformers Foundation (Projects Director/Board member), the British Council, World Bank Institute amongst others.
Raymond Callyst Maro (Chief of Publicity)
Raymond is the YALDA International Publicity chair. He has organized youth programmes with both local and International medias including Voice of America VOA -Washington DC and United Nations Media in New York. He also participated and contributed in the 2011 YALDA International Conference held in Gaborone Botswana. Raymond officially joined YALDA at USIU after his diplomatic course of training at Harvard University Feb 2011. Raymond is passionate about youth programmes and raising young African voices at international stage.