Co-founder & President
Sylvanus Murray is passionate about transforming the lives of women, children, yout and margilized goups in Africa. He is the co-founder and president of Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID). Sylvanus holds a Masters degree in International Relations and Humanitarian Aid. He is a highly skilled individual and has had the opportunity to work in complex multicultural and international environments such as the United Nations (UN). For over five years, he worked for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania. And from 2002 – 2008, he worked for the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Sierra Leone – United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL) respectively.
Strategic Partnership Advisor
Chernor Bah is the Strategic Partnership Advisor at Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID).
Chernor is a feminist activist who has dedicated his life to building the power and amplifying the voices of girls and young people across the globe and in his beloved Sierra Leone. He is Co-Founder and CEO of Purposeful. Purposeful is a feminist movement-building hub for adolescent girls. They amplify girls’ voices, resource their resistance, build solidarity between and across girls’ movements, catalyse collaborative philanthropy and support innovation in grassroots programming with and for girls.
Chernor went on to lead initiatives for UNFPA (New York and Liberia), Nike Foundation (Ethiopia and Portland), CRS (the Philippines) and recently at the Population Council (New York). In 2012, Bah co-founded, alongside Gordon Brown (former British Prime Minister), A World at School – a global mobilisation and campaign organisation for global education.
Chernor has twice been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to high level steering committees, and is an Expert Advisor to the Security Council on Youth Peace and Security. In 2018, he was appointed by the UNICEF Executive Director to the International Task Force on Workplace Gender Discrimination and Harassment.
Int. Volunteer Advisor
Sylvester Renner is passionate about effecting permanent change and making a mark in Africa that cannot be erased. He is the co-founder and president of Develop Africa. Mr. Renner holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), with a specialization in information technology. He has over 15 years of strategic, hands-on experience in project management, small business development,…