Introduction: Samuel Olarewaju Ogunsola, Nigeria

26 March, 2020

It's a great privilege to be on this platform with great minds from different part of the world. I'm open to more connections and opportunities.

My biography is given below;

I am extremely passionate about providing solutions to issues affecting the health sector in Africa. To this end, I have use more than 2 years in building an initiative (Food and Genes Initiative) that is focused on improving the wellbeing of Africans through awareness, research and technology. We work mainly on Non Communicable Disease, Malnutrition, and Substance Abuse.

In 2019, I successfully planned a Drug Abuse Youth Sensitization (DAYS) campaign in Nigeria that has impacted more than 100,000 youths both online and offline. I am currently running a 365 Days campaign on NCDs with an organization in Kenya. I have facilitated training on SDGs for more than 10,000 youths in different States across Nigeria.

With this experience in providing changes in the health sector, I have acquired leadership, advocacy, communication, non profit management, program implementation and resource mobilization. I was the President of the SDGs community development service group in Lagos state; where I coordinate more than 300 youths leaders.

As a proven advocate, I was selected by Astrazeneca Young Health Program as part of the 26 young delegates all over the world to attend the One Young World Summit in London. Also, I was selected by Unicef to participate in the Generation Unlimited Challenge in Lagos State, Nigeria.

I have spoken in national conferences such as Waste Management Conference in Lagos, Young Einstein Summit in Ibadan and several others. Furthermore, I was selected at part of the 10 finalist to take part in the OpenGov Social Impact Challenge organized by CivicHive and ecove in Lagos, Nigeria.

Apart from my interest in making social change, I graduated as the best student in Biochemistry from Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria with many academic awards. I have taken courses with organizations such as World Bank, WHO, Unicef, University of Duke, Ensembl and others.

Thank you.

HIFA profile: Samuel Olarewaju Ogunsola is Executive Director of the Food and Genes Initiative in Nigeria. I am interested in providing solutions to problems affecting healthcare in my home country Nigeria using advocacy, research and technology. Email address: samuelogunsola01 AT