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Landry Ndriko Mayigane

Landry Ndriko Mayigane

Landry Ndriko Mayigane works for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, where he advises member countries on health emergencies preparedness and response.

For the past decade, he has been working to empower African youth – especially local youth in Rwanda – for social entrepreneurship and active civic participation. He has contributed to, and led, various youth networks at global, regional and local levels working to address issues like climate change and youth unemployment.

From 2014 to 2016, Landry was involved in the fight against the Ebola virus disease in Guinea. He led a team of more than 100 international health workers deployed by the African Union Commission.

As Operations Co-ordinator for the mission, he supervised field investigations involving over 700 Ebola patients across Guinea. In recognition of his bravery and exemplary work during the Ebola outbreak, he was awarded a Medal of Service to Humanity by the African Union Commission.

Landry has been mentoring leaders from the President Obama Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the Mandela Washington Fellowship since 2014 and fellows from the US State Department sponsored Community Solutions Programme. This is a professional development programme for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide.