‘Demola Adesina

Expert, Youth Development, African Union Commission




Selection Panel


‘Demola works as Senior Expert within the African Union Commission where he is charged with strategy, programme development and programme implementation on youth development including with the AUC Chairperson’s 1 Million by 2021 initiative. In this role, he is responsible for components of the AU’s priorities on economic empowerment of young people ensuring that his work is focused at the intersection of skills development, youth employment and entrepreneurship development.

Prior to this role, ‘Demola was part of the senior management team at Jumia where he was charged with country leadership and venture leadership in Ethiopia. With Jumia, he co-founded Jumia Jobs – a digital job board/job matching platform. Previously, he worked in consulting roles both within the African Union and the UN system, as well as leading a digital marketing company.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020