Meet the Speakers
Chairperson, Fatayat NU
Anggia Ermarini is the chairperson of Fatayat NU, the young women’s wing of the Indonesian Muslim mass organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). As a woman activist and politician, Anggia strives to advance the position of women in Indonesian society and addresses different issues concerning women and children, especially in health-related sectors. She believes that gender equality is the key to nation building, which requires active participation and collaboration from different local stakeholders to share their aspirations and have a meaningful say in the future of their community. Besides her advocacy work, she is also a steering committee in the World Bank Interfaith Framework to foster harmony and a more just future.
Ashoka Young Changemaker; Founder, Save A Girl Africa
Deborah is a Young African Changemaker who believes in the power of young people to make a difference in their world. She is passionate about young people and their safety from violence and abuse. She founded Save A Girl Africa to empower young people, especially girls, to be safe from gender-based violence acts and to become voices against any form of violence and abuse in their communities. To date, the initiative has empowered over 5,000 young people across Nigeria and Africa. Besides providing a safe space for girls, Deborah also harnesses the power of media to share inspiring stories of social entrepreneurs and young changemakers, focusing on their personal development and impact creation journey, including the vision, challenges, and success factors.
Dr. Hamida Elnuss
Ashoka Fellow; Founder and Managing Director, Yalla Nbadir Organization
Dr. Hamida Elnuss is the founder and managing director of Yalla Nbadir Organization (YNO), a nonprofit that focuses on youth empowerment in the areas of civic leadership, community participation, and organizations impact. With over nine years of experience in civic organization and community development, she enables young leaders to play active roles in initiating and implementing innovative and sustainable solutions that are aligned with the community needs and priorities. Besides, she has helped more than 35 NGOs as a consultant to refocus their strategy and impact. Hamida became the first Sudanese woman to receive the prestigious fellowship from Ashoka Innovators for the Public.
Ashoka Young Changemaker; Founder, the Second Chance Project
Radhika is an Ashoka Young Changemaker from India. In 2018, when she was 18 years old, Radhika founded 'The Second Chance Project', which is a youth-led social initiative to raise awareness about organ donation in India. Through creative interventions such as awareness sessions, street plays, and organ donation aprons, Radhika’s team offers innovative, easy-to-implement, and cost-effective methods for education and awareness around the importance of donating organs. Radhika has also been engaged in working on social issues related to young girls and women. Radhika has also been recognized as a Resolution Fellow by The Resolution Project, for her efforts. She believes in the power of young people to become changemakers and help bring about positive change in society.