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November 18, 2018

British Council connects future leaders to UK policy makers

Winners Tim Kipchumba, Lucy Radoli, Victoria Mwirichia, Simon Wanda and Simon Ndirangu
Winners Tim Kipchumba, Lucy Radoli, Victoria Mwirichia, Simon Wanda and Simon Ndirangu

Ten young Kenyans had only three minutes to persuade a panel of judges on why their ideas could make the world a better place. They were all contesting to win five places on Future Leaders Connect, a new initiative run by British Council.

The winners from 10 participating countries will be chosen to travel to the UK to meet the heads of policy organisations, policy makers and British MPs.

The judges included musician Bien Aime Baraza from the band Sauti Sol, George Gachara, managing partner at Heva Fund, Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of Kenyan Conservation NGO Wildlife Direct, and Tony Reilly, country director of British Council in Kenya. The MC was Kenya Copyright Board director David Muriithi.

The event took place on July 21 at Raddison Blu Hotel in Upper Hill Nairobi.

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