In this episode
About our guest
Nyeleti is an impatient millennial working at the nexus of philanthropy, academia, youth and race. She is a Program Officer at the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, which funds research on violence, conflict and aggression. Here she serves as the lead organizer of the Young African Scholars Program, a two-year mentorship program that supports junior African scholars completing their PhDs at African institutions. She serves on the steering committee of the Africa Grantmaker’s Affinity Group (AGAG). She co-leads the Africa, Peace and Security Network. In 2020 she was among the inaugural cohort of professionals awarded the Equity in Philanthropy Fellowship by the Rockwood Leadership Institute and recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Under 40. She holds a BA in Contemporary History from the University of Sussex, UK and an M.A. in International Affairs from Boston University.
Starting a nonprofit can be challenging, but in the end the mission is worth the risks and obstacles. Tony sits down with Nyeleti Honwana to discuss Global Black Youth and how she found the courage and resources necessary to make the organization successful.