Ikenna Ogbudimkpa is a dedicated development professional in Africa, focused on combating youth unemployment and enhancing governance inclusion for sustainable development. He utilizes strategies like intergenerational dialogues, policy advocacy, leadership development, and citizen engagement to reshape Africa’s leadership landscape. As a key figure in the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement, he drives youth participation in politics, coordinates it in Abia State, and spearheaded the Vote-Not-Fight Campaign there. Ikenna organizes the Southeast Nigeria UN International Youth Day event, uniting thousands of youths annually for eight years, providing training, and founded the Vision Alive Foundation to empower young people economically and as leaders. He established the Vision Incubation Hub, the first co-working and tech enterprise hub in Abia State, consults for UNICEF, and leads the Rural Enterprise Acceleration Program. He serves as a director at The Pitch Centre, a Global Activist for the ONE Campaign, and a 2022 Mandela Washington Fellow. Ikenna believes in equipping African youth with leadership skills to foster development, patriotism, and citizen engagement. He leads the Nigeria Youth Futures Fund, a $5m initiative supporting youth leadership and social change in Nigeria through policy engagement and inclusive resourcing. Currently, he is the Policy, Advocacy, and Special Projects Advisory Lead at LEAP Africa.