Abdulsalam Aderibigbe -- Nigeria
Abdulsalam Aderibigbe has more than four years of experience in entrepreneurship and business development. He is the founder of S.A. Leather Works, an enterprise that has leveraged its business process to develop the vocational and entrepreneurship skills of more than 1,000 women and youth. Previously, Abdulsalam worked on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Niger and Nigeria as a management information system officer and advocate for the SDGs. Abdulsalam holds a bachelor's degree in Linguistics and plans to gain his master's degree in Applied Linguistics. Abdulsalam is passionate about creating employment opportunities across his community through vocational and entrepreneurship education. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Abdulsalam looks forward to harnessing the knowledge, skills, and networks acquired to establish sustainable partnerships with stakeholders and create a platform for transferring vocational and entrepreneurship skills to more youth in Nigeria and across Africa.