Find us on

Willice Onyango

CEO-The Youth Café - KENYA

Currently serving as the Executive Director of The Youth Cafe, a multi award-winning Pan-African youth organization based in Kenya. He previously served as global youth representative to the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post 2015, that was co-chaired by the British Prime minister, Liberian and Indonesian presidents; in the African Union Working Group on Food Security and Demographic Dividend; and as the director of International Youth Council, Kenya. He has been invited to speak at numerous international forums spanning 28 countries, including the 68th UN General Assembly; World Bank Youth Forum, AU Heads of States Summit, European Investment Bank Africa Day, among other conferencess on youth, development, and democracy. He is an alumnus of the One Young World, International Young Leaders Assembly, and completed Civic Leadership Institute at the Staley School of Leadership, Kansas State University in the USA.

Willice is the author of the ‘Coalition for Kenya Youth Manifesto’ that unified the aspirations of everydaythe ordinary Kenyan youth into a common philosophy, leading to the publication and launch of the first ever non-partisan blueprint for Kenyan youth. He is a regular columnist for The Star Newspaper, The Standard Newspaper, Huffington Post, Open Democracy, World Economic Forum, among other publications.

"The political space in East Africa should be fully open for youth participation"