Joshua Odeyemi

Project Manager, Volunteer, and Public Speaker in Akure, Nigeria

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I am a project manager, volunteer, and public speaker currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. My interests range from entrepreneurship to volunteering. I am also interested in innovation, travel, and technology.

Joshua ODEYEMI has over four years experience in civic leadership. Currently, Joshua Odeyemi is the team lead at Youth Resource Network, Africa where he focuses on entrepreneurial development among students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria through various projects like Business And Entrepreneurship (BAE) summit, school of Leadership and business, Boot camp for young and aspiring entrepreneurs and skills acquisition training, which over the years has impacted 3,239+ students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. He is also the head of promotions at EDUCAND Education Initiative, organizers of SPELL&THRILL!, a UNESCO endorsed spelling competition for both primary and secondary private and public schools in Nigeria where he directs promotions and logistics of the project.

He has also demonstrated leadership by volunteering with various organizations both home and abroad including ONE Campaign, Progressive Youths for African Leadership and Empowerment, ClimatEducate in Philippines, GEMSTONE Nation Builders' Network (a Fela Durotoye Initiative) etc.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Applied Geology from the prestigious Federal University of Technology, Akure. While in the university, he organized many events focused on entrepreneurship, leadership, quality education including talent hunt competitions and conferences, which made him to be awarded the most innovative social entrepreneur in the school in 2017.

Joshua is committed to ending unemployment in Africa by equipping, empowering and mentoring students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria with business and entrepreneurship skills as well as prompt them to the creation of profitable and sustainable businesses, which is needed to create today's jobs, that will in turn will end the problem of unemployment facing Africa.

Joshua Odeyemi goal is to empower at least 5,000 students yearly across various tertiary institutions in Nigeria to create the new waves of Nigeria SMEs yearly even while in school, instead of adding to 47.1% of unemployed graduates produced by Nigeria tertiary institutions yearly. This, he so much will put an end to poverty and unemployment in his country.

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