TECHNOLOGY HE IS WORKING ON: Digital Advertising
STRENGHTS: Goal oriented, Resilience, Critical Thinking
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of There is Hope
A refugee from birth, Innocent spend the first 27 years of his life in five refugee camps in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Despite facing much hurt along his journey, he never allowed the adversity to define him or to determine his destiny. Instead he became a change agent for fellow refugees and the host community in Malawi. Against all odds, he founded There is Hope, an organisation that aims at mitigating the effects of long-term displacement among refugees and generational poverty among Malawians by providing access to education (secondary school sponsorship for girls, university bursaries and vocational training), job creation through social enterprise Kibebe, leadership development and advocacy for refugee rights.
In 2015, Innocent wrote his memoir, Refugee for Life. Poignant stories of injustice and loss are framed in the context of day to day life in a refugee camp.