Leila Akahloun

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Leila Akahloun "is the Integrator for Africa Programs of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, an international development organization that identifies and invests in social entrepreneurs known as Ashoka Fellows. Her work with Ashoka is at the cutting edge of a dramatic transformation in social development whereby she is helping leading social entrepreneurs who are advancing the fields of health, education, the environment, human rights, women’s empowerment and economic development establish themselves as a powerful force in improving lives on the African continent. She has nearly 10 years experience in high net worth fundraising, program management, as well as design and implementation of organizational strategy.

"As Ashoka’s Integrator for Africa Programs, Leila is responsible for the management of Ashoka’s operations in Africa where she oversees a $6 million dollar budget and 4 regional offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa. Leila holds an undergraduate degree in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago." [1]

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  1. SEED International Jury, SEED Initiative, accessed November 16, 2009.