Mastercard Foundation Alumni Network
The Alumni Network is the culmination of our vision to mobilize the alumni from our programs — which include the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Ashoka, the Youth Think Tank (YTT), the Scholars Program, the Anzisha Prize, and Youth Forward — to be a force for change.
To learn more about the Alumni Network, click here to complete the Mastercard Foundation Alumni Interest form.
To learn more about the Senegal Alumni Network email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Leadership Committee
Josiane Abra Akpedze P. AFOVIA
Josiane Abra Akpedze P. AFOVIA is a dedicated alumnus of the YALI program at the Centre Régional du Leadership Dakar. Holding a professional master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Josiane combines her background in biology with a deep passion for social work. She has also earned a professional diploma in Community Development and International Management.
Josiane’s valuable expertise in partnership management has led her to assume a significant role on the Mastercard Foundation Alumni Committee. Since 2014, she has been unwavering in her commitment to serving her community, extending her impact beyond borders. Her support reaches diverse groups, including street children, people with disabilities, individuals living with albinism, and women living with fistula, among others.
Continuing her humanitarian mission, Josiane actively contributes to the Mercy Ships hospital ship initiative, where she participates in offering free surgery to individuals in extreme need throughout Africa. Her actions reflect an enduring dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of others
Elie MULAMBA is an alum of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars program. Prior to this, he gained professional experience working with Orange RDC, a multinational telecommunications company. Elie completed his master’s degree in Applied Mathematics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Senegal (AIMS), renowned as a center of excellence for mathematics education and its applications in Africa.
Currently, Elie is deeply passionate about the field of machine learning, finding it both fascinating and revolutionary. He is furthering his studies in this domain at the African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI), a program generously funded by Google and Facebook.
Adama Ndiaye is a YALI alumna who holds a degree in Civil Engineering. As the CEO of SHEYP, she leads a company dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainable construction practices. In addition to her role, Adama serves as a vocational trainer, designing competency-based training programs that empower young people with the skills needed for successful entry into the job market.
With expertise in project coordination, sustainable practices, and vocational education, Adama actively drives change and seeks innovative solutions. Her commitment to promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation is evident in her work and passion for making a positive impact
Magatte is a dedicated community-led development facilitator who works on sustainable projects identified and driven by local communities. He ensures that these projects address crucial needs and can be effectively measured for impact, all while providing transformative volunteer experiences. Magatte has extensive experience as a group coordinator, leading the development of the land use and development plan for the municipality of Ngogom in Diourbel. He has also held leadership positions such as president of the green club and the association of students and student trainees at his school.
Magatte graduated from Cheikh Anta Diop University’s National School of Applied Economics, specializing in Land Use Planning, Environment, and Urban Management. He is an alumnus of CorpsAfrica/Senegal and CorpsAfrica/Rwanda. Currently, Magatte actively contributes as a member of the Alumni Network committee for the Senegal chapter.
Amadou Fall was born in Guinaw rails, a suburb of Pikine in the Dakar region. He did his elementary and secondary schooling in Ziguinchor, where he grew up. After taking his baccalaureate in Kédougou, he returned to Dakar for his higher education in 2013 at Cheikh Anta Diop University in the Geography Department, followed by a course in Business Administration and a diploma in Human Resources Management. He has also taken part in other capacity-building sessions, notably in leadership, communication and entrepreneurship. In the same way, a desire to extend his actions led him to find the path of volunteering with CorpsAfrica/Senegal for an experience outside my comfort zone and to live other adventures just as rich in shared experience. In 2020, he was posted to northern Senegal in the St louis region, Podor department, Cas-Cas village. During his time as a volunteer, Amadou supported the community in a number of projects. On the women’s side, he carried out 2 training sessions on good practices in management and organizational dynamism with 15 women, and in the context of resilience in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic in Dakar, he trained 25 women in Cas-Cas for 5,000 liters of bleach and 5,000 bars of soap, and 80 women in Gadematoumala in the commune of Ndombo Sandjiri with 266 bars of soap and 768 liters of bleach to create income-generating activities forwomen. In the field of education, he facilitated the opening of a computer room and library at the Cascas high school for a total of 495 students. Also, as part of the promotion of children’s education, he has identified 181 ghost children, 80 of whom have birth certificates. On the health front, he has been heavily involved in monthly weighing campaigns on nutrition with community relays and took part in themedical campaign organized in Agnam lidoubé with 1,289 beneficiaries. He is currently a United Nations volunteer for the FAO as a liaison volunteer, and a member of the Mastercard Foundation Alumni Committee.
Mame Binetou Ndour
Mame Binetou Ndour is a passionate advocate for women’s entrepreneurship and environmental activism. She is an alumna of the YALI West Africa Programme, Business-Entrepreneurship, Makesense Africa Programme on Leadership, and CorpsAfrica/Senegal volunteering programme, which promotes youth participation in community development.
In 2021, Mame Binetou became a Green Climate Ambassador and a Champion for Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development. She played a key role in facilitating an entrepreneurship and food security project, which introduced new cookstove technologies in eastern Senegal to reduce reliance on firewood for bread production.
From 2019 to 2023, Mame Binetou served as an assistant and project coordinator for climate-related resilience projects in collaboration with organizations like Ecolibri and Oceanium. She is also trained in scuba diving techniques and actively contributed to a significant tree planting initiative, planting 3,000 trees in urban areas of Dakar
Amy Mbacké MBAYE
Amy Mbacké MBAYE is a dedicated advocate for women’s empowerment, community resilience, and climate change mitigation. She holds a Master’s degree in Agribusiness and a Bachelor’s degree in Agri-food Technology from Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis. As an entrepreneurial management consultant at CECI/SÉNÉGAL, Amy specializes in training and supporting women’s leadership and economic development. She actively collaborates as a member of the Mastercard Foundation committee for the Senegal chapter, working towards impactful initiatives. Through successful partnerships with organizations such as Giz and CorpsAfrica/Senegal, Amy has led community projects that promote youth and women’s empowerment, sustainable practices, and climate action. With expertise in project management, supply chain, and agricultural services, she brings valuable skills to herwork. Amy’s unwavering dedication to making a positive impact drives her to foster resilience and drive change within communities. Her passion for women’s empowerment, community development, and environmental sustainability shines through her impactful endeavors.