2020
  • Maya Shaton
  • Sigalit Lidai
  • Tosin Kolajo Gbadegesin
  • Michael Ndung’u Waweru
  • Meirav Kaplan
  • Marina Lubanov
  • Hadar Zar Aviv

Tosin Kolajo Gbadegesin

A 2020 Global Fellow from Nigeria, interning at Gigawatt Global.

Tosin is a Sustainable Development Practitioner with a special bias to Environmental, Economic and Energy Sustainability. He has over two years’ experience working as Co-founder and CEO of CleanEdge, a social enterprise into energy, economic and environmental sustainability. He has managed several development projects such as Save the Environment, Energy for Minorities, Sustainable Agriculture etc.

He holds a Bachelor in Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master degree in Sustainable Development Practice from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

He has over three years’ research experience working on several development issues.  Some of these include working on the threat of changing climate to water and global food consumption pattern, accessing energy poverty landscape and access to modern forms of energy in Nigeria, enumerating water availability challenges in a low-income urban area of Ibadan, Nigeria and many more. His sound research skills have also enabled him to author several papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He has been a facilitator/paper presenter at several international conferences such as the Africa Youth Conference on Climate Change (AFRIYOCC), Symposium for Climate Change and Adaptation in Africa, International Conference on Business and Human Right in Africa, and many more. His education, research experience and work at CleanEdge have earned him leadership position at Barack Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) RLC Accra, Ghana, and many other notable awards such as Merit Writer Award, 2018 Youth Climate Leader (YCL), 2018 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Scholar, Young Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Scholar by Africa Water Association (AfWA) and USAID West Africa, Outstanding Research Contribution Award from Young African Leaders Journal of Development, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, and 2018 YALI Leadership Award in Energy and Environmental Sustainability by Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni of Nigeria and the U.S. Embassy. He is a Bridge Policy fellow with Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) advancing the development of Nigeria through effecting policymaking in the areas of energywater and sustainable development.

FELLOWS TESTIMONIALS
  • “What I’ve learned since I joined theProgram is more than I learned in all my university studies. The program “is made for me,”. I’m doing research yet making practical recommendations and am involved in issues of concern to society as a whole.”
    Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Adi Hachmon, class 2008-2010Currenlty,working at the Ministry of Finance, budegt department
  • "The Program selects young professionals with skyrocketing motivation and exceptional potential, places them in decision-making hubs and leads them through an intensive training process. The fellows program provides guidance, support and training that help integrate everyday challenges with research and theoretical knowledge. There is no other program in Israel that offers such a comprehensive and high-level opportunity.”
    Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Anat Arbel-Shamir, class 2008-2010Currently, working at the Ministry of Economy at the Foreign Trade Administration
  • "The Fellows program equipped me with both high-level theoretical training as well as the skills necessary to apply and implement what I've learned. The best thing about the program is that it places you a critical decision-making environment at the Israeli government. Exposed to the inner workings of policy implementation, not only did I broaden my skills and knowledge, but I got to do it with an amazing group of people while meeting and working with extraordinary professionals. There is no doubt that in this kind of ecosystem, the program gives to its fellows a once in a lifetime experience that reverberates for many years to come."
    Omri Carmon, Class 2015Omri Carmon, Class 2015Currently working at the Ministry of Environmental Protection
  • "The Fellows Program opened for all of us a window into public service, a rare opportunity to explore, implement, expand our horizons, and perhaps most importantly do all this with an amazing group of people. The success of the program is actually our success, Fellows and alumni, take the knowledge gained and continue to have a positive effect on the Israeli public each and every one in his own respective fields. The alumni network which is developing and evolving is another important element indicating a further stage in the development of the center and will be the platform for further cooperation. "
    Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Noa Litmanovitz,class 2013-2014Currently, senior advisor to the director general,Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources
  • "During my participation at the Milken Fellows Program, I was exposed to a huge variety of social economic issues of national importance, usually by first source, and by the people that conduct these issues and have considerable expertise at it. This enabled me to bring with me during my fellowship at the Ministry of Education a wide angle perspective and provided me with many ideas to promote and contribute to the various office issues I handled. On a personal note, through the Fellows Program I was introduced to the education field and it brought me to this current job I work at, and also part of my dissertation that deals with the field of educational technology industry."
    Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Assaf Amit, Class 2012-2014Currenlty, Ph.D. Candidate and works at MOFET Institute
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