UN Ambassador – UNAIDS, Tutu Fellow, Human Rights Advocate
Mawuli Dake is a leading African human rights advocate, social entrepreneur, and thought leader. Mawuli is the CEO of The Africa Group Consult- a premium consultancy firm specialized in providing strategic expertise and services to international organizations, governments, and private partners to scale-up their social impact in Africa. Mawuli is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa. Prior to that, Mawuli served as a staff of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign. He is a 2015 Desmond Tutu Fellow.
With background in international law [UN University], human rights [Columbia University] and Leadership Strategy [Stanford Graduate School of Business], Mawuli has initiated/ led a wide range of transformational initiatives in Africa and internationally. Mawuli has over 15 years of professional experience serving in various capacities – including with United Nations. He was a member of the team of international human rights lobbyists that spearheaded negotiations leading to the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council. He served as a lead Consultant for the ECOWAS Vision 2020 project- a four-member experts team constituted by ECOWAS President who successfully developed its current vision. Mawuli has served as a Judge and Selection Committee Member for over a dozen international initiatives- including the Resolution Social Venture Challenge, African Moot Court and Obama’s maiden cohort of the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI).
Mawuli is Ambassador for UNAIDS Protect the Goal Campaign. He mentors emerging leaders and activists across Africa. Mawuli has a life-long commitment to pan-African leadership excellence and social justice on the great continent of Africa.