Press Release: International Youth Federation announces Olumide IDOWU (Nigerian) as Regional Director for Africa

Olumide Idowu, IYF Regional Director for Africa

Date: September 10, 2016 Contact: Media Relations,

International Youth Federation announces Olumide IDOWU (Nigerian) as Regional Director for Africa

Gomel, Belarus:  It is our pleasure to announce today that Mr. Olumide IDOWU named as International Youth Federation Regional Director for Africa.

“Mr. Idowu has the right skills and has come in the right place. He is results driven and I have no doubt that he will make a great contribution to our operations in Africa.”  Said Ms. Krystel SANEH, IYF President.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Idowu on board to lead the expansion of the IYF’s presence in Africa, he have the utmost confidence that she will bring renewed energy and creative solutions to the African Region.” Said Ambassador Saeed ZAKI, Secretary General of The International Youth Federation.

Mr. Olumide IDOWU has over 10 years of experience working on Social Media, Environment, Climate Change, Monitoring & Evaluation and Sustainable Development issues. He is a climate change policy expert and trainer with extensive experience in creating, facilitating and managing youth-led projects. He has represented Nigeria and Africa at over ten high-level global governance meetings on sustainable development. 

He’s the co-founder of Climate Wednesday which seeks to identify key climate based issues affecting development especially in Nigeria and Africa in general. He is currently leading the Youth Advocacy efforts on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa. He presently served as the Senior Communication Officer for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change and consultant to Save the Children Nigeria on Advocacy and Campaign.


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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