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Duru Samuel Azubuike

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Samuel Duru (Nigerian) is a confident, proactive, level-headed, and socially intelligent young person who is able to work well either in a team or on his own. He is a social innovator, Eco-enterprise developer, writer, poet and creative thinker, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Samuel is the founder of Vision Bearers Foundation, a youth-led organisation based in Nigeria, where he has executed a range of sustainable development projects. He is currently the leader and coordinator of the Action Teams at Challenge:Future – Open Innovation Platform, a global youth think-DO-tank and student competition – with over 24,000 active members since its inception in 2009 – co-founded by TMK Lab, CEEMAN and IEDC-Bled School of Management. Action Teams are time-bound, online groups of Challenge:Future members with goals of creating and sharing specific impact project deliverables. Students and youth alike from different countries, backgrounds and contexts connect virtually to work in teams to share know-how and best practices – showcase new innovative solutions that promote sustainability and create new opportunities for youth despite physical separation.
How do you want to get involved?
Connect with other global-minded leaders, Start/Join a IYC Chapter, Contribute Knowledge and/or Resources, Learn about Best Practices for Development
What other organizations are you involved with?
Challenge:Future - Global Youth Think-DO-Tank
Vision Bearers Foundation
Network of African Youths for Development
Voices Against Corruption
People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP)
What issues are important to you?
Poverty, Education, Environment, Sustainability, Human Rights, Youth Empowerment, Leadership, Partnerships, Policy
What is your favorite quote?
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Duru Samuel Azubuike's Blog

African Youths at the Change-Course-Conference in Winterthur

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments


The world’s and indeed Africa’s state is challenging - the volatile economic climate continues to define the environment in which we work - the planetary ecosystems continue to fail - hundreds of millions of young people will look for jobs in the coming decade - and we are well aware. It is only humans who can change course and save humanity. Yet, we (youth) have seen a plethora of failed attempts to solve our world’s…


Press Release - Shaping Our Future @Change-Course-Conference

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Young activists from round the world meet at international conference to plan how to change the course of history


Over 60 young activists, involved in the environmental, protest, human rights and other newly-emerging youth movements will come together in Winterthur, Switzerland next weekend (8–11 December) for the Change-Course Conference.


While many activists are no…


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At 4:06am on December 8, 2012, Ewunee Confidence Dumka said…

Lets get the Job done....

At 8:57am on December 7, 2012, Walter ANYANWU said…

Group 1 (Development)


Samuel Duru Azubuike (Nigeria/South Africa)

Architect and Environmentalist

Name on IYC portal: Duru Samuel Azubuike

Do confirm my request...we on same group...


At 7:27am on November 16, 2012, Ndubuisi Idejiora-Kalu said…

Welcome my brother Architect Azubuike Duru! I am looking forward to seeing your contribution in this very important international youth council. Wishing you all the best!




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