Eddy Oketch is the Founder and President of Ongoza, an organization mobilizing 11,000 youth ambassadors in Kenya to foster peace. Eddy’s personal leadership story earned him a place in the African Leadership Academy’s (ALA) inaugural class. While at ALA, Eddie continued to develop Ongoza, leveraging the leadership skills and networks that were being nurtured at ALA. In his gap year after graduating from ALA, he continued to work on Ongoza, launching a mobile phone campaign, holding unity concerts, convincing politicians to make public declarations, and ultimately bringing together 350,000 youth and engaging 5 million voters in Kenya in Ongoza’s message for peace. Eddy has participated in leading conferences around the globe including the World Economic Forum, the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, and the G8 Summit, where he was a panel leader. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Yale’s Institute for Global Affairs.